There is something for everyone when exploring the Fort Worth area. Our LCCS Eagle families recommend the following places and activities:
- Sundance Square – A resounding favorite, this 35-block area of downtown is filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Bass Performance Hall, known for the beautiful angels along the building’s exterior, was the most recommended attraction by our Lake Country Christian School families. Any concert or show in this venue will not disappoint.
- Stockyards National Historic District – It’s the home of the only daily cattle drive and the only year-round rodeo. Time your visit around the morning or afternoon movement of the Fort Worth Herd. Every Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the Stockyard’s Championship Rodeo. Stop by the Visitor Center for maps and information before you start your walking tour. The Stockyards experience includes restaurant options ranging from Texas barbecue to fine dining, shopping, museums, music, wild west shows, and vintage locomotives that run from Stockyards Station to Grapevine or along the Trinity River.
- Fort Worth Zoo – The oldest zoo in Texas, it is consistently rated one of the top zoos in the nation. This must-do attraction is open 365 days a year and offers half-price admission on Wednesdays.
- Fort Worth Cultural District – This area west of downtown boasts outstanding museums, including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the oldest art museum in Texas. Lose yourself among some of the finest collections of artwork, experience history brought to life through interactive exhibits, or engage in hands-on learning. Getting from one museum to the next is easy, and the setting makes this a great area to explore. You’ll also find Casa Mañana theatre, as well as the Will Rogers Memorial Center, which is home to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo each January/February.
- Sports – Fort Worth is home to the Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. Professional sports venues are plentiful in nearby cities. You don’t have to leave Tarrant County to enjoy an outing at the ballpark with the Texas Rangers, cheer on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, or experience a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway. In less than an hour, you’ll find the homes of the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas.
- Outdoors – Nature lovers will delight in the area’s numerous outdoor opportunities! The spring-fed lake and sandy beaches of Burger’s Lake make it a favorite swimming hole for LCCS families. Many lakes in and around the city are perfect for boating and fishing. Fort Worth Nature Center is ideal if canoeing or kayaking is more your style. The Eagle Mountain Park trails are a hit with hikers. Those looking for a more relaxing experience will enjoy the Fort Worth Botanic Garden near the Cultural District, or the Water Gardens located downtown.