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voyager Fort Worth - A travel report by Mick
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Fort Worth,  United States - flag United States -  Texas
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Cowtown revisited

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Fort Worth likes to characterize itself as the where the west begins. There is also a perception of world's largest hick town. The truth is Fort Worth is a great combination of the old west and the new west hidden in the shadows of its neighbor to the east, Dallas. Much of the old west has been preserved in the old stockyards district of north Fort Worth. Wooden sidewalks, red brick streets and western wear shops set the style. Restaurants, saloons and souvenir shops abound. Cowboys on horseback are a part of the norm and are only noticed by the tourists. On the other hand, Fort Worth has its modern side and is a major hub of commerce. There is something there to suit most everyone.


Favourite spots:
The historic stockyards area is a nice area to walk around to get a flavor of the city. Sundance Square downtown is a hub of Fort Worth nightlife. The museum district near the Will Rogers Coleseum is home to 2 of the world's formost art galleries. The Fort Worth zoo is a real trendsetter with a new section devoted to the indigenous animals of Texas in very natural settings.

What's really great:
Fort Worth is a city of contrasts. In spite of its size, the feeling is more that of a small town than a cosmopolitan city. The locals prefer to be considered small town folk and hate any comparisons with the people of Dallas.

Sights:
Stockyards area, Museum District, Forest Park (including the zoo), downtown, Bass Hall, Sundance Square.

Accommodations:
With a few exceptions, accomodations in Fort Worth are very reasonable. There seems to be a shortage of moderately priced hotels in the downtown area.

Hangouts:
There are a number of clubs, pubs and restaurants in the Sundance Square area of downtown and in the stockyards area of north Fort Worth. Neighborhood bars still exist in some of the older areas but are hard to find in the more modern suburbs.

Restaurants:
Great food and moderate prices are to be found everywhere. A few of the better choices include El Fenix, Mexican Inn, El Rancho Grande and Abuelo's for Mexican food and Riskey's, Coulter's, Spring Creek and Angelo's for barbeque. Chicken Fried steak is considered the national dish of Texas and can be found almost anywhere. Some of the more memorable versions are the HHH Steakhouse at the Stockyard's Hotel and Massey's.

Other recommendations:
Nearby are Six Flags Over Texas and the Ballpark at Arlington (home of the AL Texas Rangers baseball team). Cowboy's Stadium (home of the NFL Dallas Cowboys football team).

Published on Tuesday July 16th, 2002


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Fri, Jul 18 2003 - 02:44 PM rating by mensachick

Very nice report.

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