Fort Worth for Families
There are a lot of fun and inexpensive things for young families to do when visiting Fort Worth. Fort Worth is a great suburban city with lots of cultural things to do as well as interactive things that family can participate in outdoors.
Sundance Square is one of the many entertainment centers that can be found in The City of Fort Worth. There are great restaurants and places to visit and its all located downtown, in the heart of the city. There are theaters, as well as museums and galleries that regularly have shows and performances that cater to kids and families. Along with the cultural activities that you can experience in Sundance Square there are also a number of restaurants, both casual and high end where hungry families can stop and eat not to mention shopping for a variety of tastes. Throughout the years there are various festivals and outdoor events such as The Main Street Arts Festival and the yearly Mayfest outdoor celebration. If you plan to visit Sundance Square remember that there is free parking all weekend as well as after 5 pm on weekdays. Parking meters are also free after 5 and on weekends.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo has been named one of the top zoos in the country be several sources including USA Today, Los Angeles, as well as others. This zoo is home to over 5000 animals including both exotic animals and those native to Texas and/or North America. Since 1909, when the zoo only housed a handful of animals the Fort Worth Zoo has made it its mission to educate and entertain the public and of course preserve and conserve wildlife and nature. The zoo hosts several events throughout the year to entertain and inform families and organizations about the environment and animals. No matter what time of year you are planning to visit the zoo check out the calendar of events at the zoo’s website to find fun activities for your family to do.
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
The City of Fort Worth is known as the city “Where the West Begins.” The Historical Fort Worth Stockyards was once an actual stop on the famed Chisolm Trail and even today it has everything you would expect from a western town including cowboys and shoot-outs, sheriffs and train robberies as well as other traditional staples of the “wild wild west.” There is an old fashion cattle drive that occurs twice a day everyday as well as historical walking tours, a rodeo zone complete with mechanical bull, a miniature train, and a cattlepen maze. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in the stockyards as is The Texas Trail of Fame, modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. This historical western themed attraction is not only educational but also multiple days of entertainment for families visiting Texas.
The list of things for families to do when visiting Fort Worth, Texas goes on and on. Before traveling to Texas do some research on the different types of seasonal activities available for families. Young families are sure to have fun together participating in these fun activities.