For those that like to dip their toes into big city life, but want quiet, peaceful day-to-day living, a small town on the outskirts of a major metropolis is always ideal. And that's one of the many things about Weatherford, Texas that makes it such a lovely place to live. Its historic feel offers a charming setting for residents and visitors alike. But when the big-city life calls, Dallas Fort Worth is just down the road.
Weatherford has a rich, Western heritage, plenty of wide, open spaces, and beautiful outdoor areas to explore. Its historic homes and buildings paired with its very manageable cost of living made it one of Southern Living's favorite places to retire in the South. If you're rolling through Weatherford or looking for something new to do on the weekend, here are some of our favorite attractions. Just be sure you stop by Roger Williams CDJR to say hello to us, too!
Clark Gardens Botanical Park
This lovely botanical park offers 35 acres filled with blooms and shady trees, surrounded by accessible walking trails. The park also holds events throughout the year like dances, model train shows, and marathons.
Parker County Courthouse
Weatherford is full of historic buildings and homes, but the most famous one is the ParkerCounty Courthouse. Built in 1884-1886 and designed by architect Wesley Clark Dodson, the courthouse shines as the city's jewel. Stop by and take in the beautiful historical architecture or tour the inside of this well-preserved building.
Sweet Springs Winery
When the weather is right, there's nothing quite like catching some live music or sipping some wine on the patio at the Sweet Springs Winery. Enjoy some snacks and be sure to sample different wines. Weatherford is known as the Peach Capital of Texas, so honor that title by picking up a bottle of delicious peach wine to take home with you.