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Experience Fort Worth “Where The West Begins.” Cowboys. Indians. Cattle. Oil. The History of Fort Worth reads like the history of the American West! Explore Fort Worth's true Western Heritage during your visit in downtown's Sundance Square and the Stockyards National Historic District.
* Fort Worth Water Gardens
* JFK Tribute
* Sundance Square, historic downtown
* Sid Richardson Museum
* Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
* Fort Worth Stockyards daily Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive
* Cowtown Coliseum
* White Elephant Saloon
* Fincher's Whitefront Western Wear
* AT&T Stadium "Dallas Cowboys"
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Stop At: Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6553
Explore the sunken Fort Worth Water Gardens, a beautiful and refreshing oasis designed by Phillip Johnson; are an architectural and engineering marvel. Visitors experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban plaza.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: JFK Tribute, 916 Main St Corner E 8th St, General Worth Square, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6240
Stop by the former Hotel Texas, and visit the JFK Tribute in General Worth Square, which honors President Kennedy’s historic stay in Fort Worth.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Sundance Square, 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7408
Visit the heart of downtown, Sundance Square, a dazzling historic and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings, the red brick streets and lush courtyards add to Sundance Square's authentic aura. Learn of Fort Worth’s fascinating western history and colorful past…tales about the Chisholm Trail and the famous outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Hear stories about Hell’s Half Acre where saloons, gambling parlors and dance halls once flourished.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4006
For a view of the romance and reality of the Old West, visit the Sid Richardson Museum featuring paintings from two of the preeminent visual storytellers of the 19th-century American West: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164-8212
Then off to the Stockyards National Historic District, where the Old West comes to life! Begin your journey on Exchange Avenue, where the weathered brick streets are lined with historic buildings, restaurants, shops, saloons and other attractions. Enjoy a guided walk of the Stockyards and learn about the historic attractions that speak to a bygone era when the town was a stop for the legendary cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail.
Experience the world’s only daily Cattle Drive, as a team of genuine Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle down Exchange Avenue. Every detail of this cattle drive...from the saddles to the chaps, from the hats to the boots....is authentic!
Step into the past at the Stockyards Museum or climb up on a real Texas Longhorn Steer for a photo. Take your chances and ride the Mechanical Bull, just waiting to buck you off!
Visit the Livestock Exchange, the “Wall Street of the West” and learn about the livestock auctions. Tour Cowtown Coliseum site of the world’s first indoor rodeo.
Step inside the White Elephant Saloon – the interior was used in the filming of Walker Texas Ranger. Tour the historic Stockyards Hotel and experience an era when cattle and cotton were common currency and outlaws were folk heroes. See the Bull Ring Saloon; the birthplace of Texas Hold’em and the first gambling casino in Texas!
Shop for authentic boots, hats and apparel at Leddy’s or Fincher's White Front Western Wear or pick up a souvenir from Stockyards Station – formerly sheep and hog barns, now home to many unique shops and restaurants!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
On the return drive to Dallas, enjoy a drive by of the famous AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys Football) and Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers Baseball)!