Things To Do Near Crowley, TX

Things to do near Crowley, TX

Karis is just minutes from downtown Crowley, Burleson, and a short drive to Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas. Being near DFW offers so much to do in addition to major athletics that you’ll never run out of options for things to do near Crowley.

Quick Crowley History

Around 1848, pioneers began farming near Deer Creek, and later the town was named for S.H. Crowley, who was once the master of transportation for the railroad. The pioneering spirit that founded Crowley, TX is well and alive today.

Where is Crowley, TX?

As part of DFW in Northeast Texas, Crowley is 20 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth and 15 minutes northwest of Burleson. Crowley, TX is primarily located in southern Tarrant County and has easy access to major freeways to get to Forth Worth and the greater Metroplex quickly – 35W to the east and Chisholm Trail Parkway to the west. Crowley is located in Crowley ISD, with our zoned schools, Crowley High School and Richard J. Allie Middle School nearby.

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We Have So Much To Do, So Close

Explore our guide to the southern Fort Worth area, with so much near Crowley to make life fun and convenient.


Shopping near Crowley, TX

Shopping Near Crowley, TX

While Crowley, TX only has the zip code of 76036, it lies within a wealth of shopping opportunities and delicious eats. There are even plenty of hotel options nearby in Burleson if you are planning a staycation or have out-of-town visitors. This region has something for everyone, whether you are looking for luxury shopping or a friendly farmers market. 

Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch

Drivetime from Karis: 11 minutes

Head to the Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch for upscale shopping, wine bars, fast-casual restaurants, and more in Fort Worth.

Burleson Farmers Market

Drivetime from Karis: 12 minutes

Supporting over 40 vendors at a time, the Burleson Farmers Market has almost anything you’re looking for in Old Town Burleson. Best yet, you can support your favorite vendors year-round.

Burleson Antique Mall

Drivetime from Karis: 14 minutes

The Burleson Antique Mall features over 18,000 square feet. Over 100 dealers offer you your favorite antiques a stone’s throw from home.

Sundance Square

Drivetime from Karis: 19 minutes

The entertainment hub, Sundance Square, is a pedestrian-friendly downtown district in Fort Worth. This area is packed with restaurants, clothing chains, small theaters, and more, making it the heart of entertainment in downtown Fort Worth.

The Parks Mall at Arlington

Drivetime from Karis: 24 minutes

The Parks Mall at Arlington is an exciting lifestyle shopping center. With over 170 specialty stores, restaurants, and events held year-round, you’re bound to have your shopping needs met here.

Uptown Plaza Dallas

Drivetime from Karis: 56 minutes

Charming tree-lined streets of the vibrant Uptown Plaza Dallas offer upscale shopping, elevated restaurants, and even a grocery market. 

Museums near Crowley, TX

Museums Near Crowley, TX

The array of museums close to Crowley gives you access to cultural experiences like no other. You'll discover museums perfect for all ages, from modern Instagram-worthy experiences to deep dives into specific topics.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Drivetime from Karis: 24 minutes

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History provides a unique learning environment for the community inside Fort Worth’s cultural district. The hands-on activities and planetarium make it the perfect place for people of all ages.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Drivetime from Karis: 25 minutes

Located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the breadth of American creativity through its expansive collection. They have everything for art fans ranging from paintings and sculptures to photographs and works on paper.

Kimbell Art Museum

Drivetime from Karis: 25 minutes

At the Kimbell Art Museum, you’ll find the Louis Kahn-designed building featuring an Asian- and European-focused collection and exhibits. It’s also the perfect Fort Worth destination for those who are interested in architecture.

River Legacy Living Science Center

Drivetime from Karis: 32 minutes

Adjacent to the 1,300-acre River Legacy Park in Arlington, the River Legacy Living Science Center is a sustainably designed nature center that offers exhibits, trails, and educational programs.

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Drivetime from Karis: 33 minutes

The International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame was located in St. Louis and has settled in the finer location of Arlington. This unique bowling experience offers one-of-a-kind artifacts, rare photos, vintage film clips, and more highlighting the 5,000-year history of this international sport.

The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum

Drivetime from Karis: 39 minutes

Welcoming you to The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum and Cleburne, TX are teepees and life-sized cattle drive silhouettes on an eight-foot wall. Their mission to keep the past in the present is ideal for teaching children and adults about Texas history.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Drivetime from Karis: 48 minutes

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum brings the history of the Holocaust and the advancement of human rights to Dallas’ historic West End. This is an immersive interactive experience like no other and is a top-rated attraction in North Texas.

Rainbow Vomit

Drivetime from Karis: 50 minutes

Despite the name, Rainbow Vomit in Dallas is an immersive interactive photography gallery perfect for children of all ages. It’s an ideal spot to take Instagram-worthy pictures while being transported into a world of art, light, and sound like no other.

Kid and Toddler Activities Near Crowley, TX

Kid and Toddler Activities Near Crowley, TX

Many items on this list are kid and toddler friendly. Still, these were chosen for their ability to stimulate and teach the young residents of Karis.

City of Crowley Family Events

Drivetime from Karis: Depends on the event

Without leaving the comforts of Crowley, the City of Crowley has family-friendly events year-round on its calendar. So, you can make weekend plans early or decide on the fly for your fun weekend entertainment.

Crowley Recreation Center

Drivetime from Karis: 2 minutes

Exciting activities for children are close to home at the Crowley Recreation Center. You’ll always find something to do with the ever-changing calendar of events, activities, and classes.

House of Air Trampoline & Ninja Park

Drivetime from Karis: 4 minutes

With over 24,000 square feet, the House of Air Trampoline & Ninja Park in Crowley is an excellent park giving flight to the flightless. It’s a great place for trampoline dodgeball, jousting, dunking, or any other trampoline activities and great for birthday parties or family events.

Log Cabin Village

Drivetime from Karis: 24 minutes

The educational opportunities and sensory experiences make history come to life at the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. Here, preserving 19th-century folk architecture and frontier lifeway brings the past to the present.

UTA Planetarium

Drivetime from Karis: 36 minutes

The UTA Planetarium is one of the three largest planetariums in Texas. It is located on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. It features a 60-foot dome projection surface that brings views of the solar system, stars, and distance galaxies within your reach.

Medieval Times

Drivetime from Karis: 49 minutes

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, Medieval Times in Dallas is the place to watch a tournament like no other as you feast and raise a goblet to the victor.

Children’s Aquarium Dallas at Fair Park

Drivetime from Karis: 54 minutes

Originally opened as part of the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, the Children’s Aquarium Dallas at Fair Park has been reopened and designed with kids and families in mind. The hands-on exhibits, including the touch tanks, are bound to make an aquarium lover out of anyone.

Outdoor activities near Crowley, TX

Outdoor Activities Near Crowley, TX

Spending time outside is incredibly important whether you’re looking to enjoy time alone, with other adults, or with your family. When you discover the joy of the outdoors, it can be just as rewarding as traditional learning experiences.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Drivetime from Karis: 24 minutes

In the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural district, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is listed as one of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the U.S. Resting on 120-acres, it is open year-round for people of all ages to explore plants through the various seasons.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Drivetime from Karis: 25 minutes

The world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District helps bring to life the true history of the Texas livestock industry.

Touch of Chrome Paints Trail Rides

Drivetime from Karis: 25 minutes

If you are looking for the experience of riding paint horses for the first time or trying to get back out there, enjoy the Touch of Chrome Paints Trail Rides in Crowley.

Fort Worth Zoo & Dallas Zoo

Drivetime to Fort Worth Zoo from Karis: 26 minutes
Drivetime to Dallas Zoo from Karis: 49 minutes

Making a day out of going to the zoo is incredibly complicated when you have to choose between two of them. But don’t worry, the Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas Zoo are both excellent places to strengthen the bonds between humans and the environment.

Crystal Canyon Natural Area

Drivetime from Karis: 34 minutes

Despite being a newer park in Arlington, Crystal Canyon Natural Area is a 40-acre preserve with a diverse geologic profile that’s picturesque for hiking, biking, and enjoying the surrounding nature.

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Drivetime from Karis: 40 minutes

Nine miles of hiking trails through 600-acres of Hill Country habitat at Cedar Ridge Preserve makes a perfect day out for adults and families.

Texas Discovery Gardens

Drivetime from Karis: 51 minutes

Texas Discovery Gardens is in Dallas’ historic Fair Park and is the first public garden in Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. This is an ideal place for children and adults to learn to sustain the natural world.

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Amusement Attractions near Crowley, TX

Whether you’re planning an adults-only day or seeking thrills with the family, amusements and attractions are a hop, skip, and a jump away from Crowley.

Jurassic Zone Mini Golf & Arcade

Drivetime from Karis: 10 minutes

If dinosaurs are a big deal for you and your family, then the dino-themed Jurassic Zone Mini Golf & Arcade in Burleson is the place to be. On the plus side, the arcade games run on real nickels.

Pirates’ Cove

Drivetime from Karis: 17 minutes

The seasonal pirate-themed water park Pirates Cove in Burleson features seven waterslides. There are plenty of pools, cabanas, and indoor games to entertain every family member.

SeaQuest Fort Worth

Drivetime from Karis: 24 minutes

Located within the Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth, SeaQuest Fort Worth is a modern aquarium with interactive experiences and internationally themed exhibits. They have over 20,000 square feet of adventure to keep you and any little one in awe of the magic of sea life.

Six Flags Over Texas

Drivetime from Karis: 36 minutes

Six Flags Over Texas was the first amusement park in the Six Flags chain located in Arlington. Experience the thrill rides, family rides, events, and live shows that make your blood pump.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

Drivetime from Karis: 48 minutes

Lego themed-rides, soft play area, 4D cinema, and more make LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth the perfect indoor family entertainment center located between Dallas and Fort Worth at Grapevine Mills.

Adventure Landing Dallas

Drivetime from Karis: 1 hour 4 minutes

Great times await you and your family at Adventure Landing Dallas. Besides having birthday parties here, you can also play mini-golf, speed away in go-karts, shoot some laser tag, swing a bat in the batting cages, or enjoy the bumper boats.


Crowley, TX

Your Perfect Place to Call Home Near It All

Not just located near all of the close by adventures we listed above, Karis offers our nature-rich trail system, lifestyle center (coming soon), neighborhood parks, and on-site school, coming in the Fall of 2024, to bring you the combination of small-town Texas living and big city convenience.

Karis, where families plant roots and grow wings, will bring new homes for sale in Crowley, TX. We are about 15 miles from Fort Worth and about 45 miles from Dallas. After a day of exploring every to do near Crowley, enjoy the parks, discover nature’s surprises, relax on a bench after a stroll, and spend the evening on the front porch counting the stars at home in Karis.

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