Dallas/Ft. Worth Travel Guide
Study up on the history of the cattle industry from its open range days in the 1850s to the modern era of mechanized ranches and online auctions. There’s also a collection of antique saddles, hand-forged spurs, and over a thousand branding irons.
Since 1866, ranchers have sold and traded cattle at this market; sales reached their peak in 1944 when the stockyards processed 5,277,496 heads. While regular auctions have long since ceased, the historic district still hosts a daily cattle drive and weekend rodeos.
Located in the middle of the Fort Worth stockyards, this shop is stuffed with barrels full of sweets including old-fashioned favorites such as swirled lollypops and candy buttons.
Stop in to cheerful eatery, brilliantly lit thanks to its corner located and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, to pair cheese and charcuterie boards with bottles of wine. Check out the website for a calendar of events such as cheese tasting classes and dinners with wine pairings.
This 2,000-plus seat theater topped with an 80-foot dome is not only home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, it also regularly invites Broadway plays and global events.
It’s unassuming from the outside, but this stylish bar with blonde-wood walls is the best place in town for a creative craft cocktail such as the Montpelier (made with bourbon, Jamaican rum, Italian vermouth and smoked maple syrup) and the Parlor (gin, Peychaud’s, apricot and lime).
Named in honor of Dallas arts supporter Morton H. Meyerson, who donated $10 million toward its erection, the stunning Symphony Center is located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. This concert hall’s circular design, accented with sharp, square angles, was completed by architect I. M.
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Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who pioneered preventive medicine and literally coined the term "aerobics," created the home base for his Wellness Program inside this 30-acre facility in 1985.
Because of their dual love for haute couture and everyday fashion, Jackie Bolin, Liz Thompson, and Elizabeth O'Mahony joined together and opened V.O.D. Boutique in Dallas' trendy Victory Park development.
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Situated in the heart of the Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center showcases what was once the private collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.
Instead of loading up on multiple vintages of classified-growth Bordeaux and Napa Valley trophy wines, the adventurous wine director here features more challenging bottlings from obscure locations and made from indigenous grapes.
Sleek Japanese bar with DJs