6611 Glen Rose Highway Ft. Worth, TX 76048 +1 817 579 0808
Located across Glen Rose Highway, Rio Brazos is a popular concert venue. This modern concert hall also offers outdoor seating complete with picnic tables and patrons can get their pop-up tents too. You can also rent the space for hosting private events and celebrations. For event line-up and other details, check website or call ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the largest park in Texas with handicap access. The park was designed specifically with handicapped children in mind. A wood fiber material that is hard enough for wheelchairs, yet soft enough to minimize the effects of falls is found throughout the park. There are several playground areas for children of different ages and ramps, instead of stairs, lead to the equipment. Access points allow children to climb on the equipment from their wheelchairs. The park is just the beginning of a 100-acre development planned by the city of North Richland Hills.
6301 North O'Connor Boulevard Building One Ft. Worth, TX 75039 +1 972 869 7734
Texas' own major movie production facility is the largest in the country outside of Florida and California. The studio's production company, Thornhill Productions Inc., has helped create such prestigious films as Silkwood, JFK and Trip to Bountiful. The public tour features such film artifacts as costumes from The Sound of Music and the bench from Forrest Gump. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, and includes The Blue Screen F/X Show, where the magical effects of the movies are explained and demonstrated. The National Museum of Communications, located in the same complex, holds the world's first color television and a Guttenberg printing press.
705 South Main Street Ft. Worth, TX 76051 +1 800 457 6338
With its avenues of restored buildings and quaint houses rich in Texas heritage, the Grapevine district's historical significance is well known. It is home to a wide variety of eateries, specialty and antique shopping opportunities, art galleries and historic buildings. Grapevine considers itself the wine capital of the world, presenting you with some of Texas' best wines at CapRock, Delaney, Homestead, La Buena Vida, La Bodega and North Star Winery/Tasting Rooms. First settled in 1844, Grapevine is Tarrant County's oldest city and was named for the wild mustang grapes that grew in the area.
Benbrook Stables is a place to revel in the childlike wonder that comes riding a horse. This equestrian center offers trail riding, lessons and birthday parties for those who want to really get to know the horses and hay rides for younger visitors. Benbrook Stables is a family-oriented place, owned by family and established to create long-lasting and unique family memories for years to come. There are also charity rides throughout the year to benefit ailing horses and children alike.
145 East Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76164 +1 817 624 6666
Getting lost was never so interesting and fun! At the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, you can compete with your group of friends and even time yourself. The wooden mazes are changed often, making it challenging enough even for frequent visitors. Amateurs can also go to the observation deck and check out the maze structure before taking up the challenge. Also, you can organize team building sessions, birthday parties or a simple get together with your friends here. So get lost!
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