Places to Visit in Fort Worth Texas

Known as Cowtown, the city Fort Worth Texas is the birthplace of the Old West where many legendary outlaws and cattle drovers called this city home. Today, Fort Worth is still a great destination to see the famed cattle drives, rodeo shows and generally soak in the cowboy life atmosphere.
Places to Visit in Fort Worth Texas

Having said this, Fort Worth isn’t just a Cowtown, there are other things to do and many places to visit in Fort Worth Texas besides attending rodeo events. See below to get an idea of cool stuff you can do in the city:

Fairmount/Southside District

If you’re looking to do walking tours of the city while in Forth Worth, you can’t miss taking a tour of Fairmount/Southside District.

The Fairmount/Southside district is located in the very heart of the city and it is, without a doubt, one of the most historic places to visit in Fort Worth Texas.

This district spans roughly a square mile boasting a large variety of 19th century buildings mostly wood-framed bungalows, as well as grand mansions.

Fort Worth Zoo

If you’re looking for things to do in Fort Worth with kids, Fort Worth Zoo is a great place to spend a fun day out with the family. The zoo is located near the Colonial golf course and it is one of the largest in Texas.

Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter museum is located adjacent Will Rogers Memorial Center and it’s a cool place to visit to see interesting collections of American art, mainly paintings depicting the Old West.

Fort Worth Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is located right in front of the Will Rogers Memorial and it’s one of the best places to visit in Fort Worth Texas with the family.

Everyone can have a cracking time in the science museum, especially kids, exploring all the interactive areas and doing hands on activities like digging for dinosaur fossils.

Stockyards Station

Stockyards Station is an old steam railway station located at the Fort Worth Historical district. Stockyards Station is definitely one of the places to visit in Forth Worth Texas to get a feel of ‘Old Texas’ and soak in a true cowboy atmosphere. You can see cowboys performing rodeo shows and watch cattle drives.

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is literary a few minutes walk from the Museum of Science and it’s another inexpensive but fun attraction that you can visit in Fort Worth Texas.

The Cowgirl Hall of Fame is a great place to be if you want to know more about cowpokes and old fashioned cowboys. There are short also ‘Old Western’ movies that you can watch, as well interesting exhibits.

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Cowboy Hall of Fame is a similar attraction to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, though the Cowboy Hall boasts restored barns as well as photographs depicting old rodeo and cowboy life.

You’ll definitely want to add this place to the list of places to visit in Fort Worth Texas, especially if you’re visiting Stockyards Station since it is just located a few minutes walk down the street.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

If you’re a fan of Andy Warhol work and eccentric art in general, you can’t miss a visit to the Modern Art museum. The museum is located a short walk from the Amon Carter Museum and features various works by Warhol as well as unusual but interesting art works like glass cube sculptures.

Fort Worth Water Gardens

The Fort Worth Water Gardens is located adjacent the Fort Worth Convention Center and it’s another of the interesting places to visit in Fort Worth Texas.

The park has beautiful gardens where you can take a relaxing stroll; enjoy a picnic and explore the garden’s attractions such as the beautiful waterfall and the cool aerated pool.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The botanic garden is another beautiful green area in the city, especially if you’re looking to escape the crowds, and it’s no far either from other cool attractions such as the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

If you actually love all things Japanese, you’ll definitely love checking out this place marvelling at beautiful Japanese gardens with lovely bonsai trees and other plants native to Japan.

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