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Fort Worth, TX

Travel Guide
Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper

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

Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
117 S Watson Rd, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥9,716 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Globe Life Park in Arlington and within 6 mi (10 km) of Six Flags Over Texas and AT&T Stadium. ...
4/5Very Good! (1,466 reviews)
"The pillows were not full pillows the bathroom was not as clean as it should have been oh, for the price no breakfast is included though it says so on the internet."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
The price is ¥16,717 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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! (1,463 reviews)
"The Omni is a very reliable hotel that is always clean"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 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 ¥21,781 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (771 reviews)
"Layout of the room and services"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
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.
Abode Houston - Montrose/Downtown
Abode Houston - Montrose/Downtown
3.5 out of 5
Stanford Street 2300, Houston, TX
The price is ¥8,573 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Montrose, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westheimer Rd and Menil Collection. Houston Natural Science Museum and Downtown Aquarium ...
Abode Houston - Montrose/Downtown
10th Street Loft 4
10th Street Loft 4
Waco, TX
The price is ¥20,248 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Brazos, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort House Museum, Magnolia Market at the Silos, and Baylor University. Waco Convention Center ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfect for a short getaway
"Very cute minimalist styled space. There is no stove or oven for cooking but with so many cute restaurants in Waco, you'll be okay :) Alicia was wonderful to communicate with!"

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

10th Street Loft 4
THE Tiny Paisley House - "A Unique Experience"
THE Tiny Paisley House - "A Unique Experience"
Kerrville, TX
The price is ¥10,836 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Situated in Kerrville, this vacation home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Guadalupe River and within 6 mi (10 km) of Riverside Nature Center and Kerrville State Hospital. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Quiet getaway
"Me and my fiancé decided to take a trip to have some peace and quiet from “life” and this place was perfect! We sat outside most of the time on the hammock and read books! Cute and comfy place!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

THE Tiny Paisley House - "A Unique Experience"
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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