6455 Old Denton Road , Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131
- Phone: (817) 386-5666
- Fax: (817) 386-5668
Located in the Broadway Baptist Church, this organ was designed and built by Casavant Fr
Consisting of three buildings, the Cathedral, rectory and the Saint Ignatius Academy building; St. Patrick's is distinguished by being one of the oldest structures in Fort Worth and is the oldest continuously used church in the city. The parish was begun in 1876, and the current Gothic Revival-style Cathedral Complex was constructed of native Texas limestone. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Texas Historic Landmark, and is recognized by the Texas Historical Commission.
Built in 1899, in an area once called Quality Hill, this is one of the last of Fort Worth's elegant Victorian homes and was occupied by a cattle baron family until 1978. Its finely crafted woodwork and other architectural details remain largely unaltered from their original state. The house sits on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, and aside from its Victorian elegance, also displays some Queen Anne architectural features, sandstone and marble on the exterior, and an interior rich with fine panelling, parquet floors, coffered ceilings, and mahogany and oak mantles.
This city-owned 3,500-acre lake is located within a complex that includes facilities for water sports, boating, fishing, and picnicking along the shoreline.
This zoo is rated among the best in the nation, with over six thousand native and exotic species, and programs in conservation and education. There are kids' fun corners providing fun and educational activities for children, and a plethora of exhibits that include Wild Texas, Raptor Canyon, World of Primates, Asian Falls, African Savannah, Meerkat Mounds, Koala Outback, Komodo Dragons, Thundering Plains, and a Herpetarium. In addition to all of these fun and educational exhibits, the zoo is also involved in ongoing conservation projects to preserve animals that are in danger of disappearing in a world that is increasingly hostile and inhospitable to natural habitats.
Built between 1893 and 1895, of Texas pink granite and marble, the courthouse's Renaissance Revival style was designed to resemble the Texas Capitol building in Austin. Although over the years some distasteful remodeling had been foisted upon the structure, it has now been returned to its original splendour and is the pride of Fort Worth, being treasured as an architectural masterpiece.
With over 2,500 species of plants, and twenty-one specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanical Garden is situated on one hundred nine lush acres that offer vibrant colours amidst the mesmerizing interplay of dappled light and shade. This is the oldest botanical garden in Texas, with a mission of enhancing the appreciation of the beauty represented by its multifarious flora, as well as increasing understanding of the world of plants through education. The types of gardens offered include rose gardens, perennial gardens, fragrance gardens, a four-seasons garden, a Japanese garden, and more. In addition, the Botanical Garden is an ideal place for meetings, events, weddings and children's activities, and includes a gift shop and a restaurant.
The oldest cemetery in Fort Worth is the final resting place of 13 soldiers, including Brigadier General Edward H. Tarrant and Brevet Major Ripley Allen Arnold, and Arnold
The Cowtown Cattlepen Maze is a truly unique form of entertainment; one can compete against oneself, or others in a group, while trying to be the quickest in negotiating over 5,400 square feet of frequently changed mazes that resemble the cattle pens of the old west. The mazes always present a unique form of fun, for those who enjoy a good challenge. The maze is available to be rented for private use, and is a good place for birthday parties, other events, or simply as a fun way to spend some time and tests one's skill at finding the way out of the maze without the help of Ariadne's thread.
This hour-long guided walk through the Stockyards National Historic District leaves from the Stockyards Visitor Center, and winds through the charming district. This area, where once cattle were bought and sold, now supports a thriving nightlife, attractions, entertainment, shopping, and is home to the new AmeriSuites Hotel.
DFW Drive Your Dream allows you to experience four of the fastest and most beautiful cars on the road. You will embark on a 150-plus mile thrill ride across a professionally designed tour route. Four to five-hours will just fly by as you take turns driving and riding in the dream cars. DFW Drive Your Dream provides you with an easy, affordable, and exiting way to finally drive a Lamborghini or to drive a Ferrari.
This 2,250-acre city lake in th3e sourhwest corner of the city is popular for boating, sailing, water skiing, and fishing.