While there is so much to see and do in Fort Worth, Texas, we had to pick a few sights to see that we recommend every newcomer should enjoy. Spend a few days getting to know the area (if you’re here in the summer, bring that water bottle and find shade!) and become a seasoned Fort Worthian in no time at all.
We will continue this series with great places to eat, shop, and more! Now let’s take a look at the top ten sightseeing places in Fort Worth:
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District: This historic district is home to the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and museums. Hop on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad departing the Stockyards to traverse the Trinity River.
Kimbell Art Museum: This world-renowned museum houses a collection of over 35,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from around the world.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: This museum features a collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns.
Fort Worth Water Gardens: These 17-acre gardens are a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art: This museum houses a collection of American art, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: This 109-acre garden features a variety of plants, including roses, orchids, and cacti. Look for The Japanese Gardens housed within, as well as features throughout the year, such as the butterfly exhibit.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: This museum features exhibits on dinosaurs, space exploration, and natural history.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame: This museum celebrates the contributions of women to the American West.
The Fort Worth Zoo: This zoo is home to over 7,000 animals, including lions, tigers, and elephants. “Predators of Asia and Africa” is exhibiting now.
The Cultural District: This district is home to a variety of art galleries, performance venues, and restaurants.
BONUS: Log Cabin Village offers a charming glimpse into the past. Log Cabin Village is a living history museum that showcases a collection of Texas log cabins. Each cabin is unique and showcases a different architectural style. These structures allow us to step back in time and imagine what life was like for our ancestors in the 19th century.