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state Fair of texas,
Fair Park, Dallas: State Fair
of Texas, Fair Park, Dallas:
Established in 1886, the exhibits,
competitions and headline
A true Texas highlight – the Fort Worth Herd,
entertainment draw several
a twice-daily real-life Cattle Drive at The
million visitors each year (late
Stockyards National Historic District
Sep-Oct).
Tiger Tale – a
southwestern
Fort Worth Zoo
Cowboy/Artists
Exposition and
focal point
Livestock show &
The paintings and sculptures rodeo, Will Rogers Memorial
of FREDERIC REMINGTON and Center, Fort Worth: Begun in 1896,
CHARLES M RUSSELL, from it’s the nation’s oldest livestock
the late 19th and early 20th show (Jan 16-Feb 8, 2009).
centuries, are a vivid window on
to their life and times, where the red steagall cowboy
rugged existence of the 1800s Gathering & Western
Arts, which becomes the heart of the cowboy is portrayed with all the swing Festival,
impressive Arts District in October heart-pounding intensity of a Stockyards Historic District,
2009, highlighted by the eye-catching cattle stampede. You can’t visit Fort Worth: Celebrating the
centrepiece of the Margot and Bill Texas without taking in their view ‘heritage of the American cowboy’
Winspear Opera House, designed by top of this remarkable period. through music, rodeo and more
British architect Norman Foster. (every Oct).
t
hen it’s on to FORT WORTH, Will Rogers Memorial Center, a neiman Marcus
and you won’t fi nd a more multi-purpose entertainment complex; Adolphus children’s
captivating overview of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; christmas Parade
the area’s Wild-West attitude than at Casa Manana’s live theatre; the downtown Dallas: Marching
the Amon Carter Museum, with its Museum of Science and Industry; bands, magnifi cent fl oats,
stunning collection of American art, and and another six galleries, theatres and acrobats and even a visit from
the intimate Sid Richardson Museum. museums. Father Christmas (Dec 5 2009)
Founded by local philanthropic Ready for a change of pace?
businessmen, they feature the world’s The 114-acre Fort Worth Botanic
leading collections of Remington and Garden is an oasis of tranquility in
Russell, the ‘artists of the West.’ the Cultural District. Especially inviting at the US Bureau of Engraving and
The Amon Carter is at the heart is the Japanese Garden, where Koi Printing, where a fascinating guided tour
of the Cultural District, where you weave gracefully through still waters highlights stacks of cash in warehouse-
can also choose from the National while gently winding stone pathways sized fl oors fi lled with high-tech printing
Cowgirl Museum, honouring women’s encourage quiet contemplation. presses and the nation’s currency goes
contributions to taming the American Finally, for something truly unique, through the processes needed to create
West; the Kimbell Art Museum; fi nd out what a million dollars looks like safe, sturdy dollar bills. ■
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