Comfort Suites at Lake Worth
5825 Quebec Street
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Phone: (817) 237-2300
Fax: (817) 744-8199
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.
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.'
Take your boat to the center of this scenic lake, cast your line, put up your feel and just relax! Though Lake Worth is popular amongst locals and tourists alike, Marine Creek Lake is more peaceful and laid-back. It offers unparalleled fishing grounds and picnic areas, as well as superior sailing and skiing facilities. Don't forget to check out the beautiful Marine Creek Lake Park on the banks of the lake.
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.
Visit the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze Incorporation to find yourself through a large 5,400 square feet maze that is a great recreation option. Apart from the maze challenge, you can also host your own private events here.
Located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards, the Cowtown Coliseum has a tremendous history. It was the site of the first indoor rodeo, held in 1918, and the first live radio broadcast, which took place at a rodeo here in 1923. Despite being an old building, the Coliseum has excellent modern conveniences such as the arena seats for 2,500 people, air conditioning, production lighting and a great sound system. Cowtown Coliseum is home to the Stockyard Championship rodeo, which takes place here every Friday and Saturday. Rodeos feature traditional bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping and barrel racing.
Along the narrow streets of Stockyards Station you'll find storefronts from the late 1800s, which were renovated for tourism in the 1970s. Stores are full of western memorabilia including paintings, leather goods, books, glassware and hundreds of other treasures. Wild west performances are staged frequently at the Cowtown Coliseum, while Billy Bob's Texas offers other entertainment options. At mealtime, Riscky's and other restaurants offer steak, catfish and other local fare. A children's amusement park features a lovely old carousel and several other rides. Through the middle of it all runs the Tarantula Train, which shuttles passengers on a nostalgic trip to and from Grapevine.
For a real taste of the Old West, come by the Stockyards area any afternoon and you will be treated to a mini-cattle drive sponsored by the City of Fort Worth. Fort Worth is proud of its Cowtown moniker, and wants to give tourists and locals a chance to see real cowboys and cattle in action. The cowboys dress in authentic turn-of-the-century clothing, and use period saddles and equipment. There are two separate cattle drives each day. Both start at the eastern end of Exchange Avenue, then move west towards the Cowtown Coliseum before turning and heading back to the pen.
Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this adobe-style building was constructed in 1902 as a center for cattle traders. It was the central location for all activity in the Stockyards and often referred to as "The Wall Street of the West". Today, the building houses professional services and the North Fort Worth Historical Society Museum, which features artifacts from the beginning of the development of the Stockyards.
Located in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Stockyard Stables is a must-visit for all horse lovers. Go on a horseback ride through miles of peaceful terrain along the Trinity River, or have your picture taken by the stables' professional photographer. It's a great place to bring your little ones, as all ages are welcome here. Birthdays, weddings, corporate events and many other occasions are the perfect functions to hold here.
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 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.