10 free things to do in Fort Worth

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Don’t break the bank while exploring Cowtown. | Photo by @rodiculousness

Cowtown has a lot to offer and planning the perfect outing for your significant other or your BFF can be overwhelming — especially if you’re trying to save money. To help you spice up your life, we’ve created a list of date ideas designed to suit your pocketbook.

Here are 10 free ways you can spend a day in Fort Worth.


A map to Stars of the Stockyards. | Graphic provided by Stockyards Station

1. Take a self-guided tour through the Stars of the Stockyards and explore the local businesses where celebrities filmed movies and TV series.

Sundance Square

Sundance Square. | Photo by @chrisyforbesvandyck

2. Dance the night away in Sundance Square with live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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The Knights of Pythias Building is now a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark | Photo via Haltom’s Jewelers

3. Learn about the city’s historic landmarks with an adventure around Fort Worth.

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The Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU. | Photo by TCU

4. Explore our solar system at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery (inside the science building at TCU) with hands-on encounters with meteorites.

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The Heritage Trails celebrates our community’s early history. | Photo by The City of Fort Worth

5. Take a walk through downtown and discover events that helped shape Cowtown on the Heritage Trails.

Open path, waterfront, and forest are all part of Eagle Mountain Lake. | Photo by @glennstagrams

Open path, waterfront, and forest are all part of Eagle Mountain Lake. | Photo by @glennstagrams

6. Grab your hiking shoes and enjoy a stroll along these eight hiking trails

FTW-Downtown Cowtown at the Isis

Downtown Cowtown at the Isis. | Photo by @downtown_cowtown

7. Catch a movie at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis every Wednesday. Pro tip: the first person to arrive gets to pick the movie.


The best part of the Carter — it’s free everyday. |Photo by Steven Watson / Wikimedia Commons

8. Explore the expansive collection and exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Photo of the cowboy leading the cattle drive..

Get ready for a day of good ol’ country fun. | Photo by @fortworthherd

9. Watch the twice-daily cattle drive with real cowhands in the Stockyards daily, at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Molly the Trolly. | Photo by The City of Fort Worth

10. Take a ride on Molly the Trolley for a relaxing ride around downtown.

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