Fort Worth Journals

Honky Tonkin' and Some High Culture in Ft. Worth

An April 2007 trip to Fort Worth by globewriter

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Quote: Get the scoop on the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden, Kimbell Art Museum, some local cuisine, Billy Bob's and the Stockyards.

Kimbell Art Museum

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Kimbell Art Museum Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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I visited the Kimbell Art Museum for one specific exhibit—"Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World, 1690-1850." Though I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in this genre, I found this to be a really well-rounded collection and aesthetically beautiful; there was just enough to expand my knowledge and enjoy my time there without feeling overwhelmed."Drama and Desire" was the first exhibition to highlight this large a collection of Japanese ukiyo-e paintings. The works came from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and include 67 masterpieces by renowned artists like Hokusai, Utamaro, and Harunobu. The "floating world" refers to the pleasure quarters of Edo (today calle...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 26, 2007

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 332-8451

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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Since I was traveling to the Botanic Garden with an elderly woman, we did make our trip rather short, visiting only the Rose and Japanese Gardens. Fortunately, it is possible to take children and senior citizens to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden without having to worry that they will have a difficult time getting around. Around every corner there are wide walkways, plenty of benches and loads of shade provided by the lush greenery. Parking is ample as well. The entire Botanic Garden is huge—over 109 acres, so I actually suggest splitting it into several trips if possible. THE ROSE GARDENThere are actually two sections of the Rose Garden: the Lower Rose Garden and the Oval Rose Garden,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2007

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 871-7686

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

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Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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If you’re looking for a taste of the true south, the Fort Worth stockyards are a great place to start. A few blocks of rib joints, old west apparel shops and a true-blue stockyard and old-time railroad station make this a perfect spot for families of all ages. You can find plentiful parking in free and paid lots surrounding the entire stockyard area, which runs from about 23rd Street to Stockyards Avenue in downtown Fort Worth. I suggest first heading down East Exchange Avenue, where most of the action takes place. The streets are lined with old-time saloons which offer local fare, including ribs, steaks, Tex Mex and good ol’ country cookin’. There are also shops with a wide variety of Texas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2008

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
130 East Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
(817) 624-4741