Hear about travel to Fort Worth, Texas as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Jason Hull about Fort Worth Texas the “City of Cowboys and Culture”.
Sometimes overshadowed by its neighbor Dallas Jason shows us why Fort Worth is worth a visit.
Fort Worth was the last cattle station at the southern end of the cattle trails. It comes by its cowboy character honestly. To get a feeling for cowboy culture Jason starts us at the Fort Worth Stock Yards district. Visit Billy Bob’s Texas for Honky Tonk to do the Boot Scoot Boogie, some square dancing, or “awesome BBQ”. The Fort Worth Rodeo is one of the first stops on the rodeo circuit with bull riding, barrel racing, chuckwagon races, calf roping, and other events. The Stockyard Station nearby has numerous restaurants, an art studio and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. They also have daily cattle drives twice a day.
The Fort Worth Cultural District contains an entirely different culture centered around art and modern art. Jason’s favorite museum in the district is the Kimbell Art Museum with works by masters like Matisse, Cezanne, Caravaggio as well as Asian and African art. There is also a Modern Art Museum with a notable sculpture collection. The Amon Carter Museum combines the cowboy and art culture with a collection of western artists like Frederic Remington. There is also the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame with information about such notable western women as Georgia O’Keeffe, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Annie Oakley, and Dale Evans.
Sundance Square is the modern shopping, eating, and entertainment district. Jason shares his favorite restaurant choices. There are performing art venues where you can see such performances as the “Tuna Christmas” as well as improv comedy.
Fort Worth is also not far from “Jerryworld” where the Dallas Cowboys play or the ballpark in Arlington where the Texas Rangers play. The Texas Motor Speedway is also in Fort Worth if you are a big fan of left turns.
“Fort Worth has an awesome botanical gardens. I have been to Keukenhof and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens comes close to the Keukenhof Tulip Festival in terms of quality.” Jason also gives us suggestions for day trips out of the city including Dinosaur Valley State Park and nearby Glen Rose and Granbery.
Also here Jason on:
- Travel to Barbados – Episode 109
- Travel to Bavaria and Southern Germany – Episode 188
- Travel to Namibia – Episode 243
- Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia – Episode 277
Fort Worth Official Website
Fort Worth Stockyards
Billy Bob’s Texas
Fort Worth Rodeo
Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, Inc.
Fort Worth Cultural District
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum
Amon Carter Museum
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Four Day Weekend
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Zoo
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