We had two relatives visiting from New England over the weekend, and decided it was the perfect time to check out Fort Worth. We went to Stockyards Station to watch the cattle drive and got in some Christmas shopping as well. We all loved the fun, rustic atmosphere and look forward to going back to see a rodeo. The Plano Area Moms on Facebook said the rodeo is their favorite thing to do in Fort Worth with their kids.

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What do you like to do with your family in Fort Worth? Here are some family-friendly ideas for a fun day trip, for more visit the Fort Worth Family Fun section of the city tourism website:

Stockyard Station
Watch the cattle drive at 11:30am or 4pm. Bring your camera and stay on the sidewalk! You can also visit the herd at other times in their pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad: Weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day you can board a train in Grapevine and ride to the Stockyards!

Stockyards Rodeo
Cowtown Coliseum
Championship Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show Saturday afternoons plus check for additional show days during school vacations.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Permanent exhibits include DinoLabs and DinoDig, Energy Blast, Fort Worth Children’s Museum, and the Cattle Raisers Museum. IMAX theater and Planetarium.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Free 45-minute guided tours on weekdays. Stroll along an elevated walkway and actually see money being produced below you. Closed on Mondays, weekends, federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. PAM Review


Fort Worth Water Gardens
Next to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson, this architectural and engineering marvel can be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.