Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, Texas, known as the ‘City of Cowboys and Culture’, is the 16th largest city in America and is ranked as the number 1 premier travel and value friendly destination in Texas. Each year over 5 million visitors flock to the Fort Worth to experience the distinctive mix this city has to offer.
The history of Fort Worth is mainly that of the American West so it is no wonder that you’ll find the world’s only twice daily cattle drive with Texas sized Longhorns! At the Fort Worth Stockyards on weekends you can enjoy a wild west show complete with bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and more. While at the Stockyards be sure to visit the Stockyard’s Museum. Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest ‘honky-tonk’ celebrates their 30th year anniversary. This club has been voted country music’s “club of the year” eleven times. It not only has top music star performers and entertainment but LIVE bull riding shows on Friday and Saturday night and more!
Want to see how the cattle barons lived? Then a visit to Thistle Hill should be on your agenda. Built in 1903, this home is one of the Southwest’s best preserved Georgian Revival Mansions. Additionally, the Log Cabin Village provides a historic insight into life in the early 19th century with log homes, black smith shop, school house and more.
Nearby is the Fort Worth Botanical Garden with world renowned Japanese Garden and the Fort Worth Zoo. If you visit the zoo on Wednesday’s you can enjoy ½ price day. It has over 500 animals and a great Texas Trails exhibit-a family favorite.
Named as the one of the Top 10 US art cities, the Cultural District offers many unique things to see and do. You’ll find the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimball Art Museum and many other art galleries filled with awesome exhibits. You’ll also find magnificent performing arts including live theatre, ballet and symphony. Make time to attend the Bass Performance Hall in the heart of Sundance Square
Need more options? The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a great venue for families and features an IMAX theater and Planetarium as well. Additional attractions include the Texas Civil War Museum, the largest west of the Mississippi, the Vintage Flying Museum, Fort Worth Water Gardens, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame! Also visit Justin, TX for those famous Justin Boots!
If you enjoy baseball, football and amusement parks, then you’ll want to visit Arlington, TX. Nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas, the city of Arlington is home of the Cowboy’s Stadium, Texas Rangers Ball Park, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in the southwest. Six Flags Over Texas offers daily performances and over 100 rides, including the world’s number 1-rated wooden roller coaster – The Texas Giant! Six Flags is celebrating their 50th anniversary with special events discounts and entertainment. Rent your RV from us, and we’ll provide coupons with two different offers good through September 25th – “Buy one day and get a second visit free” or “Everyone pays kids price” – a great way to enjoy additional savings for the family. Also in Arlington, you’ll find one of the few museums in the world dedicated solely to commercial aviation- the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. It is a great place to visit and offers hands-on exhibits. Enjoy the world of flight through film – “Spirit of American” with breathtaking aerial photography.
A few miles north of Fort Worth, you may want to visit Grapevine, which is home to six vineyards, wineries, a vintage railroad and the Grapevine Opry. Much of the downtown main street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There you’ll discover a shopper’s delight with antiques, boutiques and upscale shops. Grapevine Mills Mall offers a paradise of options for shoppers as well and new this year is the Legoland Discovery Center.
If time allows, 30 miles east is the city of Dallas which also offers great educational, historic and fun venues. The nationally known landmark, of course, is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza and JFK Memorial where one can take a walk back in history to the sights, sounds and tragedy of the fateful day John F. Kennedy was shot.
While in Dallas, you won’t want to miss a wonderfully unique and historic Old City Park Heritage Village – a 13 acre park which contains many Victorian Era homes and is a living history museum. There is also the Dallas World Aquarium, museums and more. Shopping, fantastic dining options, nightlife and more await you.
Need a place to park your RV? There are many RV facilities in the Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington locations that you can stay while in the area, including the Arlington KOA, which won the 2010 Presidents Award and top camper satisfaction scores. It is near the Texas Ranger’s Ballpark and Dallas Cowboy Stadium and is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas. There are also the following facilities around Fort Worth that offer RV camping. A few are the Big Bend Motor Inn and RV Campground, which is located on the north side of Fort Worth, the Midtown RV Park, which is a small quiet park in the middle of town. Settler’s Haven RV Resort provides an array of amenities & services to make your RV camping more pleasurable and is located in the White Settlement area in west Fort Worth. Settlers Haven RV Park is open year round and has 30 and 50 amps hook ups. They are a very quiet adult community and located close to Highway 30. Sunset RV Park, also west Fort Worth offers full hook ups as well.
Remember, it’s never too late to enjoy your vacation! Fort Worth offers many wonderful venues year round! Click here for more resources and valuable information.