Party Warehouse provides shindig throwers and goers with a fun-inducing stockpile of party supplies and favors. Delight friends and terrify pets with crooning balloons, Mylar helium containment devices that sing songs ($11.49). Party theme packages lend a jovial verisimilitude to Western-themed tea parties or Dungeons and Dragons–themed dance-offs. Celebrate graduations, birthdays, and baby’s first PhD with festivity-appropriate decorations, personalized cups and napkins, or kids’ party supplies such as the Pooh and Friends party favor pack ($8.99).
More than 30 years ago, the Milton Family Circus moved into an abandoned building. This place would become known as Milton's Manor, though there is nothing high-society about what goes on inside. A family of insane clowns, their faces caked with paint and gore, go about their grim business as interlopers pass through. A leathery witch stirs a drum of some arcane potion, and a demonic clown works over a butchered body cocooned in plastic wrap. The unholy entertainers maintain a museum of oddities, the displays stocked with fetid jars of teeth and a corn dog fried by the devil himself.
Founded in 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art boasts a wide-ranging permanent collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that break from Hollywood tradition by staying dead at night. Exhibitions are displayed on a rotating basis and include the upcoming The First 50 Years, which will commemorate the museum's first half century as an authoritative art stockpiler, and the Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision, which rolls into town on February 26 to celebrate the iconic landscape paintings of such visionaries as Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Asher B. Durand.
Atop Segway i2 personal transports, guides at Cowtown Segway Tours escort explorers through the botanic gardens, the cultural district, and other Dallas landmarks. Voyagers take part in a 15- to 30-minute training session to become acquainted with their Segway's controls and favorite conversation topics before setting out on their sightseeing adventure. The Cultural District and Trinity Trails tour takes groups of about 10 sightseers on a cruise through the Fort Worth art district, where they take in the marvels of nature, science, and modern architecture that permeate the landscape. During the cultural district tour, riders also zip through a scenic portion of the 32-mile Trinity Trail while gliding past picturesque foliage and racing competitive squirrels on the path to Trinity Park.
With a trustworthy fleet of helicopters at its command, Epic offers a variety of rotorcraft-related services to the Fort Worth area. Today’s deal gives airspace tourists a helicopter’s-eye view of land-dwellers during a 15-minute city tour ($197.50 plus a $15 fuel surcharge, a $212.50 total value). While an experienced pilot guides you and two friends through yonder wild blueness, relish your new point of view of Fort Worth’s landmarks. This deal is only valid for the city south tour, which allows southbound sky detectives to check out the zoo, the museum district, and Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, to name just a few bird's-eye potentialities. As the tour progresses, your pilot will provide commentary that highlights each point of interest along the flight.
The guides at Fort Worth Tours & Trails seek out storied locales and dish out historical secrets of Panther City through the outfit's assortment of tours via bus or by foot. For walking tours, groups gather at one of two locations: the east lawn of the Courthouse for the Hell's Half-Acre to Sundance Square tour or in front of the Visitors' Center on Exchange Avenue for the Stockyards and Historic North Side tour. The former stops at several spots that figured prominently in the downtown area's early development, while the latter combs the brick streets of the historic north side, home to the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the world's only longhorn herd that hasn't succumbed to Internet stardom as a dancing flash mob. On both excursions, tour-goers have the opportunity to hear a plethora of little-known facts and cocktail party-worthy anecdotes from the city's rich history.