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Fort Worth Cowboys & Culture

Photo by Glyn Lowe

Two days of historic old and new West

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Fort Worth is the only city in the United States where cowboys and culture co-exist harmoniously. In two days, visitors can view masterpieces in the renowned Cultural District, explore the true American West in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and stroll through the nation’s best downtown according to Livability.com.


Day One: Uptown Living and Cultural Hot Spots

Downtown Fort Worth is a national model of urban revitalization. As the nation’s premier downtown, the Sundance Square district boasts 35-square-blocks of shopping, dining, nightlife and performing arts venues, including: Bass Performance Hall, voted “one of the top 10 opera houses in the world” by Travel + Leisure magazine; and the Jubilee Theater, one of the foremost theaters in the Southwest.

Deeper into downtown, visitors will discover the Water Gardens – a refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center with three pools of water: aerating, quiet and active. While you’re here, enjoy the local spirits at Omni’s Whiskey & Rye or sip on a Billionaire Margarita at Reata’s rooftop bar.

Depart for the world-renowned Cultural District, where five internationally recognized museums are housed in a beautiful park-like setting: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of FameAmon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art MuseumModern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Acclaimed for their architecture, each museum maintains exquisite collections and programs.


Day Two: “Where the West Begins”

A visit to Fort Worth is incomplete without a stop in the Stockyards National Historic District. Celebrate the Old West by watching the Fort Worth Herd in the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., followed by shopping for unique western keepsakes at Stockyards Station, custom-made boots at M.L. Leddy’s and the perfectly steamed cowboy hat at Fincher’s White Western Front.

Enjoy a hearty steak at Hunter Brothers’ H3 Ranch, famous barbecue at Riscky’s or quality Tex-Mex at Joe T. Garcia’s for dinner. Buy a round at Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk – or the legendary White Elephant Saloon, and then catch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the historic Cowtown Coliseum.

This itinerary is compliments of the Forth Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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