Fort Worth Zoo
HOME TO MORE THAN 7,000 NATIVE AND EXOTIC ANIMALS AND SEVERAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EXHIBITS.
“Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden. Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees. Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden's gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests.”
“The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and FREE admission on Fridays! They have a ton of cool exhibits that come through, so check out their website when you are in town!”
“Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.”
“Sundance Square sits at the heart of Fort Worth. There are multiple great restaurants and little shops to explore. Cantina Laredo has great margaritas. They are discounted from 3p-6p M-Friday. Their appetizers are also discounted during happy hour. Taverna has delicious pizza that is half price during happy hour. Taco diner has $6 Mambo taxis and $2 tacos during happy hour. Reata has a rooftop bar and a happy hour available. ”
“The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.”