Movoto Fort Worth
1. Everyone Loves Animals, Right?
Source: Fort Worth Zoo via Facebook
2. Show Me The Money!
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For an up-close-and-personal look at how money is made, check out Fort Worthâs Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Views during the tour let you see how bills are manufactured from an enclosed walkway. Plus, the interactive exhibit showcasing currency history will definitely give you a new appreciation for whatâs in your wallet.
3. Planes, Planes, And More Planes
Source: Fort Worth Aviation Museum via Facebook (cropped)
If you or your children are into planes, then the Fort Worth Aviation Museum is the place for you. Featuring over 20 aircrafts, many of which are warplanes, a trip here is sure to leave your spirits soaring.
4. Sometimes Two Wheels Are Better Than Four
Source: Cowtown Segway Tours via Facebook
Thereâs no better way to see this city than on the back of a Segway. Allowing riders to cover a lot of space very quickly with little-to-no effort, Segways provide a much more intimate experience than what one might get from the back seat of the car.
One Segway company that really knows what theyâre doing is Cowtown Segway Tours, offering loops that tour downtown, the Trinity Trails, and the Stockyards.
5. Donât Worry About These Dinosaurs Escaping
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When else do you get the chance to go hunting for real dinosaur tracks? Only 50 miles outside of Fort Worth, Dinosaur Valley State Park puts visitors on a dried up river bed in search of various signs that the dinosaurs once roamed the same area.
The exhibits here provide a hands-on learning experience and, as an added bonus, thereâs plenty of space for camping, hiking, and picnicking.
6. Feeling The Need For Speed?
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If youâre looking for a bit of a rush, Texas Motor Speedway is the perfect place to find it. Home to several NASCAR races every year, as well as an IndyCar race, few things are more exciting than when this arena gets close to its 180, 000+ capacity.
7. Plan For A Night At The Rodeo!
Source: Stockyard Championship Rodeo via Facebook
With indoor events every Friday and Saturday night at the Cowtown Coliseum, thereâs always something worth checking out at the Stockyards Rodeo. Check their schedule to see if you can make it to Pawnee Billâs Wild West Show, full of animals, rope tricks and cowboys.
8. Thereâs Nothing Wrong With A Movie Night
Source: Coyote Drive-In via Facebook
Next time your family is thinking about renting a movie for a night of bonding, head to Coyote Drive-In instead. Featuring all of the newest films on a huge outdoor screen, this is the perfect activity for a warm summer night.
9. Add A Little Culture To Your Life
Source: Kimbell Art Museum via Facebook
With over 350 works spanning various art periods and movements throughout history, the Kimbell Art Museum is one place that canât be missed. Check out their website for updates on the special events made for a younger crowd like the Teen Artist Workshop.
10. Home To The Perfect Picnic
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If youâre craving some time outdoors, one of the best places in Fort Worth to find yourself is Trinity Park. Stretching along the banks of Trinity River, thereâs tons of space here for hiking and biking, as well as several playgrounds. The kids are sure to love it.
11. Taking Movies To A Whole New Level
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Weâve all heard of how huge the screens are at IMAX theaters, but the Omni Theatre at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History takes movie watching to a whole new level. This domed theater makes you feel as if youâre actually in the movie, being the largest IMAX screen west of the Mississippi River.
Plus, being at a museum, they show tons of awesome documentaries that you canât really find elsewhere.
12. Class Up Your Night
One of the most beautiful venues in a city with the countryâs 3rd largest cultural district, the Bass Performance Hall is the perfect place to go to catch anything from a Broadway show to a ballet performance. With over 2, 000 seats, this is a Fort Worth staple that canât be skipped.
13. Gain Some Altitude
Source: Epic Helicopters via Facebook
If youâre looking to spend your afternoon in a way thatâs really unique, send a call over to Epic Helicopters. They offer high-in-the-sky tours around the Fort Worth area, including packages perfect for a trip with the family or a romantic date.
14. Spend Your Day On Rollercoasters
Source: Six Flags Over Texas via Facebook
While itâs technically 15 miles outside of Fort Worth, Six Flags Over Texas is definitely worth the trip. With 44 rides, including 12 rollercoasters, this place is hard to beat.
15. Cruise Around On A Train
Source: Forest Park Miniature Railroad via Facebook
Built in the 50s, a ride on the Forest Park Miniature Railroad is the perfect way to get your kids their train fix. During each trip, this train goes over 6 different bridges, including one that spans 350 feet.
16. See A Cattle Drive
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Few things are more âFort Worthâ than the daily Stockyards cattle drives. Happening twice a day, around 11:30 and 4, these wandering longhorns are definitely a sight to be seen.
17. Get A Blast From The Past
Source: Log Cabin Village via Facebook
Featuring buildings that are over a century old, Fort Worthâs Log Cabin Village is a sweet interactive historic display thatâs perfect for kids. A trip here puts visitors in the shoes of people living during 1800s, from simple daily tasks to the more difficult aspects of the log cabin life.
18. Cheer On The Horned Frogs
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At home in the Amon G. Carter Stadium, the best way to show your love for this city is by cheering on the local college football team. Just make sure your whole family doesnât forget to dress in purple.
19. Take A Trip Back To The Civil War
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With over 15, 000 square feet of exhibits, the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth is the largest of its type west of the Mississippi.
Not only does the museum contain artifacts from the civil war and of Texas during this period of time, thereâs also a small movie theater on sight that plays educational films youâd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
20. Hit The Trails On Horseback
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With a long history of cowboys, Fort Worth is a great place to try out riding horses. With tons of local stables offering organized rides to visitors, this is sure to be a great family bonding experience.