South Region

Regional Spotlight: South: Fort Worth, TX

Fun Facts:

  • Originally settled in 1849 as an army outpost at the Trinity River, Fort Worth was one of eight forts assigned to protect settlers from Native American attacks on the advancing frontier (The Annual, 2016).
  • In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas (The Annual, 2016).
  • In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his last public speech at a Fort Worth Chamber breakfast before leaving for Dallas (The Annual, 2016).

To Do:

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  • Need to grab a couple of drinks after a hard day of work? Play some pool and hang out at The Aardvark. You can also enjoy a short walk around Texas Christian University which is right across the street and is home to one of the nation’s best nursing schools.
  • Texas doesn’t mess around with its barbecue! For the best barbecue around, visit Cooper’s Old Time Barbecue. Afterwards, enjoy a couple of beers with friends while listening to some of the greatest country music live at Billy Bob’s Texas.
  • Looking for great sushi and some finer dining? Walk around West 7th Street and enjoy some sushi at Kona Grill. You can also catch a late night movie at The Movie Tavern and enjoy window-shopping at the boutiques. P.S. Don’t forget to get your parking validated at one of the restaurants! That’s right – parking is free at this garage.
  • Lastly, walk around Sundance Square at night and enjoy some of Fort Worth’s best bars and restaurants!

I hope to see you around, and be sure to check out my Scribe Story on Scribe Corner– Briar Gorrell, Chief Scribe for ScribeAmerica at Cook Children’s Medical Center

The Annual. (2016). Fun facts about Fort Worth. Retrieved from