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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 high-rise building

Downtown Fort Worth

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Downtown Fort Worth is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Sundance Square and Bass Performance Hall while you're in town.

Downtown Fort Worth

Top hotels in Fort Worth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
3 out of 5
5900 Cityview Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
The price is €79 per night

Situated in Fort Worth, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hulen Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from The Shops at Clearfork. Texas Christian University and Southwestern ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,433 reviews)

"Awesome need a place to stay during cross country move and waiting on rental, was able to park moving truck, and location offered breakfast where others didn't during COVID, good location, nice rooms, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 30 May 2020

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
Tru by Hilton Fort Worth Fossil Creek
Tru by Hilton Fort Worth Fossil Creek
2.5 out of 5
6200 Old Denton Road, Fort Worth, TX
The price is €82 per night

Located in Fossil Creek, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Golf Club Fossil Creek and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Vintage ...

4.4/5Excellent! (87 reviews)

"Very clean & very modern. It felt very welcoming."…"

Reviewed on 5 May 2020

Tru by Hilton Fort Worth Fossil Creek
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
The price is €161 per night

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! (2,528 reviews)

"We had so much fun! We are local and came to stay for my birthday. We ate at woodshed and at lonesome dove. We were bummed that the water gardens were closed but that was bc of covid :( anyways- we had a blast at the pool!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Popular places to visit in Fort Worth

Sundance Square
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Sundance Square

4/5(10 reviews)

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

Kimbell Art Museum
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Kimbell Art Museum

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

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

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. 

Top things to do in Fort Worth

Fort Worth City Tour
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Fort Worth City Tour

82% of travellers recommend
€23
Per adult
Ghost Bus Tour
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Ghost Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
€23
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

€9
Per adult
Best Of Fort Worth Sightseeing Bus Tour inc. Stockyards
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Best Of Fort Worth Sightseeing Bus Tour inc. Stockyards

€682
Per adult
Historic Downtown Fort Worth Segway Tour
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Historic Downtown Fort Worth Segway Tour

100% of travellers recommend
€52
Per adult
Near Southside Brewery Tour
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Near Southside Brewery Tour

€69
Per adult

Reviews of Fort Worth

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Verified traveller

23 Dec 2019

A developing city, vibrant and interesting

5/5 - Excellent

DanB

23 Apr 2019

Great restaurants. Do go and visit the JFK memorial in FW as it is very good.

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