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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.
It was built with limestone and designed by David M. Schwarz of Architectural Services, Inc. in 1998. 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.
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