Area Attractions

While Keene is in a rural location, it is minutes away from restaurants and shopping, arts and culture, nature, or culinary excursions, are all found in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Nature & Adventure

And for the more adventurous, it’s not just cactus and tumbleweeds! Texas has beautiful lakes, rivers, and parks, and the DFW area is known for its adventurous spirit and nature conservation. Check out the zoos, biking and hiking trails, and water sports all available nearby.

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Dinosaur Valley State Park
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Cleburne State Park
Dyno Rock
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
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Lake Whitney


Arts & Culture

Rural in location, sophisticated in spirit. Southwestern’s proximity to the cultural life of Dallas and Fort Worth allows students to enjoy world-class performances and exhibits.

Plaza Theater Company
Kimbell Art Museum
Bass Performance Hall
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Dallas Museum of Art