Fort Worth, Texas frequently gets overshadowed by its big name neighbor to the east, Dallas. Yet Cowtown, as Fort Worth is affectionately known, can stand on its own merits when compared with the Big D. In fact, Fort Worth tops Dallas in ten categories, according to a recent study published by our friends at LawnStarter. If you’ve just moved to Cowtown, here are four things to do in Fort Worth that are well worth checking out.
- Immerse yourself in culture.
When it comes to world class museums, Fort Worth holds its own. The cultural district in Fort Worth, the “museum capital of the Southwest,” boasts a wealth of attractions, such as the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
“In a single, park-like setting, you can span virtually the entire history of art, from priceless antiquities to Impressionist milestones to modern artworks,” the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau says.
- Head to Sundance Square.
This lively stretch in downtown Fort Worth features shops, restaurants, galleries, nightspots and performance venues, and hitting it up is well-regarded as one of the top things to do in Fort Worth at night.
“Whether they’re from out of town or they live locally, people love walking around Sundance Square,” the development’s website says. The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau brags that the city’s Sundance-anchored downtown “is one of the cleanest, safest and most walkable urban areas you’ll find anywhere—the perfect place to soak up the excitement and friendly ambiance of Fort Worth.”
- Horse around at The Stockyards.
If you want to steep yourself in the history of Fort Worth, then saddle up and head on over to the Stockyards National Historic District.
“Once home to cowboys, cattlemen, and outlaws, today the Stockyards National Historic District is one of the most popular attractions in Texas. Day and night, visitors come to the Stockyards to get a taste of the true American West,” according to the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Highlights of the district include a twice-daily cattle drive, a weekly rodeo, the world’s largest honky-tonk (Billy Bob’s Texas), the Stockyards Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and several shops selling cowboy gear. It’s of the most fun things to do in Fort Worth if you’ve got kids.
- Hop onto the Ale Trail.
Along Fort Worth’s Ale Trail, you’ll find 10 local breweries pouring their finest suds.
“Seismic activity in the craft beer world is easily detected on a daily basis here in Fort Worth. Our city’s homegrown brewery population is exploding, giving locals and our visitors a tidal wave of amazing beers to sip and savor,” the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau says.
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