The 20-block Sundance Square Downtown Entertainment District (817/255-5700, www.sundancesquare.com) is filled with restaurants, theaters, art galleries, museums, specialty boutiques, and nightlife. The area is named for the Sundance Kid, who, along with fellow legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy, once hid out in Fort Worth.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Fort Worth’s downtown area was filled with saloons, gambling parlors, and dance halls, drawing a rough-and-tumble mix of cattlemen and outlaws. Most of Sundance Square’s remaining buildings, brick streets, and courtyards from that period have been restored, offering a glimpse into the city’s Wild West past.
Of particular note are the 1895 Tarrant County Courthouse (100 E. Weatherford St.), 1889 Land Title Building (111 E. 4th St.), 1901 Knights of Pythias Castle Hall (315 Main St.), and circa 1902 Jett Building (400 Main St.), the last featuring an enormous and legendary Chisholm Trail mural spanning the building’s southern facade.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition