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Western Experience

Come see for yourself why Fort Worth is known as the city "Where the West begins."

Over the last 150 years, what started as an Army outpost has blossomed into a sophisticated, cultural city that celebrates its authentic Western heritage while embracing the 21st century. No visit to Texas is complete without:

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Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The ... More

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Just 35 minutes from Fort Worth, Beaumont Ranch is an 800-acre working cattle ranch with a herd of Texas longhorns, horses, cowboys, two 20,000-square-feet event barns, and bed and breakfast accommodations. The ranch specializes in corporate and ... More

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Benbrook Stables is a full service, family-oriented equestrian center. Located in Fort Worth, Texas The stables is nestled on 100 acres with access to thousands of acres reserved for trail riding. Benbrook Stables sepcializes in Boarding, Trail ... More

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Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. The club has almost three acres under one roof with its own indoor rodeo arena for exciting live bull riding every Friday and Saturday, a Texas-sized dance floor, dozens of bar stations, a full ... More

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A combination of Wild West Adventure, Scavenger Hunt, Pub Crawl, Open Air Stage Production, Mental Health Break, Lighthearted Walking Tour, and All-Around Good Time! Starts every Sunday at 2PM in front of Cowtown Winery in the Stockyards. The ... More

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The Cowtown Cattlepen Maze is a unique form of entertainment for the entire family, group, or class field trip. With over 5,400 square feet of frequently changed wooden pathways, resembling the cattlepens of the Old West, the maze is always a ... More

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Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards National Historic District plays host to weekly rodeos and a variety of events. Originally built in 1908 for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the Coliseum is home to the world's first indoor rodeo. ... More

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A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of country music as a part of Texas heritage, the Cowtown Opry provides one of the most authentic Western experiences in the area. With free weekly concerts held outside on the steps of the ... More

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Looking for a fantastic way to see and experience all of the greatest sites of Downtown Fort Worth? Then Cowtown Segway Tours is the place you've been looking for! Join Cowtown Segway Tours on one of their Downtown, Trinity Trails, or Stockyard ... More

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Grab a spot on the sidewalk and watch the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. Clad in authentic Western clothing from saddles to chaps, teams of real cowhands drive longhorns through the Stockyards on Exchange Avenue. ... More

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Ride the Trinity River Trails! Come take a trail ride with experienced guides along the beautiful landscape of the Trinity River. This is a great family or individual activity that all can enjoy. ... More

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Walk history with us as we venture through historical Fort Worth. Our two-hour driving/walking tour takes you back in time to help you see why Fort Worth has been called the "Queen City of the Prairie." Tours last approximately 2 hours with a mix ... More

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A guided walking tour of Fort Worth from its founding to its present day revitalization. Customized Bus Tours: Sites visited may include historic homes, buildings, and more. Have an expert on Fort Worth's rich history join your group for lunch or ... More

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Lagniappe Productions is a professional, fully insured entertainment company with 36 years of experience and over 14,000 shows. Lagniappe specialize in Old West live comedy productions, stunt shows, murder mysteries, team buildings, & more! They ... More

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Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this adobe-style building was constructed in 1902 as a center for cattle traders. It was the central location for all activity in the Stockyards and often referred to as "The Wall Street of the West.” Today, the ... More

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River Ranch Stockyards returns your guests to where the west began in the spirit of cowboys and cattle drives. Steeped in history as once part of the famous Armour and Swift companies, River Ranch Stockyards has been transformed to host stylish ... More

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Experience what the rodeo lifestyle is all about like you never have before. The Rodeo Zone Mini Ranch is the real deal and provides outstanding proven practice methods like real pros need before their next tour starts. Not to mention extreme fun ... More

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Located in a restored 19th-century building in Sundance Square, this free museum showcases Sid Richardson's collection of the art of the American West. Prints and bronze reproductions are available in the museum store, as is a wide selection of ... More

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Follow in the footsteps of cowboys with a guided walking tour through the Historic Stockyards; learn the stories that shaped "Cowtown". Take an upgraded "Cowboy Tour" to tour Billy Bob's Texas- the World's Largest Honky-Tonk. Tickets can be ... More

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The Stockyards Museum, housed in the historic Livestock Exchange Building, documents the history of the cattle trade and its role in the growth of Fort Worth from a mere stop along the Chisholm Trail to the center of the ranching, cattle-shipping ... More

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Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am to 5pm; Sun: 11am to 5pm. Located on Exchange Avenue in the heart of the Stockyards, the Stockyards Visitor Information Center is the perfect starting point for your Fort Worth trip. Here you will learn about Fort Worth’s rich ... More

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800-433-5747 (Toll Free)

111 W. 4th Street, Suite 200

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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