Fort Worth in North Central Texas was once a vital trading post in the Old West and today is a modern and vibrant city that still boasts historic charm. Here you can visit classic and modern art museums, see rodeos, walk the trails of famous pioneers, and enjoy all the shopping, dining, and nightlife you can handle.

    The kids will love the Fort Worth Zoo and Flight Deck Trampoline Park, while history buffs are sure to enjoy the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Log Cabin Village. Regardless of the reason for your travel, you'll find plenty to entertain and to make memories in Fort Worth. Here are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth.

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    Kimbell Art Museum

    Witness important works from throughout history

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    The Kimbell Art Museum features permanent and rotating collections of historic and modern art from the best and most important artists throughout history. It's distinguished from many other art museums by its natural light that highlights the best of all the art on display whether it's paintings, statuary, modern art sculptures, or other forms of media.

    It's designed to be very approachable by those who aren't connoisseurs of art, which allows patrons to enjoy the works in an unpretentious atmosphere. It's also located right in the heart of the city centre area, so it's easy to access.

    Lokalizacja: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday from noon to 8 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm (closed Mondays)

    Telefon: +1 817-332-8451

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    Fort Worth Zoo

    See over 5,000 animals in their natural habitats

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    The Fort Worth Zoo has grown from fewer than 10 animals to one of the most highly rated and expansive zoos in the entire nation. The zoo was founded in 1909 and at the time hosted only a few rabbits, 2 bear cubs, a coyote, a lion, an alligator, and a peacock.

    Today, it hosts more than 5,000 animals representing species from all over the world and covers 64 acres of land in central Fort Worth. Kids will be thrilled to see everything from monkeys to great cats, bears, marine life, and more.

    Lokalizacja: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110, USA

    Otwarte: Daily from 10 am to 4 pm

    Telefon: +1 817-759-7555

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    Amon Carter Museum of American Art

    Learn about the history of American art

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    The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is dedicated to the history of art in the United States with paintings, sculptures, photos, and more. The museum is located in city centre Fort Worth just a few minutes' walk from 2 other art museums, making it a popular destination for art historians and enthusiasts.

    It was established in 1961 to host a specific collection and since has grown to host such notable artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, and many others in its 150,000-item permanent collection. Don't forget to stop at the on-site restaurant for a bite to eat and visit the gift shop while you're there.

    Lokalizacja: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm (closed Mondays)

    Telefon: +1 817-738-1933

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    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    Explore the history of currency printing

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    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is one of 2 facilities that are authorised to print money in the US and offers tours and demonstrations of how it's done. It's located about 20 minutes north of city centre, and the 45-minute guided tour is completely free.

    You'll learn all about how money is made, while kids will love the close-up demonstrations and exhibits. You can also learn about the history of money printing by viewing an early-20th-century spider press as well as an old-fashioned engraver's bench.

    Lokalizacja: 9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm (closed Saturday–Monday)

    Telefon: +1 817-231-4000

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    Trinity Park

    Take some time out in expansive green space

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    Trinity Park lies along the bank of the Trinity River and draws visitors and locals who enjoy its vast stretches of green space, its duck pond, and its peacefulness. The park covers 252 acres of open land and offers several playgrounds and a miniature train ride that the kids will love.

    Those interested in outdoor adventuring will love the hiking and biking trails throughout the park, and fishing is permitted along the river, which is periodically stocked. The park also features bike rental facilities, basketball courts, pavilions for picnic meals, and amenities like bathrooms and water fountains to help you enjoy a serene day out.

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    Flight Deck Trampoline Park

    Jump, roll, and play dodgeball

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    Flight Deck Trampoline Park is a family adventure centre that offers a massive court of connected trampolines, dodgeball courts, and foam pits. The park offers a world of fun for adults and kids alike where you can get in your exercise and play the entire afternoon away.

    For the younger kids, a safe zone allows for play in a relatively danger-free way. An on-site frozen yoghurt bar allows for snacking. The park is located just 20 minutes west of city centre and is a quick and easy jaunt. It's open late, so it's a great evening attraction.

    Lokalizacja: 7751 Scott St, Fort Worth, TX 76108, USA

    Otwarte: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from noon to 8 pm

    Telefon: +1 817-246-2710

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    Log Cabin Village

    Visit a living history museum of the 19th century

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    Log Cabin Village is a living history museum that features costumed performers in buildings from the 19th century that were moved here from across the state. Some of the buildings included in this re-created village include a 1-room schoolhouse, a gristmill powered by a water wheel, and a blacksmith shop, as well as a number of old log cabins.

    The fun and interactive history experience is enhanced by the actors who allow visitors to experience the life of early settlers in this region. You can learn to plant gardens, play traditional games, and even hear authentic live entertainment. It's just 8 minutes southwest of the city along University Road.

    Lokalizacja: 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76109, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

    Telefon: +1 817-392-5881

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    Texas Motor Speedway

    Catch a high-octane NASCAR race

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    The Texas Motor Speedway is an iconic racetrack that has hosted NASCAR Cup Series races including the AAA Texas 500 and the Duck Commander 500, amongst others. Racing fans from all over flock here to see events that also include Xfinity Series races and lorry races.

    Packages are very affordable, and the venue is family-friendly. It's a good option for some exciting memories as stock cars speed around the 1.5-mile track with 24-degree turns. Tours are available so you can see it all up close and personal. It's just a 24-minute drive north of city centre along Route 36W.

    Lokalizacja: 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177, USA

    Telefon: +1 817-215-8500

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    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

    Experience the legacy of the most important women in the West

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    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honours the courageous women who were iconic pioneers of the American West and contributed to its growth. Some of the figures honoured in this museum include Georgia O'Keeffe, Annie Oakley, and Patsy Cline, amongst others.

    The museum stretches over 33,000 square feet and offers interactive hands-on exhibits, artefacts, theatrical presentations, and rare photos of these great women. The museum also has a gift shop, and the kids can climb onto an electric bucking horse for a ride. It's just 10 minutes southwest of city centre in the Cultural District.

    Lokalizacja: 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Telefon: +1 817-336-4475

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    Texas Civil War Museum

    Walk the footsteps of the War Between the States

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    The Texas Civil War Museum is dedicated to tracing the history of the War Between the States and is amongst the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi. The galleries and exhibits display artefacts like weapons, gear, and uniforms, and exhibits on loan from groups such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy are spread amongst 3 galleries. 

    You can view cannons and artillery, flags, rifles, Victorian-era dress collections, uniforms, and more. A 75-seat cinema allows you to view a documentary about the role of Texas in the war. The museum is just about 15 minutes northwest of city centre.

    Lokalizacja: 760 Jim Wright Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76108, USA

    Otwarte: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Telefon: +1 817-246-2323

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