Experience the Modern West

Fort Worth, Texas


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Fort Worth  is the 13th-largest city in the United States, known for Texas hospitality and a dozen remarkable districts full of culture and fun. The historic western Stockyards features the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. Downtown, Fort Worth features a 35-block Sundance Square district. The world-class Cultural District, the Botanic Garden, and nearby Fort Worth Zoo are ranked top 5 in the nation. Sports and concerts at Dickies ArenaTexas Motor Speedway, and Will Rogers Memorial Center add to the amazing culture in Fort Worth. Fort Worth is an easy drive from most Texas cities, visitors can also access Fort Worth via Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the #1 airport for U.S. domestic flights and connects to downtown by commuter rail. Over 150 local restaurants, attractions and small businesses have made the commitment to re-open responsibly and provide a safe and healthy experience for residents and visitors to Fort Worth.

Culinary

Fort Worth cuisine is as flavorful as the city’s rich heritage and world-class artistic masterpieces. Our style features Texas’s best ingredients and a mix of flavors from around the world, our award-winning chefs in each of our districts are making local dining something you cannot miss. Check out these original video series: Fort Worth Chef Stories, Eat Fort Worth, and Dining with Wero to explore hidden gems, get to know chefs outside the kitchen, and try your hand at Fort Worth recipes at home. When you’re ready to visit, experience over 100 open-air patio restaurants throughout the city.

Outdoor Adventure

Local residents and visitors alike take advantage of the city’s many green spaces. Whether biking along the Trinity River’s 100+ miles of trails or exploring 20 miles of hiking trails at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, there’s something for every outdoor adventurer.

Family Fun

If you’re traveling with children, Fort Worth is a great destination for family fun. From the museums of the Fort Worth Cultural District to the 3,600+ acres of Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge and the Fort Worth Zoo, a top 5 zoo in the nation, there’s an activity to suit every age. Explore more family fun ideas and top free things to do.

Art

The Fort Worth Cultural District is home to five world-class museums famous for their architecture and the quality of their collections including the Kimbell Art Museum, The Modern, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Independent art galleries can also be found throughout the city showcasing a range of mediums.

Western Experience

Over the last 150 years, what started as an Army outpost has blossomed into a sophisticated, cultural city that celebrates its authentic Western heritage while embracing the 21st century. No visit to Texas is complete without a stop at the legendary Stockyards National Historic District where visitors can see unique attractions such as the Fort Worth Herd twice-daily cattle drive. Top country music performers play the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk and shopping for handcrafted cowboy boots, hats, clothing, and souvenirs along Exchange Avenue and in the new Mule Alley.

Music

Fort Worth has deep roots in jazz, rock, blues, country and classical. Musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Townes Van Zandt, Van Cliburn, T-Bone Burnett, and Leon Bridges are from Fort Worth. Learn more about the sounds of the city here.

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  • John Chromy

    This certainly provides a different picture of FW then existed in my mind. I think modesst cattle/stockyards town, dry prairie country. Had never thought to add FW to my Texas itinerary. Thanks for the new focus on its many modern cultural aspects.