Fort Worth is everything Dallas isn't. It's not reinvented. It's the real deal and so are its people. The Fort Worth Stockyards celebrates it's western heritage and everything's done the cowboy way. Shoot, only in Fort Worth can you watch some cowboys on horseback drive longhorns down the streets.
After working cattle, cowboys love to eat. So you can bet that you'll find some excellent steakhouses in the Stockyards area. They're low on pretense and big on flavor.
1. The Historic Stockyards
2. The Herd
It's the only herd in the world that is driven twice a day. That's been going on since June 12, 1999 when the first cattle drive in the area took place.
The world-famous herd of longhorns have some interesting names. I wasn't surprised to see a "Lucky," "Bevo" and "Diablo" in the mix. I've seen a lot of bulls named "Diablo" in my day. That's a pretty popular name for bucking bulls in rodeos.
Herd Drive Times are 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Billy Bob's Texas is the largest honky tonk in the world. Where else can you watch live bull riding or attend world class concerts, go boot scooting, shoot pool and have a great time all under one roof?
Billy Bob's concert schedule hosts a variety of muscial talent. Country superstars like Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton on over to acts like REO Speedwagon. April 16, 2011 you can catch the motor city madman himself, Ted Nugent.
It's a great concert venue and there's a lot of fun going on too. Prepare to dance the night away.
4. Cattlemen's Steakhouse
It's an internationally-renowned steakhouse in the historic Stockyards next to Billy Bob's.
Cattlemen's Steakhouse, 2458 North Main, Fort Worth, TX 76164. 817-624-3945.