Fort Worth, Texas is not just known for its vibrant outdoor life, but also for its impressive array of indoor activities that cater to a wide range of interests. Whether you're an art lover, history enthusiast, shopping addict, or foodie, Fort Worth offers a myriad of captivating indoor experiences.
Discover Your Artsy Side
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. You can also view important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities, Asian, Mesoamerican and African art.
Modern Art Museum
Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando's "Arbor for Art" in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the country. See the work of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko as well as special exhibitions.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers free admission and a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art. 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.
Sid Richardson Museum
Just a short walk from Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson Museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other artists. The works are from the collection of legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson (1891-1959). Admission is always free
Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is multiple museums in one. Explore the Cattle Raisers Museum, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the cattle drive industry; the Children's Museum, designed for children under 8 years of age that includes a kid's grocery store, block-building site and more; DinoLabs & DinoDig, where you can color and "dig up" dinosaur bones; plus much more! Admission is $16 for adults, $13 juniors (2-18). More information here.
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium
A visit to SeaQuest promises to a memorable experience. Adventure through rain forests, deserts and the depths of the seas all for $7.95 a day for children 2-11 and $14.95 for ages 14+. You can feed toucans and even snorkel with stingrays! Get more details.
Vintage Flying Museum
Drive or fly to this museum! It’s located in a hangar at the south end of Meacham International Airport and filled with two dozen rare and historic aircraft. Also on display are a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, an FAA aviation education resource center, WWII memorabilia and artifacts and a unique aircraft model exhibit. Get the details.
John Wayne Museum
Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of The Duke’s legacy.
C.R Smith Museum
The C.R. Smith Museum's historical collection of American Airlines and airline industry memorabilia, as well as current interactive hands-on aviation displays, offer visitors an experience that is fun as well as educational.
Games and Sports Activities
Score a strike with your family and friends and head to a local, air-conditioned bowling alley. Cowtown Bowling Palace on the Northside, Bowlounge in the Near Southside, Pinstripes in Clearfork, and Cityview Lanes are all popular spots to hit that 7-10 split.
Rock climbing, indoors. Summit Climbing, Yoga and Fitness is conveniently located in the West 7th area and features 5,000 square feet of climbing area, including a top-out boulder and training wall. The facility also includes a fitness-focused gym and yoga studio with regularly scheduled classes. Climbers aged 6+ are welcome. Get the details.
Paintball doesn't always occur outdoors. GatSplat's indoor fields offer a low-impact paintball model perfect for families. The older kids will love this fun activity, though, note it's one of the pricier options for a day. Get the details.
Show the kids your sweet moves (and how cool you still are) when you take to the skating rink from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday at Rollerland West for Open Skate. Yes, it’s a blast from the past but it’s still fun! They’ve also got great food and an arcade. That’s a perfect afternoon in my book. Get the details.
Axe Throwing has blown up in popularity in recent years, and Fort Worth has ridden that wave with many new venues opening. Splinter's, Stumpy's Axes & Ale, Fort Worth Axe Factory and Bad Axe Throwing are just a few of the recent additions.
The indoor play facility offers five levels of playground space and climbing walls over 25-feet high. The maze is one of the largest around and includes slides, bungee walls, caves and tunnels, a zipline, climbing nets, plus more! Even better - it's fun for adults, too. Get more details.
Catch a Show
Bass Performance Hall is Fort Worth's preeminent venue, home to the Fort Worth Symphony, Broadway at Bass series, Fort Worth Opera, and the international Cliburn Piano Competition.
Casa Manana's iconic domed theater is home to year-round shows fun for the whole family. In addition to producing critically-acclaimed shows, Casa Mañana houses a nationally-recognized theatre school that offers classes in musical theatre, acting, voice and dance.
Fort Worth is a hotbed for local theater productions. Jubilee Theatre, Rose Marine Theater, Stage West, Amphibian Stage Productions, Circle Theater, and the Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater are just a few of the local venues where you can escape the weather.
Whether you like hip-hop, rock, country, jazz or anything in between, you can find a venue that will suit your musical desires. From the sprawling Honky Tonk of Billy Bob's Texas to more intimate venues like Tulips, there's plenty. Follow Hear Fort Worth for the latest show news.