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2700 S. Cherry Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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The Fort Worth Naval air station, besides just being a military airfield has also established itself as offering an event space center. It features a host of aircrafts on display. Aircrafts based here include F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet amongst many significant others. For more details on the base, do visit the website.
Generations of Fort Worth families have sought relief from the hot Texas sun by diving into this cold, clear, spring-fed private lake located in northwest Fort Worth. Once a goldfish hatchery, Burger's Lake is now a one-acre, family-oriented "swimming hole" featuring tall trees, picnic tables, barbecue grills, concession stands, and tennis and volleyball courts, along with occasional sand-castle building contests and related events meant to entertain visitors. The lack of high-tech water slides or wave pools is made up for by large floating tubes, a fountain, and a trapeze for 'swinging' and 'dropping.'
Located on the northwest edge of Ft. Worth and not far from downtown, Lake Worth is a convenient destination. Since there is no full service marina on the reservoir, it is a popular location for sailboat enthusiasts. There is also a large amount of private property along the lake's edge, so make sure you use one of the four public boat and picnic areas when you are there. Fishing for small bass and crappie is popular, and be sure to look for Moss Point and Goat Island, which provide excellent scenery. Admission is free.
Located inside the Museum of Science and History, this domed theater is a tribute to the past, present and the future technological history. With a capacity for 390 people, the theater features 72 speakers unloading 18,600 watts off sound. It is best to arrive at least a half-hour before the presentation time, as no late seating is allowed.
The Amon Carter Museum has one of the largest permanent collections of American Art. The artwork consists of pieces from the 1830s to the late 20th Century from great American artists such as Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz. There is also a permanent exhibit of Amon Carter's personal collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, who are considered to be the best artists of the American West. With more than 30,000 prints, the museum has one of the finest photography collections in the US.
Built in 1970, the Japanese Garden is a part of Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and is spread across 7.5 acre. Much of the beautiful trees and plants of the garden were brought from the city of Nagaoka, Japan. Other attractions inside the garden include the wooden bridge, meditation garden, pagoda and a viewing deck. However, the most popular attraction inside the Japanese Garden is the pond where you can feed food palettes to number of exotic Koi fishes. Besides this, the garden is also host to concerts during the weekends as well as the annual Spring Festival and Fall Festival that celebrate Japanese art and culture. Call for more information.
The Will Rogers Memorial Center houses The Will Rogers Coliseum which is a great place to catch up on some good old rodeo action and re-live the days of the old west. The Coliseum has permanent seating facilities for 6000 people. Some of the world's most famous and heart-stopping rodeo contests take place here during the Southwestern Exposition and Life-stock Show. The Coliseum hosts other sporting events too.
Housed within the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall is a multi-purpose venue. Opened in 1984, it generally serves as the vendor market during the annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. It has a large exhibition space and also includes the old Round Up Inn, which is used as a dining space. The Texas Room within it serves as a banquet hall seating up to 10,000 guests. On days other than the Show, the Hall may be used for flea markets, cloth or paper exhibitions.
Built in 1936, the Will Rogers Memorial Center attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. This 85 acre network of buildings plays host to auctions, entertainment and sporting events, etc. The Coliseum, which holds 8,000 people, hosts the Southwestern exposition and livestock show and Rodeo as well as other sporting and equestrian events. Broadway productions and concerts take place in the Will Rogers Auditorium, which seats 2,856. Banquet facilities are available. The Will Rogers Equestrian Center is one of the top livestock facilities in the world, with more than 1,000 stalls.
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.
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.
Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer more than 2,100 acres of 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.