I'm going to be in Fort Worth next month and will be on a pretty tight budget. I'm looking for the best free and inexpensive things to check out! I love the outdoors, art, museums, you name it. Thanks!
Fort Worth is a beautiful city and has plenty of free and low cost things to do. Fort Worth Stock Yards should be your first stop. It is the preserved old west part of the city and you can actually see a longhorn cattle drive & buy some great western souvenirs. Have lunch at Love Shack which has a great outdoor vibe. Next visit Sundance Square. It was named the #1 downtown area in the USA by Livability for 2014. It has a mix of old and new buildings and a beautiful area to sit in the Plaza and enjoy fountains under huge umbrellas. Enjoy a beer at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. It has a cool outdoor seating area & tons of beer choices, including lots of locals. The square area is also especially beautiful at night when it is all lit up. While you are in this area, walkover to see the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Part of the movie Logan's Run was filmed in the active pool area. Then spend some time in the Cultural District. The museums are filled with some of the best artwork you will find anywhere. Since they are smaller, you can plan to visit more than one in the same day. You can see the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Kimbell Art Museum for free. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has a small entrance fee, but it is 1/2 price on Wednesdays . All are within walking distance of each other & are closed on Mondays. If time permits, you may also want to see the Fort Worth Zoo and the Japanese Garden. Both have small entrance fees but are well worth it. Fort Worth Zoo was named the 10th best zoos in the country by TripAdvisor in 2014 & admission is 1/2 price on Wednesdays. For some good inexpensive tacos try Fuzzy's Taco Shop. Remember that wherever you are in Fort Worth, you should always keep an eye out for free music events. Plenty of great music in all genres always happening in the city.
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take a look at the Concerts in the Garden series http://www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/citg_main.asp
Also events at Sundance Square where there are a ton of free and low cost events especially during the summer.