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Entertainment Legend Betty Buckley Shows You Her Fort Worth

The Tony-winning performer calls Fort Worth home, and is proud to tell you why.

In 2012, Betty Buckley was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Having inhabited every significant female role during her career, from Norma Desmond to Mama Rose to Grizabella, it's no surprise that Betty's universal appeal has also translated to screens both large and small (you may remember her from "Eight Is Enough").

The Fort Worth resident will be singing selections from her latest album, "Ghost Light," in two concerts at Bass Hall on March 28.

What are some of your favorite places to visit in Fort Worth?

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, Bass Hall, Sundance Square, Will Rogers Coliseum for the rodeo and Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (©Fort Worth CVB)

Where do you love to eat out?

Joe T. Garcia's, La Piazza, Righteous Foods and Piranha Sushi—all in Fort Worth.

Joe T. Garcia's
Joe T. Garcia's (©Fort Worth CVB)

What’s your favorite DFW landmark?

I love the nighttime view of downtown Fort Worth from the courtyard of the Amon Carter Museum. And I love the statue of Will Rogers in front of the Coliseum.

Fort Worth
Downtown Fort Worth (©Fort Worth CVB)

What do you like most about living in Texas?

The spring and the fall, the big skies, the big, beautiful multicolored sunsets and the best Tex-Mex food in the world.

Mouthwatering enchiladas (©Fort Worth CVB)

What’s one thing visitors should make sure to do while they’re here?

Go to the north side of Fort Worth and visit the shops, especially Leddy's Boots, and see Old West Fort Worth.

Leddy's Boots
Boot shopping at Leddy's (©Fort Worth CVB)

My Perfect Day

8 am: World Famous German Pancakes

To start, have breakfast at The Ol' South Pancake House on University.

11 am: Wild Retail Therapy

Go to the Fort Worth Zoo and then have lunch and do a little shopping at Neiman Marcus at the Ridgmar Mall.

3 pm: Art in the Afternoon

Spend the afternoon at the Kimbell or Modern Art Museum.

7 pm: Music, Margaritas & Moos Brothers

Dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s and a show at Bass Hall or the rodeo at the Will Rogers, if it's the right time of year.