Created and built by renowned artist Douglas G. Chandor, the gardens reflect Chinese and English styles. Water features include a 40-foot waterfall, grottoes and fountains. Stone pathways line an English lawn-bowling green. Open first weekend in April through the last weekend in Nov. 9 a.m.–5 p.m...
The Center includes a permanent display about life on the frontier, plus rotating exhibits and the Mary Martin Gallery, showcasing the life of the actress and Weatherford native. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 1400 Texas Drive. 817/599-6168. www.dosscenter.org.
This museum's extensive exhibits feature the arrowheads and implements of Native Americans, a Texas collection featuring the three reservations in the state, and folk art and indigenous crafts of the Americas. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Closed in Jan. and Aug. Free. 216 Fort Worth Hwy. 817/341...
Known as the "Dean of Texas Trail Drivers," Loving was wounded during a drive with Charles Goodnight and died at Fort Sumner in 1867. His body was transported more than 600 miles by wagon for burial in Weatherford. A state historical marker was granted in 1977 for his grave in Greenwood Cemetery ...
After three previous structures were destroyed by fire, this structure was dedicated in 1886. The Victorian building—designed by Waco architect Wesley Clarke Dobson, who designed nine other Texas courthouses—is constructed of local limestone at a cost of $55,555.55. The seal inside marks the exac...
A bronze statue sculpted by artist Ronald Thomason honors Weatherford native Mary Martin, who created the role of Peter Pan on Broadway. (Her childhood home, 314 W. Oak St., is not open to the public.) Statue stands in front of the library where a room contains some original musical scores, costu...
This restored 1909 all-brick structure was one of the first in the area to be built with concrete floors. It now houses the chamber of commerce and visitors center. Open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. Three blocks east of courthouse at 401 Fort Worth St. 888/594-3801.
Maps of driving and walking tours around the city. In the Old Santa Fe Depot three blocks east of courthouse at 401 Fort Worth St. 888/594-3801. www.weatherford-chamber.com.
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