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 G. Carter foundation to create this masterpiece in the late 1960s. Covering over four blocks of downtown space, the Water Gardens offer outstanding sightseeing opportunities. More than 500 types of plants and trees adorn this 4.3 acre park.
This is a great way to experience Fort Worth's history. The Stockyards was once the second-largest cattle market in the world. Renovated for tourism in 1976, the district brims with entertainment, including restaurants, shopping and Wild West performances. Events include the Chishold Trail Round-up, held annually in June, and the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo, held annually beginning in January. Visit Stockyards Station, where there is even a small children's amusement park.
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.
No trip to Ft. Worth would be complete without a visit to the buzzing Downtown area. Food stands and quaint cafes, entertaining events, live music performances and the array of shopping destinations are just some of the reasons to visit this lively place. At the heart of the district, lies the Sundance Square Plaza, host to numerous cultural shows and festivals throughout the year. The area is also dotted with water fountains, gardens and an array of historical structures. If you are unsure about where to start touring from the multitude of options available, head to the tourist information center on the main street to get a general idea about this happening neighborhood.
The Fort Worth Cultural District is where tourists and residents alike come to dine, shop and explore. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District features tree-lined surrounding and immaculately manicured grounds, a scenic area worthy of countless photo opportunities and hours of aimless wandering. Every year, more than 2 million visitors from around the world descend upon this area to check out unique shops and delicious restaurants, as well as art displays, performance theaters and cultural exhibits.
Established in 1883, this church was organized and ordained to combat the gambling and prostitution establishments that seemed to have taken over the city. It was first known as South Side Baptist, but in the mid-1890s the name was changed to Broadway Baptist Church. The place remains in the heart of downtown in its "modified Gothic" structure. The design features the shape of a cross, a choir loft, vaulted ceilings, arched doorways and balconies. Its ministries include an adult clothing room, AIDS care team, food pantry, chapel choir, parents day out and youth services.
JFK Tribute is the monumental structure that was erected as part of paying homage to the visionary that was the late John F.Kennedy. The monument includes a bronze statue and a set of screens which constantly project some of his historical achievements and photographs with other eminent leaders from around the world. This is a good place to stop by if you're ever walking past Main Street in Fort Worth
Take a walk with the Cultural District Walking Tour and discover some of the hidden historical facts of the city. Starting at the Amon Carter Museum, the tour takes a rather cultural route of the city, discovering come of the most influential buildings and sites along the way. Its team of well-read guides hand out interesting information about various museums, the history behind some of the artifacts and objects housed within them.