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Fort Worth Introduction


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To travelers unfamiliar with the city, Fort Worth, Texas, may seem like a secondary travel destination—a place to visit only after taking in all the sights of its bigger, glitzier neighbor, Dallas. (It does have to live with second billing in the "Dallas-Fort Worth" phrase used to describe everything from the shared airport to the general urban area).  Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Worth Geography


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Fort Worth sits at the western edge of a sprawling urban area known as either the Metroplex or the D-FW area. On the eastern edge is Dallas. The 33-mi/53-km stretch in between is filled with densely populated cities and towns that blend together along two east-west interstate highways, Interstate 20 and I-30. Among other suburbs, Grapevine skirts the northwest side of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Irving (where the NFL's Dallas Cowboys play football) occupies the land between the airport and Dallas. In the middle of the Metroplex lies Arlington, a sizable city in its own right and the home of the NFL Cowboys.  Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Worth History


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Fort Worth was settled in 1849 as a small Army outpost off the Trinity River. Named after Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth, it was one of eight forts built in Texas to protect settlers from attacks by Native Americans. When the frontier moved west, the fort was abandoned in 1853. But more settlers arrived and helped create a town, largely because it was the last stop on the legendary Chisholm Trail cattle drive.   Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Worth Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Fort Worth blends the Old West with contemporary sophistication. Visits to the Stockyards National Historic District, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and Cattle Raisers' Museum will give you a comprehensive view of western and cowboy culture. If you prefer to seek culture within the walls of museums or galleries, Fort Worth has plenty to choose from. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums are highly respected.  Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Worth Nightlife


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Fort Worth's nightspots offer more variety than the honky-tonks you might expect. For traditional country-western flavor, head to Billy Bob's Texas. But if you're looking for something more mainstream, City Streets has lots to offer. The major nightlife areas are in and around downtown and the Stockyards National Historic District.   Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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Fort Worth Restaurants & Dining


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Visitors wanting a true taste of the region won't leave without sampling Fort Worth's specialties—Tex-Mex, barbecue and steak. To get a fix, try legendary barbecue joint Angelo's (in cattle country, barbecue is beef brisket or pork ribs), Tex-Mex stalwart Joe T. Garcia's and the venerable Cattleman's Steak House.   Click here to see the full Fort Worth travel guide on Travel42 »

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