10 Things to Do in Watauga That You Shouldn't Miss

December 11, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Watauga is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 23,497 at the 2010 census. The cities' businesses and retail market is generally located on Highway 377.
Restaurants in Watauga

1. The Moviehouse & Eatery

250 Rufe Snow Dr, Keller, TX 76248-2101 +1 512-501-3520
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

The Moviehouse & Eatery

Reviewed By Trip4AWeekend - North Richland Hills, Texas

The food is better, you can tell it's actually prepared and not microwaved or previously frozen. I love the cleanliness and the size of the seats and the aisles. I love that the seats are far enough back that you aren't too close to the screen like at Rave. The place was built for the type of seating it was intended for and not a remodeled afterthought. I would order the juicy grilled burger again!

2. NRH2O Family Water Park

9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-5629 +1 817-427-6500
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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
Excellent
20%
Good
80%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

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. 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
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

5. North Richland Hills Centre

6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-5409 +1 817-427-6600
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 22 reviews

North Richland Hills Centre

Reviewed By Mowens11 - North Richland Hills, Texas

My husband and I LOVE this place! They have an upstairs walking track, cardio machines upstairs (which is a smaller area than downstairs), they have cardio machines downstairs, resistant machines, free weights, ping pong tables, basketball courts, etc. And the indoor pool area is literally a dream come true! It has a HUGE rectangular hot tub, 3 lap lanes, an open swimming area, a kids area with a small slide and sprinkling palm trees, a wrench shaped area where you can walk against the current for exercise, or with it, or swim with it; they also have a 9' swimming area with a rock climbing wall next to it, and they also have an enclosed slide for the bigger kids!

6. Shannon Brewing Company

818 N Main St, Keller, TX 76248-3801 +1 817-337-9892
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 40 reviews

Shannon Brewing Company

Shannon Brewing Company brews all natural, beautiful, wholesome, easy-drinking beer! We brew our award-winning beer with the Best Stuff on Earth: pure spring water, whole grain, whole flower hops and a whole lotta love! The taproom is open Wednesday - Sunday. Saturdays are an open house with guided tours. The brewery is family and pet friendly.

Reviewed By Travelguru075 - Dallas, Texas

After eating enough carbs and Turkey, and decorating for Christmas, Shannon Crandolicious was called for. Try also the Chocolate Stout. Nice outdoor seating during good weather. This is beer and water and soda only. Would be great if there were some food trucks. Wristband for $12 gets a take home glass and three pints.

7. iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Worth

663 NE Loop 820, Hurst, TX 76053-5235 +1 817-818-4359
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

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

8. The Parks at Town Center

1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248-2114 +1 817-743-4000
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

The Parks at Town Center

Reviewed By Danielle H - Ramona, California

Walk, Ride or Run!
I have tried all three! Walking my dog, riding my bike and running! Every time I have gone, I have really enjoyed the smooth meandering, trails, well built bridges and fun curvy cement paths as I pass numerous others doing the same things! :> One time I stopped and looked over the edge of the bridge into the creek and was delighted to see (thankfully from a safe distance) a Green Slider Turtle (not scary) slipping into the water from a log going one direction, and a snake (scary) sliding through going the other! To see both at pretty much the same moment was a good moment to catch!

Recently the City of Keller has put up some very interesting 3D, colorful art sculptures that test your imagination. You stand on mounds and gaze through specific circular vantage points that make the odd looking structures turn into world famous buildings or landmarks. Attractions such as these make the park feel a little more magical in a nice sort of way!
When I see the city offices so close to such a pretty park area, I am reminded that yes there are people sitting at their desks probably wishing they could be out where I am at that moment! This makes me appreciate being where I am even more!

I have taken 20 mile bike rides to go see my friends and ridden hard and fast to beat the unpredictable spring storms as I see them rapidly approaching in the distance! Kind of exciting!
I just wanted to say Thank You City of Keller for making a pretty place to Walk, Ride and Run!
I understand the City of Keller wants to extend the trail all the way to Dallas one day!
Looking forward to that!

9. NYTEX Sports Centre

8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-5300 +1 817-336-4423
Excellent
51%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

NYTEX Sports Centre

The NYTEX Sports Centre is home to the professional hockey team, Texas Brahmas, of the Central Hockey League (CHL). At NYTEX, customers can take advantage of the 2 ice rinks for public skating, ice skating lessons, and hockey leagues. Also in NYTEX is the Tejas Volleyball Club and 5 volleyball courts.

Reviewed By John P

I never knew this place existed. It's kinda hidden back in the deep suburbs of North Richland Hills. The building is huge, and there are so many places available to learn to skate, watch an ice hockey game, have a kids (or adults) birthday party. And the staff is super friendly.

10. Chisholm Park

2200 Norwood Dr, Hurst, TX 76054 +1 817-788-7220
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Chisholm Park

Reviewed By Eco_Travel_Explorer - Texas

The place is very good for younger children.
With teenagers you can plan fishing only - It is necessary to add at least football, basketball and tennis fields.

The park is well-equipped with installed barbecues under the trees of the park. You can spend a very pleasant afternoon or a whole day with a cozy view of an artificial lake.

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