What to do In Fort Worth, TX

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If the Wild West fascinates you, there are few places better to sate your curiosity than Fort Worth, Texas. This former trading post along the Chisholm Trail was a long-time center of activity for cowboys and cattle alike, earning it the nickname, Cowtown. Even today it's a marvelous place to soak up the Great American West via Fort Worth activities such as attending a rodeo or viewing western-themed paintings at the Sid Richardson Museum. After a few days here you'll have no lingering doubts about "Where the West Begins."

Things to Do in Fort Worth

If you're not sure what to do in Fort Worth and want a real taste of the West, ramble on over to the Stockyards National Historic District, where you'll experience real Texan flavor just like you've seen in the movies. Nothing says Fort Worth vacation like watching the dust whirl at a real live rodeo or posing for a photo with a Texas Longhorn at the Stockyard Stables. Feast upon succulent steak, or stop by the world's largest honky-tonk to solidify your country music education; a visit to the Stockyards Museum will provide the historical context. Fort Worth isn't all about the cowboys, though; it's also well-known and loved for its cultural scene. Wander the halls of the Kimbell Art Museum to view work by artists ranging from Michelangelo to Monet, all awash in silvery natural light (indeed, the unique architectural design, alone, is reason enough to visit). Or head to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for sweeping western scenes and a vast array of national artwork. Finally, stroll the shaded paths of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden at day's end to reflect on your Western adventures and your favorite Old Western proverbs.

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