Forest Park Miniature Railroad, Fort Worth

The historic Forest Park Miniature Railroad has been delighting families on runs through Fort Worth since 1959.  The track runs along and across the Clearfork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s Museum District, and making a short stop in Trinity Park, before returning back to the depot.

CIMG0098

Know Before You Go

Cash Only

Rides last 45 minutes.

There are 2 trains, with one leaving about every 30 minutes.

CIMG0101

History

In 1959, the Fort Worth Miniature Railroad was part of an assortment of rides at the Forest Park Zoo and Amusement Park.  The FWMR is all that is left of those rides.  Click HERE to see a youtube video of the rides.

CIMG0095

Forest Park Depot

The main depot is at Forest Park off Colonial Pkwy.  The train does stop at Trinity Park off University, but only picks up passengers from this depot if seats are available.

Popcorn and drinks are sold at the Trinity Depot, cash only.  Be prepared to have someone save your seat, or have something you can leave in your seat to save it.

CIMG0102

The operating schedule varies during the year.  In winter, it’s only open on Fri – Sunday, but from March – November it’s open Tuesday – Sunday!  The train does close during inclement weather, including excessively windy days!

CIMG0108

There is plenty of time before and after the ride for photo ops with the train, even if your child wants to pretend to be a train robber!

Things To Do in Fort Worth  

Play

The Fort Worth Zoo is consistently named one of the best zoos in the country!  Click HERE to read more about it!

Fort Worth Trinity Trails is a paved trail system that runs along the Trinity River through Fort Worth for over 80 miles!  Click HERE to read more about it!

Log Cabin Village lets you explore Texas as the settlers did in the 1800’s, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on activities for children.  Click HERE to read more about it.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to enjoy nature.  The gardens are FREE, with the exception of the Japanese Gardens and the Conservatory. Click HERE to read more.

Fort Worth Museum Science and History has great, interactive exhibits for children of all ages, plus an Omni theater and the Noble Planetarium.  Click HERE for more information.

Kimball Art Museum’s permanent exhibits are FREE, and there are plenty of programs for children and families.  Click HERE to visit their website.

Admission to the Amon G. Carter Museum of American Art is FREE, and like the Kimball, there are numerous family programs throughout the year!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is FREE on Sundays, and offers a tour at 2pm.  Click HERE to visit their website.

Casa Manana has been bringing live theater to Fort Worth since 1958.  Click HERE to read more and see their upcoming calendar.

Eat

Enjoy the peace of the Trinity River and watch the activity on the Trinity Trails at the Clearfork Food Park, which offers several different food trucks in a very child and dog-friendly environment!  Click HERE to read more.

For a special dining experience, visit The Woodshed Smokehouse on the Trinity Trails. Indoor and outdoor seating, live music, and games for kids such as corn hole.  Click HERE to read more.

Stay

There are plenty of hotels in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, but go a step beyond and check out the listings on AirBnB, which has some GREAT and inexpensive historic homes and even rooms in private residences!  Click HERE and start exploring!


Fort Worth Miniature Railroad 

1700 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth

Click HERE to visit their website.    


Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun! 

Michelle 

Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun is on PINTEREST!  Use it as a quick resource to find activities in different Texas towns!  Click HERE!

© Having Fun in the Texas Sun , 2016.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Having Fun in the Texas Sun with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Please click HERE to read our disclaimer.

Advertisements