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    Log Cabin Village

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 5, 2004

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    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.

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    Log Cabin Village Cont..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 6, 2004

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    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.

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    Stock Yards

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 28, 2004

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    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.

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    AMC Palace

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 29, 2004

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    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.

    Open..
    Mon-Thurs 1.00pm - 8.00pm,
    Fri-Sat 1.00pm - 12.30am,
    Sun 1.00pm - 10.00pm
    although this may vary depending on screenings.

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    Justin Trail of Fame

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Oct 23, 2004

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    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.

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    Cowtown Coliseum 1908

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 6, 2011

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    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)

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    Main Street Fort Worth Art Festival

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    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.

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    Longhorn Parade

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    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.

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    Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    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.

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    Postcard Wall Mural Downtown

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    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!!!!!
    Sundance Square

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    Texas Gold

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 11, 2008

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    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.

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    Fort Worth Santa Fe Rail Market

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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

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    IMAX

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    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:
    IMAX Theatres

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    Thistle Hill

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    What a historical find. Built in 1903 for prominent Texas families, A.B. & Electra (guess who she was named after...hehehe)Waggoner Wharton and Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Scott who later bought it from the Wharton's.

    I really enjoyed the personal tour. If you are a historical buff, then you will love this place. The tour guides are so informed on the history and truely enjoy sharing the history of this house. Texas pride is surely here!

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    150 Years of Fort Worth

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 12, 2010

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    Traces Fort Worths history from the frontier outpost to what is has become today. What a wonderful museum. The building speaks volumes just by itself. Has some pretty great exhibits that all will enjoy. You'll love the old pictures of the past. Make sure you stop by, and it is right downtown within walking distance of Sundance Square. Make sure you check it out!
    Oh......it's FREE!
    Open 9am - 8 pm daily!

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