Things To Do in Downtown Fort Worth

There are so many things to do in Dallas Fort Worth. Whether you’re travelling solo or with loved ones, you’ll find history and vibrant culture merge seamlessly in one of the United State’s fastest-growing, and friendliest cities.

The area attracts 9.4 million visitors annually and it’s clear to see why. For example, you’ll find many annual, outdoor celebrations, such as the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival or the Rockin’ the River live music event. You may wish to visit Fort Worth's Texas Motor Speedway–one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, or discover the federal facility where 60% of America's paper money is printed. Here are some other great things to do in Dallas Fort Worth. 

Six Flags Over Texas

Dallas Fort Worth’s largest theme park, Six Flags Over Texas, is just 30 minutes from Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel. It’s home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including 14 world-class roller coasters. You’ll find thrills for the whole family, such as the award-winning ride Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, and the world’s largest loop coaster, El Diablo! For younger adrenaline junkies, the Mini Mine Train and the Roaring Rapids are popular favourites. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a Texas-sized hot dog or indulge in some freshly-made churros!

Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo is just 10 minutes from Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel and welcomes approximately 1 million visitors annually. It’s the oldest continuous zoo site in Texas, founded in 1909, and has grown to house more than 7,000 native and exotic animals over 64 acres. This includes 72 species of mammal, 148 bird species, and 68 endangered and threatened species. The Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex. The Fort Worth Zoo is proud to be accessible as defined by ADA standards, as well as a Certified Autism Center™.

Fort Worth Stockyards

Yee-haw! You can’t visit Dallas Fort Worth and not experience the Stockyards National Historic District. Just 10 minutes from Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, it features Fort Worth's western heritage, including twice-daily cattle drives, year-round rodeos and the world's largest honky-tonk as well as more than a hundred new shopping, dining and entertainment venues. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, at the Stockyards National Historic District, you’ll discover where the West begins. 

Legoland Discovery Center

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is perfect for the whole family. Little kids (and big kids, alike) can play all day with millions of LEGO® Bricks at your fingertips. Take a ride in virtual reality with the Great LEGO Race, blast skeletons on the Kingdom Quest ride adventure, or have fun in the LEGO Ninjago soft play. When it’s time for a pit stop, grab a coffee or a bite to eat from the LEGO-themed Coffee Shop. Before the day is done, you’ll get the chance to meet some of your favourite LEGO characters and you’ll have the opportunity to take home a new set. Find The LEGOLAND Discovery Center just 30 minutes from Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel.

Dickies Arena

Opened in 2019, Dickies Arena in Fort Worth has quickly become synonymous with the biggest acts in showbusiness, sporting events, family shows, community events and even The Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo Performances. This state-of-the-art venue provides a capacity for up to 14,000 spectators. Dickies Arena welcomes popular events from WWE and boxing, to spectacular shows by Cirque du Soleil and headline acts like The Killers. Find the Dickies Arena located just a 10-minute cab ride from Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel.