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 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!
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.
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.
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 ...