Fort Worth might not jump to mind when it comes to big cities in Texas and there are a couple reasons for this. One is that Texas is the 2nd largest state in the Union and the largest in the continental United States, and then means multiple large and impressive cities like Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, and others. The other is the fact that Fort Worth is often rolled in with Dallas which is why you hear “Dallas-Fort Worth” run together so often. So what does Fort Worth itself have to offer?
Museums & Culture Galore
Although often tied in with Dallas, on its own Fort Worth has plenty to offer when it comes to museums, educational places of interest, and culture. The Kimbell Art Museum contains a renowned art collection while the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is all about the post World War II art there. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame isn’t about the football team but all about the old ranch, rodeo, and Wild West lifestyle that still permeates the state culture in many areas to this day.
The Amon Carter and Sid Richardson Museums are both focused on art that revolves around the Wild West, cowboy life, and more related to those topics. Whether it’s about paintings, pottery, or another display, you can find two very different yet equally brilliant collections celebrating what the culture was all about.
Fun For The Entire Family In Fort Worth
Maybe even themed museums are a bit dry for the young ones, or maybe there’s only so much art you want to look at during any given vacation. That’s great – the good news is that Fort Worth has fun for everyone in the family. This can start with the wildly underexposed zoo. Home to over 7,000 animals, this is a truly impressive city zoo that offers plenty for the kids to see.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens are a great summer stop. A water themed park, this is a great place to blow off the energy, enjoy the water, and really get the absolute most out of a fun family outing. If you love parks and open spaces, there are several great city parks in Fort Worth including Trinity Park, Oakmont Park, Gateway Ball Park, or even the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.
Whatever your interests, you will find something that fits your specific needs.