As soon as we arrive in Fort Worth, Texas, we get to experience the Western feeling of the city up close.
Everywhere in the city, we encounter men with large cowboy hats; even the mounted police here wear them. But along with the unmistakable Western history, the city also offers a well-kept and lively downtown with a variety of shopping opportunities and a rich cultural life.
Stockyards National Historic District
A worthwhile starting point for every visit to Fort Worth is surely the Stockyards National Historic District, a historic cattle trading post with many old buildings. Here, you’ll instantly feel like you have landed in an old Western town. Among the restaurants, many boutiques and shops (in which you can buy plenty of Western souvenirs), this is also the location of a special daily spectacular: the Longhorn Cattle Drive, during which Texas Longhorns are driven along the main street by cowboys on horses. A great experience for the entire family!
Billy Bob’s Texas and Championship Rodeo
Western Boots and Whiskey Tasting
Completely gripped by the Western fever, we visit Justin Boots Outlets the next day and marvel at the great selection of western boots for men, women and kids; all are offered here at amazing prices. Not far from here is the Firestone and Robertson Whiskey Distillery Company, where some of the finest whiskey in the U.S. is being produced. As we tour the distillery, one of the owners, Leonard Firestone, shows us all the steps of whiskey distillation, demonstrating both his great passion and expertise for the craft.