Top 7 Hot Spots Around Texas Motor Speedway

The upcoming NASCAR XFINITY series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge race will take place smack dab in the middle of the land of cowboys and barbecue. There’s so much you can do during your Texas trip, but there are a few places that will make your getaway extra special. So, check out these seven hot spots around Texas Motor Speedway for a mighty good time!

  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Fort Worth, TX

    Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Texas is famous for its cowboy culture, so a visit to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is an absolute must! Here, you’ll learn all about the sport of rodeo and the Wild West. You’ll even get to check out artifacts like wagons, saddles, musical instruments from the likes of Willie Nelson and other Texas musicians, and even some Dallas Cowboys gear. Past visitors have deemed the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame a “treasure trove of early Texas and American history,” and we couldn’t agree more! Commemorate your trip with a photo session in the Jersey Lilly Photo Booth, where you can dress up in period clothing and do your best cowboy impression!

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Fort Worth, TX

    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Let’s not forget about the cowgirls of Texas! You probably know Annie Oakley was a cowgirl, but did you know that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was a bonafide cowgirl at her family’s ranch back in the day? There are countless interesting tidbits of history at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, so channel your inner cowgirl and make the trip!

  • Log Cabin Village Fort Worth, TX

    Log Cabin Village

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Take your trip through Texas history a step further and learn about the pioneer era at the Log Cabin Village. You and the whole family can tour the many log cabins, schoolhouse, gristmill, smokehouse, and herb garden to get a taste of the pioneer lifestyle. If you’re lucky, you might even get to interact with a live reenactor during your visit!

  • Hyena's Comedy Club Fort Worth, TX

    Hyena’s Comedy Club

    Fort Worth, Texas

    You’ll definitely get your laughs in during your Texas trip at the Hyena’s Comedy Club! Get a couple drinks and strap in for a night of hilarity with some awesome performers. You’re practically guaranteed to walk away with sore ribs and hiccups from laughing so much. This is a great place for adult groups to hang out and unwind after the race!

  • Razzoo's Cajun Cafe Fort Worth, TX

    Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

    Fort Worth, Texas

    What’s a trip to the South without some good home cooked Cajun food? Everything is made fresh in house daily, so you truly couldn’t get more authentic Cajun cuisine. We recommend the red beans and rice or jambalaya if you’re looking for something a little familiar, or the gator tail for a truly adventurous (yet delicious!) experience. Oh, and don’t miss the “Luiziana” bread pudding to hit that sweet spot! Razzoo’s is definitely a can’t-miss!

  •  Reata Restaurant Fort Worth, TX

    Reata Restaurant

    Fort Worth, Texas

    This place takes traditional Texas foods to a whole new level. Think decadent items like blackened buffalo rib eye, bourbon creamed corn, and chicken chile rellenos, not to mention dessert tacos and famous Texas pecan pie. Are you drooling yet? The beautiful dining area will provide the perfect ambiance for your meal, and the servers will show you true Southern hospitality. Reata is the best option for a romantic night on the town or even a lively outing with friends!

  • Collective Brewing Project Fort Worth, TX

    The Collective Brewing Project

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Part craft brewery, part taproom, part really cool hangout spot, The Collective Brewing Project should be your go-to spot for race weekend. With so many unique beers on rotation, the choices at The Collective will satisfy any preferences, no matter how unique! This place is so much more than a local watering hole, so go check it out while you’re in town!

Come cheer on Blake in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, and don’t forget to check out these awesome local businesses while you’re in the area!

What are your favorite places to visit around the Texas Motor Speedway? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!