Everything is a little bigger in Texas. This is especially true in Fort Worth with its many historical, artistic, athletic, and cultural attractions. Here, we are going to take a closer look at some of the reasons Fort Worth is great for getting out of the house and spending time with friends and family.
Fort Worth is home to a long list of world-class museums. Near the top of that list is the Kimbell Art Museum. Located in what is widely regarded as Texas’s best example of modern architecture, the museum has a small but excellent art collection along with educational programs, an extensive research library, and traveling art exhibitions. The museum is open every day of the week except Mondays, and they offer discounts to seniors aged 60 and over, students, and children.
Located in the city’s Cultural District, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features both permanent and traveling science and history exhibits, a theater, and a planetarium. One of the permanent exhibits is the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, the perfect place to take your grandchildren.
Next door to the Museum of Science and History is the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. This museum honors women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary pioneering fortitude and courage. Honorees include Patsy Cline, Willa Cather, Sandra Day O’Connor, and many more.
The Fort Worth Zoo is widely considered one of the top zoos in the United States with more than 5,000 animals. The main exhibits are Texas Wild!, African Savannah, Meerkat Mounds, cheetahs, Asian Falls, penguins, the Museum of Living Art, Parrot Paradise, Australian Outback/Great Barrier Reef, Flamingo Bay, Raptor Canyon, and World of Primates.
Fort Worth has its own athletic identity, though much of the city’s attention is focused on the major professional sports teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including football’s Dallas Cowboys, baseball’s Texas Rangers, basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, and hockey’s Dallas Stars. The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs football team is the main attraction within Fort Worth. They are a successful Big 12 athletic team with one of the highest winning percentages of any school in the country.
Held every year since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo. Experience Fort Worth’s cultural roots with 36 performances of professional rodeo, live music and entertainment, kid-friendly exhibits, acres of commercial exhibits, more than 22,000 head of livestock, and a carnival/midway. Other events worth checking out include Fort Worth Music Festival, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, National Day of the American Cowboy, and more.
Sometimes it is nice to pamper yourself. Fort Worth gives you plenty of opportunities to do so. For a mani-pedi, head to Nail Lounge and Spa in Hurst. Hollywood Nails & Spa in Western Hills is the ideal spot for a massage. These are just a couple of the ways to relax with a friend or on your own.
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