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Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Activity Overview

One of the largest city-owned nature centers in the country, the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge welcomes the entire family with more than 20 miles of hiking trails. The center also provides a wide variety of educational programs suitable for children and teenagers.

A prairie dog colony is available on the premises, as well as a resident bison herd, which can give the kids a good introduction into natural sciences. The Interpretative Center is home to a variety of exhibits that include injured birds taken in for healing. Some of the birds you can spot when visiting the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge include Bald Eagle and Great Horned Owls.

Things to Do

  • The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge gives the entire family an opportunity to spot animals such as deer, lizards, buffalos and prairie dogs out and about in their natural environment.
  • Go kayaking up to the Ten Mile Bridge
  • Book a special tour with one of the naturalists at the center to learn more about the history of the park and the current exhibits

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge Insider Tips

  • Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is located just a couple of miles from downtown Dallas
  • Fishing is especially rewarding in Spring and Autumn
  • The is no food served on the site, but there are numerous picnic tables available, so feel free to pack your own snacks.

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