- Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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To get a sense of historic Fort Worth, pair your visit to the Stockyards with an afternoon at Sundance Square, located in the heart of the city. Named for the Sundance Kid — partner to the infamous Butch Cassidy — this 35-block district has been entertaining Fort Worth visitors since the city's Wild West days. During the 1800s, cowboys following the Chisholm Trail would stop here in town to linger in the saloons, gambling parlors and dance halls. Today, the area's red-brick buildings house a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Sundance Square's pedestrian plaza (located along Main Street between Third and Fourth streets) also features several fountains — the jetted fountains being the most popular. Bring your bathing suit for an afternoon of ducking and diving beneath the spray of 216 jets, or bring your camera in the evening when the fountain is lit by underwater LED light fixtures.
Visitors to Sundance Square share two qualms: That parking is difficult to find and that bathers are often prohibited from playing in the jetted fountains past 6 p.m. But other than that, travelers enjoy the time they spend in the square, describing the ambiance as quaint and the dining options as varied and plentiful.
You are welcome to visit Sundance Square at any time of day or night, though each business adheres to its own hours of operation. The area also hosts special events throughout the year, so check the calendar to see what's happening during your visit. You don't have to pay to explore the area; however, some special events do charge admission. For more information, visit the Sundance Square website.
Nearby Things To Do
Kimbell Art Museum2.0 miles away
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District2.6 miles away
Fort Worth Zoo2.7 miles away
Omni Fort Worth Hotel0.5 miles away
The Ashton<0.5 miles away
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel<0.5 miles away