Truck Parking & Places to See in Fort Worth, Texas
by Apex Capital | August 31, 2012
Fort Worth, Texas offers a range of cultural and entertainment options as well as great food for visitors. Fort Worth and surrounding “metroplex” is the home of the Historic Stockyards, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. For Indy and NASCAR racing fans the Texas Motor Speedway on Interstate 35, just north of the city.
Dining in Fort Worth
Chef Pointe Café in Watauga, TX—Chef Franson Nwaeze, one of the top chefs in Fort Worth and his wife Paula have been serving up 5 star grub in a gas station at this landmark restaurant since 2003. Chef Pointe Café was featured on the Food Networks hit show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, with Guy Fieri. From fuel to a biscuit and gravy breakfast or crab stuffed pork chops dinner and award winning bread pudding, you will find something that fills you up. 817.656.0080 5901 Watauga Rd. Watauga, TX 76148.
Joe T. Garcia’s, near the Stockyards is a cash only, limited menu restaurant with rich Fort Worth history and a great patio. Enjoy traditional Tex-Mex and choose between enchiladas or fajitas. The weekends and evenings are rough but big rig parking is readily available at lunch in marked lots around the restaurant. 817-626-4356. 2201 N. Commerce St, FW, TX 76164
If you’re just passing through and don’t have time to venture too far off the freeway, check out Mercado Juarez. Save room for the warm flakey, perfectly delicious sopapillas and honey. Mercado Juarez is easily accessible off 35N in FW and Northside Drive. Truck parking is available on Mercado Drive, between the restaurant and the hotel. (817) 838-8285 1651 East Northside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76106.
Places to go in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District hosts a daily cattle drive at 11:30 and 4pm and the Stockyards Championship Rodeo as well as the legendary Billy Bob’s Texas. Visit the museum to brush up on rich Fort Worth history, take a sightseeing tour on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or pick up your own ten gallon hat at Stockyards Station. Free truck parking is available at the East end of Exchange on the North side of the road.
Fort Worth Zoo is ranked one of the top zoos in the nation by USA Travel Guide and by Family Life, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. The Fort Worth Zoo has a variety of species from around the world including the new Museum on Living Art (MOLA) with reptile, amphibians and other exotic and endangered animals. The FW Zoo showcases the diverse wildlife of the Lone Star State paying special tribute to the native flora and fauna in the exhibit, Texas Wild! Open daily; seasonal hours. Standard admission: $12. It’s best to go on a week day where you will be able to park your truck & trailer in the main lot or in a lot across the street (for $5). It’s wise to call ahead to ensure parking.
Amusement Parks near Fort Worth: Based on USA Travel Guide, Six Flags over Texas in Arlington is a Top 10 Amusement Park with the recently renovated Texas Giant. The Texas Giant world’s steepest drop of any wooden coaster at 79 degrees! The Texas Giant also boasts a 95 degree bank which is steeper than any other wooden roller coaster on the planet.
The Ballpark In Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers offers behind the scenes tours.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys offers tours.
The Texas Motor Speedway offers driving lessons and tours.
Whether you are looking for food, history or a bit of Texas culture, Fort Worth is a great place to stop to have a bite and stretch your legs.