Grapevine Lake spans 7,400 acres and is perfect for boating, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming. Twelve parks and four marinas surround the complex with its 150 miles of tree-lined shores. The park system provides areas for various sports, as well as playgrounds and fields for all kinds of activities. In addition, there are campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking and biking trails. Pavilions are also available for group activities. A visitors center is located off Highway 26/121 near the dam.
Located south of the Metroplex in Grand Prairie, Joe Pool Lake is 7,700 acres of water surrounded by three parks with facilities for fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing. Excellent campgrounds and several areas for picnicking are also available. Lynn Creek Marina offers boat and ski rentals, a fishing pier, a restaurant, and a club. In addition, Lynn Creek Park ensures a fun family adventure with boat ramps, beaches, volleyball courts and a miniature golf course.
2155 County Road 2008 Ft. Worth, TX 76043 +1 254 897 2960
This exotic ranch is a bit like flying to Africa and heading off on safari to see wild animals up close and personal; except you never have to leave Fort Worth. Embark on the 9.5-mile self-guided tour where you will see giraffes, rhinos, tigers, ostriches, zebras, and a variety of other animals roaming savannas, wooded hills and valleys. Picnic areas with a playground, nature trails, a cafe and petting pasture are sure to delight those both young and old.
FM 205 & Park Road 59 Ft. Worth, TX 76043 +1 254 897 4588
With some of the best dinosaur tracks in the world, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a great place for fossil enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The 1,500-acre park along the Paluxy River in Glen Rose is a great place to spend the day hiking among the limestone, sandstone, and mudstone deposited nearly 113 million years ago. You will be amazed at the two fiberglass dinosaur replicas the 70-foot Apatosaurus and the 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. Admission cost is USD5 per person.
Taylor Street & Belknap Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 336 2787
Located on the northeast edge of downtown, Heritage Park is a great place to relax along the banks of the Trinity River. There are concrete trails for walking, biking and inline skating, as well as picnic tables and a playground for the kids. It is also the site for numerous festivals throughout the year. Pack a lunch and bring the family for an afternoon of fun.
The Amon Carter Museum has one of the largest permanent collections of American Art. The artwork consists of pieces from the 1830s to the late 20th Century from great American artists such as Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz. There is also a permanent exhibit of Amon Carter's personal collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, who are considered to be the best artists of the American West. With more than 30,000 prints, the museum has one of the finest photography collections in the US.
2850 Stadium Drive Texas Christian University Ft. Worth, TX 76109 +1 817 257 7000
Named after Amon G. Carter, statesman and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a local icon, this stadium lies on the Texas Christian University campus. Carter was instrumental in bringing national recognition to both Fort Worth and the University. Built in 1929, this stadium seats over 44,000 people and is home to the 'Horned Frogs', the university football team. Renowned sportsmen like Bob Lily and Jim Swink have played in this stadium. Come here and get bowled over!
2950 West Bowie Sid Richardson Science Building Ft. Worth, TX 76109 +1 817 257 6277
If you're interested in touching a part of Mars or looking at meteorite, then this is the place to visit. Learn how to identify a meteorite, get hands-on with different types of meteorites, or create your own terrestrial impact crater. The collection was donated to the Texas Christian University (TCU) over a period of 8 years, from 1978 to 1986. It now contains over a thousand different meteorites. The gallery is open to new finds and if you think you have found a meteorite, come on over and they'll let you know whether or not its what you think it is!
307-309 W 7th Street The Oil & Gas Commerce Building Ft. Worth, TX 76102
For companies that rely on telecommunication and IT services, this technology center is a boon. A unique combination of telecommunication, data and IT services, it offers non-stop access to 50 different telecom and service providers. Any company desiring to be a part of the telecom revolution will benefit from the launch of the Fort Worth Technology Center. With an upgrade of five million dollars worth of telecom infrastructure, this technology center is ready and raring to go.
1600 Gendy Street Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Ft. Worth, TX 76107 +1 817 332 8551
Located inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, this fascinating, interactive museum is part of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation's efforts to preserve the heritage of ranch life in the Old West. Hands-on exhibits, a theater presentation, talking mannequins and authentic artifacts illustrate the days of cowboys, cattle barons and Texas Rangers. This museum is perfect for the whole family.
Lavish elegance and opulence are the foundation of this Georgian
Revival house. Built in 1903 during the Cattle Baron Era of the West, Thistle Hill was designed and occupied by Electra Waggoner daughter of cattleman William T. Waggoner and ...
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 ...
Fort Worth's Water Gardens is a spectacular man made creation.
A crown jewel of Fort Worth, it is often used as a business, professional, wedding and tourist venue. Architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee were appointed by the Amon ...