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Top 5 Things To Do In Fort Worth, Texas

Considered the youngest city in Texas, Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the United States. Fort Worth is known for its Texas-style hospitality and several notable neighborhoods full of culture and fun. In just a few minutes you can experience the infamous Stockyards cattle drive to the town center club. With so many diverse cultures and experiences, it makes it one of the best places to visit no matter where you are from.

When Fort Worth was founded in 1849, it was an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Then and still today, the town is known for its cattle drives and western heritage. The city still embraces this heritage today through traditional architecture and design. Fort Worth bills itself as the “city of cowboys and culture.” We’re thrilled to highlight a few of the experiences that make Fort Worth one of the best places to travel.

Visit the stockyards

If you’re looking for a true western experience, you need to spend at least a day exploring Fort Worth’s historic stockyards. In the last few years alone the area has grown and added several trendy restaurants and bars, but you still get the true western experience.

As well as the iconic brick roads, you’ll instantly fall in love with the rustic charm the Stockyards has to offer. There is a shopping center located at Stockyards station which is full of souvenir shops and restaurants. A daily cattle drive takes place twice a day, known as “The Herd”, this is at 11.30am and again at 4.00pm. Fort Worth is the only major city that hosts a daily cattle drive. The other area you should visit in the Stockyards is Mule Alley, a recent area that has opened up with several new trendy shops and restaurants.

Go downtown

Downtown Fort Worth is only minutes from the stockyards, which is great if you’re trying to see multiple things in one trip. With everything from fine dining to nightclubs, there’s something to make everyone in your group happy. Downtown highlights include the Sid Richardson Museum, which features more than 40 paintings by leading Western artists. Another impressive feature of downtown is the Fort Worth Water Gardens, which are a masterpiece of architecture and engineering.

Discover the Rodeo

You can’t come to Texas without seeing a rodeo and there’s no better way to experience a rodeo than at the Cowtown Coliseum. The Stockyards Championship Rodeo was the world’s first indoor rodeo and includes your standard eight rodeo events which include barrel racing, team roping, tie-down, steer wrestling, breakaway, bronc saddle and bareback riding, and fan favorite bull riding. We are the world’s only year-round rodeo, held almost every Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Attend an event at AT&T Stadium

Grandpa of all stadiums and home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium is the perfect place to catch a live event in Fort Worth. What started as a dream for the Jone family has changed the way fans watch football games by making every aspect of the experience more exciting than ever. It doesn’t matter if it’s a football game or the American Rodeo, attending an event at AT&T Stadium should be on everyone’s bucket list. Plus, you’re within walking distance of Texas Live! to enjoy cold drinks, shopping and dining.

Attend a concert at Billy Bob’s Texas

Considered the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas has nearly three acres under one roof. In addition to their indoor arena for bull riding every Friday and Saturday, there is a huge dance floor, multiple bar stations, full restaurant, late night pizza kitchen, arcade games , a wall of fame with celebrity handprints and a gift. store. If you’re looking for a real Texas experience, you have to stop by Billy Bob’s Texas. They deliver on their promise of having the best live music at night and an authentic western atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family.

It’s time to plan your trip! This is just a small part of our next series of trips. So keep an eye out for the rest of the locations to be removed in the coming weeks. All features will be available in our next spring edition of the Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine printed by AE Engine. The spring issue will be out soon!

Hi all! My name is Krysta Paffrath, proud to be from Arizona and passionate about all things business and rodeo. I’m beyond thrilled to be the editor of Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my experience in digital marketing and rodeo, it was only natural for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I’m passionate about preserving the western way of life and I work with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you are looking for an article, email me at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!