There's nothing like a pair of authentic cowboy boots or a cowboy hat with a high crown or chunky jewelry and Western-style fashion to conjure up Wild West memories. Fort Worth has made and sold these products for a long time. One shopping area is downtown, especially since it's near Sundance Square. The Stockyards is located ten minutes from downtown. An original rodeo occurs here, plus Billy Bob’s Texas holds up to 6,000 people and entertains with a live bull-riding event.
This city doesn't have the glitz of Dallas, about 35 miles away, which pleases locals. It does have an easy-going, Western-heritage heartbeat, complete with a year-round weekend rodeo and rattlesnake sausage as cowboy cuisine. Five renowned museums are within walking distance in its Cultural Arts district.