8004 Winbrook Drive
Benbrook, TX 76126
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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.
Texas Christian University enrolls 7,600 graduate and undergraduate students per year. 79 undergraduate majors are available in six schools: education, business, fine arts, arts and science, nursing and divinity. The Horned Frogs compete at the NCAA Division IA-level in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and 15 other sports. Banners lining the campus streets proudly display purple and white colors. Randolph and Addison Clark first tried to build a college in Fort Worth in 1869, but briefly moved the site to Thorp Springs in 1873. Another move to Waco followed in 1895. After the Waco campus was destroyed by fire, the school made its final move back to Fort Worth in 1910.
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.
The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo is a pioneer in using natural habitats to showcase animals. Exotic animals are kept out of cages and left to freely roam in a natural environment. On most occasions, visitors are separated from the residents by only a river or a waterfall! Special exhibits include the world of primates, African Savannah, Asian falls and Texas wild. An onsite restaurant serves hamburgers, fries, pizza and BBQ, while a canopy of magnificent oak trees provides shelter from the hot Texas sun.
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 largest Protestant institution of its kind, this school began as an offshoot of the Baylor Theology department and became a separate entity in 1907. In 1910, the school moved from Waco to its present location in Southwest Fort Worth. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers bachelor and master's degrees in three disciplines: theology, educational ministry and church music. There are currently 20,000 students enrolled. The A. Webb Roberts Library houses the Tandy Archeological Museum, a small collection of biblical artifacts open to the public. Here you'll find maps, pottery and tools from the biblical town of Timnah, where Samson is said to have lived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.