Posts by Journey Mapped

12 Best Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas

 By JANIE PACE Today Fort Worth thrives on its deposits of oil and gas, the aviation industry, and its Cowtown History. Fort Worth is famous for slogans like “Where the West Begins” and “Cowboys and Culture.” Here are a dozen things to do to get the lay of the land in Fort Worth. 1. Stockyards National Historic…

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7 Great Places to EAT in Fort Worth

The Wicked Butcher in the new Sinclair Hotel Feast on steaks and seafood at the Wicked Butcher, a modern steakhouse inside historic downtown Fort Worth’s Sinclair Hotel, led by culinary team Chefs Richard Triptow and Austin Carlson. Walk into the hotel lobby and take the stairs down to the lower level where you will find…

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8 Great Places to Stay in Fort Worth, Texas

I love to stay at historic luxury hotels as often as I can, and Fort Worth has its fair share. Here is my list of eight great places to stay. The New Sinclair Autograph Collection Marriott Hotel The New Sinclair Autograph Collection Marriott Hotel downtown features high-tech innovations in its 164 guest rooms and a…

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Six Great Play Days in Fort Worth, Texas

Spend a Day at the Stockyards National Historic District Visit the Stockyards National Historic District north of downtown Fort Worth. Park at the east end of E. Exchange and get to the shady oaks out front of the Stockyards Visitor’s Center to see the twice-daily longhorn cattle drive at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm. Walk…

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Fort Worth

Play, Stay, Eat in Fort Worth, Texas Story and photos by Janie Pace (unless otherwise indicated) Fort Worth’s History Doubling in population since 1990, Fort Worth is famous for its cowboys and culture, Where the West Begins, and the nickname “Cowtown.” The 1843 Treaty of Bird’s Fort between the Republic of Texas and many Native…

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Lockwood Distilling Co

Restaurant Review Discover Lockwood Distillery “We’re just all one big family, now.” Those words, scrolled in gold letters on the wall, perfectly describes this new neighborhood distillery-eatery in Richardson. Owned by distiller Evan Batt and his wife, Sally, and named for the street located near North Central Expressway at West Belt Line Road, Lockwood Distilling…

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A Couples Getaway in Historic Durango, Colorado

Durango, a railroad town since the beginning, was named after the Mexican town of the same name. General William Palmer’s plan was to connect the Denver & Rio Grande from Mexico City all the way to Denver. The D & RG bought 160 acres of flat land in southern Colorado along the Amanas River to the south…

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