Dallas and Fort Worth are two distinct cities, only 45 minutes appart & completely different from each other. The beauty of our geography provides many advantages to our visitors. Instead of spending hours driving to far destinations, spend that time learning how to be a cowboy or shopping-for example! We have it all here: Western Heritage, Ranches, Sophistication, Arts and even Tax Free Shopping! We are different and authentic and we look forward to seeing you soon!
National Historic Stockyards District : The Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Historic District covers 125 acres-15 square blocks of tradition, nightlife, and family fun. You can take in a thrilling rodeo. See the world’s only daily cattle drive. Hear live country stars. Two-step the night away. Shop for authentic cowboy gear. And dine on satisfying Texas-style cuisine.
Billy Bob’s Texas : Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. This place is huge (three acres!), with its own indoor rodeo arena for professional bull riding, a Texas-size dance floor, dozens of bar stations, plus restaurants, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints, and a general store. It is also an amazing 8-time winner of country music’s “Club of the Year.”
Fort Worth Cultural District: The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” :
Fort Worth Zoo : The Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked as the No.1 attraction in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and No.19 among the “50 Overall Top-Rated Attractions” in the entire United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Guide. Tree-shaded, winding paths lead to large, lush exhibits that allow you to get close to an amazing variety of creatures.
Texas Motor Speedway : The fastest -and the loudest-sporting facility in Fort Worth/Dallas! Texas Motor Speedway is the second-largest sports and entertainment facility in the nation, with a capacity of more than 200,000 fans. The top names in the racing world compete at the Texas Motor Speedway, where dual-bank turns allow for both NASCAR and IRL IndyCar racing, plus every major form of American automobile racing.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Bass Performance Hall
- Fort Worth Cattle Herd
- Kimbell Art Museum
- A Texas steak at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
- Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- Stockyards Rodeo
- Log Cabin Village
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Cowboys Stadium
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Fort Worth Water Gardens
- Texas Civil War Museum
- Fort Worth Zoo
The American architect Louis Kahn (1901–1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films.
Hold on tight! Get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram! Build your structure, set it on a “beach” and launch a wave in the 16-ft Tsunami Tank! Then replay the impact in slow-mo and improve your design. Complete Puzzled Earth, the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall! Spin through geologic time to make Earth’s continents move and re-form. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. Find out what engineers do to keep our world safer….When the Earth Shakes!
When renowned New York City fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) agreed in late 1978 to take on a commission from the Amon Carter to create a portrait of the American West through its people he went to the Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater, Texas. He created six evocative portraits that would set the tone and bar for five more years of photographing. He discovered people who conveyed through their faces, clothes, and postures, not merely hard living but the full embrace of existence. This selection of 17 of the project’s Texas images makes abundantly clear why In the American West has become a touchstone in photographic history.
The T-Bus Service : Transportation Authority provides bus service throughout the city. In the downtown area, buses that are red, white, and blue offer free rides. For more information, call 817-215-8600, or visit www.the-t.com.
Yellow Checker Shuttle : Fort Worth transportation service to and from DFW Airport, all major downtown hotels and the Airporter Park & Ride lot at 1000 E. Weatherford St. in downtown Fort Worth is available. Fort Worth transportation discounts are available to groups upon request by contacting the sales office at 972-233-6999.
American Transfers & Tours : American Transfers & Tours is a leading transportation management company. Since 1985, they’ve specialized in executive, charter, shuttle and mini bus transportation for conventions, professional sporting events and trade shows across the country.
Roadrunner Charters Inc. : Roadrunner Charters provides private shuttle bus and charter bus services to DFW area business, churches, schools and other organizations.
Cowtown Bus Charters : Provides chartered buses and convention/seminar shuttle service.
Distance from Major Airports
- Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) – 31 miles