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Fort Worth Water Gardens

Address: 1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Downtown Fort Worth)
Phone Number: 817-871-5755
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Ranked #13 of 72 Attractions in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had read about the Water Gardens before we visited, but the words do not do them justice. It is hard to believe they have been in place since around the seventies. The four distinct areas all have their own character and we really loved the trees in the Quiet zone. The roots look like small animals popping up around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is completely free, but we enjoyed it so much we would have paid. Our kids ran out every bit of energy they had, played imaginary games and loved each attraction. We got some great family pictures too. The views are amazing and it's worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Free water garden in downtown Fort Worth is one of the best sights in the area. People of all ages love it. Walk all the way to the bottom for the most stunning visual effect. But, be careful to watch your step. Although not a hard walk, people with heart, back or knee problems, may want to think twice about... More

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ft worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the fountain where 10 years ago four people from a Chicago family drowned. So watch your step. Texas has archaic laws protecting the government no matter what.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Water Gardens are a unique take on the parks you typically see in a big city. They have a charisma and charm of their own without taking away from the life of the city bustling around the space. The Water Gardens are great for a slow stroll after a meal or a place to take a break while seeing... More

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Sturbridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The water gardens are essentially a visually stunning public park in downtown Fort Worth. The architects designed several amazing water features that are works of art in themselves. It was beautiful, serene & awe-inspiring all at once. Definitely a must-see when in Fort Worth.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great experience located near the convention center. There are distinct zones, including a mountain encouraging climbing, a mist filled pool, and a quiet, below ground level meditation pool. The major site is the active pool, where you can descend some steps and experience the sound and thrill of rushing water. A great postmodern piece of architecture. Worth a stop for... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband took me here one night after dinner for a walk.. I had never seen it before. It is very beautiful and serene.. I can't imagine you would get the same effect in the day time but it is beautiful none the less.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went here on a Sunday afternoon, and were amazed at how well kept and peaceful this place is. It is a place everyone should go!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

In the UK, we would think of something completely different to this as a water garden, so we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. It is a tranquil place with the water doing all the talking, and visually stunning. A little gem of a place to spend a moment or two relaxing, and only a short walk from the... More

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