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  • Sundance Square: Located in the heart of Fort Worth downtown, this commercial district features 16 blocks of refurbished buildings belonging to the previous century. The evocative buildings and red brick streets pay homage to Fort Worth's heritage and endow a very popular place for great shopping, food and live performances of all kinds. Green tourism trolleys make it easier to see all the sights and if you desire to add a Victorian touch to your tour you can hire the horse driven carriages for a mighty ride. There is a tourist information center that provides full information regarding activities and other special offers in Sundance Square.

  • Omni Theater:  A must see while you tour Fort Worth. This museum of Science and History is an appreciation of past, present and future technological history. This domed theater has a capacity of 39 people and it also comprises 72 speakers with a bombastic 18,600 watts of sound. The past movies exhibited in this theater include Speed and Dolphins and Everest. While you visit this theater you have to strictly abide by the rules like if you plan to watch the presentation reach the venue well before time as no late seating is permitted. Don’t miss this experience of grandiloquent sound system while in Fort Worth.

  • Forest Park Miniature Train: Add adventure to your Fort Worth holiday tour with a visit to this Forest Park. Here in this park you are taken for a five mile train journey where the train takes you across the woods, over trestles and under bridges, to the duck pond at Trinity Park and back to the Forest Park. To top up the enjoyment of train journey, the train stops midway for refreshments. On busy days two trains run simultaneously. There are some old Forest Park Rides which were built in 1958; you can spend time enjoying these rides. This park is a hot tourist spot for the complete family because while kids dip themselves in the adventure of train journey, the parents enjoy the leisurely pace.

  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Make sure you visit this wonderful Fort Worth Museum of Science and History as it exhibits an enchanting collection of tangible displays to infuse knowledge in children and adults alike. The entrance of the museum is decorated with a fierce dinosaur which offers greetings and leads in the front walkway leading you to the world of history. This museum has nine permanent galleries which exhibit theme based artifacts and other objects. Themes range from history of Texas to computers to fossils. There is a special attraction for young kids in the section Dino Dig and KidSpace. This museum has a very popular attraction the Omni Theater which shows films on a 70mm huge screen. Don’t miss the planetarium which presents astrology programs.

  • Stockyards National Historic District: Visiting the Stockyard is a very interesting way to know the history of Fort Worth. Once the second largest cattle market, Stockyard was renovated for tourist in 1976. At present this Historic District brims with restaurants, shopping centers, live entertainment like the Wild West performances and Annual Events. Do visit the Stockyard Station where you kids can enjoy at a small children’s amusement park. This place has a very public friendly atmosphere where you can shop eat and relax.

  • Fort Worth Botanical Gardens: These lovely botanical gardens in Fort Worth have a serene and a cool atmosphere where one can picnic or relax the whole day. These gardens offer 2,100 acres of space that exhibits one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. The garden features a widespread greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful locale. The Japanese Gardens are a perfect place to relax or contemplate and is also very popular among the visitors. Special events keep coming up in these gardens like the annual spring butterflies in the garden, where more than 6,000 butterflies add vivacity to the already brilliant setting.

  • Burger's Lake: This place is a heaven in summers where locals and visitors relax and save themselves from the hot summer sun in Texas. This place is cold, clear, spring-fed private lake that is situated in northwest Fort Worth. It was once a goldfish hatchery but now converted in to family oriented swimming hole of about one acre featuring tall trees, picnic tables, barbecue grills, concession stands, tennis and volleyball courts, and also sand castle building contests at times. As this place is not very technically advanced with regard to water slides but it provides large floating tubes, a fountain, and a trapeze for 'swinging' and 'dropping.

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  • Log Cabin Village: An amazing place to see and feel the nature’s beauty. This log cabin village is located in a very arboraceous part of Trinity Park and visiting them is a true delight. This village was established with seven fully restored cabins in 1850s. Volunteers who carry out the process are also expert at giving demonstrations of routine activities from days of the past including corn grinding, candle dipping, spinning and weaving. Special programs are held especially to show children the life of people in the past with the help of art, crafts and other presentations.

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