Fort Worth, popularly called “Cowtown” for its wild, rural heritage, the city proudly displays its history in many sites, is the 17th largest city in the United States and is Texas’ fifth largest city. It is located in North Texas and the western part of the South America. The city’s area is almost 300 square miles. Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County. The city has a population of more than 727,000 by estimate according to the 2010 census. Fort Worth’s climate is primarily humid subtropical.
Fort Worth is providing the ideal for industries of different sizes and from several sectors. It is one of the country’s top business destinations.
Based on recycling, electrical use, buildings, nature reserves, parks and transportation, Fort Worth was named one of the 50 Greenest Cities of America in 2008 by Popular Science. The city has 228 public parks and is about 10,743.75 acres in total.
Visitors interested in taking a walk through Fort Worth's greener areas should explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas and is home to over 20 speciality gardens and around 2500 species of plants. The Fort Worth Water Gardens offers an impressive water spectacle in the city. Featuring three unique pools of water in a contemporary park, it offers a haven of relaxation in a bustling urban atmosphere. In fact, the water gardens were immortalised on screen in the finale of the 1970s film "Logan's Run".
Fort Worth, Texas is about 30 miles from Dallas and the entire area is commonly referred to as the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area. The Fort Worth part of this complex metropolis was initially settled as a fort in 1849 to help protect settlers against Indian attacks. During the days when cattle drives were common, the fort became a favorite stopping point along the Chisholm Trail. Later, Fort Worth became an important holding place for cattle being shipped by rail.
Today, Fort Worth is everything you’d expect from a major metropolitan area though it manages to hold on to its reputation as a rough and tumble cow town. Fort Worth is a good example of the merging of country and city, rural and urban. Though heavily populated, the city offers such attractions as cowboy museums in an effort to keep that country image intact.
The Fort Worth Cultural District is a location to explore museums and be entertained with cultural events. There are many historical attractions in the city of Fort Worth, and these are some of the great museums to visit. Tourists, locals, and children surely find these places interesting.
You should also make sure you pay a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo while in the city. Fort Worth's zoo is ranked as one of the top 10 zoos in the United States, so you're sure to have a great time. You can also revel in Fort Worth's Sundance Square, named after the Sundance Kid; an outlaw in the American Wild West whose story was immortalised in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". This 16-block entertainment centre is where you can find the city's best restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques - so make sure you don't pass over the chance to wander around it.
Visit the National Cowgirl Museum Hall of Fame; the only museum in the world dedicated to honouring the women of the American Wild West.
Nightlife in Fort Worth is vibrant and has many options. An evening can be amazingly spent in the City Streets. This is actually an eclectic collection of clubs that offer a variety of temptations.
The Rodeo Exchange, in the Historic Stockyards District, also offers a great opportunity for nightlife. This is one of the most-visited clubs in Fort Worth. Country music is the most preferred genre, and Top 40 tunes are occasionally played as well. The Billy Bob’s Texas has 32 bar stations and a huge space for accommodating 6000 guests. This is the world’s largest honky-tonk according to Billy Bob’s. The place is known for its quality and great atmosphere. The place books weekly entertainments featuring artists like Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson, and others. Other attractions here are ladies night and live bull riding. The place has several pool tables, arcade games, dance floors and dining areas, definitely a place for an exciting night escapade.
Fort Worth has awesome shopping destinations. Most of these places offer affordable shopping and provide for every taste. It is one of the destinations for shopping in the Southwest. The shopping centers range from antique stores to upscale shops and everything in between. There are shops selling authentic Western gear up to the trendiest fashion. The city is a home to a few of the best malls in North Texas. The Camp Bowie Boulevard is a historic boulevard. It only takes a short drive from the west of downtown to get here. The place has more than 30 blocks of awesome shopping with the finest specialty boutiques in Fort Worth.
But no matter what or where you visit while in Fort Worth, you'll be able to enjoy the best that one of Texas's most cultural cities has to offer.