Fort Worth Foray

As the USTRC prepares to host its 33rd Cinch National Finals of Team Roping in Cowtown, here’s a glimpse of Fort Worth’s many offerings.

The 33rd USTRC Cinch NFTR

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For eight days this year, ropers will converge upon the John Justin Arena in the Will Rogers Memorial Center to compete for year-end titles and top money in everything from the Gold Buckle Beer Open down to the newly offered #7 USTRC Championships, plus three new exclusive roping clinics with elite pros.

“With the success and growth of the Cinch NFTR since the move to Fort Worth, an extra day was added to this year’s Finals,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Dru Stewart. “This allows for the addition of more Legends ropings, but also means that, coupled with the three-arena setup, ropings will end each day in time for everyone to enjoy dinner and the town of Fort Worth.”

Will Rogers Memorial Center Area Attractions

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Courtesy Visit Fort Worth

Numerous cultural attractions are within walking distance of the arena. Don’t miss:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Cattle Raisers Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Stockyards National Historic District

The Cowboy Channel Western Sports Bar Courtesy Cowboy Channel Bar

In 1944, more than 5.2 million head of livestock were processed at the stockyards, and that cowboy heritage is honored today with a robust and lively scene for eating, drinking, shopping and dancing—especially with the newly revitalized Mule Alley. For starters, try:

• The Cowboy Channel Western Sports Bar

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Joe T. Garcia’s

Billy Bob’s Texas

Hotel Drover and its 97 West Kitchen & Bar

• Shopping at Ariat, the King Ranch Saddle Shop, M.L. Leddy’s and Maverick Fine Western Wear

Downtown and Around Town

Sundance Square Courtesy Visit Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s city center is rooted in its Sundance Square—host to retail shops, restaurants, art galleries and entertainment venues. Check out:

The Sid Richardson Museum, featuring art of the American West

• A rooftop brunch at Reata Restaurant

• A day following Fort Worth’s Ale Trail

• An evening at the world-renowned Bass Performance Hall