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Fort Worth: History and Culture Private Driving Tour

1. Fort Worth: History and Culture Private Driving Tour

Take a private tour around Fort Worth, once an infamous cattle-trading town rampant with cowboys. Let your guide drive you to sites like the Stockyards National Historic District, “Hell’s Half Acre”, and either the Kimbell or the Amon G. Carter art museums for a full view of its past and present. Learn about the city’s historic reputation as “cow town” and as one of the wickedest towns in the Southwest. Walk around the mansions and graves of cattle barons and hear stories of how they would have lived long ago. Visit Stockyards National Historic District to see where locals and tourists gather throughout the year for rodeos. Drive a portion of the Bankhead Highway that spans 14 states. Go through the former red light district called Hell’s Half Acre and hear about the lawlessness that plagued the area. Head to the water gardens in downtown Fort Worth to see the architectural piece of public art with flowing pools of water. As a final excursion, choose between seeing a collection of European and Asian art at the Kimbell or a variety of American art at the Amon Carter.

Dallas: Downtown E-Bike Sightseeing and History Tour

2. Dallas: Downtown E-Bike Sightseeing and History Tour

Pedal your way through downtown Dallas on this electric bike tour. Explore some of the iconic sights around the city including Dealey Plaza, the JFK memorial, Winspear Opera House, and Klyde Warren Park. Meet your guide on Elm Street, the location of JFK's fatal shooting, and set out to immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, and charm. Ride through the Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the United States, as you explore sights like Klyde Warren Park and Winspear Opera House with its unique modern-traditional architecture. Continue through Deep Ellum, one of Texas' first residential developments, and home to one-of-a-kind art galleries and murals. See the JFK Memorial in Dealey Plaza, the so-called "Birthplace of Texas". Finish with a ride around the AT&T Discovery District and see high-tech installations, local performers, and innovative experiences.

Fort Worth: Ghosts of Fort Worth Family Friendly Tour

3. Fort Worth: Ghosts of Fort Worth Family Friendly Tour

Experience a family-friendly tour that is rich in history and haunting as you explore Fort Worth's spooky past and discover some of Fort Worth's most haunted locations. You’ll learn about the full-body apparitions, cheeky ghosts, poltergeists, and the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. Begin at Miss Molly's Hotel, which is one of Fort Worth's most famous haunted locations. You'll stop by the very haunted, Stockyards Hotel, and hear about its haunted past. Then, walk to the White Elephant Saloon which played a key part in the Last Great Gunfight of the Old West. Afterward, visit the Cowtown Winery and hear about a few sad stories which led to hauntings. You'll also visit the Hog and Sheep Markets.

Grapevine: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

4. Grapevine: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Hop aboard a royal chariot on the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell. Explore MINILAND, a Dallas/Fort Worth cityscape made entirely out of over 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test center and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Blast off into Space Mission, an intergalactic building experience, and watch a LEGO rocket go into outer space complete with billowing smoke. Explore alien planets built entirely out of thousands of LEGO bricks. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Join Sensei Wu and practice ninja moves in LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure, complete with the Airjitzu temple and a Dojo training room.

Fort Worth: Stockyards Bar Crawl

5. Fort Worth: Stockyards Bar Crawl

Join this pub crawl to mix history and beer for a unique and memorable Fort Worth experience. Enjoy a cold beer with your local guide as they share unknown stories of the past and present of Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district. Visit four of the Stockyard's best saloons and sample a great craft beer in each one. Spend time with the locals and learn about the city from your passionate guide. Laugh and learn about the history of cowboys, cattle drives, railroads, and more while drinking beers in historic taverns and saloons.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

6. Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Dallas Tour Part one of this combo tour will take you to many important and iconic location in the Dallas area. You'll get to see the following:  • Founders Plaza • Old Red Court House  • John Neely Bryan Cabin • JFK Memorial • Pioneer Plaza (largest bronze collection in the world) • Dallas City Hall (design by I.M. Pei) • Thanks-Giving Square • First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza • Deep Ellum  • The Wilson Block (historic neighborhood, Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses) • The Art District (the largest in the world!) • Klyde Warren Park • The City of Highland Park (the 5th richest suburb in the USA, home to many celebrities) • Uptown the McKinney Avenue restaurant district • West End • Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point) Southfork Ranch Tour Texans have always believed that they live a lifestyle that's 'larger-than-life.' This is clearly demonstrated at the infamous Southfork Ranch, which featured in the long-running TV show, Dallas. For 13 years (356 episodes), this made-for-TV drama captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world.   One of the longest-running series in American television history, now guests from across the United States and around the world are invited into the 'most visited White House west of D.C.' You'll also get to enjoy the museum and shop at the visitor’s centre where you can buy Southfork Ranch gifts and Texas memorabilia. This is a truly unique experience, a chance to step into the history of television in the United States.

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

7. Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Get to know Texas on a fully-narrated tour of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet your tour guide at the JFK Memorial and start your journey through the highlights of these fascinating historical cities. Visit Dallas and see Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, and more. See the world's largest art district and the site of the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Discover Fort Worth and its history with your professional guide. Learn about the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Check out some sites along the way, such as the Cattle Drive Visitors Center and the Livestock Exchange.

Fort Worth: Smart Phone Guided Scavenger Hunt

8. Fort Worth: Smart Phone Guided Scavenger Hunt

Turn downtown Fort Worth into your own personal giant game board on an interactive amazing race-style scavenger hunt. A perfect tour for groups - large or small -, you will be guided by your smart phone to well-known sites and hidden city gems. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about the local history en route. The adventure begins at a historic courthouse and takes you along the Heritage Trail. Go in search of elusive panthers, discover a giant businessman, and stop at a refreshing garden. You'll discover historic places, modern marvels and city secrets, while learning why The Wild Bunch and many others were so enamored with Fort Worth. Points of Interest on Your Quest: Tarrant Country Court House Sid Richardson Museum Water Garden JFK Memorial Bass Hall

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Everything was perfect, from the pick up at our hotel to the drop off. Robin is an excellent guide who made us discover the must-sees of Fort Worth with all its history. This private tour delighted the whole family. Thank you Robin

We had a blast!!! Everything was orgainized! So much history and great beer! I highly recommend this to anyone isiting the area; my friends and ! can't wait to go back!!!

This is how you should see the Stockyards. We immediately became friends with everyone on the tour and even went out to dinner with some of them after. 5 stars!

Very knowledgeable tour guide who genuinely wanted you to enjoy the occasion. Definitely recommend.

Guide was knowledgeable and had a great time, definitely recommend!