Whether you are a Fort Worth native or new to our great city, there’s a rich history to uncover. Below are just a few facts about Fort Worth, Texas, you may not know!
Our Zoo Is No. 1 in America
All locals know how great our zoo is. From its conservation projects to its animal outreach programs, our zoo does a lot – not to mention, we get to learn about all the wonderful animals. But what you may not know is that the rest of the country agrees with us! In fact, USA Today ranked our zoo as No. 1 in the country. Coincidentally, the zoo was also the first to open in the state of Texas back in 1909.
Bonnie & Clyde’s Hideout
Did you know? Infamous criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde once made the Stockyards Hotel their hideout from the law. Best of all, the hotel is still open – it feels just like stepping back in time. Nothing beats Texas-style hospitality.
President Kennedy’s Last Public Speech
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his final public speech in Fort Worth. In fact, his last two speeches were given in the city. The first was a planned speech at Fort Worth's Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Touched by the thousands of people who had gathered in the rain merely to catch a glimpse of him, JFK gave an impromptu speech, addressing the delighted crowd, before making his way to Dallas, where tragedy followed. While no one knew at the time, Fort Worth now serves as a pivotal site in American history.
The More You Know
Did we forget any of your favorite Fort Worth tidbits? There’s plenty more to discover, digging into the history of our city. Be sure to check out our blog for more posts on local and lifestyle topics.