You’ll never hear “there’s nothing to do” in Dallas – Fort Worth. Regardless of the season, there are incredible places to visit whenever you’re in town. Locals never get through their bucket list of activities either, as attractions are continuously added throughout the Metroplex. While some local hot spots appear on every tourist brochure, we’ve passed on them with this list to provide amazing attractions that are just too good to get overlooked!
1. National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum (1720 Gendy St. - Fort Worth)
This art deco-inspired building houses great stories of the women who played significant roles in Western history. It's only fitting that the national museum, which opened in 1975, is located in the city known as Cowtown.
2. Sundance Square (downtown Fort Worth)
There's always something going on in "The Square" here in Fort Worth. In addition to the beautiful fountains, you'll find boutiques, entertainment, restaurants, and usually some type of outdoor festival or event.
3. Fort Worth Water Gardens (1502 Commerce St.)
These spectacular gardens are easy to miss if you are driving, but are definitely worth the visit. Meander amongst the waterways and variety of fountains that operate throughout the year.
4. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St.)
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the country. View amazing contemporary works displayed in a concrete and glass building surrounded by an impressive reflecting pond.
5. Montgomery Plaza and Trinity Park Area (2600 W. 7th St. - Fort Worth)
This revitalized area features shopping, biking, restaurants, and green areas and is a hot spot for locals.
6. Gaylord Texan Hotel (1501 Gaylord Trail - Grapevine)
Visitors can spend hours strolling through the Texas-themed hotel and it’s gorgeous atrium area with a likeness of the Alamo, San Antonio's River Walk, and more. Traditional Texas foods are served there, as well. It is also home to the Crystal Cactus Nightclub, which is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Grapevine Lake.
7. Galleria Mall (13350 Dallas Pkwy. - Dallas)
This high-end and huge shopping mall features a year-round ice skating rink. The Galleria is Recognized by
USA Today as "One of the top 10 places to spend it all."
8. Dallas World Aquarium (1801 N. Griffin St.)
The name may not say it, but this place is way more than an aquarium. The facility is also a zoo. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world.
9. Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora St. - Dallas)
This outdoor "roofless" museum is situated in downtown Dallas housing the sculpture collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.
10. Historic West End (east of I-35E and south of Woodall Rodgers Freeway - Dallas)
The historic district includes a 67.5-acre area in northwest downtown Dallas. The area includes many former warehouses and industrial buildings that have been converted into restaurants and shops.
11. Klyde Warren Park (2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. - Dallas)
The 5.2-acre park is built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and opened in 2012. It features daily activities, entertainment, food trucks, and restaurants.
12. Frontiers of Flight Museum (6911 Lemmon Ave. - Dallas)
The museum, located next to Dallas' Love Field Airport, has numerous displays and an interactive Living History program to teach about aviation and spaceflight.
13. Highland Park Village (southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road - Highland Park)
Highland Park Village was the first self-contained shopping center in America. It houses upscale shops and restaurants. While the Christmas tree is seasonal, the area is beautifully lit throughout the year to add to the outdoor shopping experience.
What other amazing places that sometimes may get overlooked would you add to this list? We’d love to have your suggestions.