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Fort Worth
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Fort Worth

Top Hotels in Fort Worth

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
The price is CA $163 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Worth Water Gardens and Bass Performance Hall. Fort Worth T&P Station is ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,451 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel! I felt pampered. I would stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2021

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
The price is CA $163 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (549 reviews)

"excellent location for a ball game and also close to many restaurants staff was great room clean will definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham DFW West-Glade Parks
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham DFW West-Glade Parks
3.5 out of 5
2550 State Hwy 121, Euless, TX
The price is CA $95 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in the heart of Euless, this hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Delaney Vineyards and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stormie Jones Park and McCormick Park. Bear Creek ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (389 reviews)

"I stay here frequently. You cannot be the price, the staff, the clean rooms or the location. Tons of shopping and dining. My favorite hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham DFW West-Glade Parks
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Fort Worth

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
3 out of 5
1709 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
The price is CA $90 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in North Arlington, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Globe Life Park in Arlington, and AT&T Stadium. Six Flags Over ...

4.2/5Excellent! (661 reviews)

"The parking on property was really good. Check in was quick and easy. Had sanitizing stations located throughout the property and elevator. I stayed 2 nights in a queen suite, room was very comfy and homely. Full kitchen and appliances available. Had a sofa located in room, which was perfect to me. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
Staybridge Suites Forth Worth West
Staybridge Suites Forth Worth West
3 out of 5
229 Clifford Center Dr, Fort Worth, TX
The price is CA $101 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Fort Worth, this aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and Log Cabin Village. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (284 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Everyone spoke and was courteous and informative. Would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

Staybridge Suites Forth Worth West
Staybridge Suites Fort Worth - Fossil Creek
Staybridge Suites Fort Worth - Fossil Creek
3 out of 5
6301 North Fwy, Fort Worth, TX
The price is CA $91 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Located in Fossil Creek, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Golf Club Fossil Creek and within 9 mi (15 km) of Billy Bob's Texas and Iron Horse Golf Course. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)

"It was lean and I love the bed! The staff was friendly and they had to go breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 27, 2021

Staybridge Suites Fort Worth - Fossil Creek
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Fort Worth

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Nov 20, 2019

Great lunch @ Babe's The JFK Museum is a must see if you enjoy history!

3/5 - Okay

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Oct 31, 2019

Freeways everywhere. Very daunting for a driver unfamiliar with the geography.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 9, 2019

Tornado Terry's is recommended for any game enthusiasts. Pay for entrance then unlimited access to many freeplay standup arcade machines, great experience.

4/5 - Good

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Jul 29, 2019

I haven’t really had a chance to see Fort Worth but my convention is a yearly event and I’ll include sightseeing in my itinerary one of these years.

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 23, 2019

We only checked out the stockyards in Fort Worth. What we did and see was excellent.

3/5 - Okay

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Feb 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.

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