Regional Spotlight: South: Fort Worth, TX
- 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).
- For some historic fun, head down to the Fort Worth Stockyards to see the Championship Rodeo, the Fort Worth Herd, shop for authentic western wear, and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
- Enjoy the finer arts? Fort Worth has several, famous art museums that are not only beautiful, but are also relaxing to gaze upon:
- If you want to see the nature of Fort Worth, visit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge where you can feed cute ducklings and canoe to your heart’s content. You can also enjoy a Japanese Tea Party at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and stroll around the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
- Need a place to do some work via Wi-Fi? Visit Avoca Coffee on Magnolia Street. After you send off those emails, you can walk around Magnolia Street and see the various shops and, a personal favorite, visit Spiral Diner & Bakery.
- 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 http://annual.turnaround.org/fun-facts-about-fort-worth