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101 Family Day Trips and Staycation Ideas Around Fort Worth

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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 Fort Worth. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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Explore Gardens and Sculpture Gardens

Fort Worth Botanical Garden
  Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Texas Sculpture Garden
  Lavender Ridge Farms
Dallas Museum of Art Sculpture Garden



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
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Hawaiian Falls
King Spa and Waterpark
Water Works Park
Wet Zone
Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark


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
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Explore These Cities

  Archer City
Possum Kingdom Lake


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
Adventures Unlimited Paddling Company


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
Guanajuato Bakery
Pop N Cream
Curly's Frozen Custard
Morgan's Ice Cream Co.


Connect with Nature

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


Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Six Flags Over Texas


Talk to the Animals

  Fort Worth Zoo
Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas
Dallas 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
Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts
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
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
Rollerwand West


Challenge Yourself

   Summit Fort Worth
 North Texas Bubble Soccer - Dallas
 Go Ape!
 Trinity Forest Adventure Park


Shop Your Heart Out

Galleria Dallas
Back Door Book Shop / Barber's Bookstore
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