Dallas/Fort Worth Airport might be the most Instagrammed place in Texas, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only spot in the Lone Star State worthy of garnering social media attention. Thanks in part to Fort Worth’s expanding collection of public artwork, Cowtown offers more than its fair share of Instagram hot spots worth the drive.
From Melt Ice Creams’ cheery yellow exterior to Lettuce Cook’s primate-themed mural, we compiled a list of some of Fort Worth’s most Instagram-worthy locations. Plan on snapping a photo at one of the places on our list? Use the hashtag #STInstagram when uploading to Instagram and you could be featured on the Star-Telegram website.
Melt Ice Creams (1201 W. Magnolia Ave.)
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When Melt Ice Creams opened in spring 2014, its bright yellow exterior quickly became a popular backdrop for customers to showcase the shop’s delicious homemade ice cream on social media. Flash forward three years later and a move to a new location, Melt is one of Fort Worth’s most recognizable locations on and off Instagram.
WestBend Parking Garage (1701 River Run)
Should you ever find yourself in the WestBend parking garage, don’t be alarmed if you see groups of people with iPhones loitering around. The picturesque parking structure is home to nine murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, including three small works in the stairwells.
Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings (11651 Camp Bowie W. Blvd.)
They say everything is bigger in Texas and nowhere is that more evident than at Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings. The business, which specializes in Western-chic home decor, is the site of a Texas-sized mural made to resemble a postcard bearing greetings from the Lone Star State.
Taco Heads (1812 Montgomery St.)
Satisfy your appetite for tacos without gaining a single calorie by striking a pose in front of Taco Head’s “Raining Tacos” wall. The wall, which depicts colorful tacos falling from the sky, is just one of several Instagrammable spots at the popular restaurant.
Lettuce Cook (5101 White Settlement Road)
Travel off the beaten path to White Settlement Road for a photo in front of Lettuce Cook’s “The Monkeys” mural. Inspired by the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil), the mural was created by local artist and Lettuce Cook regular Jimmy Jenkins over a span of two months.
Carniceria Mi Pueblo (1223 E. Seminary Drive)
Blink and you might just miss the chance to snap a picture in front of the pan dulce-themed mural at Carniceria Mi Pueblo on East Seminary. Tucked away in a exterior corner of the Mexican meat market, the delightfully sweet work of art is a hidden gem just waiting to be Instagrammed.
Magnolia Micro-Park (1201 W. Magnolia Ave.)
While Fort Worth has many parks to choose from for your next impromptu photo session, it’s the city’s tiniest park that earns our title of most Instagram-worthy park. Located at the northeast corner of Magnolia Avenue and Henderson Street, the Magnolia Micro-Park (created in partnership between Leadership Fort Worth and Near Southside Inc.) is an eclectic space made entirely of re-purposed items, including a shipping container that is used as a rotating art gallery.
Inspiration Alley (2625 Whitmore St.)
The Foundry District, one of Fort Worth’s hottest new developments, is home to the Instagram-friendly outdoor art gallery known as Inspiration Alley. The ever-evolving creative space features artwork from some of our favorite North Texas artists, including Katie Murray, Will Heron and Drigo.
Trust Printshop (2506 Tillar St.)
While some businesses might shun the Instagram trend, Trust Printshop on Tillar Street embraces it. The small business, which specializes in making cool screen-printed T-shirts, encourages anyone who is interested to stop by for a photo in front of their giant Pantone-themed walls and then tag them on Instagram (@trustprintshop).
Waterside (3720 Convair Drive)
The next time you hit up Whole Foods at Waterside for some kombucha and gluten-free pasta, don’t forget to make a pit stop at The Grove to snap a photo in front of the “Sorry, No Social Media” sign. Located in the heart of the Convair Drive development, the popular neon sign (which was designed by Greek-born, New York-based artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos) is a fun way for Instragrammers to show off their rebellious side.