Half-Day Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour with Transportation from Dallas

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4.5 hr

Fort Worth is Where the West begins - Crossroads of Cowboys & Culture. Experience American western history and culture. You will see a live Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive, feel the atmosphere of a cowboy trading post and giant skyscrapers all in the same tour.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Great R Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

You and your small group will depart from JFK memorial in Dallas to begin your 4.5-hour tour with a historian as your guide. Reach back into the past, when cowboys would stop at Fort Worth’s “Hell’s Half Acre” to rest and relax.

Stop At: Dallas

Enjoy great scenery between Dallas and Fort Worth. You will see and hear the history from 1841 to today’s day.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fort Worth Water Gardens

The urban park is frequently billed as a "cooling oasis in the concrete jungle" of downtown. Its focal points are three pools of water and a terraced knoll, which helps to shield the park from the rest of the City. The quiet, blue meditation pool is encircled with cypress trees and towering walls that are covered in thin plane of water that cascades almost 90 degrees down to the sunken blue water feature. The sound of the water on the walls evokes thoughts of a gentle rain shower. The aerating pool features multiple illuminated spray fountains under a canopy of large oak trees. The main attraction of the Water Gardens is the active pool, which has water cascading 38 feet (11 m) down terraces and steps into a small pool at the bottom. The active pool experience was built for people to be able to walk down the terraced steps to be surrounded by and experience the power, sounds and motion of water crashing around them. Read less 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: JFK Tribute

A tribute to President Kennedy where he gave his last speech.

Pass By: Sundance Square

The heart of Fort Worth with Skyscrapers along side of restored buildings.

Stop At:

The Tarrant County Courthouse was designed by the architecture firm of Frederick C. Gunn and Louis Curtiss and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893–1895. It is a pink Texas granite building in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembling the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower. The cost was $408,840 and citizens considered it such a public extravagance that a new County Commissioners' Court was elected in 1894. A monument dedicated to Confederate Army soldiers was erected on the grounds by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1953. 1958, a Civil Courts Building was constructed on the west side of the courthouse. In 2012, a $4.5 million renovation to the clock tower was completed,In 2013, the Civil Courts Building was demolished. The Tarrant County Courthouse currently houses the Tarrant County clerk's office, probate and county courts at law, a law library, and the Tarrant County facilities management department.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

This guided walking tour takes visitors to historic locations throughout the Stockyards. A personal tour guide will escort you, sharing historical facts and timeless stories along the way. The walking tours are a perfect way to get the lay of the land and plan your adventure at the Stockyards!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Livestock Exchange Building

Built in 1902, one of the greatest cattle markets of the world.

Pass By: Cowtown Coliseum

Built in 1908, the first indoor arena for rodeos.

Stop At: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

50 Minutes Lunch break,shopping and great photo opportunity

Duration: 50 minutes
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