The coasters at Cowtown Cattlepen Maze in Fort Worth are a blast for the whole family!
While you're enjoying this park, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this park.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Nature lovers will appreciate Fort Worth's Rodeo Zone.
Looking for a bite to eat? This park also has an awesome restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this park — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you come to Rodeo Zone's park, there's so much to do. It's all up to you!
Just off a straight stretch of the Trinity River, the sounds of laughter and victorious whooping grow louder. A curious look toward the hubbub yields a vision rarely seen in the city—helmet-clad athletes of all ages splash along the water's surface, launching their bodies in what looks like the offspring of water-skiing and snowboarding onto ramps, jumps, and railings that protrude from the water's surface like geometric islands. It's all part of a regular afternoon at Cowtown Wakepark, the watery brainchild of 20-year wakeboarding enthusiast Tommy Fambrough. During the course of three years, Tommy slowly formed the labyrinth of water-bound obstacles that visitors enjoy today, earning acclaim from the Trinity River Vision Authority's revitalization project for his riverside paradise's part in keeping the area an accessible and productive part of the community.
Each wakeboarding run begins when visitors strapped into their Liquid Force boards grab a cable and are pulled from the shore-side wooden platform across the water, cutting through the river's calm surface and pausing only to heckle passing fish. Spectators stick to the shore under covered tents and at picnic tables, or recline on the water's surface inside tented rafts. Onsite instructors can show first-timers the ropes, and also lead summer day camps to instill children aged 7–16 with wakeboarding, kneedboarding, and wakeskating basics.
The legend began in the 1880s, when Hezekiah Jones, the "Hangman," narrowly escaped his own bloodied noose. Angered and seeking vengeance, he traveled across Fort Worth, leaving a trail of victims to the doorstep of his home near Meacham Boulevard and Blue Mound Road. The 40,000 square foot, two-story, century-old vacant government facility was operated by the U.S. military during WWI under the guise of a helium production plant. The rumors that abounded, though, were that the facility hosted black ops experimental training and research in mind control and mental programming. The Hangman recreated the facility to train his own force of minions to drag victims back to his tree to meet the fate he so narrowly escaped.
Visitors to Hangman's House of Horrors keep an eye out for Jones as they creep up dimly lit stairways, dodge more than 100 souls lurking in the shadows, and seek his advice on tying a proper square knot. The scream center has been featured on the Travel Channel's list of scariest Halloween attractions and named one of north Texas's scariest haunted attractions by NBC 5. Apart from the legend, Hangman's House of Horrors’ success is due to the hard work of more than 1,000 annual volunteers who redesign more than half of the house to fit the yearly theme. Their combined efforts have entertained more than half a million patrons and raised more than $2 million for five local charities: the American Cancer Society, Victory Therapy Center, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, and A Wish with Wings.