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.
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.
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.
Explore our guide to the southern Fort Worth area, with so much near Crowley to make life fun and convenient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivetime to Fort Worth Zoo from Karis: 26 minutesDrivetime 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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