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Fort Worth

Known for Live Music, Sport and Zoo

Cowboys and cattle mix with art and culture in this North Texas city with a rich Western heritage. 

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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.

Things to do in Fort Worth

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.

See artworks spanning thousands of years at this huge and architecturally interesting museum, known all over the world for its impressive collection. 

At the oldest art museum in Texas, you will find a stunning collection of works by 20th-century greats, as well as pieces by contemporary artists. 

Explore this modernist urban water park where a series of pools, terraces and walkways create a unique atmosphere in which to relax. 

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Saddle up for a galloping good time at Billy Bob's Texas, known proudly as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk” since its 1981 opening. Tasty barbecue dishes, country music's biggest names, and a Texas-size dance floor await.

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Embark on an interactive tour of Fort Worth, exploring the city while following hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical sites including Tarrant County Courthouse, Sid Richardson Museum, and the Water Gardens while you solve puzzles that lead you on a memorable tour.

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Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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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.

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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.

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Enjoy a tour of Fort Worth's Cultural District, highlights the work of 4 leading architects in 3 museums: the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson; the Kimbell, designed by Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano; and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando.

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