Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth

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In the middle of an urban oasis, you can escape the heat at Fort Worth Water Gardens. The 1.7 hectare (4.3 acre) park features terraces with water flowing throughout, including the active cascading pool, which drops 11 m (38 ft) into a small body of water. Architects Phillip Johnson and John Burgee built this park in 1974. Take a stroll around one of the three pools of water for which the park is famous. View the blue meditation pool that is surrounded by cypress trees and the aerating pool, surrounded by oaks. The park is also well known for its terraced knoll, which helps keep the noise of the city out. Using our international travel planner, Fort Worth attractions like Fort Worth Water Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While staying in a downtown hotel, we took a few hours to walk to the Fort Worth Water Gardens. It was a perfect crisp fall day, which added to our enjoyment of everything. The foliage and sound of th...  more »
  • Tripadvisor put us onto this spot in downtown Fort Worth and it is well worth a visit. We must have spent between 1 and 2 hours wandering around the various water features, the giant cascade watrrfall...  more »
  • As there is not much to see in FW, the water gardens are worth a visit. They are in a quiet position, although in the middle of the town. All is clean, safe and well maintained.  more »
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  • A good place to spend your time. There are various different fountains with different features. For example, there is a silent pool which is just water dribbling over walls quietly. There is an active pool which has water falling in a kind of elaborate vortex making deafening noise at the center. Then there are lawns to sit on as well as an open amphitheatre. Overall, a different sort of park which is worth visiting.
  • I gotta admit this place was pretty cool, especially if you come towards dusk and can see it then with some of the pretty lights. Great place to sit and think if no one else is around or to just take some killer photos. The big fountain is so cool, though scary to walk down into!!! But it is a very amazing feature I have to say!
  • Breathtaking waterfalls and pools in the heart of Fort Worth. The views and experience are unforgettable and makes for great photos and memories. Parking is a hassle, but worth it. Can get very crowded on weekends, especially during the summer. Watch your children though. You can lose your footing easily on the wet rocks and steps, then fall into a life or death situation fairly quickly. Not for the faint hearted. Highly recommended.
  • My kids love this place! It is quite beautiful. I get a little nervous going down the steps of the waterfall but its fun. I recommend going on a week day, earlier in the day. On the weekends it is packed with college age kids and tourists.
  • It's just so much fun!! I love the visuals of the Aerated Fountain and the peacefulness of the Quiet Pool, and the Active Waterfall is AWESOME. It's nice and cool in the hot Texas summer. Check this little gem out if you're in town!

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Fort Worth features a good mix of affordable hotels, with a wide selection of western-flavored motels and bed & breakfasts. You can find comfortable accommodations in any part of the city, but if you wish to stay close to most of its major attractions, book your stay in or near the Cultural District. This area contains Fort Worth's five renowned museums, located within easy walking distance of one another. If you have access to a car, explore the less expensive hotels farther away from the city's major districts.
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