Eat.See.Do: Fort Worth!

Welcome to Anders Group’s weekly location spotlight where we’ll share what to eat, see, and do in some of the most popular Travel Assignment locations! Up this week…Fort Worth!

WHERE: Fort Worth, Texas

ABOUT: Home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country, Fort Worth can be found just west of Dallas off of I-20. It is the 13th largest city in the country and is ranked as the #1 tourist destination In Texas – and rightfully so! 13 weeks is not enough time to explore the wonders of this city. From the nationally recognized zoo to a long list of unique museums to the lively downtown scene, your days off will be filled with fun and memories will be made. Are you ready to see why everything is bigger in Texas?

EAT:

  • Fort Worth Food Park – this unique park offers games, live music, WiFi and, of course, food trucks
  • Lonesome Dove – indulge in an inventive selection of steaks while basking in the true essence of Texas
  • Bird Café – savory and soulful Southern cuisine with a fresh twist

SEE:

  1. Fort Worth Water Gardens – a refreshing oasis where you can relax and take in some amazing architecture
  2. Kimbell Art Museum – “Not only does the Kimbell Art Museum have pieces from artists Michelangelo, Monet, and Picasso, but the building itself is also an architectural wonder”
  3. Fort Worth Botanical Gardens – it doesn’t matter what season you visit, you will enjoy all 109 acres of flora awesomeness here

DO:

  • Stockyards – get fully immersed in Western culture in Fort Worth’s Historic District, one of the few places you can see a cattle-drive through the city
  • Cowtown Cattlepen Maze – this “Texas-size human maze” is a labyrinth made to look like Old West cattlepens, fun for all ages
  • Texas Motor Speedway – if you have a need for speed, this the perfect place to soak up some of this infamous Texas sun

FUN FACTS:

  • 60% of the nation’s paper money is printed here at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing.
  • Fort Worth was one of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde’s hideout on their long run from the law; they stayed at the Stockyards Hotel.
  • In 1909, the first zoo in the state of Texas was opened here and it is currently a major DFW Metroplex attraction.

Have you been to Fort Worth? What did you eat, see, and do? Leave your recommendations below!

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