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Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: 817-535-6664, Fax: 817-882-8140

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Top 25 Things To Do In Fort Worth

Cowboys and Culture

History, great food, excitement and the Wild West are many of the reasons Fort Worth is known as the city of Cowboys and Culture.  Fort Worth is home to the country's 3rd largest cultural District.  There are so many amazing and fun things to do that we have gathered a list of our 25 favorites. 

Cowboys

  1. If your boots are made for walking, take a step into history by visiting Billy Bob's – The World’s Largest Honky Tonk.  With year-round concerts, live bull-riding every weekend and enough room for 6,000 of your closest friends, there is no place like it. 
  2. Take a step back in time to the Wild West and watch the world's only daily cattle drive, twice a day every day (subject to weather and the longhorns’ dispositions).  Watch as the trail boss and his cowhands on horseback lead Texas longhorns down Exchange Avenue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
  3. The White Elephant Saloon, named one of the “Best 100 Bars in America” by Esquire magazine, is an authentic Wild West saloon.  Check out the huge collection of cowboy hats on the walls and ceilings while enjoying live country music and dancing.
  4. All Aboard!  Take the Tarantula Train steam engine along Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad from Stockyard Station to Grapevine.  You never know what might happen as you're chug-chugging along the Chisholm Trail.  Watch out for train robbers.
  5. Catch real cowboys in action at the Cowtown Coliseum in the heart of the Historic Stockyard for the Stockyard’s Championship Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night.
  6. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 85 acres of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, includes Will Rogers Coliseum, Auditorium, Equestrian Center and Amon G. Carter Exhibits Building.  The center attracts in excess of two million people a year and is most well-known for being the home of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in the spring. 
  7. Cowboys are not just a thing of legend in Texas but a way of life.  There is no better way to remember these living legends than visiting the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Historic Stockyards.  Don’t forget their sassy partners--visit the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame found in the Cultural District. 
  8. The Log Cabin Village is a living history museum devoted to the preservation of Texas heritage.  The village consists of six actual log cabins, dating back to the mid 1800's, moved to the present site and restored in the 1950's.  Journey through time guided by authentically dressed townspeople to help guide you to yesteryear.  
  9. The Texas Trail of Fame was established in 1997 to honor those who have made a significant contribution to our Western way of life.  Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their achievements.
  10. Round up the horses on your very own trail ride at the Circle R Ranch.

Culture

  1. Where else but Texas will you find six world-class museums all in one setting?  From ancient artifacts of the Far East to exhibitions about the American West, the Fort Worth Cultural District is the third largest in largest in the country.
  2. Tex-Mex in Fort Worth is known best by one name … Joe T. Garcia’s, serving fine Mexican Cuisine to the locals since 1935.  There is always a line outside but the food is well worth the wait.
  3. The Fort Worth Zoo, founded in 1909, is the oldest in Texas.  What began with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, coyote, peacock and a few rabbits is now the nationally ranked home to more than 5,000 native and exotic animals.
  4. Sundance Square, named after the famous outlaw the Sundance Kid, provides the perfect small town feel in the middle of a big city.  Whether you browse one-of-a-kind boutiques, visit one of the best collections of western art at Sid Richardson’s Museum or dine at amazing restaurants, like the rooftop at Reata, you will surely find entertainment for everyone.
  5. The most beautiful sanctuary of Fort Worth is only a short distance away.  The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a combination of many small wonders.  Whether walking over a bridge and feeding coy fish in the Japanese garden or having your breath taken away in the garden of fragrance, you are sure to awaken your sense of wonder.  
  6. Take a moment to reflect at this calming oasis within city.  The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a place to marvel at the architectural and engineering water features as you wander through this relaxing urban park.  Located across the street from the hotel.
  7. Bass Performance Hall is one of the brightest jewels in the city.  Magnificent marble angels reign over the city alerting visitors of the many performances within the hall.  The hall hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and the Van Cliburn International Piano Contest.  A great place for seeing the classics or enjoying a Broadway show.
  8. The newly-renovated Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Omni Imax Theater is an adventure of learning and fantasy for children of all ages.  Every Imax movie begins with a breathtaking panoramic aerial view of the city. 
  9. Travel the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) between Dallas and Fort Worth to get a view of the entire metroplex.  With stations in the center of Dallas and Fort Worth this is a great way to take in all the history of the area, from the 6th Floor Museum and Dealy Plaza, to the Dallas World Aquarium, an adventure awaits you on every corner.
  10. Take a walk through downtown with the help of the Heritage Trails walking maps.  Discover the people and events that shaped Fort Worth’s rich history by visiting each permanent bronze plaque detailing historic events, from gamblers and gunfighters to cattle drives and more.

And more...

  1. Catch a Mavericks or Stars game by taking the TRE directly from downtown Fort Worth to the American Airlines Center.  Easy access for making the most of your pre- and post- game rituals.
  2. The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is home to the Texas Rangers and is next door to the new Cowboys Stadium hosting the Dallas Cowboys and many other events.
  3. Hike, canoe, learn about wildflowers or take a hayride and feed the bison.  It’s not that far, but it feels like a world away--the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
  4. No need to wait for that next holiday weekend to enjoy all the pleasures of Four Day Weekend.  This improve comedy group will help stretch every weekend into a getaway to remember.
  5. Take me out to the ballgame… buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks… and root on the hometown Forth Worth Cats, Fort Worth’s very own professional baseball team since 1888.


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