Fort Worth, TX

Come along to “Cowtown” the city of Cowboys and Culture.  You’ll be glad you did.  There are many, many parts of Fort Worth, but here are some highlights.

Fort Worth is famous for the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.  This is a “must-see” place, especially for out-of-staters who want the “Texas” experience.  Get a history lesson at the Stockyards Museum.  Walk amongst the greats at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Ride a bull and do some shopping at Stockyards Station.  Take a ride on a horse of your own at the Stockyards Stables.  See a real rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo.  And finally…you can honky-tonk the night away at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk.  If you’re hungry at the stockyards, grab a “Love Burger” for the Love Shack owned by celebrity chef Tim Love.  For a steak, head to the legendary Cattlemen’s Steak House, serving it up the same “classic” way since 1947.  For even older Tex-Mex, look no further than Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant just outside the stockyards.  Since 1935, Joe T.’s has been serving delicious food and draws a crowd big enough to fill its 1,600 seat patio.

If you are “cowboy’d” out, then its time for some “culture” a the Fort Worth Cultural District boasting some of the finest art collections in the world.  The Amon Carter Museum of American Art holds incredible Remington and Russell western pieces that you might expect in a place like cowtown; however it also holds an American art collection as diverse as our country.  For art outside the U.S., the Kimbell Art Museum contains paintings and sculptures from the best of the best, including Michelangelo, Picasso, Frida, Van Gogh, and Monet.  You won’t believe it.  And then finally, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth holds a vast collection of artwork that will blow your mind.  I highly recommend checking out all three if you have time.

These are just some highlights.  I didn’t even mention Downtown.  There is so much to explore that I’ll leave to you.  Check HERE for more information.