2100 Colonial Parkway Forest Park Ft. Worth, TX 76109 +1 817 336 3328
This pretty, leisurely five-mile journey takes passengers from Forest Park through the woods, over trestles and under bridges, to the duck pond at Trinity Park and back. In Trinity Park, the train stops at a refreshment depot for soft drinks and popcorn, the remaining attraction is the old Forest Park Rides built in 1958. Two trains run simultaneously on the busiest days. Children find it the ride to be a great adventure, while parents will enjoy the leisurely pace.
7301 South Freeway (at Sycamore School Rd) Ft. Worth, TX 76134 +1 817 615 3000
Founder Mrs. Ninnie L. Baird began baking bread in her home at the turn of the century. She died in 1961, but the Baird family and, more recently, a Mexican company known as Grupo Bimbo have worked to maintain her legacy and uphold her high standards. Free tours of this historic bakery are offered every Tuesday-Thursday every hour beginning at 10a. Always a big hit, the excursions average 45 minutes. Reservations two weeks in advance are required, and a maximum of 50 people are allowed per group. No visitors younger than six are allowed on the tours for safety reasons. Tour takers are given a fresh, warm loaf of bread.
6400 Pecan Valley Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76132 +1 817 249 1845
Located in southwest Fort Worth just below the Lake Benbrook dam, Pecan Valley offers two 18-hole courses. The river course provides some challenging moments with two par-5 holes that use the winding river as the focus. Pecan Valley is adequate, inexpensive and interesting. Amenities include a driving range, golf shop and lessons.
7009 South Freeway I-35W at Sycamore School Road Ft. Worth, TX 76134 +1 817 568 2337
It's "Miller Time" all the time at the Marketplace, located inside the Miller Brewery just 10 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth. Shoppers can purchase bar accessories, golf bags, glassware, Tommy Hilfiger shirts and even autographed memorabilia from NASCAR racing great Rusty Wallace-all sporting the Miller logo.
128 East Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 624 3446
Located in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Stockyard Stables is a must-visit for all horse lovers. Go on a horseback ride through miles of peaceful terrain along the Trinity River, or have your picture taken by the stables' professional photographer. It's a great place to bring your little ones, as all ages are welcome here. Birthdays, weddings, corporate events and many other occasions are the perfect functions to hold here.
302 West Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 624 2800
Before it was Pearl's Dance Hall & Saloon, this place used to be a bordello that was opened by Buffalo Bill Cody. Today, there are still some remnants of its brothel past, with the original, gold tin ceiling still in tact, as well as a nude portrait of the Grand Madam that ran the place hanging from the wall to greet you as you walk in. Pearl's features country western, swing and honky-tonk tunes providing the soundtrack for cowboys and cowgirls to do their thing on the dance floor. Grab a beer or drink from the bar and two-step the night away.
114 West Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 386 0170
While the name is probably responsible for getting many in its doors, Filthy McNasty's live music culture is what brings people back. First built in 1920, the building housing this Fort Worth staple has been many saloons through the years, but in 1978 it became Filthy McNasty's and hasn't looked back. The bar features live music acts, two pool tables, and enough Texas swagger to fill the Cowboys' stadium. The lack of cover makes it an attractive option for those looking some live tunes while knocking back a few Buds.
128 East Exchange Barn A Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 626 7131
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a museum that exhibits cowboy memorabilia from way back. It also hosts educational events about cowboy folklore around campfires. The National Day of American Cowboy festivities is also held here. The museum has a large collection of lifestyle wagons, buggies and other exciting exhibits. The Chisholm Trail Collection exhibits interesting cowboy artifacts and items. You can have your photo taken in the Jersey Lily photo parlor or pick up a souvenir from their gift shop. School and group educational tours are regularly arranged for.
130 East Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 624 4741
Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this adobe-style building was constructed in 1902 as a center for cattle traders. It was the central location for all activity in the Stockyards and often referred to as "The Wall Street of the West". Today, the building houses professional services and the North Fort Worth Historical Society Museum, which features artifacts from the beginning of the development of the Stockyards.
131 East Exchange Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 625 9715
This is a great way to experience Fort Worth's history. The Stockyards was once the second-largest cattle market in the world. Renovated for tourism in 1976, the district brims with entertainment, including restaurants, shopping and Wild West performances. Events include the Chishold Trail Round-up, held annually in June, and the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo, held annually beginning in January. Visit Stockyards Station, where there is even a small children's amusement park.
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