FAMILY VACATION

Fort Worth is filled with attractions for all ages, most within a 10-minute drive of each other.

  • One of the top 5 zoos in the nation, the Fort Worth Zoo provides a day of discovery. Exhbits include Texas Wild, featuring habitats across the state, and the Museum of Living Art (MOLA), a Herpetarium filled with the most exotic and endangered species on the planet.
  • Hands-on adventurers should head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where parents have as much fun as kids. Find fossils in the Dino Dig for fossils, explore light and color in Designer Studio, travel back through time in the 4D theater or catch a show at Omni Theater (an IMAX dome) or Noble Planetarium.
  • The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge offers outdoors adventure with hiking, canoeing and kayaking. The area boasts more than 3,600 acres of forests, prairies and wetlands. And don't be surprised if you spot buffalo, beaver, duck, cottontail rabbit or other indigenous wildlife.
  • Get a dose of western history at The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring trailblazing women of the American West. The museum includes interactive exhibits, rare photographs, and fascinating artifacts telling the stories of famous cowgirls from Annie Oakley to Jessie from Toy Story.
  • Enjoy an old-fashioned dip in a spring-fed pool at Burger's Lake, a 30-acre park featuring sandy beaches and six diving boards, a 20-foot slide and a 25-foot trapeze. Monitored by certified lifeguards. And with more than 300 picnic tables and charcoal grills, there are plenty of amenities for a big family get-together.
  • Complete your visit to Fort Worth at the Stockyards National Historic District. Don't miss the world's only twice-daily cattle drive, The Fort Worth Herd, every day at 11:30 am and 4 pm on Exchange Avenue. Plan your trip during The Herd's Cow Camp, where children and adults experience hands-on activities such as roping, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations and chuckwagon stories.
  • Don't miss the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, every Friday and Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum, with bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping. Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, offered seasonally, features trick roping, riding, and shooting, and singing cowboys.

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