Fort Worth Overview
Much more than Dallas’ grown-up, slightly stuffy older brother, Fort Worth is a superb destination in its own right. Located just 32 miles west of Dallas, it brands itself as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” featuring world-class museums, art galleries, live theatre, concerts, opera and ballet along with a year-round rodeo and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive.
If you want to experience Western culture at its most entertaining and authentic, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will be a revelation. Watch rodeo performers contend with steers, hear country music maestros at honky tonks like Billy Bob’s and buy yourself that Stetson you’ve always wanted.
But Fort Worth has plenty of modern appeal as well. Galleries like the Kimbell or the Amon Carter Museum match any others in the southwest, the City Zoo has more than 7,000 animals to meet, while the program of concerts at the Bass Performance Hall includes leading contemporary pop and classical acts.
Every family member can enjoy a visit to one of Fort Worth’s Texan BBQ restaurants in the evening for a taste of the Old West that never goes out of style. So if you want a destination that everyone can enjoy, Fort Worth should be right at the top of your shortlist.