Fort Worth City Guide
Before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, you should know that it is the 16th largest city in the country even though it has a mere population of 812,238. If that’s not enough to pack up and relocate here, then maybe the fact that the city boasts its very own Bigfoot will. Alternately known as the Lake Worth Monster and Goatman, this part-man, part-goat creature has been seen lurking in the reeds on the Trinity River shore.
You’ll probably want to follow up a Goatman sighting with a very tall drink, and what better place to drown your fear than at Billy Bob’s Texas—the World’s Largest Honky Tonk Bar, with 20 bar stations covering 127,000 square feet. Or if drinking’s not your style, you could train for the annual Cowtown Marathon, a 50K (yes, you read that right) run. That ought to shake off the willies. On the other hand, if running 31 miles doesn’t interest you, then perhaps you’d care to visit the Cowtown Coliseum to watch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo.
With all the photographic “evidence” you’ll likely compile of Goatman, it may be worth it rent a self storage unit rather than risk damage or theft by leaving the photos around the house.
If you love good Tex-Mex cuisine, then you’ll love the delicious enchiladas, tamales, and tacos at a variety of great restaurants, including Benito’s, Joe T. Garcia's, and Holy Frijoles. Besides eating and drinking, there are plenty of other fun activities for the whole family, like the historic Casa Mañana Theater (which means “House of Tomorrow”). Enjoy both in-house and Broadway touring musicals and plays, concerts, and other special events. Back in 1936 when it opened, it had the biggest revolving stage—surrounded by an actual moat!—in the world. Also, the curtains were made of a wall of water.
The Kimbell Art Museum, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and the Texas A&M University are all worth visiting, too. And don’t miss the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the Fort Worth Zoo or the Fort Worth Japanese Garden! But nobody wants a house full of clutter, so stash your souvenirs at one of many secure self storage facilities around town!