Comfort Suites at Lake Worth
5825 Quebec Street
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Phone: (817) 237-2300
Fax: (817) 744-8199
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 Fort Worth and not far from downtown, Lake Worth is a convenient destination. Since there is no full service marina on the lake, 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.
Hawks Creek Golf Club is a 18-hole golf course that provides challenging shots. The course was renovated in 2000 and features water hazards and sand bunkers. Hawks Creek Golf Club also has a pro shop, practice facilities and on-site dinning. The club house is impressive with Scottish styled architecture.
One must make reservations at least seven days in advance at this course that offers a bermuda-grass-course, and a restaurant and bar.
Dating back to 1933, this course offers eighteen regulation holes, and an additional nine holes, called the "Blue Nine," the latter being a very difficult course fraught with challenges. The regulation course plays to a maximum length of 6,340 yards, while the Blue NIine has a play length of 3,557 yards. There is a remote practice range, and a clubhouse that includes a golf shop and a snack shop.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Wildlife Refuge is Located 10 miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth. It is a 3,500-acre refuge for animals and indigenous plants. This area has unique trails, scenic pastures and educational exhibits. Herds of buffalo and white-tailed deers roam the refuge. Other animals residing inside the refuge include a "town" of prairie dogs. The trip is ideal for a day-long outdoor family adventure.
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.
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.
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.
Eighteen holes. Green fees: weekdays $10, weekends/holidays $12
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.
LaGrave Field, home to the Fort Worth Cats—a baseball team, is one of the finest ballpark in the city. Being the only park to have four dug outs in United State—The Bobby Bragan Dugout Suite and The Paul LaGrave Dugout Suite, where fans can feel the nostalgia. Apart from the baseball games, the spectators are treated to the view of high-rise buildings and Tarrant County Courthouse against the blue skyline. Appreciated as one of the leading Independent Ballparks in the nation in 2003, its truly a gem in the crown of Fort Worth city. It also hosts various events like concerts and weddings and during the lax period it serves as the parking lot for the Courthouse.