20 Free Things To Do In Fort Worth

Looking for somewhere fun to head this weekend but don't want to break the bank? Look no further! We've got all the details on 20 free things to do in Fort Worth with your family!


1. Fort Worth Water Gardens

The Fort Worth Water Gardens are one of Fort Worth's architectural marvels! Open year-round visitors can see this great attraction near the convention center!


2. Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is a great stop if you're going through the cultural district. This museum features 200 years of American art and has ample family programming. Check out our full guide on this attraction here!


3. Kimbell Art Museum

Another great stop in the cultural district is the Kimbell Art Museum. The Kimbell includes over 350 works of art and exhibits that are for all ages and stages! Check out our directory of museums here!


4. DREAM park An all-abilities park in Fort Worth just off Trinity Trails is a must-see when you're in the city! This park has whimsical playscapes for all ages and abilities with a great view of the river. Check out our park directory here!


5. Indoor Playscape

Several local churches such as Gateway Church & The Hills Church have free indoor play places! Most are open only on certain weekdays so be sure to check their schedules before you go! View our full list here!



6. Stroll through the Stockyards

Take a stroll through the historic stockyards and check out the charming shops & restaurants. Or plan your visit for 11:30 am or 4 pm any day of the week when "The Herd" drives down East Exchange Avenue. The Herd can be seen anytime in their pens as well.


7. Downtown Murals

Downtown Fort Worth is home to many great murals. Check out our full list here and find yourself the perfect selfie spot downtown.


8. Sundance Square

Sundance Square is a span of 35 blocks of retail, dining, and entertainment in downtown Fort Worth. The iconic fountains run all year long and many free art installments and entertainment pop-ups can be found here.


9. See How Currency is Made

Come learn and see how billions of dollars are printed at The Bureau of Engraving & Printing. It is open daily for self-guided tours. Half of the nation's currency is printed right here in Fort Worth!


10. Ride Molly the Trolley Through Town

Catch a ride on this vintage trolley that can be found on its route between the convention center and sundance square! She operates from 10 am - 10 pm and comes by about every 15 minutes!


11. Feed the Ducks at Trinity Part Duck Pond

You won't believe how many ducks are hanging around the pond waiting for a snack! You're almost guaranteed to find some ducks to watch and feed any time of day all year round!


12. Tour Fire Station No. 1

Learn about the first 150 years of Fort Worth's history in this historic Fire Station's small museum!


13. Cowtown Opry

Explore the great musical heritage of Texas on most Saturdays & Sundays all year long by stopping by a free performance of the "Cowtown Opry" in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

14. Moudy Gallery at TCU

Visit the current exhibition of TCU undergraduates and MFA students! Check out our directory of museums here.

15. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU

Works in the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts are often new works or the works of national & international artists never before seen in Texas! Check them out! Check out our directory of museums here.

16. Panther Island Pavillion

Panther Island is an oasis within the city. A great plate to take a boat tour, kayak, walk, jog or bike. Many events are hosted on the island but access to enjoy the beauty of the island is free!


17. Sid Richardson Museum

The Sid Richardson Museum is located in Sundance Square and features the personal collection of Sid Richardson. This museum has both guided and self-guided tours along with family programming throughout the week.

18. The Modern The Modern featuring post World War II art is not always free but is on Fridays and half-price on Sundays! "Admission includes entrance to permanent collection exhibitions, all special and traveling exhibitions, and scheduled tours and gallery programs."


19. Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Hold a piece of the solar system in your own hands at the Meteorite Gallery through this up-close hands-on experience. Open in the afternoons only.

20. Explore Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails feature over 40 miles of trails through the city. Perfect for a picnic, bike ride, jog or run. There are 17 different trailheads to choose from.

Where's your favorite place to hang out in the city?


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