8 Awesome Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas

Texas, Fort Worth Guide (B): 8 Awesome Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas

Until recently I had never heard of Fort Worth in Texas. Have you? I was enlightened about the ‘City of Cowboys’ at a bloggers’ lunch in London where the good people from Visit Fort Worth filled the gaps in my US knowledge and geography.

Surrounded by heaps of delicious BBQ meat, ‘slaw and mac n’ cheese (thank you Grillstock), I sat, enthralled, by talk of a place where an authentic taste of the American West awaits. Serenaded by the live music talents of Luke Wade (a former contestant on the US Voice), I listened to tales of seeing real cowboys in action, herds of cattle walking through the old town and learnt a bit about what a ‘honky-tonk’ is. It soon became evident that Fort Worth is also a very appealing place to visit as a family.

Before I get to the list of really cool things to do there, here’s a brief overview of Fort Worth for those (like me) who are unfamiliar with the city. Known as the ‘City of Cowboys and Culture’ or simply ‘Cowtown’, Fort Worth is around a 40 minute drive from Dallas, and is the fifth largest city in Texas. As well as its historic centre in the Stockyards, it is also a modern, cosmopolitan city. Once a military outpost established to protect northern Texas in the mid 1800s, it became the centre of cattle drives in the late 19th century as ranchers herded them from Texas to Kansas railroad as part of the Chisholm Trail. It is where saloons, sheriffs and cowboys actually existed! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 8 Awesome Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas
Guide Location: USA » Fort Worth
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive   Justin Boots   Coyote Drive-in   Bureau of Engraving and Printing   National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame   Texas Motor Speedway   Kimbell Art Museum  
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
Read it on author's website: http://www.wandermum.co.uk/8-awesome-things-fort-worth-texas/