Fort Worth is "Where the West Begins." It's a large metropolitan city embracing its western-ness and not afraid to show it. In the midst of downtown, people still take the time to mosey, and you're apt to see businessmen wearing cowboy hats. Besides its western heritage attractions, Fort Worth is home to a prestigious cultural district, in turn home to major museums and cultural events. It also boasts a continuing revitalization of its downtown district.
Every morning at 11:30 a.m. and every afternoon at 4:00 p.m., you can watch a cattle drive move through the Stockyards at the edge of downtown. This is the only twice daily cattle drive in the world. Also in the Stockyards, a beautiful mural pays tribute to the Chisholm Trail (the grand old cattle drive route), and the cobblestone sidewalks are studded with the names of famous names in western history. The history is well preserved: as your shoes echo through the wooded areas, in your mind you can hear the echoes of cowboy boots and spurs, and picture cattlemen, outlaws and lawmen roaming the streets and crossing the roofs.
Close to Fort Worth is Arlington, home to Six Flags Over Texas, an expansive amusement park, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, which is more of a water park. Arlington is also home to the Texas Rangers, a major league baseball team. The Dallas Cowboys National Football League team is building a new stadium in Arlington and will begin playing there in a couple of years.
30 miles west of Dallas, Fort Worth is along I-30. I-35 runs north-south near Fort Worth. Loop 820/I-20 wrap around the city.