Fort Worth, Where Past and Present Coincide

Fort Worth, Texas is a place of fascinating juxtapositions. On one hand, it is a modern city with excellent museums, a wide selection of restaurants featuring all types of cuisine, and important industry. On the other hand, it is a city where cowboys herd cattle down the streets twice daily. Fascinating.

Guests of Fort Worth bed and breakfasts should reserve some time to visit the Stockyard Historic District. The Stockyards of Forth Worth were at one time home to the second largest cattle market in the world, earning Fort Worth the moniker Cowtown. As a tribute to that past, real cowherds drive a herd of Texas Longhorns down the streets of the Stockyard Historic District at 11:30 and 4pm each day. Witnesses experience history in the flesh.

The Stockyard Historic District has much to offer in addition to live cattle. Walking tours provide an overview of the district’s past. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame will teach you about the hardworking men and women who shaped cattle industry, excelled in rodeos, and strove to preserve their heritage. Stand on the ground where millions of cattle were bought and sold – the 1902 Livestock Exchange Building.

When you’re hungry, consider a trip to Risky’s BBQ, which serves tender ribs, tasty BBQ sandwiches, and the cowboy staple of calf-fries (ask the innkeepers of your bed and breakfast Fort Worth). Sit on the patio of Trailboss Burgers and enjoy a terrific view of the Cattle Drive as you sink your teeth into a Texas-style burger. Or cool off with some spicy food at Habanero’s Mexican Restaurant.

The entertainment calendar of the Stockyard Historic District is always full; you’ll probably want to visit this happening neighborhood many times during your stay in Fort Worth. Happy trails.

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