Staff Directory

Area Attractions

Where the Best Begins

Tourism in Fort Worth is booming, bringing approximately 5.5 million visitors and contributing $900 million annually to the city’s economy. In Fort Worth, recent major developments include new attractions, events, facilities and infrastructure improvements, and their addition further expands the city’s appeal as a premier destination in the state of Texas.

Visitor Information

  • Fort Worth Visitor Information Center - Downtown
    The information center for all your destination needs. Located next to Sundance Square.
    508 Main Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    (817) 698-3300
  • Fort Worth Convention Center
    In 2003, a $75 million expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center provided an upgrade to both the interior and exterior, resulting in a dramatically improved and enlarged facility Wirth 252,000 square ft. of exhibit space, a 13,500 seat arena and a 30,000 square foot ballroom.
  • Fort Worth Public Library
    Reference Desk
    300 Taylor Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
Fort Worth Heritage

  • Billy Bob's Texas
    The world's largest honkey tonk! With 100,000 square feet of interior space, Billy Bob’s features 30 individual bar stations, live music with country music’s biggest stars, Live Pro Bull Riding, and a Texas size dance floor for everyone to enjoy.
  • Sundance Square
    Buzzing day and night with high-energy ambiance, this 35-block, multi-use district is filled with shops, restaurants, entertainment options, offices, and residences. 
  • Fort Worth Herd
    Each morning in the Historic Stockyards 15 Texas longhorn cattle is rounded up from their corral and driven by cowhands in authentic dress down Exchange Avenue to the delight of tourists and locals alike. The herd is driven back at 4 p.m.
  • Fort Worth Stockyards
    International visitors are drawn to the Old West feel of the Historic Stockyards District’s brick streets and restored buildings. The district boasts rodeos, western events, restaurants, retail outlets and much more.
  • Heritage Trails
    Take a walk through downtown and discover the people and events that shaped Fort Worth’s rich history.
  • Log Cabin Village
    The Log Cabin Village is a living history museum devoted to the preservation of Texas heritage. Six log houses, dating back to the mid-1800s, were selected from the North Texas region, moved to the present site, and restored in the 1950s.
Museums and Tours

  • Amon Carter Museum
    A great museum of American art. with one of the largest and most important collections of American photography, as well as holdings of iconic American paintings and sculpture.
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    Department of the Treasury: A public tour and visitor center gives the public an opportunity to observe the manufacturing of U.S. paper currency.     
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
    The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s $80 million facility includes the official dinosaur of Texas; the Noble Planetarium; the Fort Worth Children’s Museum; Innovation Studios; and the Omni Imax Theater.
  • Kimbell Art Museum
    The Kimbell has achieved world status for the quality and scope of its collection and its original exhibitions.
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas-Fort Worth
    At LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas-Forth Worth you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO® building secrets from the Master Model Builder and see iconic landmarks in MINILAND®.
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
    Hailed as one of the most significant architectural projects in the nation, the design embodies the pure, unadorned elements of a modern work of art, with massive planar walls of concrete and immense cantilevered cast concrete roofs.
  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
    The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the distinguished women of the American West includes three permanent galleries, traveling exhibits, a multi-purpose theater, a research library, a retail store, and a Hall of Fame.
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
    This exhibit includes the largest single collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, considered by many to be the finest of the western artists.  
Festivals

  • Fort Worth Opera Festival
    May 2007 marked Fort Worth Opera’s 60th Birthday and the opening of the first annual Fort Worth Opera Festival, where several performances are performed in four weeks.
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
    The country’s oldest livestock show and world’s original indoor rodeo come to Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s Cultural District annually.
  • Main Street Arts Festival
    Held each April, historic Main Street is blocked off for the Main Street Arts Festival, a marketplace of arts, crafts, food and live entertainment.
Performing Arts

  • Casa Mañana 
    Casa Mañana is a professional musical theater in Fort Worth Texas, producing Broadway and Children's Theatre productions.
  • Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall
    The Bass Performance Hall called the “last great performance hall built in the 20th century,” serves as a permanent home to performing arts organizations in Fort Worth.
  • Texas Ballet Theater
    Texas Ballet Theater presents world-class productions onstage at Bass Performance Hall annually from October through May.
  • Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
    The Van Cliburn Foundation brings the finest talent in classical music to Fort Worth with piano competitions, annual amateur concert series, and ongoing children’s education programs.
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    The Fort Worth Symphony provides symphonic performances at the highest level of artistic excellence while promoting music and serving to enrich our community.
  • Four Day Weekend
    Four Day Weekend is a critically-acclaimed improvisational comedy group that performs in downtown Fort Worth.
  • Texas Boys Choir
    The world-renowned, GRAMMY Award-winning Texas Boys Choir enables young men from all walks of life to pursue their artistic and academic dreams.
Sports

  • Dean and Deluca Invitational at Colonial
    Fort Worth is a golfer’s paradise. Home to Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, Fort Worth's rich golf heritage is capped each year by one of the most prestigious PGA tournaments, the Crowne Plaza Invitational Colonial held annually at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
  • Fort Worth Vaqueros Soccer Club
    The Vaqueros are a premier soccer team that competes in the NPSL as a part of the South Central Conference.
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
    The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl showcases college football's Conference USA and Mountain West Conference teams.
  • Lone Star Park
    Lone Star Park is a horse racing track located in Grand Prairie, Texas. The track offers separate meets for Thoroughbred racing and Quarter Horse racing. 
  • Texas Brahmas Hockey Club
    The Fort Worth Brahmas are Cowtown's very own professional hockey team.
  • Texas Motor Speedway
    Located near Alliance Airport in north Fort Worth, this 1.5-mile NASCAR racetrack features 200,000 seats and 200 luxury skyboxes encompassing an area larger than eight Texas Stadiums put together.
  • Texas Rangers 
    In Arlington, baseball’s Texas Rangers made a long-awaited World Series appearance in 2010 at their turn-of-the-century style Globe Life Ballpark. 
Nature/Wildlife

  • Clark Gardens
    Surrounded by native woodlands and tucked away down a country road between Weatherford and Mineral Wells, Texas, is Clark Gardens Botanical Park.
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
    The 109-acre botanical garden, with more than 2,500 types of exotic and native plants, features a tropical plant conservatory, rose and Japanese gardens, open areas and walkways.
  • Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
    This urban retreat, complete with hiking, horse trails, and a visitor’s center, is the largest municipally owned facility of its kind in the nation with 3,500 acres of the sanctuary and 20 miles of trails.
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens
    Nestled next to the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Water Gardens are a serene place for a weekend stroll.
  • Fort Worth Zoo
    The Fort Worth Zoo, considered one of the top attractions in the country, is Fort Worth’s most popular tourist attraction, with more than 5,000 exotic animals.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
    Escape the every day and explore the rugged beauty of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
  • Japanese Gardens
    Part of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Japanese Gardens were constructed from an old gravel pit used to build the streets of old Fort Worth.
  • Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium 
    SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world.
Amusement Parks/Gaming

  • Six Flags Over Texas
    Six Flags, one of the country’s most popular theme parks, is located just 10 miles from Fort Worth in Arlington.
  • Hurricane Harbor Texas
    Visitors can enjoy a variety of water park rides along with wave pools, lazy rivers, and shopping.
  • Hawaiian Falls Water & Adventure Park  
    Located in Garland, Texas aims to bring families closer together and provide fun water rides for people of all ages. 
  • WinStar World Casino 
    OklahomaŹ¼s largest casino featuring over 500,000 square feet of gaming floor filled with non-stop entertainment.
Outdoor Recreation

  • Fort Worth Bike Sharing
    Hop on a bike at the convenient stations and cruise your way around Fort Worth.
  • Epic Helicopter Tours
    Get a bird's eye view of the DFW metroplex with a helicopter tour.
  • Cowtown Cycle Party
    Pedal your way around Cowtown, with the Cowtown Cycle Party.
  • Cowtown Wake Park
    Wake Park offers fun for kids and adults.
  • Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals
    Rent SUP boards, kayaks or canoes for some fun on the Trinity River.
  • Trinity Trails
    Located alongside Trinity River, the 40 miles of trail connect with 21 parks and a variety of other attractions including the Botanic Gardens, The Fort Worth Zoo, The Stockyards, the Log Cabin Village and Downtown Fort Worth.
  • Panther Island Pavilion
    The host of outdoor concerts, festivals and adventure runs, Panther Island Pavilion is an idyllic venue to soak up Fort Worth culture.
  • Heritage Trails
    A trail through downtown marks bronze plaques detail historic events around Fort Worth.
Getting Around

  • Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC)
    ITC brings together all forms of public transportation – commuter rail, regional train service, buses, taxis – for visitors and residents of Fort Worth.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE)
    Visitors traveling between Fort Worth and Dallas now find this 35-mile trip between two of Texas’ largest cities as easy as stepping onto a train. The TRE ride from “Cowtown” to “Big D” takes about one hour.