There’s plenty of fun to be found in Fort Worth, the City of Cowboys and Culture—and several local spots you won’t want to miss. Here’s a sample two-day itinerary to help your family get the most out of your stay. Keep in mind, the time you spend in each activity will determine how many activities you can fit in. Be sure to check operating hours and entrance costs beforehand. Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition tickets should ideally be purchased in advance.
Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible
Don’t miss your chance to see the oldest-known copies of one of the most influential—and controversial—books of all time.
Purchase tickets online
Stop for a bite at one of the great restaurant choices on your way north on Forest Park Boulevard, or enjoy your meal at one of the restaurants in the Fort Worth Zoo.
Fort Worth Zoo
See more than 550 different animal species at the Fort Worth Zoo, which USA Travel Guide named No. 5 zoo in the nation.
Log Cabin Village
Just west of the Zoo, on S. University Drive, the Log Cabin Village is aptly called a “living history museum,” where the pioneer days come to life with entertaining live demonstrations in several authentic nineteenth century log cabins.
Head north on University Drive to the Cultural District, where you can sample the cuisine at any of several celebrated restaurants before taking in a show at Casa Mañana.
An unforgettable theater-in-the-round experience brought to you by the largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County. Check out their children’s theater program for some fantastic kid-friendly shows.
If you can’t make a show, head east on W. Lancaster Avenue and north on Houston Street to downtown Fort Worth: Sundance Square boasts 35 blocks of shopping and restaurants. Tour the Satellite Exhibit at Fire Station No. 1 to catch up on 150 years of Fort Worth, or browse the shops for books, art, clothes and cupcakes.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Includes plenty of hands-on fun for the whole family—and don’t miss the 120-foot-wide Omni Theater, the largest IMAX screen west of the Mississippi.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Right next door to the Museum of Science and History, this museum provides a fascinating look into the lives of powerful women of the West, from bronc riders to Supreme Court justices.
Enjoy another meal in the Cultural District, or take a less-than-five-minute drive east on Camp Bowie Boulevard to West 7th Street for even more tasty choices at Montgomery Plaza.
From the Cultural District, go north on University Drive and left on Main Street to get to the Historic District and Stockyards Station, where you can try your hand at roping, ride a mechanical bull, have an old-time family photo taken, ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train, take a trail ride on horseback, and much more.
Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
Watch real cowboys drive longhorns up Exchange Avenue in the world’s only twice daily cattle drive (11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.).
Get a taste of some real Texas barbeque at any one of the famous steakhouses in the Historic Stockyards District.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
If you’re in town on a Friday or Saturday night, be sure to catch a rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum on Exchange Avenue.
Trinity River Trails
If you miss the rodeo, check out the more than 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries—one of which runs right next to the Historic Stockyards District. Take a cool evening walk to enjoy the scenery as you wrap up your Fort Worth adventure.
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