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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 would provide 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 times.
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 soft drinks and popcorn, the remaining attraction is the old Forest Park Rides built in 1958. Two trains run simultaneously on the busiest days. Children find it the ride to be a great adventure, while parents will enjoy the leisurely pace.
The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo is a pioneer in using natural habitats to showcase animals. Exotic animals are kept out of cages and left to freely roam in a natural environment. On most occasions, visitors are separated from the residents by only a river or a waterfall! Special exhibits include the world of primates, African Savannah, Asian falls and Texas wild. An onsite restaurant serves hamburgers, fries, pizza and BBQ, while a canopy of magnificent oak trees provides shelter from the hot Texas sun.
Located in a very woodsy section of Trinity Park, this 19th-century grouping of log cabins is a true delight. The seven fully restored cabins originated in the 1850s. Volunteers who run the operation are adept at giving demonstrations of everyday activities from days gone by including corn grinding, candle dipping, spinning and weaving. Special programs such as pioneer pastimes are often held, showing children how people lived in pioneer times with examples of art, crafts and other displays. Check the website for admission prices and more.
This fascinating museum, which was named in honor of astronomer Oscar E. Monnig, helps educate visitors and space enthusiasts about the origin, evolution and types of meteorites present in the vast realm of space. Visitors to the museum can get a hands-on experience through interactive meteorite displays, and learn more through the museum's diverse collection, which was donated to the Texas Christian University (TCU) over a period of eight years. An exciting feature at the museum is that visitors can even create their own terrestrial impact crater!
Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer beautiful trails and garden exhibits in one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. An extensive greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, showcases tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful settings. The Japanese Garden, a popular attraction among visitors, is tranquil and perfect for relaxation or contemplation. Special events abound throughout the year, such as the annual spring butterflies in the garden, with more than 6,000 butterflies adding color to the already magnificent setting.
This historic Casa Mañana theater was created by Henry Kaiser, following examples and design principles set by famous architect R. Buckminster Fuller. Casa Mañana features a children's playhouse and a modified thrust stage with a seating for upto 1,045 people. Entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow have performed here. In addition, Broadway touring productions including 'Cats' and 'Miss Saigon' have thrilled visitors with spectacular sets and performances. For over 40 years now, this theater company has only been growing to become one of the largest performing arts center in Texas. It has always nurtured and honed the talents of a number of people to promote live professional theater and continues to do so, even today.
This delightful collection of tactile displays encourages learning for children and adults alike. A ferocious dinosaur offers greetings in the front walkway; attractive and enticing exhibits branch out in all directions. There are nine permanent galleries with themes ranging from Texas history to computers to fossils. Two of these include dino dig and kid space, specifically designed for younger children. One of the most popular attractions is the Omni Theater, an IMAX theater that shows 70mm films on a huge screen. The noble planetarium presents programs on astrology.
As its name implies, Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is located in that especially historic part of town. 101 guestrooms feature a slew of luxurious amenities, including: free WiFi, a sofa-sleeper, granite countertops and modern vanities. The hotel is close to a number of attractions like the world's first indoor rodeo, the world's largest honky-tonk and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Reserve your room today and experience all that Fort Worth has to offer.
Located in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Stockyard Stables is a must-visit for all horse lovers. Go on a horseback ride through miles of peaceful terrain along the Trinity River, or have your picture taken by the stables' professional photographer. It's a great place to bring your little ones, as all ages are welcome here. Birthdays, weddings, corporate events and many other occasions are the perfect functions to hold here.
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Southwest offers one and two bedroom suites in a unique region, located between the beauty of Benbrook Lake and the bustling activity of downtown Fort Worth. Each room comes equipped with a full kitchen and a desk so guests can go about their lives and business as they would from the comfort of their homes. This hotel is tailored to meet the needs of extended stay travelers and there is a fitness center, outdoor pool and laundry room all open to guests on the premises.