Fort WorthUnited States of America

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

Downtown Fort Worth
Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper

Downtown Fort Worth

Known for Architecture, Live Music, Dancing

4.5/5(824 reviews)

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

Fossil Creek
Peace for the body and soul #blue #travel #carribean #nirvana #soulmates #wanderlust
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Fossil Creek

Known for Live Music, Rivers, Dining

4/5(495 reviews)

Fossil Creek is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out Golf Club Fossil Creek, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

North Arlington
A "haunted" bridge
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North Arlington

4/5(452 reviews)

If you're spending some time in North Arlington, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and River Legacy Living Science Center are top sights worth seeing.

South Arlington
Arlington showing signage

South Arlington

4/5(427 reviews)

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Arlington Highlands and The Parks at Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

Westlake
Prairie Life! #westlake #dallas #texas #sunset #sky #prairie #nature
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Westlake

Known for Skyscrapers, Family-Friendly, Dining

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Some popular features of Westlake include its restaurants and shopping. If you're in the mood to explore farther, Southlake Town Square or Hawaiian Falls Roanoke are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

Fairmount
Duck and dumplings soup
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Fairmount

4.5/5(12 reviews)

While Fairmount might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

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
¥15,527
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24

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! (2,244 reviews)

"The property was great! The location was perfect for the convention center. Parking is expensive and not a lot of affordable dining options very close."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Worth North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Worth North
2.5 out of 5
4700 North Fwy, Fort Worth, TX
¥7,324
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2

Situated in Fort Worth, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Golf Club Fossil Creek and within 6 mi (10 km) of Billy Bob's Texas and Stockyards Station. Vintage ...

4.4/5Excellent! (594 reviews)

"Decent breakfast. Location is near many restaurants and entertainment."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Worth North
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
3 out of 5
334 W 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX
¥11,610
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 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! (279 reviews)

"Everyone was nice, property was in a good area. Clean, modern and comfortable beds."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Aloft Fort Worth Downtown

Popular things to do in Fort Worth

Sundance Square
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Sundance Square

4.5/5(779 reviews)

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

Texas Motor Speedway
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Texas Motor Speedway

4.5/5(305 reviews)

Catch an event at Texas Motor Speedway during your trip to Fort Worth. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Fort Worth Zoo
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Fort Worth Zoo

4.5/5(254 reviews)

Why not visit the animals who live at Fort Worth Zoo and see why this is a favorite sight in Fort Worth? Wander around the area's picturesque gardens or experience its great live music.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

4.5/5(185 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Fort Worth Botanic Garden, a popular green space in Fort Worth. Experience the area's fascinating museums and great live music.

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

4/5(65 reviews)

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

4.5/5(47 reviews)

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

¥2,727

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

¥6,214

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

¥2,727

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.

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

¥1,745

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.

Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk
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Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk

¥5,563

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.

Self-Guided Fort Worth Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Fort Worth Scavenger Hunt

¥1,200

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Reviews of Fort Worth

4.3

Top Destination

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3 - Okay 9.525347110106555%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 21, 2019

Traffic on the expressways is pretty daunting if you're not used to the ribbons upon ribbons of overlapping roadway. ALTHOUGH, the drivers we encountered were very polite and courteous, but it's a lot of traffic!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Fort Worth offers some great opportunities, we visited the zoo which took all day to walk through. We also went to the water gardens and took the train from Fort Worth to Dallas and back.

5/5 - Excellent

Troy

Nov 18, 2019

If you have'nt been to fort worth before then you need to experience the stockyard.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Definitely not a bike friendly place. Zillions of cars, few bike lanes

5/5 - Excellent

ALG

Nov 17, 2019

Downtown Ft Worth has numerous places to eat and drink at various price ranges. The historical architecture is wonderful to see and read about the history.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

Felt road condition excellent but road marking needs improving.

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