Top Attractions of Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas
Oozing a cowboy feel, the Fort Worth is often called ‘Where the West Begins’. Stealing the limelight in the late 19th century for over 10 million head of cattle getting trampled through the city on the Chisholm Trail, the city keeps alive its memento with a mini–cattle drive in the morning and a rodeo every Saturday night. With its own headstrong spirit, it forbids anyone to deem it as Dallas’ sidekick. It offers a bountiful of things to enjoy here, without too much pretense. Let’s browse through a few to realize why it is top money churning tourist destination in Texas.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Established in 1934 and sprawled over an area of about 109 acres, this botanic garden is one of the top tourist attractions of the city. Located on Botanic Garden Boulevard, this garden is one of the oldest one in the city and houses over 2,500 species of plants in 21 specialty gardens. The garden has a unique Fragrance garden as well where the visually impaired persons can also bask in the beauty of nature. Apart from it, you can also find other fun activities like kids’ workshops, adult educational programs, etc. Several restaurants are overlooking the gen so that you can enjoy both the food as well as the sight.
Another high traffic tourist destination is the Sundance Square. Spread over 35 blocks in the historic Downtown Fort Worth, this privately owned property is a chock-a-block full of fun. Taking its name after the infamous outlaw, the Sundance Kid, the area flaunts one of the finest shopping and entertainment experience. It has about 40 buildings which are a mix of modern as well as historic. The yard offers a plethora of fun and activities like a visit to the esteemed museum, Sid Richardson Museum; theaters like the Bass Performance Hall and the Circle Theater, etc.; shopping, walking, fine-dining, high–end boutiques, etc. The district’s centerpiece is vast Public Square with fountains and seating along with a stage for live concerts or other entertainment performances.
Fort Worth Zoo
Numerous publications have hailed this zoo as the top zoo in the country which makes it worth the visit. It made a humble beginning in 1909 with just a handful of animals but with exemplary nurture and growth, the zoo today houses over 5,000 native and exotic animals. A family fun center, it also offers you other attractions like rock climbing, carousel, petting zoo, the miniature Yellow Rose Express Train, as well as a 40-foot-long statue of an iguana called as Iggy.
Eddleman McFarland House
Built in 1899, this beautiful Victorian style house once belonged to one of the richest ‘cattle baron families’. Overlooking the Trinity River, it stands on Quality Hill and is today owned by Historic Fort Worth Inc. It is worth mentioning that it can only be toured by seeking advance permission.
Few other worthwhile spots to add to your itinerary are Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Kimbell art museum, Cowtown Cycle Party, etc. The list is just exhaustive. No wonder it is a one-stop tourist destination.