10. See the march of the cattle at the Fort Worth Stockyards
- Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district spread over almost 100 acres. It used to be a market for selling livestock in the 19th century. The historic significance of the district has earned it a place in the National Register of Historic Places. It was one of the last remaining stockyards in America and saw millions of livestock being sold every day. Today, the district is one of the biggest attractions in Fort Worth. It takes you back to the days when the place used to be a lively market throbbing with cattle. There are live music shows, western themed shops and rodeos! You can even try your hand at being a cowboy or a cowgirl.
9. Be awed at The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall
- The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is widely considered as one of the most important Texan theatres. Often simply referred to as the Bass Performance Hall, it is totally worth a visit. Founded in 1998, its architecture is clearly inspired by European styles. Its exteriors are made up of limestone, giving it a sublime look. Today it has become one of the most iconic structures in Texas. The building is crowned by a dome and there are two angels adorning it on the outside.
8. See important works of art at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art or the ACMAA is located in the cultural district of Fort Worth. The museum was founded in 1961 by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Its collection features a variety of artworks ranging from paintings to sculptures. All the works are by leading artists of the 19th and the 20th century. One of the greatest collections of works are the ones ranging from 1820 to 1940. Along with the permanent collections, the museum also hosts many temporary collections. Some of the highlights include works by artists like Alfred Stieglitz, Thomas Eakins and Alexander Calder.
7. Relax at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Spread over 110 acres, it is good for a visit at any time of the year. The Garden was founded in 1934 and holds over 23 gardens. It is home to more than 2500 species of plants. Some of the highlights include the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden and the Fragrance Garden. Along with the flora, the garden is also home to many ponds and bridges.
6. Enjoy at the Sundance Square
- Sundance Square is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Fort Worth. It is a privately owned block in the historic downtown section of the city. It is an eclectic mix of commercial, residential and retail buildings. Named after the Sundance Kid, the square is home to many hotels, restaurants and cafes. It’s also a premier shopping destination with many high-end stores, boutiques and art galleries. Sundance Square is also home to a number of museums like the Sid Richardson Museum. There is also the Circle Theater and the Bass Performance Hall (mentioned separately in this list).
5. Gape at the Kimbell Art Museum
- The Kimbell Art Museum was founded in 1972 and houses a very important collection of art. Instead of using artificial light, the museum puts natural light to great use. Just wandering the premises of the museum is a great way to spend some quality time. The collection of the museum might be smaller than several other museums, but it contains some important pieces. Highlights include pieces from Africa, Asia and Europe. Along with the attractive art collection, the museum is also home to an on-site restaurant.
4. Be pleasantly surprised at the Log Cabin Village
- The Log Cabin Village is a historical museum featuring buildings from the 19th century. It is not like a traditional museum, but is rather a living museum. All of the buildings contained in the museum were salvaged from getting ruined. Then they were moved to their present location from other states. The buildings are all made of logs and have their own unique theme. They include a schoolhouse, a gristmill and several homes made of logs. The effects are further enhanced by the interpreters of the museum. All of them wear costumes which are inspired by Texan lifestyle of the 19th century.
3. Tour the Eddleman McFarland House
- The Eddleman McFarland House is one of the oldest buildings in Fort Worth. It’s a Victorian-style house which was built toward the end of the 19th century. Built for cattle baron families, the house is set in an idyllic location. Housed over Quality Hill, it overlooks the Trinity River. The house can be visited with an advance notice because now it is owned by Historic Fort Worth Inc. The same group also owns Thistle Hill, which was built in the 20th century. It is included in the National Register for Historic Places and can be toured as well.
2. Get refreshed at Fort Worth Water Gardens
- Fort Worth Water Gardens can be best described as an oasis among a concrete jungle. It’s a refreshing garden containing many aquatic installations. It is an architectural marvel which can be toured at any time of the year. The park was founded in 1974 and was designed by Phillip Johnson, one of the most innovative architects America has seen. The park is frequently described as ‘cooling’ and ‘refreshing’ by visitors. One of the highlights includes the Meditation Pool, which is surrounded by cypress trees. Another highlight is the Active Pool which has water cascading down 38 feet to its base.
1. Be awed at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- A visit to Fort Worth is not complete without visiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Located in the city’s cultural district, the museum is dedicated toward engaging the community through diverse and creative programs. Permanent exhibits include the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, the Cattle Raisers Museum, Energy Blast, DinoLabs & DinoDig and the Innovation Studios. There is also the Omni Theatre, which is an IMAX dome. It is often described as the best place to learn about science and history. The Omni features daily documentaries as well as full length movies.
Originally posted 2017-06-19 06:39:06.