Forth Worth Travel Guide
The 17th-largest city in the US by population, and often dwarfed in glamour by Dallas, its glitzier twin, Fort Worth is Texas as you imagine it, offering up all the cowboy-best of the Wild West - rodeo shows, honky-tonks and cattle drives. If you need more than this, the city’s cultural district boasts excellent art galleries and theaters.
Fort Worth usually surprises visitors, in that it’s a thriving center of culture and commerce as well as the focus of everything cowboy. Besides the Fort Worth Stockyards, the city boasts several high-quality museums, including the fantastic Amon Carter and the Cowgirl museums, and a dazzling downtown area. It also hosts special events and festivals throughout the year.
The historic Stockyards are a tourist favorite, with mock shootouts, longhorn cattle drives and entertainment at Billy Bob’s honky-tonk, where you can take in some of America’s best musical acts. The rail station at the Stockyards is the largest in the American southwest, and is the departure point for the Tarantula Train, which takes visitors along a historical route through the city and on to Grapevine and the Cotton Belt depot.
Fort Worth attractions
Fort Worth Stockyards: is the most popular tourist attraction here, with entertainment ranging from mock shootouts to rodeo shows and nightlife at bars with names like ‘Billy Bob’s’.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame: honors leading women of the Wild West, in the development of modern-day America.
Sundance square: the focus of downtown boasts a ton of bars, shops and restaurants in an authentic setting of historic buildings and paved sidewalks. The Amon Carter Museum: is home to an extensive collection of paintings and photographs by Charles M Russell and Frederic Remington and other American greats such Georgia O’Keeffe.
Kimbell Art Museum: the naturally-lit museum displays a range of artifacts from Mayan funerary urns to Matisse paintings and sculptures.
Tarantula steam train: take a trip along Eighth avenue in old style splendor.