Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth

A highly regarded American zoo (and the second-most-popular attraction in the state), it's home to about 5000 inhabitants representing 650 species, many of them endangered. Check out the Komodo dragons and the Great Barrier Reef exhibit. Other noted inhabitants include elephants and gorillas. Parking is $5.

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1. Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1.19 MILES

A Japanese garden with a koi pond and a tropical conservatory are the highlights at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

3. National Cowgirl Museum

1.72 MILES

This airy, impressive museum explores the myth and reality of cowgirls in American culture. Graced by a 2019 expansion that focuses especially on the…

4. Kimbell Art Museum

1.99 MILES

While the small Kimbell Art Museum holds treasures from Greece, Egypt, China, Japan and the ancient Americas, it’s the astonishing array of big European…

5. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


In a stunning building across from the Kimbell Art Museum, this stimulating museum displays paintings by the likes of Picasso, Mark Rothko and Francis…

6. Amon Carter Museum of American Art


Texas oilman Amon Carter starting collecting the art of the American West in the 1930s. Since his death, his impressive array of paintings and sculpture…

7. Firestone & Robertson Distillery

2.14 MILES

Texas' first craft whiskey distillery is a true delight, established in a 1927 warehouse and using many reclaimed antique materials as furnishings (the…

8. Chisholm Trail Mural

2.81 MILES

Overlooking Sundance Sq, the iconic Chisholm Trail Mural commemorates the local segment of the Chisholm Trail cattle drives of 1867-75.