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Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Fort Worth, Texas

Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Fort Worth, Texas

For those who love the city life but want to experience the nostalgia of cowboys and the Wild West, Fort Worth is the perfect city for you.  Fort Worth is full of history, museums, shopping, outdoor trails, and sporting activities. Here’s our pick of the top 5 ways to enjoy the outdoors and explore this great city.

Fort Worth Cattle Drive & Stockyards National Historic District

That’s right, you can still experience the place where the cowboy life began.  The Cattle hands drive Texas Longhorns down East Exchange Avenue twice daily at 11:30 and 4:00. The cow hands are dressed in authentic gear and are available for pictures after the drive.  On the weekends, take a behind the scenes tour for a hands on experience with the cowboys and the steers.

After immersing yourself in cowboy history, visit the Stockyards National Historic District where you can shop for all the best cowboy gear, go to the Stockyard Museum, or watch an authentic rodeo. Grab a bite to eat in Mule Alley where you will find great barbeque, southern dishes and cowboy portions.

Cowtown Opry

No trip to Texas would be complete without enjoying some old fashioned country music.  The Cowtown Opry is dedicated to preserving Texas heritage and authentic western music.  There is a free, family friendly, weekly Sunday concert at 2:00pm on the steps of the Livestock Exchange Building.  Performers are dressed in cowboy garb and playing guitars and banjos.  Enjoy the fun!

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Don’t miss the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with 23 specialty gardens.  The Botanical Gardens are free and open seven days a week from 8am-6pm. This is a great place to enjoy some quiet beauty while learning more about Texas natural history.  If 23 gardens aren’t enough for you, you can also visit (for a small fee) the Rain Forest Conservatory and the large Japanese Garden complete with Koi Ponds (don’t forget to buy fish food to feed them).

After installing new granite countertops all day long, this is our favorite place to go when the weather is just right to unwind and get back in touch with nature. It’s definitely a place you cannot miss in Fort Worth!

Texas Motor Speedway

What’s more country than the race track?  Experience the rumble of engines and the sheer speed of the NASCAR races.  Drive your own 1.5 mile lap with 20 degree turns at the September 26, 2020 benefit event. Or, get your tickets for the 10 race playoff in October.

Saturday Live Music Specials

Every Saturday in September, enjoy live, local musicians from 6pm – 9pm at the Branch & Bird.  Enjoy a fabulous view of the city while enjoying an upscale dinner and cocktails or local microbrews. 

Bonus Tip: Molly the Trolley

Need a great way to get around Fort Worth?  Molly the Trolley is a historic looking trolley with all of the modern conveniences.  Molly will get you anywhere you want to go in Fort Worth and runs every 10 to 15 minutes from 10 am to 10 pm. It starts at the Fort Worth Convention Center and goes to the Sundance Square. It also stops at Fort Worth Central Station where you can catch commuter trains, Amtrak or the city buses.  And the best part – ride on Molly for free!

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