Escape to Fort Worth for the perfect weekend getaway. Discover the true American West in our historic Stockyards; enjoy charming shopping, dining and nightlife in dazzling downtown Sundance Square and world-renowned museums in the Cultural District.
By: The Texas Travelin’ Man / Photos: Fort Worth Stock Yards
Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth boasts an unmistakable mix of preserved Western heritage, unrivaled artistic offerings and culinary delights. It’s the only city where you can study Michelangelo’s first painting and see the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive.
A visit to Fort Worth is not complete without seeing the famed Stockyards National Historic District. It looks much the same today as it did 100 years ago. Catch the Fort Worth Herd, the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive down Exchange Avenue. Rodeo action and Wild West shows take place year-round in the Cowtown Coliseum, built in 1918 and home of the world’s original indoor rodeo.
From world-class museums and art galleries to top-notch ballet companies to talented theater troupes, Fort Worth’s cultural attractions offer something to pique every interest. In the Cultural District, you can walk to five world-class museums, including the Kimbell and Modern Art Museum, in a beautiful park-like setting. The museums are bordered by Fort Worth’s lush Botanic and Japanese gardens.
Fort Worth boasts more family friendly activities than many vacation hotspots. Home to almost 7,000 native and exotic animals and several indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Fort Worth Zoo provides an entire day of fun for any family. Fort Worth Zoo is home to the most elite herpetarium in the nation, where the “art” slithers, hisses and chirps, known as the Museum of Living Art (MOLA).
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