Dickies Arena hosts noteworthy sporting events, concerts and more on a weekly (and sometimes nightly) basis. If you’ve flown in to see your hometown team or driven up to rock with your favorite band, here's what you can do around the Arena before the event begins.
The facility is located on Montgomery Street, roughly three blocks north of Interstate 30. Continuing north on Montgomery leads one further into the Cultural District. It’s also just a few miles from downtown’s Sundance Square, the North Side’s Stockyards National Historic District, the restaurants and clubs (and zoo) near TCU, and those on the Near Southside.
Fort Worth's Cultural District houses five world-class museums in a park-like setting, just minutes from downtown and steps from Dickies Arena.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the closest attraction to the arena – literally steps from the entrance on Harley Street. The museum documents the history of women whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West through its permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-12.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Next door to the Cowgirl Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History can keep a family occupied for most or all of a day with its experiential exhibits and theaters. Special attractions include a planetarium, an IMAX theatre, dinosaur exhibits, the Cattle Raisers Museum (a museum within a museum), and many more experiences that are fun for all ages. Admission is $16 for adults and $13 for kids ages 2-18.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The first museum to open in what's known today as the Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses one the country's foremost collections of American art and is a major repositories of American photography with over 45,000 exhibition-quality prints. The museum is free to visit and flanks the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Kimbell Art Museum
This prestigious museum is one of rank with The Getty and The Louvre and is filled with artifacts and paintings of “the highest possible aesthetic quality” as determined by condition, rarity, importance, suitability, and communicative powers. The small collection consists of 350 pieces from masters such as Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Braque, Cézanne and many more. Admission is free.
Modern Art Museum
The oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States, the Modern Art Museum is comprised of post-World War II art and houses more than 3,000 works in its permanent collection. Admission is $16 adults, free for ages 18 and under. Half-price admission is offered on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.
Some Fort Worth culinary institutions sit just across Montgomery Street from Dickies Arena. In addition to the walkable ones we’ve listed here, you’ll be barely a mile from the West 7th area, where you’ll find a plethora of dining and drinking options.
Cowtown natives know to visit Jazz Cafe for delicious Greek food. It offers indoor and outdoor seating and a Sunday brunch with live jazz music.
Montgomery Street Cafe
Since 1948, the Montgomery Street Cafe has served great diner-style fare to its customers. Located at 2000 Montgomery Street, it’s literally across the street from Dickies Arena.
Taco Heads started in a food truck in Fort Worth. They now have a brick-and-mortar location where they serve their creative family taco recipes and more. Note that the menu includes several vegan options.
Ye Olde Bull and Bush
The Ye Olde Bull and Bush English Pub offers an extensive wall of taps. If you want to sample a beer brewed locally (and there are lots of tasty options) or something from across the pond, you’ll find a style to your liking here.
Crockett Row Dining + Food Hall
Crockett Row at West 7th is filled with a plethora of dining options: Mash'd, STIRR, Oni Ramen, Cork & Pig and even a Food Hall. After you're done eating, stroll the many shops or grab a beer on one of the garden-style patios.
Fort Worth Camera
Maybe you want to get that perfect family photo printed. Maybe there's a lens you’ve been wanting. Maybe you didn’t bring your own rig and you want to rent something for the day’s exploration. Fort Worth Camera has everything shutterbugs need to enhance their trips to Cowtown.
Camp Bowie Boulevard Shops
The 30 blocks along Camp Bowie Boulevard hold a lot of history as well as must-see specialty shops and boutiques. The Village at Camp Bowie is the largest retail center on the boulevard, with stores like Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes, Babies on the Boulevard, and Toy Works, which specializes in educational toys. Maven presents chic, fashion-forward clothing and jewelry in addition to upscale home décor and one-of-a-kind items. Carter Bowden Antiques houses many antique items, as well as Italian furniture and decorative arts from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Georgina Estefania’s knitted creations can be found in stores across North America, but in Fort Worth, you can see the factory, watch their artisans at work and buy sweaters, shawls and scarves -- often at discounted prices.
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
Morris Boot Company
Coming to Fort Worth and leaving with a pair of boots is a right of passage.The Morris Boot Company will make you some new ones or repair the ones you have.
Ramblin Trails Custom Boots
Stop in at Ramblin Trails Custom Boots to get a pair of boots made to your specifications and with a unique design that fits your personality. They’re located at 2060 Montgomery.
Vending Nut Company
Open six days a week, the Vending Nut Company has roasted and sold nuts of all kinds for more than 50 years. These are the snacks you need for the drive home.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Texas’s oldest botanic garden features more than 2,500 species across 23 specialty gardens. There’s something to see any time of year, including the extensive and mesmerizing Japanese Garden.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Located next to the Botanic Garden, BRIT is a scientific research and learning center that offers tours, classes, lectures, workshops, and special events. Your family can take advantage of one of their programs to learn about the amazing world of plants.