Fort WorthUnited States of America

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Visit Fort Worth

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

Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper

Downtown Fort Worth

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

Embrace the unique atmosphere where the Old West meets the modern day and explore a Texan city filled with culture, history and entertainment. 

Downtown Fort Worth

Top Hotels in Fort Worth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
CA $199
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,320 reviews)

"First time staying at the Omni and it won't be the last. It was a wonderful stay. Staff was friendly, hotel was clean, very well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2020

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
3 out of 5
132 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX
CA $141
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Situated in Fort Worth, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, Billy Bob's Texas and Stockyards Station. Sundance Square ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,381 reviews)

"It is right in the middle of everything. Just a few feet away from the stockyards!! Very clean and friendly staff!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
3 out of 5
334 W 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX
CA $176
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Circle Theatre, Sundance Square and Bass Performance Hall. Fort Worth Convention Center ...

4.4/5Excellent! (316 reviews)

"The rooms were clean. My rooms were not ready at check in. The front desk staff told me that I would be getting a breakfast voucher for each room, then never gave them to me."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Aloft Fort Worth Downtown

Popular things to do in Fort Worth

Sundance Square
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Sundance Square

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Head into to the heart of downtown Fort Worth to discover this vast playground of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. 

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

This fully interactive, educational museum is an obvious choice for a fun-filled family day out in Fort Worth’s picturesque cultural district. 

Amon Carter Museum
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Amon Carter Museum

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.

Top activities in Fort Worth

Fort Worth City Tour
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Fort Worth City Tour

CA $33

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.

Historic Downtown Fort Worth Segway Tour
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Historic Downtown Fort Worth Segway Tour

CA $74

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.

Ghost Bus Tour
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Ghost Bus Tour

CA $33

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.

Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour
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Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

CA $20

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.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

CA $21

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.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Ft Worth, TX
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Ft Worth, TX

CA $3

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

Reviews of Fort Worth

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

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

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 31, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Apr 23, 2019

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

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

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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