The 10 Best Things to Do in Fort Worth, United States

October 5, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Western heritage roams freely in Fort Worth, where cattle drives occur twice a day in the Stockyards National Historic District. Enjoy diverse restaurants, exciting nightlife, cultural institutions and sporting events. Entertaining kids is a snap in the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” courtesy of Six Flags Over Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo or the Noble Planetarium and Museum of Science and History. You can depend on friendly and helpful service - the hallmark of true Texas hospitality.
Restaurants in Fort Worth

1. Kimbell Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 +1 817-332-8451
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Kimbell Art Museum

Fort Worth's premier art museum, featuring paintings from international painters.

Reviewed By kpenning - kc

I may be spoiled by the expansive collection of my hometown art museum, gallery upon gallery. There are basically 6 galleries at the Kimball, 4 of which were closed (in preparation for upcoming exhibit etc.) I did enjoy seeing the collection in the North gallery- a few Picassos, Monets, Matisse and several versions of Madona and child. I did not visit the African art which is housed in the building next door. As this museum is clustered with the Modern Art and Amon Carter, it could be worth your while to visit others if in the area. The coffee shop/Pavillion Cafe offers some good fare.

2. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9000 Blue Mound Rd, Open Tues-Fri 8:30-5:30, Fort Worth, TX 76131-3304 +1 817-231-4000
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 621 reviews

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Reviewed By RHtravels - Rocky Hill, Connecticut

First off, you don't need to run out to a ticket booth to get a timed admission ticket here like you do in DC, you just walk up and are admitted. Second off, it is FREE. Third off, this was so informative and cool. It is perfect for people of all ages. I learned so much about paper money on this tour. Now I am looking at my bills to see if they were made in DC or Ft. Worth. The tour is self-guided with a hand-held speaker to press at each station, so you can go at your own pace and spend more time observing the areas that interest you. I loved that the employees wave at the visitors throughout the tour too. They were printing $100 bills when I visited so it was cool to see the bills throughout the process and then to see the stacks and stacks of money- WOW! There is a gift shop in the building too with something for everyone, so remember to bring your wallet. There are a few things to take into consideration before visiting though. Because this needs to be a very secure facility, all visitors will go through a metal detector and you cannot bring the following items in the facility, so if you can't live without your cellphone, then you won't be able to visit: Cell phones, electronic equipment, back packs, cameras, weapons (including knives, pellet guns, mace, etc.), explosives, food, and drinks are prohibited, so you will have to leave them in your car. Plan ahead and lock any valuables in the trunk before you arrive to the parking lot just in case. We had no problems and we placed our phones in the glove box.

3. Fort Worth Zoo

1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640 +1 817-759-7555
Excellent
72%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fort Worth Zoo

City zoo that presents animal habitats as they exist in the world.

Reviewed By Tally4 - Colorado

We went on a Thursday in March, that happened to be during spring break. Apparently most of the Ft. Worth area schools have spring break at the same time. The zoo was PACKED. There was a traffic jam to get into parking, and we had to park about a half mile away in a field, then walk to the entrance. Inside was crowded, but not enough to ruin the experience, we just had to wait in line for everything.

It's a really nice zoo, just don't go during Ft. Worth's spring break!

4. Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631 +1 817-738-1933
Excellent
80%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of nineteenth-and twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper, and it is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 'til 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and major holidays

Reviewed By Lynn M - Houston, Texas

Lovely museum. Really enjoyed the photography exhibit by Rania Matar.

This exhibition is described as "bringing together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Depicting transitional moments of life, from young girlhood to middle age, Matar’s works address personal and collective identity through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, the artist shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries."

Each girl photographed is as individual as the room she calls "home". The colors in each photo, whether of the individual, or the "stuff" in the room, are dynamic. Interesting to see how they each live, whether they have a little or a lot.

5. Fort Worth Japanese Garden

3400 Japanese Garden Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76107-3422 +1 817-871-7685
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 214 reviews

Fort Worth Japanese Garden

Reviewed By Jlb21967 - Anna, Texas

This was a beautiful place to go.Truly enjoyed walking it with another couple. Be sure to eat before you go or put snacks in your pocket because they don't really sell any. If you take small children be aware there are several water features. There were plenty of things to look at and it's bigger than it looks.

6. Texas Christian University

2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129-0001 +1 817-257-7000
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Texas Christian University

Reviewed By Badgelady - Cut and Shoot, Texas

Home of the TCU Women and Men’s tennis programs, this facility has collegiate and high school competitions. There are indoor courts and numerous outdoor lighted courts. The purple courts on the grandstand side are for TCU matches. There is a pro shop with dressing rooms, ice and coffee maker. Unlike other facilities the ice and coffee are free. Yesterday during the Tech-TCU match, played in cold, windy temps, the pro shop attendant made several pots of coffee for spectators. Always a pleasure to attend matches here. Love the huge tree that surround the courts.

7. Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-3420 +1 817-392-5510
Excellent
68%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 986 reviews

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Enjoy all four season in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. No matter the season there is always something spectacular to see, our most popular gardens are the Fuller, Rose and Japanese. Guest also enjoy the Native Texas Boardwalk, Rock Springs, Four Season, and Back Yard Vegetable Garden. Over 90% of the Garden is free. We recommend​ you bring comfortable shoes and bottled water.

Reviewed By TexasVoyager_BW - McKinney, Texas

As part of our anniversary stay in Ft. Worth, the Botanic Gardens were on the short list.
The tour is free and quite amazing even in the late fall in north Texas. We really need to return in the spring. There is a charge for the Japanese gardens but it is so worth it for the sheer beauty to behold.

8. Sid Richardson Museum

309 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4006 +1 817-332-6554
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Sid Richardson Museum

One of the finest and most focused collections of Western Art in America, this Fort Worth museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other artists, which were collected by oilman and philanthropist Sid Richardson.

Reviewed By Lynn M - Houston, Texas

This museum is small and intimate, but packed with beautiful Western art. One of the docents there talked to me and she was informative and delightful. Thank you, Sid Richardson, for a beautiful legacy for others, like us, to enjoy. (And the fact that it is free - always - makes it extra special.)

9. Texas Civil War Museum

760 N Jim Wright Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76108-1222 +1 817-246-2323
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Texas Civil War Museum

Reviewed By jwgripp - Virginia Beach, Virginia

The museum only charges $6 for adult admissions. It is a very complete collection of guns, knives, artillery, uniforms, etc.... best I have seen. They also have a separate collection of 19th century women's dresses, which my wife enjoyed. The staff and docents are very friendly and clearly love their museum.
The museum focuses on the war and reconstruction in Texas and gives an insight, I suspect, few consider. Did you know there were naval battles?
I spent about two hours and that was about right.

10. Sundance Square

420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7408 +1 817-255-5700
Excellent
65%
Good
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Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sundance Square

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square is a dazzling, 35-block development filled with boutiques, restaurants, night spots, and art galleries, making it one of the finest entertainment and shopping districts in the Southwest.

Reviewed By Joseph N - Minden, Louisiana

My wife and I walk down to Sundance Square from the Hilton on a Saturday night. Even at about 9:30 p.m. lots of folks were and we felt very safe. We shopped in some of the stores and hope to return sometime when we have more of a relaxed schedule to further explore the stores. Some of the best restaurants in Fort Worth are very close to Sundance Square

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