Did you know Fort Worth is the museum capital of the Southwest? With five world-class museums, a sprawling Botanic Garden, restaurants and unique nightlife set against the backdrop of a park-like setting, the Cultural District is the perfect place for artistic exploration in the heart of Fort Worth.
- The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was recognized as the best-designed building in Texas by Architectural Digest. This complex of over 3,000 contemporary works of art was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando and features a reflecting pool and renowned restaurant, Café Modern.
- The Kimbell Art Museum is home to the only Michelangelo in the western hemisphere, his first painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony. The Louis Kahn-designed building features a collection of Asian- and European-focused exhibits. The Renzo Piano Pavilion contains galleries for light-sensitive works of art, education studios, library and auditorium.
- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the diversity and complexity of American creativity over the last 200 years. Exhibitions span a wide range of subject matter and expression, from an outdoor sculpture program to Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation.
- The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an innovative work of architecture that features a large plaza and campus-like environment. The museum is a community space dedicated to lifelong learning and offers fun for the whole family.
- The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring the courage and pioneering spirit of women of the West. It houses more than 4,000 artifacts and information about 750 remarkable women.
- The Fort Worth Botanic Garden – A combined 120-acre campus offers 23 specialty gardens including a tropical conservatory, Japanese Garden and Rose Garden. With a collection of 2,500 species of plants, the beauty of the gardens is a perfect spot to explore nature.
Head to Montgomery Street Café, the longtime diner offering breakfast and lunch in a cozy setting. Taco Heads’ second location on Montgomery Ave. specializes in tacos and margaritas on a fun patio. Inside the Modern Art Museum, Café Modern offers creative cuisine focused on Texas ingredients inspired by global influences. Stop by the Rock Springs Café at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for bistro-style food either inside or on the covered patio with a view of the gardens. Or grab some to-go food and drinks and find a lovely spot in the garden for a picnic.
The award-winning Don Artemio takes Mexican food to another level. Inspired by old Mexican houses, its atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy one of their succulent steaks, cabrito dishes and napolitos fritos. Don Artemio has made waves in the Fort Worth culinary scene, so be sure to reserve a table and check it out!
Blue Sushi Sake Grill is a modern, club-like restaurant offering sushi, Japanese tapas and fancy cocktails. For clean eats in a bright, lively space, visit Righteous Foods. With menu items like grain bowls, salads and yuca fries, it’s the perfect eatery before or after an afternoon of museum-hopping.
The Will Rogers Memorial Center is a 120-acre renowned equestrian and event facility that hosts a variety of corporate, educational, agriculture and sports events. This venue attracts more than 2 million visitors each year.
Dickies Arena was named the second-best venue in the world by Billboard and attracts a wide range of entertainment and musical events such as George Strait, Pearl Jam, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It is the site of the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and the PBR World Finals. The multi-functional 14,000-seat arena and over 85,000 square feet of space accommodates conventions, exhibition events, business meetings and private receptions.
For the theater-lover, see what’s on at Casa Mañana. Opened in 1936 as an outdoor amphitheater, Casa Mañana hosts Broadway shows and children’s theater as well as classes and camps for aspiring actors and musical theater performers.
Open 365 days of the year, Ye Old Bull and Bush is a traditional British pub with darts and Guinness in a cozy setting. For craft cocktails, look no further than The Lobby Bar at Hotel Dryce. Offering craft beer, cocktails and wine with live music on the weekends, the Lobby Bar is a great spot to relax before or after area entertainment.