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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

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,364 per night from May 17 to May 17
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! (1,441 reviews)
"Great hotel. We loved the location and the staff was very helpful and welcoming!"

Reviewed on May 10, 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 ¥19,450 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (657 reviews)
"beautiful"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
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 ¥8,203 per night from May 27 to May 27
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from AT&T Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington ...
4/5Very Good! (1,396 reviews)
"It was ok"

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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.
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 ¥9,671 per night from May 20 to May 20
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 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (686 reviews)
"My family and I definitely enjoyed our stay at this property! We had our own two bedroom apartment (what it appears to be as far as the set up), pretty cool! Enough room for the four of us. Grab and go complimentary breakfast served 6:30am to 9am. We will definitely stay here again when ..."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
3 out of 5
2925 Royalty Lane, Fort Worth, TX
The price is ¥12,173 per night from May 30 to May 30
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Texas Civil War Museum, Billy Bob's Texas, and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stockyards Station ...
4.2/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
"It was an awesome place. The room was beautiful. It has a tiny but full kitchen."

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
Southside Condos by Barsala
Southside Condos by Barsala
4 out of 5
1001 W Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX
Situated in Fort Worth, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnolia Avenue and Medical Center of Fort Worth. Fort Worth Convention Center and Fort ...
4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
"They provided easy to follow instructions on checking in and out. The apartment had everything you’d expect from a downtown place, and the location was great. Only 18 minutes from the Stockyards."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Southside Condos by Barsala
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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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 6, 2020

All around great experience thank you

5/5 - Excellent

Mrs.

Jun 4, 2020

I love this area. It is really growing. I love the proximity to I35 and SH114. Everything you need is close by.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I love the small town feel you get being in FTW.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Best experience i had , my home away from home

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Lots of construction down town area and I30 entrance is unmarked.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

I like Fort Worth I didn’t like the hotel it was absolutely horrible

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