Texas Travel

City Spotlight: Fort Worth

By Kristy Alpert 1.5.16

From the panhandle down to the gulf — the Lone Star State is home to some of the most unique ’hoods! Each month, we dive into the history and culture of some of Texas’ most travel-worthy communities, starting with Dallas’ historic neighbor Fort Worth!

Fort Worth may have started as a mere waypoint along the cattle trail, but the city has grown into a grand destination all its own. Despite the immense growth the city has seen over the past 150 years, Fort Worth has still maintained its quintessential Texas flair and has become known as the city of “cowboys and culture.”

There’s so much to see and do while in where more than 6.5 million people visit each year to experience everything from NASCAR races and rodeos to outdoor adventures on horseback and eating their fill of authentic cowboy cuisine at places like the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, the Horseshoe Hill café, and the Reata Restaurant. Visitors are just as likely to spend the day taking in a world-class symphony at the Bass Performance Hall as they are to get a little wild at the Fort Worth Zoo (one of the top five zoos in the nation).

Fort Worth is a city where something big is always going on, and the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is no exception. This dates back to 1896 and is one of the biggest “can’t miss” events on the town’s calendar. Stalls open this year on Jan. 15, where Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company’s Planet Agriculture exhibit and Thank-A-Farmer Magic Show will once again entertain guests as they make their way through the grounds.

Headed to Fort Worth? Don’t miss out on the daily cattle drives as they make their way through the historic stockyards every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m!

For discounts on Fort Worth-area hotels, check out the member benefits at TexasFarmBureau.org.