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Best for Kids in Ft. Worth

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Bass Performance Hall

Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space would provide the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 as a venue for the acclaimed Van Cliburne International Piano Competition, an event held every four years. The hall also serves as home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and the Fort Worth Opera. Visiting companies of all kinds — opera, modern dance, Broadway companies, etc. — perform in this elegant and majestic space. Valet parking and group discount rates are available too. Call for show times.

Ft. Worth, TX, United States
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Forest Park Miniature Train

This pretty, leisurely five-mile journey takes passengers from Forest Park through the woods, over trestles and under bridges, to the duck pond at Trinity Park and back. In Trinity Park, the train stops at a refreshment depot for soft drinks and popcorn, the remaining attraction is the old Forest Park Rides built in 1958. Two trains run simultaneously on the busiest days. Children find it the ride to be a great adventure, while parents will enjoy the leisurely pace.

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Fort Worth Zoo

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo is a pioneer in using natural habitats to showcase animals. Exotic animals are kept out of cages and left to freely roam in a natural environment. On most occasions, visitors are separated from the residents by only a river or a waterfall! Special exhibits include the world of primates, African Savannah, Asian falls and Texas wild. An onsite restaurant serves hamburgers, fries, pizza and BBQ, while a canopy of magnificent oak trees provides shelter from the hot Texas sun.

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Log Cabin Village

Located in a very woodsy section of Trinity Park, this 19th-century grouping of log cabins is a true delight. The seven fully restored cabins originated in the 1850s. Volunteers who run the operation are adept at giving demonstrations of everyday activities from days gone by including corn grinding, candle dipping, spinning and weaving. Special programs such as pioneer pastimes are often held, showing children how people lived in pioneer times with examples of art, crafts and other displays. Check the website for admission prices and more.

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Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer beautiful trails and garden exhibits in one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. An extensive greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, showcases tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful settings. The Japanese Garden, a popular attraction among visitors, is tranquil and perfect for relaxation or contemplation. Special events abound throughout the year, such as the annual spring butterflies in the garden, with more than 6,000 butterflies adding color to the already magnificent setting.

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Casa Mañana

This historic Casa Mañana theater was created by Henry Kaiser, following examples and design principles set by famous architect R. Buckminster Fuller. Casa Mañana features a children's playhouse and a modified thrust stage with a seating for upto 1,045 people. Entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow have performed here. In addition, Broadway touring productions including 'Cats' and 'Miss Saigon' have thrilled visitors with spectacular sets and performances. For over 40 years now, this theater company has only been growing to become one of the largest performing arts center in Texas. It has always nurtured and honed the talents of a number of people to promote live professional theater and continues to do so, even today.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

This delightful collection of tactile displays encourages learning for children and adults alike. A ferocious dinosaur offers greetings in the front walkway; attractive and enticing exhibits branch out in all directions. There are nine permanent galleries with themes ranging from Texas history to computers to fossils. Two of these include dino dig and kid space, specifically designed for younger children. One of the most popular attractions is the Omni Theater, an IMAX theater that shows 70mm films on a huge screen. The noble planetarium presents programs on astrology.

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Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards

As its name implies, Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is located in that especially historic part of town. 101 guestrooms feature a slew of luxurious amenities, including: free WiFi, a sofa-sleeper, granite countertops and modern vanities. The hotel is close to a number of attractions like the world's first indoor rodeo, the world's largest honky-tonk and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Reserve your room today and experience all that Fort Worth has to offer.

Fort Worth, TX, United States
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Fort Worth Stockyard Stables

Located in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Stockyard Stables is a must-visit for all horse lovers. Go on a horseback ride through miles of peaceful terrain along the Trinity River, or have your picture taken by the stables' professional photographer. It's a great place to bring your little ones, as all ages are welcome here. Birthdays, weddings, corporate events and many other occasions are the perfect functions to hold here.

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TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Southwest

TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Southwest offers one and two bedroom suites in a unique region, located between the beauty of Benbrook Lake and the bustling activity of downtown Fort Worth. Each room comes equipped with a full kitchen and a desk so guests can go about their lives and business as they would from the comfort of their homes. This hotel is tailored to meet the needs of extended stay travelers and there is a fitness center, outdoor pool and laundry room all open to guests on the premises.

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Babies on the Boulevard

Everybody loves dressing up their little angels and Babies on the Boulevard has the best in terms of quality and quantity of kids wear. Browse through loads of clothes and you'll surely want to take it all home. The helpful and friendly staff will help you pick and choose things that suit your need and taste. They also house toys and accessories. Everything available here is safe for kids and they maintain high quality standards. Make sure to check out the personalized gifts that they offer, made out of crystals and then hand painted, these are surely collectibles.

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The Enchanted Forest

This neighborhood children's bookstore is indeed enchanting. With more than 45,000 titles on hand, there is something to thrill children of all ages. The knowledgeable clerks will help you find that perfect selection. Cozy up in one of the corners and relive the magic of Alice in Wonderland or grab the latest Harry Potter adventure. In a day when small bookstores rarely survive, Enchanted Forest has been around since 1992 because personalized service and the cozy atmosphere keeps customers coming back again and again.

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