Fort Worth Attractions

Fort Worth AttractionsFort Worth, Texas is a great place to visit. Adjacent to Dallas, this city offers the best of both worlds with accessible metropolitan dining and shopping along with a small-town, hospitable atmosphere. The diverse population and rich history have made Fort Worth a community of culture and old-fashioned Texas charm that offers plenty of attractions for every budget and preference.

Originally a cowtown back in the 1800s, Fort Worth has one of the oldest surviving cattle stockyards in America today. For a western experience, head over to the Stockyards National Historic District to see rodeos, fully operational stables, and shops catering to the ranching lifestyle. Learn about the history by visiting the Stockyards Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Kids and kids at heart can feel like champion bullriders by saddling up on a real Brahma bull. If your feet get tired from all that walking, hitch a ride on an authentic stagecoach at Texas Stageline.

If you're looking for a more modern cultural experience, you'll find that Fort Worth is home to five major museums and smaller art galleries located throughout downtown and the Cultural District. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was named one of the "World's Most Beautiful Museums" by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Get a glimpse of the glass structure and reflecting pond to see why. The museum is home to works by Jackson Pollock, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, and other famous contemporary artists.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a fun option for travelers with children. The OmniIMAX theater inside features the latest attractions in superb panoramic vision and surround sound. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, as showtimes sell out fast.

For dining and nightlife, you can't go wrong in Fort Worth. Check out the Capital Grille downtown for premium steaks served up thick and juicy, Texas-style. For Tex-Mex cuisine, try Cantina Laredo in Sundance Square. Afterwards, burn some energy at Billy Bob's Texas, a restaurant, nightclub, bull riding arena, and concert stage all rolled into one. You won't forget how much fun it is learning the two-step. Those brave enough can ride the mechanical bull. Although the bar area is reserved for those ages 21 and up, Billy Bob's is family-friendly. Before you go, call ahead to see whether a special event or concert is taking place that may affect admission prices.

These attractions are a sampling of all there is to see and do in Fort Worth. Come visit and discover your own version of Old Meets New West.