3300 West Lancaster Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76107 +1 817 392 7469
Built in 1936, the Will Rogers Memorial Center attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. This 85 acre network of buildings plays host to auctions, entertainment and sporting events, etc. The Coliseum, which holds 8,000 people, hosts the Southwestern exposition and livestock show and Rodeo as well as other sporting and equestrian events. Broadway productions and concerts take place in the Will Rogers Auditorium, which seats 2,856. Banquet facilities are available. The Will Rogers Equestrian Center is one of the top livestock facilities in the world, with more than 1,000 stalls.
1501 Montgomery Street Fort Worth Museum Of Science and History Ft. Worth, TX 76107 +1 817 255 9300
Located inside the Museum of Science and History, this domed theater is a tribute to the past, present and the future technological history. With a capacity for 390 people, the theater features 72 speakers unloading 18,600 watts off sound. It is best to arrive at least a half-hour before the presentation time, as no late seating is allowed.
Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer more than 2,100 acres of trails and garden exhibits in one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. An extensive greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, showcases tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful settings. The Japanese Garden, a popular attraction among visitors, is tranquil and perfect for relaxation or contemplation. Special events abound throughout the year, such as the annual spring butterflies in the garden, with more than 6,000 butterflies adding color to the already magnificent setting.
The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo is a pioneer in using natural habitats to showcase animals. Exotic animals are kept out of cages and left to freely roam in a natural environment. On most occasions, visitors are separated from the residents by only a river or a waterfall! Special exhibits include the world of primates, African Savannah, Asian falls and Texas wild. An onsite restaurant serves hamburgers, fries, pizza and BBQ, while a canopy of magnificent oak trees provides shelter from the hot Texas sun.
Whether you're the type that likes to watch sports, sing karaoke or just nurse a few beers, Baker Street Pub & Grill has got you covered. The inside bar features live music performances on selected nights, as well as weekly Sunday night karaoke for those looking to stretch out those pipes. Order from the diverse menu of bar favorites and wash it down with a cold one or two. If you need some fresh air, you can sit outside on the patio - don't worry, you'll still be able to hear the music from the band.
6520 White Settlement Road Ft. Worth, TX 76114 +1 817 738 8402
Hawks Creek Golf Club is a 18-hole golf course that provides challenging shots. The course was renovated in 2000 and features water hazards and sand bunkers. Hawks Creek Golf Club also has a pro shop, practice facilities and on-site dinning. The club house is impressive with Scottish styled architecture.
Located on the northwest edge of Fort Worth and not far from downtown, Lake Worth is a convenient destination. Since there is no full service marina on the lake, it is a popular location for sailboat enthusiasts. There is also a large amount of private property along the lake's edge, so make sure you use one of the four public boat and picnic areas when you are there. Fishing for small bass and crappie is popular, and be sure to look for Moss Point and Goat Island, which provide excellent scenery. Admission is free.
Generations of Fort Worth families have sought relief from the hot Texas sun by diving into this cold, clear, spring-fed private lake located in northwest Fort Worth. Once a goldfish hatchery, Burger's Lake is now a one-acre, family-oriented "swimming hole" featuring tall trees, picnic tables, barbecue grills, concession stands, and tennis and volleyball courts, along with occasional sand-castle building contests and related events meant to entertain visitors. The lack of high-tech water slides or wave pools is made up for by large floating tubes, a fountain, and a trapeze for 'swinging' and 'dropping.'
Fort Worth Nature Center & Wildlife Refuge is Located 10 miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth. It is a 3,500-acre refuge for animals and indigenous plants. This area has unique trails, scenic pastures and educational exhibits. Herds of buffalo and white-tailed deers roam the refuge. Other animals residing inside the refuge include a "town" of prairie dogs. The trip is ideal for a day-long outdoor family adventure.
9001 Grapevine Highway North Richland Hills Ft. Worth, TX 76180 +1 817 427 6500
Manmade river twists and turns through trees and flowers at this 17-acre water park, a perfect spot for children of all ages. One highlight is the green extreme, a water roller coaster measuring 65 feet tall and 1,161 feet long. With its myriad twists and turns, this ride,deemed the world's largest uphill water coaster, is everyone's favorite. The endless river offers the opportunity for a relaxing ride on a lazy summer day, while NRH2Ocean is a 12,000-square-foot wave pool. On Friday nights, "dive-in" movies are shown on a screen that is readily viewable from anywhere in this pool.
Fort Worth Convention Center is a spacious complex and seats
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This building, designed by James J. Kane in the Gothic
Revival style, has been in use since its completion in 1892. It features stunning hand painted stained glass windows, which came over from Munich the year of the church's ...
Founded in 1975 in the small panhandle town of Hereford,
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