The Fort Worth Stockyards is a National Historic District that contains original brick walkways, wooden corrals, and the true history of Texan livestock. While the shops and restaurants located at the Stockyards are wonderful, there are two other things that make this space unique. There is a live cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards twice a day, every day of the year. Plus, on Friday and Saturday nights, there is a rodeo held at the Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum.
The Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 and at that time, there was only a lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, coyote, peacock, and a few rabbits. Nowadays, the zoo has more than 7,000 animals from around the world. Besides seeing the animals, guests can visit the Outdoor Learning Theater, ride the Yellow Rose Express Train or the Country Carousel, pet the animals at the Petting Corral, and experience the Wild West at the Wild West Shooting Gallery.
There are numerous collections for people to see when they are visiting the Kimbell Art Museum. Some of those collections include African, American, Ancient, Asian, European, and Precolumbian pieces of art. Certain exhibits are only on display on a rotating basis, so guests will almost always see something new when they are visiting this museum. Some of the rotating exhibits from the past or planned for the future include Casanova, Louis Kahn, Monet, Castiglione, and Guest of Honor: Titian’s Entombment of Christ.
In Downtown Fort Worth, there is an area called Sundance Square and the ambiance of this space is nothing short of extraordinary. Sundance Square includes thirty-five blocks of shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife. Live music can be heard in the Sundance Square Plaza as well as different bars and restaurants throughout the week.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened in 1961 with diverse exhibits and programs that have turned the museum into the space it is today. The museum collects and displays amazing works of American Art and their goal is to preserve these pieces for future generations. Throughout the museum, people will see illustrated books, photographs, paintings, and sculptures as well as Amon Carter’s personal collection of Remington and Russell works of art. In addition to the permanent collection, there are always temporary exhibits on display and these exhibits rotate every few months.