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March 24, 2010 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Fun date ideas in Ft. Worth, TX for a man who's only spent time in Dallas?

I've spent my entire life in the Dallas area, but this is the first time to ever date a woman from Ft. Worth, so I don't really have any ideas that don't involve her driving to meet me in Denton. A quick MeFi search didn't really yield any helpful results.

So what do you guys in Ft. Worth do for fun dates?

We're going to dinner first, but I want to do something besides the typical movie afterwards. Sitting in a quiet, dark room isn't any way to get to know someone better!

Something quirky, interesting, etc.

Any ideas?
posted by troutforbrains to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
the botanical gardens are awesome. not sure if their rocking yet, with the winter and all, but if you're still dating her in a month or two, definitely the gardens.
posted by nadawi at 2:04 PM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

oh, and a great denton mid-day, saturday date is lunch at the greenhouse, then going to the square, hitting up the mini malls/recycled, and then going to beth maries for dessert.
posted by nadawi at 2:08 PM on March 24, 2010 [3 favorites]

Seconding the Botanical Gardens. Also the Water Gardens are very interesting.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 2:39 PM on March 24, 2010

There are lots of nice places around Sundance Square, and it's a good place for a stroll. Cowtown (around the stockyards) is fun.
posted by Neekee at 3:01 PM on March 24, 2010

Continuing the outdoor theme, I just drove by the Fort Worth Nature Center and was reminded of how cool it is. Several cities in the northeast Tarrant area are having their spring festivals. I know Watauga's got rescheduled to May 15 due to weather, but North Richland Hills is doing outdoor summer concerts (UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band plays in about 3 weeks; I thought Brave Combo was opening on the 2nd, but they're missing from the web site). Oh, and don't forget to have her drive up to meet you the weekend of the 23rd for Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.

BTW: As someone who grew up in and still lives near Denton and Denton County, we're not part of the Dallas area! :)
posted by fireoyster at 4:13 PM on March 24, 2010

I enjoyed the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
posted by asphericalcow at 9:52 PM on March 24, 2010

Botanical Gardens. Cowgirl Museum. The Zoo there is better than the one in Dallas if I recall correctly.
posted by ktrey at 11:26 PM on March 24, 2010

@nadawi Ha, I love doing that even by myself.

@fireoyster I guess I meant I've been a resident of the north Texas area. Denton has been my home for 3 and half years now, though. See you at the jazz fest!

Thanks for all the suggestions. It's nice to learn more about the third point in the golden triangle. I'm thinking we're probably going to go see the warhol exhibit at the modern followed by an evening around sundance.
posted by troutforbrains at 12:15 AM on March 25, 2010

The Kimbell is across the street from the Modern, if you wanted to make it a full day of art.
posted by owtytrof at 10:05 AM on March 25, 2010

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