Southwestern's DFW Guide
Whether you're a new student, a visitor to campus or just haven't taken time to explore Dallas-Fort Worth yet, we've created a brief guide to the metroplex to help get you started. Have fun discovering the rich western heritage, eating some of the best BBQ in the world, and taking in the sights and sounds of DFW.
DFW GUIDE 2013-2014 fun Guide SWBTS.EDU/DFWGUIDE Education & Family Fun fwnaturecenter.org The Texas Civil War Museum The Texas Civil War Museum maintains the most comprehensive collection of artifacts west of the Mississippi River, with more than 4,000 items rotating on exhibit. • Civil War Collection – More than 3,000 Northern and Southern artifacts, including General Grant's coat, worn during the surrender at Appomattox. • Victorian Dress Collection – More than 300 Victorian dresses and accessories, including women’s and men’s clothing. Admission: $6 Adults $3 Students 7 through 12 FREE with adult - Children 6 and under Active Military Discounts/Group Rates Available The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is a hidden jewel—a wilderness comprised of forests, prairies and wetlands reminiscent of how much of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex once looked. • More than 20 miles of hiking trails • Education programs • Canoeing & Kayaking Admission: $5 Adults (13-64) $2 Children (3-12; under 3, FREE) $3 Seniors (65+) $1 Discount per person (with Military ID) 9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135 For the Adventurous in Spirit Rockwood Gokart Track "Fastest Karts in Forth Worth" $5 per ride $4 per ride on Tuesdays 700 N. University Dr. | Fort Worth, TX 76114 rockwoodgokarts.com/ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Scenic wildlife drive. See giraffes, zebras, antelope, rhinoceros and more! 2299 County Road 2008 Glen Rose, TX 76043 (about 1 hour drive from Ft. Worth) fossilrim.org Marion Sansom Park Intermediate to Expert mountain bike trails 2500 Roberts Cut Off Rd Fort Worth, TX 76114 fwmba.org/trails/sansompark.htm Trinity Park Home to a duck pond, a miniature train, playgrounds and hiking/biking trails. 2401 University Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76107 760 Jim Wright Freeway North Fort Worth, TX 76108 texascivilwarmuseum.com U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing Visit the place where U.S. currency is made. An enclosed walkway above the production floor gives a birds-eye view of the process. Learn about the history and art of money manufacturing through interactive exhibits and displays. Admission is free. Open Tuesday–Friday. 9000 Blue Mound Road Fort Worth, TX 76131 moneyfactory.gov Free in Fort Worth SFort Worth Stockyards SFort Worth Botanical Gardens SFire Station No. 1 SFort Worth Water Gardens SParking in downtown Fort Worth (at night and on weekends)