Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
In this series, we move onto Dallas’s neighboring city, Fort Worth. Unfortunately, most folks lump Fort Worth into the “Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” a misnomer that completely undersells the geographic and cultural differences between the two cities. We’re here to praise Fort Worth for its art scene, museum life, and cowboy culture. Let’s take a look into the city that embraces the nickname of “Cowtown!”
If you have only one day to spend in Fort Worth, the Stockyards should be the place you visit. This entertaining attraction takes you back to how life was back in the wild west days. There are real cattle drives twice-daily, stage coach rides, cowboy-themed restaurants and shops, and museums such as the Stockyards Museum and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
For an added bonus, if you visit the Stockyards on a Friday or Saturday evening, you can watch the Championship Rodeo, as real cowboys compete in bronco and bull riding, roping, and racing. After the big show, be sure to two-step your way into Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk – for some good ol’ fashion country fun.
And there’s plenty for your kids to do as well! They can find their way through the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, ride on a vintage steam engine train, or visit the Stockyards petting zoo. It is fun for the whole family!
This museum has earned the reputation as being one of the top small museums in the world. Kimbell Art Museum is home to many masterpieces from renown artists like Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Matisse, and Picasso. Visitors can also take in beautiful collections from across the world.
While the museum has gained such notoriety for its art collections, it’s also known for its architecture as well. It’s widely recognized for being an outstanding achievement in architecture of the modern era.
For those who enjoying being one with nature, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden should be at the top of the list of things to do in Fort Worth. The oldest botanical garden in Texas, dating back to 1934, it spreads over 111 acres and features over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants laid out in 22 specialized gardens. It’s the perfect place to let your mind relax while you take in the beautiful sights of nature. From the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, Rain Forest Conservatory, Fragrance Garden (currently under construction) to the Backyard Vegetable Garden, it’s truly a place not to be missed!
Next Up in the Exploring Three Top Attractions series: New Jersey!