Daily Cattle Drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Stockyards

Where else but Cowtown can you experience the Old West come to life in a real cattle drive, right down the middle of Exchange Avenue? Get there early, grab a spot on the sidewalk, and watch the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. Clad in authentic Western clothing from saddles to chaps, teams of real cowhands drive longhorns through the Stockyards on Exchange Avenue.

The Fort Worth Water Gardens

Downtown Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Nestled on the south side of downtown, and just a stone’s throw from Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.

Kimbell Museum of Art

Fort Worth Cultural District

The Permanent Collection at The Kimbell Museum of Art is always FREE.  

The Kimbell’s permanent collection contains holdings ranging from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century, and includes major works by Fra Angelico, Velazquez, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse. It is also home to Michelangelo’s first known painting. The collection comprises Asian and non-Western as well as European art. The museum features special and traveling exhibits on display throughout the year. Designed by world-renowned architect Louis Kahn, the museum is often referred to as one of the most significant works of architecture of the 20th century.

Money Money Money

North Fort Worth

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency facility, one of only two locations in the U.S. that print money (Washington, D.C. being the other), offers free 45-minute guided tours on weekdays. Stroll along an elevated walkway and actually see money being produced below you. There are also plenty of displays and demonstration exhibits, plus artifacts like a turn-of-the-century spider press and an engraver’s bench.

Sid Richardson Museum

Sundance Square

The Sid Richardson Museum has featured a superb collection of art depicting the American West. Located in a restored 19th-century building in Sundance Square, this free museum is open 7 days a week. Free Parking available at any Sundance Square parking garage or the Sundance Square valet station at 201 Main Street. Bring parking ticket to museum front desk for validation.

Trinity Trails

70 miles of Fort Worth

The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing. Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth Cultural District

Fresh off a new renovation in the summer of 2019, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation’s major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.

Stroll Your Favorite Part of Town

Yes, It’s still FREE!

Magnolia Village

Near Southside

Strolling along Magnolia Ave. (Magnolia Village) you see the result of 30 years of work to bring this historic, mixed-use area back to life. Today, the village optimizes work-live viability and main street appeal. On Magnolia Avenue, every type of food can be found, from tacos to pizza and Thai food, and from fine dining to satisfying grab-and-go fare. Live music and retail shops keep popping up alongside cocktail bars, pubs, and coffee shops. Murals and temporary public art line the street. Despite years of transformation, Magnolia Village continues to be a place of growth and change in the Near Southside. Most importantly, additions have managed to preserve and expand Magnolia’s walkable charm and community culture.

South Main Village

Near Southside

Start on the south side at Hop Fusion, The Bearded Lady, or the flagship for the village’s new wave of inhabitants-The Supreme Golf Building– adding residential units, offices, and bar/music venue Shipping & Receiving. The transformation of the village has come in stages, and today, the rate of growth is head-spinning. Spurred on by the South Main complete street project that was completed in 2017, South Main Village is changing before our eyes. Multiple adaptive reuse projects are currently underway alongside new construction of mixed-use and residential projects. An eclectic mix of locally-owned and operated entertainment venues and neighborhood staples line the streets, all of which are turning this formerly sleepy corner of the Near Southside into a destination all its own.

Sundance Square

Downtown Fort Worth

Sundance Square has just about everything that Fort Worth has to offer, all in one place. Experience world class theatre and live entertainment at Bass Performance Hall, Jubilee Theatre, or Circle Theatre. Comedy options abound at Four Day Weekend and Hyenas Comedy Club. And you can always find live music just around any corner of Sundance Square, offering Jazz, Country, or the latest pop hits. There’s no limit to the culinary options in Sundance Square so bring your appetite. And If you just want to chill, grab a table in Sundance Plaza and just people watch. Sundance Square is not only a great place to dine or see a show – it’s also a wonderful place to shop. The highlight is Sundance Square, a dazzling, 35-block shopping and entertainment district. Stroll from shop-to-shop along red-brick streets and discover unique boutiques and nationally known stores. There’s always free valet parking with validation from participating merchants.

Fort Worth Cultural District

In the Fort Worth Cultural District, you can walk to six world class museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Cattle Raisers Museum present diverse and significant collections and exhibitions of works and artifacts from America and around the world. Nearby, Casa Manana Theatre presents the best of musical theater and award-winning original plays.

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