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Verified travelerNov 20, 2019
Great lunch @ Babe's The JFK Museum is a must see if you enjoy history!
Cowboys and cattle mix with art and culture in this North Texas city with a rich Western heritage.
With its rodeos, cowboys and country music, Fort Worth is called the city “Where the West Begins.” Cowboy culture is a way of life for many residents, but just one part of the city’s appeal. Fort Worth is also a cultural hub featuring museums, theaters, art galleries, ballet and a symphony orchestra.
Fort Worth began as an army outpost and a stop on the Chisholm Trail cattle route from Texas to Kansas. The population grew when the railway arrived in 1876 and increased again with the Texas oil boom in the early 1900s. Today, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
Start your visit with an exploration of the American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. The former livestock market where millions of cattle were sold is one of Fort Worth’s most popular attractions, with cowboy-themed shops, shows, rodeos and restaurants.
Tour the 98-acre (40-hectare) site and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, which honors achievements of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. Watch daily cattle drives near the Fort Worth Stockyards Visitor Center and reserve a seat at Cowtown Coliseum for a weekend rodeo. Visit the interactive Texas Wild! area at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Enjoy the city’s artistic side. Just west of downtown is the Fort Worth Cultural District, one of the country’s largest art districts. Study works of European masters, such as Michelangelo and Caravaggio, at the Kimbell Art Museum. Appreciate modern and contemporary pieces at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth’s downtown district is a 35-block area that is home to shopping, theaters, cinemas, restaurants and music clubs. Browse Sundance Square, a large plaza with many attractions, including the Bass Performance Hall, the permanent home of Fort Worth's symphony, opera and ballet companies. Less high-brow, but lots of fun, is Billy Bob’s Texas honky-tonk.
Fort Worth is located in North Texas, 32 miles (51 kilometers) west of Dallas, and shares the major Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Enjoy a visit to the city where the West truly begins.
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Embrace the unique atmosphere where the Old West meets the modern day and explore a Texan city filled with culture, history and entertainment.
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Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020
Head into to the heart of downtown Fort Worth to discover this vast playground of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.
This fully interactive, educational museum is an obvious choice for a fun-filled family day out in Fort Worth’s picturesque cultural district.
View an exceptional array of American art at this highly respected museum, an important part of local and national art scenes for over 50 years.
Immerse yourself in the history of Fort Worth, from its early days as an outpost on the western frontier through its modern accomplishments of today. Join a local guide for a look back at the Old Wild West and the daily cattle drives that still take place today.
Buzz by downtown Fort Worth's sights with ease as you cruise along on a futuristic Segway. Follow an experienced guide between eclectic neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and tranquil parks, and enjoy ample opportunities to hop off your ride to snap photos along the way.
As an icon of the frontier, Fort Worth had its share of outlaws, cattle drives, oil barons, and ghastly tales in its early years, from which ghosts still linger today. Take a trip through the city as the daylight fades for an evening filled with restless spirits and stories of woe.
Kick off your time in cowboy country with a walking tour of the city known as “Where the West Begins.” Fort Worth was the final outpost before frontier folk moved on into the Wild West, and you can soak up all the history and flair of this Texan trading post during a guided walking tour of downtown.
Set beautifully on a large reflecting pond, the 5 concrete and glass pavilions of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth house one of the finest collections of post–World War II art in the country.
Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Sundance Square, 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7408
Verified travelerFeb 21, 2019
Don't know. We never got there. Our flights were cancelled so our entire trip was called off. Very disappointing as we were really looking forward to seeing Ft Worth.