1600 Commerce Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 392 7111
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 G. Carter foundation to create this masterpiece in the late 1960s. Covering over four blocks of downtown space, the Water Gardens offer outstanding sightseeing opportunities. More than 500 types of plants and trees adorn this 4.3 acre park.
1201 Houston Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 392 6338
Fort Worth Convention Center is a spacious complex and seats up to 11,200 people. It was formerly called the Tarrant County Convention Center. Being home to many professional teams like San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, it is always bustling with activities. Located within walking distance from downtown hotels, it contains exhibit halls and a theater. Big names such as Garth Brooks, LeAnn Rimes and Bryan White have performed here. Standard concert fare (beer, pretzels, nachos, etc.) is always available at concession stands during events.
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 her husband. Today it is considered a historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The house contains 18 rooms, each filled with turn-of-the century furnishings. Oak-paneled halls and solid limestone pillars are just a few of the fine craftsmanship details. The house is known as much for its architectural design elements as it is for the families who occupied it. Guided tours, which begin on the hour, are offered to provide insight on the family and the house's design and creation, as well as on local history.
1720 Gendy Street Ft. Worth, TX 76107 +1 817 336 4475
Founded in 1975 in the small panhandle town of Hereford, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame offers a distinct perspective on the role of women in the West. Beginning in the settling days and progressing through to modern times, this collection is the only one in the world dedicated to the lives of these exemplary women. More than 140 women are currently honored, while new honorees are added each year. Most notable are artist Georgia O'Keefe, singer Patsy Cline, actress Dale Evans Rogers, hatmaker Sheila Graves Kirkpatrick and barrel racer Martha Josey. The museum relocated to Fort Worth in the early 1990s in order to reach more people.
1110 Penn Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 332 5875/+1 817 336 2344
English architect Howard Messer designed and built this magnificent home in 1899 for Fort Worth "Cattle Baron" William H. Eddleman. Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is situated on a high bluff overlooking former pastureland and features stoic, towering gables, meticulously ornate trim, a red sandstone porch and copper finials in a traditional Victorian exterior. The interior is also exceptionally elaborate, with dark parquet floors, magnificent oak paneling and original, handcrafted wooden frameworks.
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 eight 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!
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!
2001 West Seminary Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76115 +1 817 923 1921
The largest Protestant institution of its kind, this school began as an offshoot of the Baylor Theology department and became a separate entity in 1907. In 1910, the school moved from Waco to its present location in Southwest Fort Worth. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers bachelor and master's degrees in three disciplines: theology, educational ministry and church music. There are currently 20,000 students enrolled. The A. Webb Roberts Library houses the Tandy Archeological Museum, a small collection of biblical artifacts open to the public. Here you'll find maps, pottery and tools from the biblical town of Timnah, where Samson is said to have lived.
2800 South University Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76109 +1 817 257 7000
Texas Christian University enrolls 7,600 graduate and undergraduate students per year. 79 undergraduate majors are available in six schools: education, business, fine arts, arts and science, nursing and divinity. The Horned Frogs compete at the NCAA Division IA-level in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and 15 other sports. Banners lining the campus streets proudly display purple and white colors. Randolph and Addison Clark first tried to build a college in Fort Worth in 1869, but briefly moved the site to Thorp Springs in 1873. Another move to Waco followed in 1895. After the Waco campus was destroyed by fire, the school made its final move back to Fort Worth in 1910.
2401 University Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76109 +1 817 871 5700
Traveling through Fort Worth near downtown and the cultural district, Trinity Park winds along the river of the same name. Shakespeare's plays are presented in an amphitheater just off Seventh Street in a large area amid trees and slopes. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is opposite the University Drive, a few blocks north of I-30. The trails that span the entire park have played host to annual events such as the American Heart Walk and Mayfest. The paved multi-use hiking/biking trail serves joggers, skaters and runners. There are many playgrounds, shelters, picnic areas and restrooms scattered throughout.
Fort Worth Convention Center is a spacious complex and seats
up to 11,200 people. It was formerly called the Tarrant County Convention Center. Being home to many professional teams like San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, it is always ...
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,
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame offers a distinct perspective on the role of women in the West. Beginning in the settling days and progressing through to modern ...