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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

Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper

Downtown Fort Worth

4.5/5Wonderful!(989 area reviews)

Downtown Fort Worth is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Sundance Square or Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Downtown Fort Worth
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Fossil Creek

4/5Very Good!(630 area reviews)

Fossil Creek is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Golf Club Fossil Creek, a top place to visit in the area.

Fossil Creek
Arlington showing signage

South Arlington

4/5Very Good!(620 area reviews)

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

South Arlington
Trophy Club Park is a hidden gem behind the suburb Town of Trophy Club, Texas. Every season has its beauty. During the spring and summer there’s butterflies, birds, and dragonflies galore!

Trophy Club

4.5/5Wonderful!(101 area reviews)

Trophy Club is well-liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Grapevine Lake and Hawaiian Falls Roanoke if you have time to explore the area.

Trophy Club
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Westlake

4.5/5Wonderful!(29 area reviews)

Well-liked for its restaurants and shopping, you might stop by Southlake Town Square and Hawaiian Falls Roanoke while you're exploring Westlake and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Westlake
Duck and dumplings soup

Fairmount

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

While Fairmount isn't home to many top sights, Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Water Gardens are some notable places to visit nearby.

Fairmount

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
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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,521 reviews)

"All the staff members are so nice and the hotel is clean and in a great area."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 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
The price is $76 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"It was in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Every thing was within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
3 out of 5
5900 Cityview Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $76 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! (982 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean & comfortable. The staff was great to deal with and very friendly. I would highly recommend this place. We will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview

Popular places to visit in Fort Worth

Sundance Square
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Sundance Square

4.5/5(972 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(331 reviews)

Catch an event at Texas Motor Speedway during your trip to Fort Worth. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Texas Christian University
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Texas Christian University

4.5/5(199 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Texas Christian University, a top college in Fort Worth. Discover the area's great live music and well-known zoo.

Stockyards Station
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Stockyards Station

4.5/5(730 reviews)

When you visit Stockyards Station, a popular shopping spot in Fort Worth, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Amble around this family-friendly area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its lively bars.

Stockyards Rodeo
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Stockyards Rodeo

5/5(24 reviews)

Catch an event at Stockyards Rodeo during your trip to Fort Worth. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Kimbell Art Museum
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Kimbell Art Museum

4.5/5(37 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Fort Worth

Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth Stockyards
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Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth Stockyards

$19
Per adult
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

$16
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth
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Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth

$19
Per adult
Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk
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Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk

$51
Per adult
Near Southside Brewery Tour
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Near Southside Brewery Tour

$75
Per adult
Self-Guided Fort Worth Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Fort Worth Scavenger Hunt

$12
Per adult

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