Activities

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is a vibrant city with an impressive selection of things to see and do. The city is home to the oldest botanic garden in Texas, a historic area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a diverse selection of museums, excellent performing arts and an abundance of great restaurants.

Below is just a few of the attractions that you may be interested in seeing while you are here!

Civil War Museum The Texas Civil War Museum opened in January of 2006. With over 15,000 square feet of exhibits, it is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River. The museum is a 501c3, non profit. The museum gallery is shared with exhibits on loan from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Texas Division. The museum consists of three separate galleries that display a civil war collection, Victorian dress collection and United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Confederate collection.

Along with the exhibits, the Texas Civil War Museum includes a 75 seat movie theatre which hosts the commissioned movie, "Our Homes Our Rights"- Texas in the Civil War.
Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas's famous livestock industry.

The world's only year round rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 pm in the historic Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum. The two hour Stockyards Championship Rodeo maintains a strong commitment to visitors looking for an authentic Western Cowboy Experience.

The Fort Worth Herd is the world's only twice daily cattle drive, held every day at 11:30 AM & 4:00 PM in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Fort Worth Stockyards
Billy Bob's What exactly is a honky-tonk, you ask? An authentic Texas-style good time! Located in the Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob's Texas-the World's Largest Honky-Tonk is 127,000 square feet dancehall, outfitted with over 30 bar stations and the capacity to hold up to 6,000 people. Did we mention the live indoor professional bull riding every Friday and Saturday night?

Channel your inner cowboy with line dancing or two-step lessons and live concerts every weekend from greats like Randy Travis, Willie Nelson and B.B. King. No trip to Billy Bob's is complete without getting a photo on their signature faux bucking bull. While you're there grab a bite in the Honky-Tonk kitchen, mosey into the gift shop, sharpen your pool skills or try your hand at one of the many arcade games.
Texas is fiercely proud of its western heritage, but many Texans have no concept of what life was really like for those who braved the wild frontier. For 50 years, the city of Fort Worth has provided a glimpse into that past with its Log Cabin Village...where people can live history.

In the heart of the city, Log Cabin Village is tucked away on two-and-a-half acres between the Fort Worth Zoo and Colonial Country Club. For five decades, the living history museum has quietly educated while it entertained...using historical interpreters to show what life was like for the folks who settled North Texas.
Log Cabin Village
Water Gardens The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis located downtown, adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), the Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban plaza. The park features three pools of water: the aerating, the quiet and the active pool.

Escape to a shady sanctuary where the serene quiet pool is the perfect spot to take in the beautiful outdoor nature and relax in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Zoo is home to more than 7,000 native and exotic animals and several indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Fort Worth Zoo provides an entire day of fun for any family. Kids can learn how to round 'em up and move 'em out at Texas Wild!, a hands-on exhibit that showcases the unique wildlife of the Lone Star State and includes a petting zoo. They can visit all four great ape species in the 2.5-acre world of primates or get eye-to-eye with some of the most endangered reptiles and amphibians on the planet at the Museum of Living Art (MOLA).

The truly adventurous can plan an overnight stay, complete with dinner and a scavenger hunt. With all these activities and more, it's easy to understand why the Fort Worth Zoo is ranked one of the top zoos in the nation each year.
Fort Worth Zoo
Botanic Gardens Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden.

Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees.

Other interesting things to do in Fort Worth for couples include the Kimbell Art Museum, an Opera or Symphony Orchestra performance at Bass Hall, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Sundance Square. Fun family attractions in Fort Worth, Texas the CR Smith Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.