This old 1896 restored steam train rolls into the Stockyards Station twice daily from Grapevine. The name of the train comes from an old 1873 railroad map which showed the city as the central station with routes stretching out like the legs of a spider. The coaches date back to 1925 and the train follows the 21 mile route of the Cotton Belt line.
140 E. Exchange Ave.
Pack Lots of Post Card Stamps!
I love to send postcards when we travel, but sometimes forget the stamps. Pick up some beforehand and it will be so much easier to share a little of your trip with friends or family back home if you are traveling domestically!
Texas Hills Winery
One of the many great vinyards of Texas... Winner of many awards, including a Silver Medal for their Cabernet Sauvignon '98.. at the Lone Star Wine Competition.. in 2000
878 Ranch Road #2766
Johnson City, TX
The town of Granbury has much to offer: the Granbury Opera House, the Brazos Drive-in, a Victorian town square/historic district, Lake Granbury, antiques, restaurants, cafes.
Granbury Opera House in Granbury, Tx (40 miles south of Ft. Worth.) Built in 1886 then closed in 1911, this historic building was re-opened in 1975 for musicals, plays and so on.... Also, a ghost is said to haunt the opera house. http://www.granburyoperahouse.org/
The Brazos Drive-In - Located in Granbury, Tx - it's been around for 50 years. Sit in your car or truck or truck-bed and watch the latest movies. One big screen. $8 single, $15 for a car load. I think they've made this drive-in an historic site - that means it can't be torn down to make room for parking lots or Starbucks or whatever else. http://thebrazos.com/
In the Stockyards area I...
In the Stockyards area I noticed a lot of old fashioned 'saloons'. The famous Billy Bobs is in that area also. I did not explore the night life of Fort Worth but I would guess the Stockyards are a good place to begin exploring it.