505 Northwest 38 Street Hangar 33 South Ft. Worth, TX 76106 +1 817 624 1935
The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of antique warbirds is the B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed "Chuckie." The B-17 Flying Fortress was used during World War II against the Nazis; Chuckie is reportedly one of the few surviving planes of its type. 20 or so other airplanes, as well as a jeep and the Texas Air Command's helicopters, share the restored B-29 hangar with Chuckie, while display cases show off model planes and war artifacts. The gift shop features art, jewelry, models and toys about aircraft, as well as the obligatory T-shirts. A small donation for upkeep of the museum is requested. Although the museum operates mainly on weekends, you can also visit on weekday by appointment.
Second Street at Commerce Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 255 9300
Fort Worth's oldest fire station is apt for an exhibit celebrating the city's history. This station housed active firefighters from 1907-1980. In 1984, it reopened for the Texas Sesquicentennial with a new collection of memorabilia entitled "150 Years of Fort Worth." Photographs, assorted historical documents, paintings, posters and other artifacts from the late 1800s to the 1990s' chronicle of the city's progress, from military outpost to cattle market to thriving modern city. Groups may schedule private tours two weeks in advance.
555 Commerce Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 212 4325/+1 877 212 4280 (Toll Free)
Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space provides the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 as a venue for the acclaimed Van Cliburne International Piano Competition, an event held every four years. The hall also serves as home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and the Fort Worth Opera. Visiting companies of all kinds opera, modern dance, Broadway companies, etc. perform in this elegant and majestic space. Valet parking and group discount rates are available too. Call for show timings.
201 Main Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 255 5700
Situated in the heart of downtown, this mercantile and entertainment district features 20 blocks of renovated storefronts from the turn of the century. The nostalgic buildings and red brick streets pay tribute to Fort Worth's heritage and provide a very popular place to find great shopping, food and live performances of all kinds. Green sightseeing trolleys make it easier to take in all the sights, while horse-drawn carriages might be the ride of choice for those wanting to add a Victorian flair to their tour. A tourist information center provides the inside scoop on the best Sundance Square has to offer.
309 Main Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 332 6554
An exhausted cowboy slouches in his saddle after a hot, hard day of herding cattle over the plains. Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and a few other artists uniquely captured the struggle and challenge of the "Old West" with their art. Art collector, philanthropist and oilman Sid Richardson donated his personal collection of original art masterpieces to the museum, located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square Arts District. Features include both paintings and sculpture redolent of the early west.
305 West Broadway Ft. Worth, TX 76104 +1 817 336 5761
Established in 1883, this church was organized and ordained to combat the gambling and prostitution establishments that seemed to have taken over the city. It was first known as South Side Baptist, but in the mid-1890s the name was changed to Broadway Baptist Church. The place remains in the heart of downtown in its "modified Gothic" structure. The design features the shape of a cross, a choir loft, vaulted ceilings, arched doorways and balconies. Its ministries include an adult clothing room, AIDS care team, food pantry, chapel choir, parents day out and youth services.
1502 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. Tour times are W-F 11, 12, 1 & 2; Su 1, 2 & 3. Admission: Adults $15 Children (6-12) $7.50 Admission includes a tour of both Thistle Hill and The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House.
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.
Architect Louis I. Kahn won an award from the American
Institute of Architects for this building's striking design. He has used a series of arched glass ceilings to let in natural light and enhance the presentation of the many ...
Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall
which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space provides the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 ...
Housed within the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Amon G.
Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall is a multi purpose venue. Opened in 1984, it generally serves as the vendor market during the annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. It has ...