MUSEUMS: Fort Worth boasts several nationally known museums, including the Amon Carter Museum (devoted to Western art), the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
SHOPPING: Last-minute holiday shoppers can find plenty of places to hit the stores, both in the Stockyards district (pictured above) and in other areas of Fort Worth. For those wanting to venture farther, there's the Galleria and other malls in Dallas, too.
MUSIC & THEATER: Billy Bob's Texas, which bills itself as the world's largest honky-tonk, has
frequent concerts. Miranda Lambert is playing there at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Several theater companies are
performing Christmas-related plays next week, as well.
HISTORY: Much of the Stockyards district - and several other areas of Fort Worth - look much like they did more than 100 years ago. Those include the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange, located in the Stockyards area.
NIGHTLIFE: KU fans shouldn't have trouble finding a watering hole in Fort Worth. Some of the more popular joints are the White Elephant Saloon and the Thirsty Armadillo.
DINING: Dining options abound for visitors to Fort Worth, including Reata, pictured above, in the popular Sundance Square entertainment district. Other popular restaurants include Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, Sam & Harry's and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro.
RODEOS: Want to get a first-hand look at real Texas cowboys? It's not tough to find a rodeo in Fort Worth. There's one Friday evening, in fact. Unfortunately, however, it's at 7 p.m. - the same time as the KU-Houston bowl game.
FORT WORTH ZOO: Cross your fingers - it might be warm enough to hit the Fort Worth Zoo, which is ranked as one of the best zoos in the country. The "Texas Wild!" exhibit, which features the state's wildlife, is especially popular.