As the 16th largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in Texas, Fort Worth welcomes nearly 5.5 million visitors each year.
No other city boasts such an unmistakable mix of preserved Western heritage and unrivaled artistic offerings. Whether you prefer to spend your time in a museum or watching the world's only twice-daily cattle drive, Fort Worth offers plenty of things to do.
Fort Worth once was a rough-and-tumble frontier town, dusty and lawless, home to the brave and the brawling, the soldier, the frontiersman, the outlaw. Today, Fort Worth is the one of the largest cities in Texas and the 16th-largest city in the United States. It's a destination shaped by a commitment to its downtown revitalization and urban renewal, a dedication to its world-renowned cultural arts district, rich pride in its Western heritage and a loyalty to major-league sports and family attractions.
Cowboys and Culture isn't just a tagline, it's a way of life for our citizens and provides a completely unique guest experience. Nowhere else can you find the western heritage that is so quintessentially Texas, beautifully preserved and honored through our Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square in Downtown.
The city leaders who celebrated Fort Worth as "Where the West Begins" also had the vision to establish us as the cultural destination of the Southwest. Our Cultural District is home to five world class museums, in a park-like green-space, within walking distance of one another. All are internationally renowned in their own right: the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Add to that our coveted Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Bass Performance Hall, independent galleries, world-class symphony, ballet and theatre programs.
Our reputation for being safe and friendly makes us a perfect getaway for families as well. See priceless masterpieces in the world-renowned Cultural District. Explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. Shop and dine in the 35-block Sundance Square, voted one of the top downtown's in the nation. Catch a fabulous show at Bass Performance Hall. Stroll through the Museum of Living Art at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo. Or see life in the fast lane at Texas Motor Speedway.