10 Things to Do in Haltom City That You Shouldn't Miss

March 25, 2018 Viva Honore

Haltom City is a city that is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and inside Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census. Haltom City is a inner suburb of Fort Worth, a principal city of the DFW Metroplex. The city is 6 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, 30 miles from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and 20 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Haltom City is surrounded almost entirely by Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and Richland Hills.
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1. Kimbell Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 +1 817-332-8451
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5 based on 1 reviews

Kimbell Art Museum

Fort Worth's premier art museum, featuring paintings from international painters.

Reviewed By kpenning - kc

I may be spoiled by the expansive collection of my hometown art museum, gallery upon gallery. There are basically 6 galleries at the Kimball, 4 of which were closed (in preparation for upcoming exhibit etc.) I did enjoy seeing the collection in the North gallery- a few Picassos, Monets, Matisse and several versions of Madona and child. I did not visit the African art which is housed in the building next door. As this museum is clustered with the Modern Art and Amon Carter, it could be worth your while to visit others if in the area. The coffee shop/Pavillion Cafe offers some good fare.

2. NRH2O Family Water Park

9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-5629 +1 817-427-6500
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

NRH2O Family Water Park

NRH2O Family Water Park, located in North Richland Hills, Texas, was established in 1995 as the first municipally owned water park in Texas. The park has become a popular attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This 17- acre water park includes 22 waterslides, the world's largest uphill watercoaster,a 5-level interactive water playground, a children's area, wave pool, endless river, a “tween” area featuring a “lagoon” style pool, tech deck and sand volleyball court and the Viper, the first of its kind in the world! NRH2O is known in the Metroplex for its safe, friendly, clean environment and reasonable prices. NRH2O traditionally opens the week before Memorial Day and closes after Labor Day. Eighty percent of guests live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, while the other twenty percent of attendance is comprised of tourists.

Reviewed By GBlank79 - North Little Rock, Arkansas

Please read entire review for tips..
While on vaction in Dallas, we visited NRH2O. We had the most amazing time ! Our children are ages 8, 9, 13, 16 (autistic) and 17. We arrived around 3:30 (easy 20 minute drive from downtown Dallas). The crowd was starting to thin out. When you arrive you can go into the gift shop and rent a locker for valubles. After we locked away the keys, money, cell phones etc, we went on the hunt for a spot to put our towels & bag. Then all of us as a family started at the large Frogstiens Splashatory area to the right of the entrence. Everyone, including adults had fun playing in this area together. There are 5 small water slide perfect for anyone who needs to maybe warm up to the idea of the larger slides. IF..you have toddlers, there is an area built just for them to enjoy.
We all left the play are and went to the lazy river. It might take a few minutes to wait for a tube to float on..but you can also just walk/float in the current around the lazy river.
Next we rode some water slides. Unfortunately two slides were not working on our visit today. Also, be aware that two slides you have to wait for a raft to ride (kids called them purple & light blue slides). There is another slide (Accelorator) that is a 4 wide "race" style slide that you will need to wait for a slide mat. If you attend during peak hours, you are going to wait in line. Just how it goes friends. The 2 most popular slides, Viper & Green Extreme will have lines. They are by far the most exciting. Viper is a 4 person raft ride. The Green Extreme is a fast 2 person raft ride.
We then headed to the wave pool. Around every 15 minutes (not always exact) the pool activates and the fun begins! Then there will be a rest period of around the same time. The wave pool begins at a zero depth to 6 feet. Perfect for all ages ! There are tubes for floating in the wave pool, but you have to wait for one to be free to gain access to it.
Tips & tricks - 1) There is HOT concrete everywhere ! So to avoid hurt feet, go grab some cheap flip flops to wear (Walmart half a mile away). Everyone slides off their flip flops at the bottom of slides, play areas or edge of wave pool. We went to every attraction, and our flip flops were always right where we left them.
2) NRH2O allows you to bring coolers into the water park. So load it up with plenty of water & snacks & lunch (or supper depending if it a late night event). Like I stated before, there is a Walmart 1/2 from the park. An example of if you do not bring your own snacks, we bought 2 snapples & 1 bottle of water, and it was just over $9.00. Thats a case of water, ice, and a mix bag of chips at Walmart! But if you want, they do offer beverages, food, and cool treats to help you enjoy your day.
3) ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS check the website and social media for deals and movie nights and fireworks. On our trip today, a local radio station gave away limited number of free tickets at 6 a.m. Even though they ran out of the free tickets with-in 30 minutes, they ran a deal from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. where you could purchase tickets for the day at half price. With a family of 7, it was a big help !
Lastly let me brag on the facilities and lifeguards. Everything was clean as you expect, with employees everywhere sweeping and retrieving trash. Restrooms located in several spots on the park grounds were clean and acceptable to a father and mother of 5 kidos.
The lifeguards and safety staff were AMAZING. Anytime we had a question, the staff had an answer or directed us to someone who had the answer. Never acted like they were to busy. Informative on the rules and locations of rides. They even allowed a slight small tiny bend in the rules to help us let our special needs daughter have a great time at the Frogsteins Splashatory. And were receptive to her in a positive way when she was frustrated about certain rules that had to be followed !

If your in the area..plan accordingly and enjoy this wonderful park ! I know we did !

3. Route 377 Go-Karts

5411 Denton Hwy, Haltom City, TX 76148-4142 +1 817-849-2234
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4 based on 5 reviews

Route 377 Go-Karts

Route 377 Go-Karts is a family owned go-kart track and arcade in Haltom City. It's fun for the whole family!

Reviewed By canyanyday

The facility has few games that use quarters and tickets can be turned in for decent prizes. The facility and restrooms are very tidy. The staff is friendly and helpful. The go-karts are fun to ride for $7 for 5 minutes or $20 for a whole hour. Kids under certain height may not be able to drive the go-karts but they can ride next to another driver and have they own steering wheel to pretend they are driving too. There are two seated go-karts (passengers ride for free) and one seated go-karts.

4. iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Worth

663 NE Loop 820, Hurst, TX 76053-5235 +1 817-818-4359
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5 based on 19 reviews

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Worth

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Fort Worth. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By EliseB600 - Little Rock, Arkansas

My four grandsons and I had such a crazy, amazing experience, from the 9 year old to me! We all laughed and smiled the whole time. My very favorite part was all the chatter after we left about how much fun we had!Elise, you're a rockstar grandmother for bringing your grandsons by! So glad to know everyone enjoyed themselves. We hope y'all will come back and see us again soon! Best, The team at iFLY - Fort Worth

5. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9000 Blue Mound Rd, Open Tues-Fri 8:30-5:30, Fort Worth, TX 76131-3304 +1 817-231-4000
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4.5 based on 621 reviews

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Reviewed By RHtravels - Rocky Hill, Connecticut

First off, you don't need to run out to a ticket booth to get a timed admission ticket here like you do in DC, you just walk up and are admitted. Second off, it is FREE. Third off, this was so informative and cool. It is perfect for people of all ages. I learned so much about paper money on this tour. Now I am looking at my bills to see if they were made in DC or Ft. Worth. The tour is self-guided with a hand-held speaker to press at each station, so you can go at your own pace and spend more time observing the areas that interest you. I loved that the employees wave at the visitors throughout the tour too. They were printing $100 bills when I visited so it was cool to see the bills throughout the process and then to see the stacks and stacks of money- WOW! There is a gift shop in the building too with something for everyone, so remember to bring your wallet. There are a few things to take into consideration before visiting though. Because this needs to be a very secure facility, all visitors will go through a metal detector and you cannot bring the following items in the facility, so if you can't live without your cellphone, then you won't be able to visit: Cell phones, electronic equipment, back packs, cameras, weapons (including knives, pellet guns, mace, etc.), explosives, food, and drinks are prohibited, so you will have to leave them in your car. Plan ahead and lock any valuables in the trunk before you arrive to the parking lot just in case. We had no problems and we placed our phones in the glove box.

6. Fort Worth Zoo

1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640 +1 817-759-7555
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fort Worth Zoo

City zoo that presents animal habitats as they exist in the world.

Reviewed By Tally4 - Colorado

We went on a Thursday in March, that happened to be during spring break. Apparently most of the Ft. Worth area schools have spring break at the same time. The zoo was PACKED. There was a traffic jam to get into parking, and we had to park about a half mile away in a field, then walk to the entrance. Inside was crowded, but not enough to ruin the experience, we just had to wait in line for everything.

It's a really nice zoo, just don't go during Ft. Worth's spring break!

7. Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631 +1 817-738-1933
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4.5 based on 464 reviews

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of nineteenth-and twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper, and it is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 'til 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and major holidays

Reviewed By Lynn M - Houston, Texas

Lovely museum. Really enjoyed the photography exhibit by Rania Matar.

This exhibition is described as "bringing together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Depicting transitional moments of life, from young girlhood to middle age, Matar’s works address personal and collective identity through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, the artist shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries."

Each girl photographed is as individual as the room she calls "home". The colors in each photo, whether of the individual, or the "stuff" in the room, are dynamic. Interesting to see how they each live, whether they have a little or a lot.

8. Fort Worth Japanese Garden

3400 Japanese Garden Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76107-3422 +1 817-871-7685
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4.5 based on 214 reviews

Fort Worth Japanese Garden

Reviewed By Jlb21967 - Anna, Texas

This was a beautiful place to go.Truly enjoyed walking it with another couple. Be sure to eat before you go or put snacks in your pocket because they don't really sell any. If you take small children be aware there are several water features. There were plenty of things to look at and it's bigger than it looks.

9. Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107-3420 +1 817-392-5510
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4.5 based on 986 reviews

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Enjoy all four season in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. No matter the season there is always something spectacular to see, our most popular gardens are the Fuller, Rose and Japanese. Guest also enjoy the Native Texas Boardwalk, Rock Springs, Four Season, and Back Yard Vegetable Garden. Over 90% of the Garden is free. We recommend​ you bring comfortable shoes and bottled water.

Reviewed By TexasVoyager_BW - McKinney, Texas

As part of our anniversary stay in Ft. Worth, the Botanic Gardens were on the short list.
The tour is free and quite amazing even in the late fall in north Texas. We really need to return in the spring. There is a charge for the Japanese gardens but it is so worth it for the sheer beauty to behold.

10. Sid Richardson Museum

309 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4006 +1 817-332-6554
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Sid Richardson Museum

One of the finest and most focused collections of Western Art in America, this Fort Worth museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other artists, which were collected by oilman and philanthropist Sid Richardson.

Reviewed By Lynn M - Houston, Texas

This museum is small and intimate, but packed with beautiful Western art. One of the docents there talked to me and she was informative and delightful. Thank you, Sid Richardson, for a beautiful legacy for others, like us, to enjoy. (And the fact that it is free - always - makes it extra special.)

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