The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is HUGE. Fun fact, it is larger than the whole state of Rhode Island. With an area this huge that means there is PLENTY to do, from the extravagant that will make your pocketbook to cry the free activities below! There are 50 free things to do in the Fort Worth Texas area that you will love.
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50 Amazing and Free Things to do in Fort Worth Texas
If you are looking for free things to do in Texas, here are 18 free things to do in Fort Worth Texas:
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The Botanic Garden in Fort Worth – Take a scenic walk through The Botanic Garden. 90% of the garden is free, all but Japenese garden. There are 110 acres to explore!
Amon Carter Museum of American Art – While current exhibits are continually changing, admission is always free!
Trinity Trails of Fort Worth – These trails run along the West Fork Trinity River. You can bike, walk, or hike through the
Molly the Trolley – This is a great way to save on parking, and get a great tour of downtown at no cost!
Fort Worth Water Gardens – Located downtown, this is a massive water feature you can walk around IN and not get wet. It's pretty fun to see and a great break from the busy downtown!
Heritage Trails – This is a walking tour with lots of history and some great photo ops!
JFK Tribute – This is an excellent tribute to JFK at and has a lot of history to take in.
Sid Richardson Museum – This museum is free seven days a week. This is a great
Sundance Square – Take a stroll through the Square. This is big during the holidays there is always a lot going on, events and more.
Fort Worth Stockyards – This is like four freebies in one! You can watch a real old-time cattle drive twice a day, and you can take in the star walk of fame, visit the historical livestock building and the stockyards visitor center. The Indian statue in the picture at the top and bottom of the page in at the Stockyards in front of the livestock building.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing– This Bureau offers free 45-minute tours where you can see how money is made! Very cool!
Klyde Warren Park – There are lots of events, a kids park, chess, and more!
Meadows Museum – This museum is free Thursdays after 6:30 PM.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth – Take advantage of free Sundays!
Military Museum of Fort Worth – This museum is free for veterans and children under 12.
Monnig Meteorite Gallery – How cool is this! You can view meteorites for free!
Billy Bob’s – Get your dance on with free line dance lessons every Thursday at 7 PM!
Barcadia Bar and Grill – Enjoy Free Play Tuesday when arcade games are free to play.
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William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery – Take in some great art, and the displays are always changing.
Kimbell Art Museum – Another art museum, there are a lot of them in Fort Worth!
Botanical Research Institute of Texas – Kind of like a museum for plants.
Airfield Falls Waterfall – You can access this waterfall along the Trinity Trail or just visit the waterfall itself.
River Legacy – There are lots to see and do here like visiting the living science center. This park is located along the river and makes for some great views!
Drive Lake Worth – Lake worth is so pretty! There is rumored to be a haunted castle, some great views, alligator sightings, and the legend of goatman.
Traders Villiage – Everything is bigger in Texas including this flea market. This flea market not only has booths, food, and shops, it has amusement park-style rides, AND it's own RV park. It hosts different themed events, like photos with Santa. Not everything is free, but you can easily take a day to walk the shops, talk to vendors, and people watch!
Cowtown Opry – The Cowtown Opry puts on free concerts all over the city.
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Summer Series – All summer you can take in free concerts and free movies!
Rockin' the River – Come float in the water, or sit along the bank to take in the free music concerts.
Plus the 19 Free Things to do In Dallas! – The Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex is HUGE the all run together. So you can easily visit Dallas as well with a little bit of a drive!
When it comes to free things to do in Fort Worth Texas, you won’t find any better than these 18 free things to do! What other free activities have you found in Fort Worth, Texas? Share some free things to do in the comments below!
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Side note if you have time make sure to swing on down to San Antonio and take in the free things to do there too!