St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t seem like it would mean much to Fort Worth cowboys and cowtown. But you probably didn’t know that St. Patrick came from the west side of Ireland! To celebrate that little-known fact, Fort Worth will break out the green with a downtown parade and a full day’s activities in the Stockyards. All attractions will be held on March 13 even though St. Patrick’s Day is really March 17 (after all, what’s tradition got to do with it?). And it’s not just for the little people! Adults are welcome, too.
Posts Tagged ‘attraction’
March 6th, 2010 by Grover McMains
March 1st, 2010 by Grover McMains
I’m sure it will surprise the folks on the east and west coasts, but America Online Travel has named the State of Texas as the country’s new Capital of Culture. In addition to Fort Worth’s Kimbell and Modern Art Museums, Sid Richardson Museum and Bass Performance Hall, Dallas’ Performing Arts Center, Austin’s live music, the Johnson Space Craft Center, the Dallas Cowboys, Houston’s Grand Opera, and the entire state for diversity of architectural styles were all contributors to the honor. Can’t you just hear someone from New Jersey or from overseas saying, “Let’s take a few days and go down there and see all these things.” Pretty tall order, partner! But if you want to pick a place to start, I’d suggest Fort Worth. And if you need a place to stay, I know of a little bed and breakfast in Fort Worth that’s really close to everything. Why, you can even take a day trip to that little city east of us!
February 21st, 2010 by Grover McMains
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is hosting a special exhibit of artist Georgia O’Keeffe now through September. This attraction, of course, displays many of her works but also has extensive photography of her life and lifestyle. So, it’s a behind the scenes look at this artist’s life as well as an exhibit of her work. Some of our guests received a member preview and said it shows how Ms. O’Keeffe lived, played, worked and whom she associated with. Reserve a room at The Texas White House, and we’ll have your tickets waiting for you when you arrive.
January 9th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Cattle were the first major industry in Fort Worth when cattle drives stopped here to re-supply and rest. The history and spirit of those days has been captured in the Cattle Raisers Museum which is now opening their new museum as an attraction in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Either as a couple or with the family, you can spend an entire day seeing the history of the cattle industry in Texas, intriguing scientific exhibits and experiments and one of the features at the Omni Theater, all under one roof! If this sounds like fun to you, mention this posting when you make a reservation to stay at The Texas White House, and we’ll discount your stay by giving you a complimentary lunch to enjoy while you’re at the museum.
November 21st, 2009 by Grover McMains
Fort Worth’s downtown can brag about their vibrant re-birth of residential and commercial facilities. Restaurants, live theater, ice cream parlors and art galleries abound. But while all those places were coming back into our downtown with lots of fanfare, a little noticed and very unique place sat peacefully by and waited. The Fort Worth Water Gardens are like no place you’ve ever seen, at least in this country.
I say that because it’s impossible to accurately describe the four water and granite sculptures that transform the area south of the Convention Center into a wonderland. It’s a MUST SEE on your trip here, and it’s about 5 minutes from The Texas White House.
November 17th, 2009 by Grover McMains
Fort Worth is proud to be the home of one of only two places in this country that make your paper money! The Western Currency Facility of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing probably printed all the paper money you have in your pocket right now, and you can see them do it during a free, fascinating 45 min. tour. The facility is just a short drive from our Fort Worth bed and breakfast. In fact, stay with us and get free money before you go to the tour! You give us a $20 bill, and we’ll give you two $10 bills! Well, OK; you don’t really get free money, but you will get a great tour.
November 1st, 2009 by Grover McMains
The National Cutting Horse Futurity comes to Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum November 21 to December 13. It’s one of three cutting horse shows held in Fort Worth each year, but the futurity is the premier attraction. Two important points: first, our Fort Worth bed and breakfast is only 5 min. from the Will Rogers, and second, until the finals, admission is free! If you’ve never seen cutting horses in action, you’ve missed something very special. It is an exciting event each time a cutting horse works, and the interaction between horse, man and cow brings the old west to life again each time I see it.