The Ultimate Fort Worth City Guide is a long time in the making, as our history is as deep as the rivers that surround us. Independence, fortitude, and opportunity were the principles all of our ancestors shared in the early days of Fort Worth history. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as you’ll experience when you spend time us Tarrant County residents.
The earliest records of Fort Worth date back to 1849 when General William Worth set up a series of forts along the Trinity River in Tarrant County. Today we are a community of almost 1 million, host 6.5 million visitors, all while maintaining our frontier spirit.
Fort Worth is home to multinational corporations like American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, and BNSF logistics. Engineering and innovation fuel our quest for progress and continue to push the envelope in technology.
The real estate market continues to remain steady in residential, commercial, and industrial segments. Call us for details!
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility prints over 60% of the U.S. paper currency, and you can watch the action live and in person. Oh, and the best part? You don’t have to trade in any of your folding money to witness it happen. The BEP offers free walking tours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show began back in 1896 as an unofficial extension of the Livestock Exchange and Convention. These events solidified Fort Worth’s place in the ranks of renowned cattle farmers and brokers. Current day brings interactive smartphone apps that let spectators score competitions and guess times.
The Vintage Flying Museum is not a room full of replicas. The aircraft housed here, for the most part, are in good working order thanks to volunteer efforts that keep them airworthy.
The Stockyards are always an adventure worthy of the Wild West. Watch our Fort Worth Herd; a twice-daily cattle drive is the only one like it in the world. The city of Fort Worth has working cowboys on their payroll to drive Longhorns up and down E. Exchange Avenue.
Our lady wranglers take the spotlight at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Stick around after sunset for an “otherworldly” version of this historic spot, as there are ghost tours through The Stockyards Thursdays through Sundays, all year.
On the real estate page of living history is Mistletoe Heights, one of Fort Worth’s oldest neighborhoods. The district accommodates about 500 homes on 640 acres atop the bluffs overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. Take a walking tour of this collection of historic homes, some of which date back to the 1900s.
The Fort Worth Cultural District: The Museums
Kimbell Art Museum houses a small, yet mighty permanent collection of artwork, but the exhibitions are superlative. The building itself is a remarkable piece of architecture and provides a stunning backdrop for a day amongst creative genius.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth represents art in all mediums from the post-World War II era. With over 3,000 pieces assembled for public appreciation, “The Modern” is an international collection of craftsmanship.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art dedicates itself to the art of American origin. Opened in 1961, Amon continues to educate and inspires creativity in all its visitors through photographs, paintings, and written publications.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History draws guests to view over 7,000 stars, including the sun, at the Noble Planetarium.
Named for the infamous “Sundance Kid,” Butch Cassidy’s partner in crime in the 1890s, Sundance Square is a lively collection of dining, shopping, and entertainment. No signs of a bank robber in these parts, just so you know.
Etta’s Place, a historic bed and breakfast named after Sundance Kid’s girlfriend, Etta Place. Each room bears a name of one of the Wild Bunch members.
Scat Jazz Lounge in the Woolworth building hosts live jazz and blues artists several nights a week. Need a trinket that won’t break during your trip home? Visit the Tervis shop for a massive collection of your favorite indestructible barware.
Stop in at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle is just off Sundance Square, in a section of town known in the 1800s as Hell’s Half Acre. The fine dining establishment was once a bathhouse in the Wild West days. The decor is a nod to those lawless times, but the food is pure refinement.