Fort Worth, cowboy culture like nowhere else

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Fort Worth, cowboy culture like nowhere else

The West starts here: with rodeos, cattle drives and saloons. Put your cowboy hat on and pull on your boots and spurs!

West of Dallas is the city where the myth of the Texas cowboy begins. Located right on the famous Chisholm Trail, Fort Worth, then nicknamed “Cowtown”, was the last stop before entering Indian territory and the only route to transport cattle from Texas ranches to railway stations up North. Now a tourist area, Fort Worth will take you on a trip back in time. Ode to the Old West, the Fort Worth Stockyards district has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. Admire the Cowtown Coliseum, an arena built in 1908, where rodeos are still held, and head to Billy Bob's Texas, the largest honky tonk (a typical country and western nightclub) in all 50 states, which brings thousands of cowboys together every weekend to enjoy country dancing. Watch the Texas Longhorns pass by in a mini-cattle drive with Fort Worth Herd and, if you are a true country music fan, stop off at Chief Records. Don't miss the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which houses nearly 3,000 works by some modern masters (Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol).

Cowtown Coliseum
121 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Tel : +1 817 625 1025
www.fortworthstockyards.org/play/cowtown-coliseum

Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Tel : +1 817 624 7117
www.billybobstexas.com

Ernest Tubb Record Shop
140 East Exchange Avenue #135
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Tel : +1 817 624 8449
www.etrecordshop.com

Museum of Modern Art of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Tel : +1 817 738 9215
www.themodern.org