It's a good thing money doesn’t grow on trees -- mostly because of inflation, but also because we’d lose the extra sweetness of stuff that's totally free. Rake and bag those loose bills for a rainy day: here are 28 ways to have fun in Fort Worth that, much like J. Lo’s love, don't cost a thing.
Fort Worth has a ton of nationally renowned museums; this is the one with famous Frederic Remington cowboy paintings. Also worth noting: this is the AMON Carter museum, not the one for the kid who beat Shaq.
If you’ve seen one contemporary art gallery, you definitely haven’t seen them all. There’s more to modern art than Jackson Pollock and soup cans -- there’s also mixed media paintings about the painting process itself!
The always-free permanent collection ranges from pre-Christian-era Egyptian artifacts, to the Italian Renaissance paintings, to mid-20th-century sculpture. It’s like a History Channel show, minus the insurance commercials.
While you hike and bike the eight miles of trails in this North Arlington nature area, be sure to look for the one that called Hell’s Gate: it’s supposedly haunted by dead Civil War soldiers, arguably the spookiest of all ghosts.
Drive around the lake and take in the sights. Sure there’s an allegedly haunted castle on Lake Worth (trespassers beware -- of the cops), but the real draw here is the flora and fauna, which actually includes the occasional alligator. And potentially the legendary Goat Man, too.
Or rather, try not to eat it -- with 20,000sqft of skateable ground to cover, there’s bound to be at least one spot you can nail a trick here. Alternatively, if you’re not a skater, stop by to watch other people eat it.
Kick your weekend off once a month from April through November with free outdoor concerts from the best local bands in Fort Worth, Dallas, and parts in-between. Bring a blanket and stake your patch of lawn, because these shows get packed!
Check out monthly exhibitions of Texas' top working artists at this gallery on the eastern edge of Downtown. Chances are you’ll end up seeing them anyway, because someone you know will inevitably get married there.