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Top Things To Do In Fort Worth

True to its tagline, “Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth is a wild, western metropolis that lives the Texan way of life. Fort Worth is located in North Texas and acts as the doorway to the West. It bursts with attractions, offering a variety of nightlife, sporting events, educational centers, and nature preserve to answer your every desire. Don’t wait to dive in – check out these fantastic things to do throughout Fort Worth.

Whether you’re exploring the west in the Stockyards, admiring the architecture in the Cultural district, or experiencing the boom near Southside, Fort Worth has many one-of-a-kind attractions to offer.

Some of the top things to do in Fort Worth can be found all over the city:

  • Wander through nature at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
  • Native landscape is on full display at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • The iconic Fort Worth Water Gardens provide aquatic fun near the convention center
  • Watch the Cowboys on the biggest NFL screen at AT&T Stadium
  • Travel back to the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards Station

Panther Island is an entertainment destination that ranks top of the list for things to see in Fort Worth. Panther Island Pavilion features a waterfront stage, a brewery, water sports rentals, and hosts the Independence Day festival, Fort Worth's Fourth.

Popular attractions near Fort Worth include:

  • The JFK Tribute in General Worth Square
  • Journeying to the past at the Log Cabin Village
  • The paths that follow the Trinity River at River Legacy Parks
  • Western art at Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Taking a bus tour of the city with Diamond Tours

Although Fort Worth is known as a sports city, it still holds a soft spot for the arts. Be sure to check out the many museums throughout the city, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Sid Richardson Museum.

Some fun things to do in Fort Worth any day:

  • Have a beautiful lunch at The Buffet Restaurant in the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Visit the Fort Worth Museum Science and History to watch documentaries in the IMAX Theater
  • Take a tour and taste some whiskey at the Trinity River Distillery
  • Grab a healthy lunch at Rodeo Goat
  • Support the arts by attending events at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Line dancing is a time-honored Western tradition. Bars all over Fort Worth welcome ameteur line dancers and pros alike, including the White Elephant Saloon and Lil’ Red’s Longhorn Saloon. You’ll never be short on fun things to do in Fort Worth at night.

Here are the best things to do in Fort Worth at night:

  • Sing along to the oldies at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
  • Panther Island Pavilion, the best place to see a concert while floating on a tube
  • Grab drinks and play arcade games Barcadia Bar & Grill
  • The Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, the place to see local and big name comedians
  • Free line dancing lessons at Billy Bob’s Texas

Bass Performance Hall is one of Fort Worth’s most prized buildings. Owned by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc., the hall is now home to the Fort Worth Opera, the Texas Ballet Theater, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Fort Worth with kids:

  • Spend the day learning at the Fort Worth Children’s Museum
  • Get swept away by the music of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • The Fort Worth Aviation Museum is the place to get up close and learn about airplanes
  • The Fort Worth Zoo is the number one place to see baby elephants and gorillas
  • Learn about the river environment at the River Legacy Living Science Center

Once done with the outdoors, there’s still more to explore. Fort Worth has many premium shopping destinations, including the University Park Village, TMS/Alliance, and Cityview.

Some of the best indoor activities in Fort Worth:

  • Find your center at The Sanctuary Yoga Room
  • Professionally taught cooking class at Central Market
  • Attending a dance by the Texas Ballet Theater
  • Tour the galaxy at the Nobel Planetarium
  • Make your own pottery at Front Porch Potter Studio

Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Garden is located downtown just outside of the Fort Worth Convention Center. This “oasis in a concrete jungle” is the perfect place to meditate on the joys of living in such a booming metropolitan area.

Other outdoor things to do in Fort Worth include:

  • Taking group photos on the Wildflower Loop Trail at Tandy Hills Natural Area
  • The Benbrook Stables offer riding lessons and rides through public trails
  • Tramping through prairies, forests, and wetlands at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • Rockwood Golf Course, right on the banks of the Trinity River
  • Camping next to Benbrook Lake at North Holiday Park is the favorite camping spot next to Benbrook Lake.