Fort Worth, Texas, is an amazing place. Having gone to high school here, and having been in practice in plastic surgery here for over 25 years, I’ve seen a lot of changes. And almost all of those changes have been for the better. I am proud to call Fort Worth “home”. Here are a few things I love about Cowtown.
Fort Worth Museums
Fort Worth has been called “The Museum Capital of the Southwest”. And it’s no wonder. Some of the Fort Worth museums that consistently rank highly on national and state museum ranking lists include
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Kimbell Art Museum
- Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
These museums are all located within walking distance of each other, a little west of Downtown Fort Worth. Each has its own niche, and each is absolutely worth a visit. As a plastic surgeon, I like to think I have an “artsy” side to me, but I am humbled every time I visit one of these museums.
If you’ve never been to an event there, you just have to go. Dickies Arena is an architectural masterpiece. Like many big city arenas, it was designed to be used for many types of events. Whatever event you attend, go early and walk all the way around. The architects paid so much attention to detail! Art surrounds you. And, there’s really not a bad seat in the house. Even the “cheap seats” will end up being closer to the stage at Dickies than in almost any other arena of this size.
Fort Worth Food Scene
Twenty years ago, it was all about big national chains. No more. Today there are so many great places to eat. Some favorites?
- Don Artemio Wonderful flavors of Mexico, but certainly not traditional Tex-Mex. An upscale experience in a beautiful space.
- Tre Mogli Italian food, great flavors, and a unique atmosphere. Try it!
- Clay Pigeon Fine “Texas Eclectic” dining with steaks, chicken and seafood.
- Goldee’s barbecue Texas Monthly Magazine rated this the number 1 barbecue place in Texas in 2022. And, it is.
- Thai Terrace A little off the beaten path, but Harrison Ford seems to find it every time he’s in town. Worth the trek.
These are just a few. There are a ton of tasty spots along Magnolia Avenue, South Main, in the Stockyards, and in the Shops at Clearfork. Dallas? What’s Dallas? We have amazing places right here in Cowtown.
Fort Worth Annual Events
It seems like there’s always something going on, and something for everyone. Notable events that take place every year include
- Main Street Arts Festival In April every year, with artists, live music, and food from all over.
- Mayfest Taking place the first weekend of May, this fund-raising event draws large crowds to Trinity Park for fun and food.
- The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club Professional golfers play this iconic course every year in May.
- Nascar Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway If you like watching drivers go fast, and you don’t mind a crowd, this event is for you!
- Fridays on the Green Outdoor gatherings to listen to live music. Food trucks and fun, taking place in the Spring and Fall.
- Turkey Trot A short-ish run with 13,000 of your closest friends!
We could go on and on, but there’s just so much!
So many choices, so little time. From venues like Bass Performance Hall and Casa Manana, to smaller spots like Stage West and Circle Theater, you can find any type of performing art you want. Symphony, ballet, musicals, drama, jazz, poetry… easy to find.
What Makes Fort Worth Great?
A lot. I could go on and on and on with this. The weather allows you to get outdoors almost all year long. Sure, the summers can be hot, there can be some cold days in the winter, and you might get caught in a thunderstorm in April or May. But if you like to take a beautiful stroll along a river, you can do that almost every day in Fort Worth. The same is true with riding a bike, playing golf or pickle ball, or spending a nice evening on a patio.
There’s a lot to like about Fort Worth. Museums, performing arts, wonderful food, and even some great plastic surgery!
Check it out!