Fort Worth: The City of Cowboys & Culture
In only a few days, you can enjoy an enormous range of experiences – from art to animals, from fashion to family fun. See priceless masterpieces in the world-famous Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting. Explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District, home to the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, a year-round rodeo and the world's largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas. Shop and dine in the 35-block Sundance Square, one of the most charming downtown areas in the nation. See a Broadway show at Bass Performance Hall (voted one of the Top 10 opera houses in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine). Stroll through the Museum of Living Art at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo. Visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (otherwise known as the Money Factory) one of only two facilities in the United States where paper money is printed and the only place in the U.S. to produce the new $100 bill. Experience life in the fast lane at Texas Motor Speedway, home to the world’s largest HD video board, BIG HOSS. Fort Worth is conveniently located 17 miles from DFW International Airport and just 20 minutes from AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play and Globe Life Park in Arlington, home to Texas Rangers baseball.
Stockyards National Historic District
The Stockyards National Historic District is the finest place in America to experience the nation’s proud Western heritage. Take a guided tour through the Cowboy Hall of Fame, see the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, sip a cold brew in an authentic saloon, hear live country stars at Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk – watch the world's only year-round rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum, and shop for authentic cowboys boots, souvenirs and apparel.
Fort Worth Cultural District
A few miles west of downtown, you can discover one of the largest arts districts in the nation. The Cultural District features five world-class museums that are all acclaimed for their architecture, impressive collections and programs. This remarkable gathering of museums includes the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
A national model of urban revitalization, and considered one of the premier downtown settings in the country, the critically acclaimed entertainment district boasts 35 square blocks of delightful shopping, 30-plus restaurants, three live theaters, an AMC movie, art galleries and more. The newly added Sundance Square Plaza includes water features, 32-foot-tall Teflon umbrellas, patio restaurants, bars, a built-in stage for live entertainment and the historic Chisholm Trail Mural. Downtown is also home to the beautiful Fort Worth Water Gardens and the President John F. Kennedy Tribute.