Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth is a destination redefined. New and renovated hotel offerings, restaurants and exciting tourism venues are enhancing the city’s reputation as one of the premier leisure travel destinations in the nation. Named the #4 value friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, Fort Worth attracts 5.4 million visitors per year.
Trains arrive at the Intermodal Transportation Center, the hub for bus, taxi and rail service in Fort Worth--just blocks from Sundance Square, a 35-block entertainment district in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. There you will find plenty of shopping, theaters and fine cuisine. Best of all, Fort Worth’s downtown is walkable and safe! Just minutes from downtown, the Cultural District is home to five museums -- National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, and the Museum of Science & History. Enjoy the outdoors at the Botanic Gardens and the Fort Worth Zoo. Also nearby, the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District is one of Texas’ most popular attractions. Learn the heritage of the city and have a little fun too – Billy Bob’s Texas is the “world’s largest honky tonk” and the Cowboy Coliseum offers rodeos every Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to watch your step in the Stockyards— the “Fort Worth Herd” cattle drive runs twice daily!
For more information go to www.fortworth.com.
Amtrak Station Information
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Checked baggage service
Help with baggage
Enclosed waiting area
Free short term parking
Paid long term parking
Fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs
Fort Worth Information Center
508 Main Street
This new high-tech, high-impact visitor experience features many different options to obtain information. From a personal concierge, prominently displayed brochures, a wall-sized illuminated map, computer stations, video screens, and a 47” touch-screen device, the new center is the first of its kind in the nation for a convention and visitors bureau.
Bass Performance Hall
555 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Commonly known as the “crown jewel” of downtown Fort Worth, The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater, and the Fort Worth Opera. It hosts an array of performing arts entertainment, including special performances by Casa Mañana. www.basshall.com
Fort Worth’s downtown Sundance Square has gained a reputation as one of the country’s most lively urban settings. The 35-block Sundance Square entertainment district is home to a collection of restaurants, live music clubs, theatres, shops, exciting nightlife and the beautiful Bass Performance Hall, named as one of the top ten opera houses in world. www.sundancesquare.com
No visit to Texas is complete without a stop at the legendary Stockyards National Historic District. Unique attractions such as the Fort Worth Herd daily cattle drive thrill visitors year-round. Top country music performers play the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the “World’s Largest Honky-Tonk,” and live rodeo takes place every weekend at Cowtown Coliseum, home to the world’s original indoor rodeo. Shopping for handcrafted cowboy boots, hats, clothing and souvenirs is abundant in the Stockyards. www.fortworthstockyards.org
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Pkwy
With its indoor and outdoor habitats, the Fort Worth Zoo can be enjoyed year round. It houses 15 permanent exhibits showcasing 500 different species of animals, including one of the largest collections of amphibians and reptiles in the world. Check out the zoo’s newest addition coming late 2009- the Museum of Living Art (MOLA): the country’s most elite herpetarium. www.fortworthzoo.com
Amon Carter Museum
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Founded to house Fort Worth legend Amon Carter’s collection of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell American art, after more than 50 years it still brings American artwork to Fort Worth. The museum includes Remington’s “A Dash for the Timber” and Thomas Eakins’ “Swimming.” The museum was designed by The Glass House creator Phillip Johnson, who also won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, adding to the list of outstanding architects who contributed to Fort Worth. www.cartermuseum.org
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The Kimbell’s permanent collection contains holdings ranging from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century, and includes major works by Fra Angelico, Velázquez, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Picasso, Mondrian, and Matisse. The collection comprises Asian and non-Western as well as European art. And in addition to the permanent collection, the museum features special exhibits on display throughout the year. Designed by world-renowned architect Louis Kahn, the museum is often referred to as one of the most epic structures of the 20th century. www.kimbellart.org
Modern Art Museum
3200 Darnell St.
The oldest museum in Texas has been housed in many buildings throughout the city. It now sits at the intersection of Camp Bowie and University as one of Fort Worth’s architectural masterpieces. It was designed by Tadao Ando, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is considered the highest distinction in the field of architecture. A reflecting pool and “Y” shaped columns create a surrealistic experience for visitors. www.mamfw.org
Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main St.
Named after oil mogul Sid Richardson, once known as the “bachelor billionaire,” this museum features his collection of Western art. With a focus on collections from Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the museum is located in downtown’s historic Sundance Square, giving visitors an added benefit to the shops and restaurants in the area.
Museum of Science & History
1501 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
While the Museum of Science and History is being rebuilt, the newly renovated Omni Theater is now open. The Omni wraps visitors with the movie screen, giving a realistic roller coaster feeling. The Omni’s new additions include a digital sound system, better facilities, and new IMAX movies. The new Museum of Science and History is scheduled to open late 2009. www.fwmuseum.org
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Enjoy the captivating beauty of the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Fort Worth’s Botanic Gardens are home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 21 specialty gardens. Plan a visit to the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the Koi-filled pools, sculptured hillsides, crafted stonework, and dramatic waterfalls provide a view of exotic conservation. Or explore the winding paths of luxuriant tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot Conservatory.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
9000 Blue Mound Road
See billions of dollars and learn about the production and history of U.S. paper currency. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Tour and Visitor Center includes two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, a FREE tour on an elevated walkway, an educational movie on currency production, and the Money factory Gift Shop. www.moneyfactory.gov
Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Billy Bob's Texas is simply larger than life. The club has almost three acres under one roof, has been voted country music’s best club of the year an amazing ten times, hosts the biggest names in the business every weekend and even has its own bull riding arena. Merle Haggard set a world record here when he bought the entire club a round of drinks. Life as a country fan is not complete until you’ve visited the world’s largest honky-tonk, where legends are born and made. www.billybobs.com
Texas Rangers Baseball
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington
The Texas Rangers Baseball team at the Ballpark in Arlington is just 10 minutes east of downtown Fort Worth. Experience all the excitement of major league baseball in one of the most beautiful ballparks ever created. That ballpark also offers restaurants, a museum and art gallery, souvenir shops, and tours. www.texasrangers.com
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
925 N. Collins, Arlington
The new home of the Dallas Cowboys breaks world records and is the largest stadium in the NFL. The $1 billion structure contains a retractable roof, end-zone doors and the biggest hi-def LED screens that hang high above and stretch from one 20 yard-line to the other. Tours of the 2.7 million square-feet building are held daily. www.dallascowboys.com
for the full calendar of events.
If you are looking for something to do, then Fort Worth is definitely your answer. With everything from festivals to races, there are enough varied activities to keep the entire family happy no matter when you visit.
Courtyard by Marriott Blackstone Hotel
601 Main St.
The Ashton Hotel
610 Main Street
Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1111 W. Lancaster Ave.
Omni Fort Worth
1300 Houston Street
Park Central Hotel
1010 Houston Street
Renaissance Worthington Hotel
200 Main Street
Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa
1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth Plaza Hotel Convention Center
1701 Commerce Street
The T Bus Service/Trinity Railway Express
(located at the station)
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau