Once a 19th-century trading post for cowboys, Fort Worth is now as a modern city in the north of Texas. Sitting just west of Dallas, the city is home to a famous rodeo, a handful of museums and delicious southern cuisine.
Things to do in Fort Worth
If you find yourself in Fort Worth with the children in tow, then head straight to Fort Worth Zoo. Alongside an expansive range of animals, the zoo also boasts an outdoor learning theatre, a petting area and play barn.
On Friday and Saturday nights, locals head to Stockyards Championship Rodeo. This exciting event sees bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping take over the evening and provides great entertainment for all.
Those after a little culture can head to Kimbell Art Museum, home to an array of international artwork including Asian, non-western and European pieces. With art ranging from the 3rd millennium BC to the 20th century, the museum also houses Michelangelo’s very first known painting.
Acre distillery is one of the top nine craft distillery tasting rooms in America and is handily located in Downtown Fort Worth. Visitors can enjoy a tasting tour and sip on bourbons, single malt whiskies and craft cocktails.
Getting around Fort Worth
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport sits only 30-minutes south-west of the city and car hire, taxes and buses are all available. Once in Fort Worth, the public transport system runs frequently with city buses passing every 20-minutes.