Special thanks to Ozarka Brand Natural Spring Water for sponsoring this post and making our fun-filled day in Ft Worth possible. All opinions are my own.
Looking for some summer fun? My daughter, MIL and I recently spend a day enjoying all the FREE Things to do in Ft Worth! Maybe you want to check them out, too!
We weren’t born in Texas…..BUT we got here as quick as we could!
It’s been almost eleven years since our family moved to Texas and we love it here! There’s so many things to see and do! Whether it’s art, history, western culture, beautiful scenery or food you love…..you’ll find it all in Ft Worth.
The first thing you need to know is…….IT’S HOT!!! Many summer days it gets over 100, so we’ll start with the best ways to….
Beat the Heat:
Before heading out, PACK WATER!! This is THE most important thing to remember. Plan ahead and pack a couple of bottle of Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water for everyone.
Why Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water? Because it’s Born from Nature, Made in Texas! It’s #FromHereForHere and comes from three Texas Springs giving it a uniquely Texas fresh taste. If you’re coming to Texas you might as well get the full experience!
Getting Around Downtown:
(photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon News)
Take advantage of the FREE Valet Parking for Sundance Square. You’ll easily spot the red umbrella stands of the Sundance Square Valets. Pull up to any stand and they’ll gladly park your car for FREE, just have your ticket validated at any Sundance Square shop. About 10 minutes before you’re ready to go text them and your car will be waiting.
Don’t forget to grab your Ozarka® before they take the car!
Once you’ve parked use Molly the Trolley to get around downtown. These air-conditioned green buses have three different routes. Jump on the Downtown Get Around to head to the Ft Worth Water Gardens or visit any of the Sundance Square locations.
Molly stops at all the major hotels and attractions, just look for the “Molly Stops Here” signs. Trolleys run about every 10 minutes so you never have to wait long.
#1 Ft Worth Water Garden A refreshing oasis.
With a variety of water features
And three pools….which of course, you’re welcome to get in!
Admission to the 110 acre garden is always FREE.
(Photo courtesy of CarterMuseum.org)
Built by Amon G Carter to house his personal collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
The permanent collect is always FREE
#4 Sid Richardson Museum FREE. The exhibits change regularly so check dates. The gift shop is open daily and it’s a great place to find pottery made by a local artisan and other fun Texas stuff! There’s a FREE valet stand directly across the street from the museum so this could be a great place to start.
Rich History and Heritage:
#5 Heritage Walking Tour – Learn about the people and events that made Ft Worth what it is today. Permanent bronze plagues detail each event.
The Cattle Drive is a “must-see”.
Daily at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm, the cowboys take the Ft Worth herd of long horns down the street to give guests a feel for the wild west. On weekends, stick around for the Legends of Texas Gunfight.
Other (not free) things to do/see at the Stockyards:
- Stockyard Championship Rodeo
To get there:
Take the Stockyard Route on Molly the Trolley for $1.75 each or pick up your car from the valet (don’t forget to tip) and drive the three miles. Parking is available for $5 or park at the far end, up on the hill for FREE.
Of course, there’s the food…..but that will have to wait until tomorrow!