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Cowboys and Culture - Fort Worth Bus Tour

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Pass By: Cultural District, Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Fort Worth Cultural District features five internationally-recognized museums in a beautiful, park-like setting that are all acclaimed for their architecture, the quality of their collections and the programs they offer.

Pass By: Sundance Square, 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7408

Think of it as a 55,000-square-foot living room: a place to hang out with friends, indulge your senses, and let your everyday worries disappear. On any given day, you might find a band playing on the permanent stage, a yoga class in progress, or thousands enjoying an outdoor movie. Sundance Square Plaza is a masterpiece of urban design, complete with fantastic fountains, four giant umbrellas, and a state-of-the art sound and lighting system. Come see Sundance Square Plaza for yourself – it’s unlike any other public space in Texas.

Pass By: Bass Performance Hall, Fourth Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX 76102

The hall was first suggested by pianist Van Cliburn to philanthropist Nancy Lee Bass and her husband, Perry Richardson Bass.[2][3]

It was built with limestone and designed by David M. Schwarz of Architectural Services, Inc. in 1998.[4] It is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot-diameter (24 m) Great Dome, artfully painted by Scott and Stuart Gentling, tops the Founders Concert Theater. Two 48-foot-tall (15 m) angels sculpted by Marton Varo from Texas limestone grace the Grand Façade.[5]

Pass By: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640

The Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. The zoo now is home to 7,000 native and exotic animals and has been named as a top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, as well as one of the top zoos in the South by Southern Living Reader's Choice Awards.

Pass By: 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76109-1000

Six log houses, dating back to the mid 1800s, were selected from the North Texas region, moved to the present site, and restored in the 1950s to early 1960s. The Village was then donated to the City of Fort Worth, and it opened to the public in 1966. The Foster Cabin, an impressive 1850s plantation log house, was added in 1974 and the 1870s Marine School in 2003. The restoration of the Reynolds Smokehouse, relocated to the Village in 2004 from Azle, was completed in 2005.

Pass By: Hell's Half Acre, Fort Worth, TX

Hell's Half Acre was a precinct of Fort Worth, Texas designated as a red-light district beginning the early to mid 1870s in the Old Wild West. It came to be called the town's "Bloody Third ward" because of the violence and lawlessness in the area. While, the buildings are gone, the history remains.

Pass By: Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6553

The urban park is frequently billed as a "cooling oasis in the concrete jungle" of downtown. Its focal points are three pools of water and a terraced knoll, which helps to shield the park from the rest of the City. Interstate 30 was relocated from its former site immediately adjacent to the Water Gardens, making the south end of the park quieter. The park now sits adjacent to Lancaster Avenue, recently landscaped and prepared for redevelopment.

Pass By: Thistle Hill House Museum, 1509 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104-2028

One of the most impressive surviving mansions of the “cattle baron” era, Thistle Hill is situated on a 6.5-acre plot in the Near Southside and was purchased in 1903-04. This Georgian Revival-style mansion has been restored to its 1912 condition and is listed on the National Register. The nearly 11,000-square-foot, red brick structure was once the scene of lavish dinners and parties as its owners entertained Fort Worth's powerful and elite.

Pass By: Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 W Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX 76196-0204

The Tarrant County Courthouse was designed by the architecture firm of Frederick C. Gunn and Louis Curtiss and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893-1895. It is a pink Texas granite building in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembling the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower. The cost was $408,840 and citizens considered it such a public extravagance that a new County Commissioners' Court was elected in 1894. The courthouse is prominent in the television series Walker Texas Ranger.

Stop At: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164-8212

Once home to cowboys, cattlemen and outlaws, today the Stockyards National Historic District is one of the most popular attractions in Texas. Day and night, visitors come to the Stockyards to get a taste of the true American West.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fort Worth Stockyards Station, 140 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Our tours depart from in front of the Stockyards Station at 140 E. Exchange in Fort Worth, TX. In front of the Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip. Look for the bus painted with cowboys!

The bus will arrive precisely on the hour.

We can also pick up from Downtown Hotels with 24 hours notice.
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Downtown Hotel pick up and drop off with 24 hour notice.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour takes place in Fort Worth, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from Dallas
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My elderly Mom was visiting and we decided to take her on this tour. The tour guide was pleasant enough, but her sound system was barely functioning. The mouthpiece was broken so she had to hold it up to her mouth to speak. The sound...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Laura W
AFWSS, Owner at Fort Worth's Ghost Bus Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry that you had this experience. We usually get good reviews with this guide. If you contact us directly, I will try to reimburse you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ft worth bus tour is a great way to learn so much about the city’s history, culture, landmarks. The booking was easy and they were incredibly accommodating, picking me up at hotel.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joycehoney
AFWSS, Owner at Fort Worth's Ghost Bus Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review! We love what we do.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed learning about ft Worth history in air conditioning. Interesting history of the area seeing zoo, water gardens

Date of experience: September 2019
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AFWSS, Owner at Fort Worth's Ghost Bus Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Our family reunion booked a bus tour for 25 on Saturday , July 27. The tour guide was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Even the Fort Worth natives learned some new facts about Fort Worth. The hotel pick up option was fantastic and a great value!

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AFWSS, Owner at Fort Worth's Ghost Bus Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 14 July 2019

I would first like to start by stating that our tour guide was very polite and very knowledgable about the area. However, there were several things that led to the low rating. First, the tour guide's microphone was not working. Therefore, it made it very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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AFWSS, Owner at Fort Worth's Ghost Bus Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review. We will consider those recommendations. We have made repairs to our microphone and air-conditioning.

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GolfersTrunk
31 July 2019|
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Response from joywall75 | Reviewed this property |
Our family provided an ice chest with bottles of water for our tour. I am not sure about alcohol. I am not sure about renting for private events. Call 817-812-6963 FW TOURS.
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Response from ROBERT S | Reviewed this property |
Either at the Amtrak station or Stockyards.
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