Best Fort Worth, TX Attractions

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    10. Chisholm Trail Mural

    In the late 19th century, cattle were Fort Worth's main industry, and millions of head were routed through the city on the legendary trail for which this mural was named. In honor of this tradition, artist Richard...

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    9. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    When those Texas summer days become too hot to bear, make a beeline to this cool waterpark. Patrons can swim in the pools, surf man-made waves, ride boogie boards and inner tubes, slide down a seven-story tower,...

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    8. Rangers Ballpark

    Home to the Texas Rangers baseball team, this park opened in 1994. Incorporating elements from great venues like Wrigley Field, Ebbets Field, and Tiger Stadium, the Ballpark also boasts scenes of Texas landmarks on...

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    7. Texas Motor Speedway

    Catch all your favorite drivers at this major league auto racing venue! Occupying 1,000 acres, TMS is the second largest sports facility in America; its seating capacity is 153,000. The oval race track runs for 1.5...

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    6. Fort Worth Cattle Drive

    A throwback to past days, this daily event was introduced to celebrate "Fort Worth 150," the anniversary of the city's founding as a military outpost on the banks of the Trinity River. Now, when the weather...

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    5. Six Flags Over Texas

    This branch of the great amusement park offers fun for the entire family. With more than 100 rides and shows, the park has more than enough distractions for a day or even a weekend. One of the park's attractions, the...

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    4. Log Cabin Village

    Set in Forest Park, this village is comprised of a cluster of 19th century pioneer cabins. Visitors to the site can see original furnishings of pioneer families and learn how settlers lived on Texas's early...

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    3. Grapevine Vintage Railroad

    Named for the appearance of the numerous rail lines radiating from Fort Worth, the Tarantula Train has been (and remains) a city signature. A restored steam engine dating to 1896 moves passengers between Fort Worth...

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    2. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

    The stockyards of Fort Worth once bustled with cattle, and saloons lined the streets, offering respite to herders and passersby. Now part of a historic district, the old barns and pens house shops, museums and...

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About Fort Worth, TX Attractions

Perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Fort Worth is the Stockyards Historic District, with good reason. It's here that you can experience the thrill of a cattle drive (every day!), check out some bronco bustin' at the rodeo (every Friday and Saturday night), test your mettle against the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, catch a ride on the historic Grapevine Vintage Railroad, or explore the area's history at Stockyards Museum or the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Outside this district you'll find an additional wealth of opportunity. Seek out your favorite critters at the Fort Worth Zoo, gaze at the works of contemporary masters at the Modern Art Museum, rest and rejuvenate at the Fort Botanical Garden, broaden your mind at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (which also has an IMAX theater), or better your understanding of the West through art at the Amon Carter Museum. Forest Park is not only a fine greenspace and relaxing escape from city demands, it's also home to the Log Cabin Village, a fascinating living history museum. Venturing further afield, the Fossil Rim Conservation and Learning Center in Glen Rose is a preserve with some 1000 rare and endangered animals. Also in Glen Rose is Dinosaur Valley State Park, a real find for dino-maniacs and outdoors enthusiasts. If it's not a vacation without at least one trip to an amusement park, you're in luck. In nearby Arlington there's Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

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