Outdoor activities, ranging from swimming to hang gliding, are part of the fun when visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. Attractions in the area are numerous. Things to do in Fort Worth include visiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Van Zandt Cottage, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Places to visit in Fort Worth include the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, dedicated to honoring extraordinary women of the American West. The museum, situated in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, comprises interactive exhibit galleries, a research library and two theaters. Honorees include Patsy Cline, Georgia O’Keeffe, rancher Fern Sawyer and athlete Jan Youren. The museum is within walking distance to other museums in the Cultural District.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, also found in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, displays post-World War II art in all media. The museum’s collection includes videos and photographs, paintings, prints and sculptures. All major, international movements are represented, including minimalism and abstract expressionism. The Modern offers special tours and programs, daily docent-led tours and discounted admission days.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Established in 1934, Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. The attraction features more than 20 specialty gardens that contain over 2,500 species of exotic and native plants.
The Japanese Garden is a traditional stroll garden with paths that go around ponds and through landscapes. The romantic Rose Garden contains a sandstone structure that comprises the Shelter House, Rose Ramp and Lower Rose Garden. Each garden is unique, peaceful and colorful.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is situated adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. The park features three pools of water: the aerating, the quiet and the active pool. You are welcome to meander through this urban plaza as water flows over massive concrete architecture.
Alternatively, you can relax under trees that border the pyramid type construction, where you can enjoy the plants that fill the park grounds. This architectural and engineering marvel can be enjoyed year-round.
SeaQuest Fort Worth
SeaQuest Fort Worth is an aquarium found at Ridgmar Mall, an enclosed shopping mall that contains name-brand stores and boutiques. Exhibits and activities take you on a journey through deserts, rain forests and the depths of the seas.
Get up close and personal with residents of the aquarium when you take selfies with the snakes, feed the toucans and much more. Private Sleep With The Sharks encounters for families and adults are lots of nocturnal fun.
Fort Worth Stockyards
Fort Worth Stockyards provides a glimpse of the American West. The true history of Texas’s livestock industry comes to life, from the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals. You can watch the twice-daily cattle drives and view the Fort Worth Herd steers before and after each cattle drive. Texas cowhands are available for photo ops and questions. Every detail of cattle drives, from saddles to hats, is historically accurate.
Kimbell Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum, regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era, is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. While the permanent collection comprises fewer than 350 works of art, these works represent a high level of artistic achievement. Masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Bellini are a few of the paintings that are found in the museum. Collections include Ancient American, Asian and African.