Monday, 23 January 2017


  • 16th-largest city in the United States
  • Part of the #1 Tourist Destination in Texas
  • Fort Worth is home to the longest running stock show and rodeo in the country - the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • The Kimbell Art Museum is home to the only Michelangelo in the Americas, his first painting The Torment of Saint Anthony.
  • Fort Worth hosts the world's only twice-daily cattle drive and year-round rodeo in the Stockyards National Historic District.
  • In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his last public speech in Fort Worth before leaving for Dallas.
  • Fort Worth's Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, with seating for nearly 155,000 spectators and home to Big Hoss TV, the largest HD screen in the world.
  • One of Bonnie and Clyde's hideouts from the law was the historic Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth.
  • In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas.
  • The Stockyards Museum houses the 1908 Palace Theater Light Bulb which began burning on September 21, 1908, as a backstage light at the Old Byers Opera House and continues to burn today.
  • 60 percent of America's paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth (tours are available).
  • The Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth houses the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi River.
  • The 70+ lanes of bicycle and horseback riding trails along the Trinity Trails allow visitors and locals to access the entire city alongside the Trinity River.
  • Coyote Drive-In Movie Theater is equipped with hitching posts for moviegoers who choose to ride horseback.
  • Panther Island Pavilion is the only downtown waterfront music venue in Texas.
  • Fort Worthians can often be seen wearing the Shady Oaks Hat, a hat made famous by Amon G. Carter who gifted the hats to celebrities and dignitaries in the 1950s.

No comments:

Post a Comment