When you think of Texas, you might think of hot summers and warm weather. But even when the cooler months are here, there are still plenty of fun things to do, especially in Fort Worth, TX. Dallas certainly has a lot of events happening all the time but Fort Worth is no slouch. Whether you’re looking for fun activities, interesting places to go, or ways to welcome winter, you can’t go wrong in Cowtown. Here is just a sampling of things to do in Fort Worth, TX this winter in 2019.
What To Do This Winter In Fort Worth Texas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Architectural Digest referred to Dallas Arboretum as “one of the most breathtaking gardens in the world.” That doesn’t stop in the wintertime. The 66-acre display garden includes tons of floral arrangements all year long. In the fall, Pumpkin Village sprouts up and features over 90,000 pumpkins and gourds. There’s also a children’s adventure garden that helps connect kids with nature, multiple galleries, and over 150 interactive activities. Holiday at the Arboretum in December features plenty of festive fun for the whole family.
Red Door Escape Room
If you’ve heard about escape rooms but never actually tried one, there’s no better time to gather you your friends and figure out how to get out of this immersive, fun, experience. Red Door Fort Worth includes over 6,200 square feet of games, from traditional escape rooms to a Wild West adventure where you have to save the town from a gang of bandits.
The Sixth Floor Museum
If you’ve never been to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, winter is an ideal time to stop by. This reflective environment for people to get information and understand the assassination and legacy of John F. Kennedy acts as a big history lesson for that day and the time period. The burial and funeral of President Kennedy are the focus of the “Mourning a President” exhibition, which is open through Feb. 19.
The TCU Horned Frogs have another exciting schedule for the 2019-2020 men’s college basketball season that includes plenty of home games throughout the winter at Schollmaier Arena. The team’s nonconference schedule runs from late November to the end of December and then Big 12 Conference games begin in January. Take a look at the full schedule and see which games sound good to you. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the women’s college basketball schedule as well. They’ve been to the postseason three seasons in a row and looking to keep that momentum going this year as well. It’s a great way to support the local university and have fun while doing it.
Enjoy Some Football
While we’re talking about TCU, they’ve got one of the best college football teams in the nation. November is a critical time for their season as they work towards qualifying for a postseason bowl game. And as for bowl games, Fort Worth is home to the Armed Forces Bowl. Played in Amon G. Carter Stadium, this annual game is slated for January 4, 2020, and often includes one of the military academies as one of its participants. A great way to welcome in the new year.
Casa Mañana Theatre
Casa Mañana Theatre is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the county. Dubbed “The House of Tomorrow” for their forward-thinking ideas, they not only brought Broadway to Fort Worth way back in 1936 but continue to attract over 200,000 visitors every year. This winter season includes shows such as “Annie,” “Jack Frost,” and cabaret events. There’s also a theatre school here for those who want to spend the winter months honing their own theatrical craft.
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show
The original might be gone but this reenactment of Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show has to be experienced to be believed. The one-hour extravaganza includes trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs, and more. Plus, it’s a fun look back at the actual history and people who helped make Fort Worth what it is today. You can stay after the show for a meet & greet with cowboys and get a closer look at the ropes, bullwhips, and pistols that make up the experience.
Kimbell Art Museum
Get a bit of culture by taking everyone to Kimbell Art Museum. Their collection includes work from all the way back in the third millennium B.C. all the way up to the mid-20th century. It includes works from such notable artists as Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian, and Matisse. It’s also home to Michelangelo’s first known painting, which is pretty cool. There is also a lot of Asian and non-Western art to explore as well as special and traveling exhibits on display throughout the season. Even the building itself, designed by architect Louis Kahn, is a work of art to be admired.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Want to explore the atmosphere when it’s too chilly to be outside? Head indoors to Urban Air Adventure Park. They have tons of exciting activities, including indoor skydiving, climbing walls, America Ninja warrior course, indoor zip-lines, a dodgeball arena, trampolines, and more. The climbing hill, tube playground, and adventure hub are also great for kids. It’s a great option for a unique date as well as with a large group of friends and family.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
For a different kind of art experience, consider spending some time at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, which explores American artistry and creativity through its sizable collection, ever-evolving exhibitions, interesting events, and research. It’s a great way to gain an understanding of American art, where it’s going, and where it’s been. There also lots of events and activities for kids which give them a chance to start on artistic journeys of their own.
No matter what you choose to do this winter in Fort Worth, Texas, we hope you have an amazing time. If you’ve got a house that’s going to prevent you from enjoying this winter, we might be able to help. We buy houses in Fort Worth Texas in any condition and can close on your schedule. So if you’d like to sell your old home and move into a new home before the holidays, give us a call. We can help you sell your house fast in Fort Worth!