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101 Family Day Trips from Ft. Worth

 

 

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Ft. Worth. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Acton Nature Center
Fort Worth Nature Center
River Legacy
White Rock Lake

 

Time Travel Today

  Frisco Heritage Center
Layland Museum of History
Log Cabin Village
Texas Civil War Museum

 

Make Life a Beach

Burger's Lake
Joe Pool Lake
Pebble Beach Park
Meadowmere Park
Little Elm Park
Ray Roberts Lake State Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Bahama Beach
Great Wolf Lodge-Grapevine
NRH20
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Hawaiian Falls
King Spa and Waterpark
Water Works Park
Wet Zone
Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
DFW Elite Toy Museum
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
National Videogame Museum
Louis Tussaudas Palace of Wax
Leonard's Museum
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

 

Explore These Cities

  Archer City
Rainbow
Possum Kingdom Lake
Ennis
Dallas
Grapevine
Waco
Longview

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

   Vintage Flying Museum
 Fort Worth Aviation Museum
C.R. Smith Museum
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Forest Park Miniature Railroad
Museum of the American Railroad
Backwoods Paddlesports

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

   Mainstay Farm
 Lone Star Family Farm
 Kadee Farm
 Elves Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Frisco RoughRiders
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Stars
FC Dallas
Texas Rangers

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Melt Ice Creams
Steel City Pops
Pop N Cream
Curly's Frozen Custard
Gypsy Scoops
Schakolad Chocolate Factory

 

Connect with Nature

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
  Dallas Arboretum
Lake Texoma
Davy Crockett National Forest

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Sandy Lake Amusement Park
  Six Flags Over Texas
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  Fort Worth Zoo
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Dallas Zoo
The Gentle Zoo
Arbuckle Wilderness Park
The Dallas World Aquarium
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
In-Sync Exotics

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Meadows Museum
Crow Collection of Asian Art
African American Museum, Dallas
International Museum of Cultures
The Samurai Collection

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

   Turner Falls State Park
 Wichita Falls at Lucy Park
 Hamilton Pool Preserve

 

Get Active Indoors

  Altitude Trampoline Park
Celebrations Fort Worth
Flight Deck Trampoline Park
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
Longhorn Activity Center
Rollerwand West

 

Challenge Yourself

   Summit Fort Worth
 North Texas Bubble Soccer
 Zip Nac
 Trinity Forest Adventure Park

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Houston Street Toy Company
Galleria Dallas
Back Door Book Shop
Lucky Dog Books
Froggie's 5 and 10

 

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Fort Worth. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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