The Log Cabin Village is just off University Drive. There are 7 fully restored log cabins which date back to the 1850's which have been restored and relocated to the village to depict life of the early pioneers. Volunteers are in every cabin to give demonstrations or bring about the history and lifestyle of each of the families that lived in these homes. Some of the demonstrations include, candle making, corn grinding, spinning and weaving. Different programs are held throughout the year for children to show how people lived in pioneer times.
Small admission is charge.
All of the cabins are set within a quiet wooded area and all are within a short walking distance of each other.
The cabins are all furnished with authentic artifacts from the era to really give a good sense of the life of these families during these times. The Village has quite a research collection and while it is available to the public, the more fragile items can only be viewed by appointment.
The old stockyards is also fondly known locally as 'Cowtown'. The Chisholm Trail came through Fort Worth and after 1893, the Stockyards became the 2nd largest cattle market . Today the feel of the West is definitely found and there are famous entertainment spots such as Billy Bob's, the White Elephant Saloon and the Cattlemen's Steakhouse. There are many western stores as well as museums and restaurants. Twice a day real cowboys drive a herd of Longhorns down Exchange Avenue from the pens which still remain behind the Livestock Exchange. The Stockyards have been named a national historic district in Fort Worth.
The AMC Palace is one of two movies theatres owned by AMC in Sundance Square
which make up a total of 20 screens.
This one is right beside Barnes and Nobel in the 'theatre block'.
The other cinema (AMC Theatre) is at 304
Houston Street and both screen independent, foreign and classic movies.
Mon-Thurs 1.00pm - 8.00pm,
Fri-Sat 1.00pm - 12.30am,
Sun 1.00pm - 10.00pm
although this may vary depending on screenings.
Herman Justin started the Justin Boot company in 1879, in Spanish Fort Texas, where the Chisholm Trail crossed the Red River. Cowboys trailing herds, used to stop here, to get measured for quality hand fitted boots. In 1925 the firm moved to Fort Worth... and continued to prosper. Herman's grandson, John Justin Jr. took hold of the reins some years later, and has carried on the family business. Justin boots are known world wide.
Justin Industries is also parent company for Acme Bricks, and Texas Limestone.
The exhibit in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame includes boots, memorabilia and a video narrated by Red Steagall, Ed Bass, and former Governor George W. Bush.
Mr Justin died February 26, 2001.
The Main Street Arts Festival is a very popular annual event held over 4 days in April in the downtown area of Fort Worth.
Artists come from all over the country to sell and display their arts and crafts. There is also live free music to entertain you and tonnes of food for which you have to purchase coupons for. A well worthwhile event to attend.
The plaque reads:
Until 1908, The Annual Fort Worth Fat Stock Show was held in a variety of locations. As interest increased in the event and its educational and promotional values were realized, livestock exhibitors sought a permanent home for the show. The coliseum was constructed in 1907-08 to provide such an exhibition hall. Construction costs were borne by the Swift and Armour Packing Companies, and by the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, which owned the property. The stock show was held here annually for 34 years. This site has been within three separate cities: North Fort Worth until 1909; Niles City, 1911-23; and in Fort Worth since 1923. It is the birthplace of the indoor rodeo, and the first live radio broadcast of a rodeo was transmitted here on WBAP Radio in 1923. The Coliseum also has served as a place for cultural, educational, religious, social, and civic events. In 1911, former President Theodore Roosevelt spoke here. Numerous Texas Governors, performing artists, grand operas, entertainers and evangelists have appeared here. The great Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, performed here in 1920. In 1936, the Stock Yards Company sold the coliseum to the City of Fort Worth. Historically it has been an important part of the city and the livestock industry. (1984)
Where else can you go in public and see longhorn cattle driven through a town by authentic cowboys. Not unless you raise them.....haha! Well, it is a pretty cool thing still to see, but use caution. If you have ever seen the cowhands, they all are equip with whips for safety. They may seem big and docile, but that doesn't mean they can't move quickly and fast. So respect there space. Look for the herd signs to let you know dates and times, their normally at 11:30 & 4:00pm. Weather permitting too. No drives scheduled on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
It is know that it was the Spanish who brought the first longhorn cattle to the America as early a s 1490’s. After independence from Spanish rule, the cattle were left behind. Roaming free and eventually claimed by anyone who could round them up, soon realized how hardy these cattle were. Yet, around 1927 the heard was dying out so the US Congress helped establish a reserve for them in Oklahoma. Now they are considered a major assist to the beef and dairy industry. Many may not believe, but they are quite docile. Yet, because of their sheer size, they can easily knock someone over very easily or accidentally gore you with their huge horns. They like to keep a good distance just for safety purposes.
This beautifully done mural is located right in the middle of Sundance Square. I just love it because it represents what Texas was all about. I think everyone should put on a comfortable pair of shoes and just park the car and venture out and about. I just love to walk around see the surroundings and just love to talk up a storm with the very wonderful locals. Ahhhh Texas!!!!!
Texas does not lie when it says it does everyting on a large scale. I would have to say that I have always admire the beauty of these statues and what they represent. They depict what past and present Texans are and I am for one very proud to have my heritage start from here. You can't miss these beautiful sculptures and are located in various part of the cultural downtown area.
This represents what Texas considered as important as real gold and that is the Longhorn Cattle. A cowboys gotta eat you know!
Located on North Main & 26th street just around from Billy Bobs.
Every year between mid January or Early February the Will Rogers Memorial Center host the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. It is held in several locations on the huge grounds, but most of the vendors are located in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall. Along with the rodeo, is many live stock show exhibits of top-quality animals which are auctioned off making millions of dollars. Various vendors from tractors to jewelry are on display for sale.
Update 2010: Seems the economy is takings it tolls on everyone. This place is not as popular as it use to be. Yet the building is still being loved and taken care of. A wonderful historical piece being preserved still.
2005:Another treasure to be discovered and I most certainly enjoyed strolling through the market because it had all this wonderful aroma of smells of food. Lots of little gifts too! I just appreciate it when I see a wonderful peace of history restored and to see life milling around in such an historical building is wonderful. People add charm to a building.
Check it out when your there!:-) It's located in the Santa Fe Warehouse. Hours: 10-6PM
Loving restored and maintained by the Pioneer Texas Heritage Committe and Tarrant County Historical Society. Six of the log homes date back to the mid 1800's and were moved and restore in the 1950's and then opened to the public in 1966. Each of the homes are furnished with authentic artifacts to provide a vivid look at life back in the Texas frontier days. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgable and eager to share information. The grounds have very lovely gardens to enjoy too.
T - F 9:00-4:00pm Sat 1:00-5:00pm Sun 1:00-5:00pm Adults -$2.50, Youths 4-17 - $2.00, Seniors - $2.00 and children under 4 Free.
The theatre is located inside the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History. The lobby of this building is huge and has a snack bar of course. If you ever been or not been you will be impressed with the sheer size of the screen and that stunning sharpness of the film or picture. Open 7 days a week and checkout the website below for current show times, prices and advance ticket purchase information.
They have these all over the world:
We discovered the Galerie Kornye West at last year's Gallery night. Gallery night is presented by Fort Worth's art community twice a year. Although many galleries feature contemporary art in bold designs and color, we prefer the more traditional pieces.
We love the timeless beauty illustrated in this oil painting. It looks as though it might have been painted decades ago, but it's a recent work. Artist Craig Srebnik titled the painting, En l'attendant. Look how the light plays off the blue dress and the figure's hair and face. To own one of his paintings would be wonderful!
You'll find other very accomplished American and European artists here, as well. Galerie Kornye is a gallery we could often. We highly recommend a visit!