TWO DAYS IN THE CITY OF COWBOYS & CULTURE

Known as the city where the west begins, Fort Worth is the only city where you can see a real cattle drive with cowboys and then the only Michaelangelo in the Western Hemisphere.

Day 1: Cultural Hot spots and City Architecture

Downtown Fort Worth is recognized as one of the cleanest, most walkable urban centers in the nation. A central plaza in Sundance Square, named for the notorious 19th century visitor, the Sundance Kid, features cafes, restaurants and fountains in the heart of the city.

Explore 40 continuous blocks of shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and performing arts. See the angel sculptures adorning Bass Performance Hall, one of the top 10 opera houses in the world, the remarkable western art at the Sid Richardson Museum. Walk around the Fort Worth Water Gardens, an urban park designed by Philip Johnson next to the Fort Worth Convention Center.

After touring downtown, head to the world-renowned Cultural District where you will find five blocks with five museums, each designed by an internationally renowned architect: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of FameAmon Carter Museum of American ArtKimbell Art MuseumModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Take your pick or visit them all!

Day 2: Where the West Begins

No visit to Fort Worth is complete without a stop at the Stockyards National Historic District. Celebrate true Western heritage by watching The Fort Worth Herd, the world's only twice-daily cattle drive, at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shop for western keepsakes, including boots and hats, along Exchange Avenue.

Grab your seat at the saddle bar at H3 Ranch, adjacent to the Stockyards Hotel, where famed outlaws Bonnie and Clyde once stayed.

In the evening enjoy a steak, BBQ or Tex-Mex dinner in the Stockyards followed by entertainment at Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honky-tonk, or at the legendary White Elephant Saloon. Catch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights at Cowtown Coliseum.

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Downtown Fort Worth has gained a reputation as one of the country’s liveliest urban settings. The 35-square-block Sundance Square entertainment district is home to restaurants, live music clubs, theatres, shops, exciting nightlife and the beautiful... More

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Rated by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the Top 10 opera houses in the world, Bass Performance Hall is known for its magnificent architecture and extraordinary acoustics. It’s home to the Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the... More

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Located in a restored 19th-century building in Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson is a free museum that is open 7 days a week showcasing Sid Richardson's collection of the art of the American West. Prints and bronze reproductions are available in... More

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The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year.... More

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- The Fort Worth Convention Center spans 14 blocks of the city's Central Business District. The Convention Center hosts a wide range of events including: conventions, conferences, corporate meetings, sporting events, concerts, trade shows, banquets... More

In the Fort Worth Cultural District, you can walk to six world class museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl... More

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The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring trailblazing women of the American West. Its multimedia exhibits and historic photographs, papers, clothing, spurs and saddles tell the inspiring... More

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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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The Kimbell's permanent collection contains holdings ranging from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century, and includes major works by Fra Angelico, Velazquez, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse. It is... More

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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is dedicated to extraordinary learning experiences for everyone! From engaging spaces in Innovation Studios to the Noble Planetarium where the mysteries of the cosmos unfold, exploration is what it’s all... More

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The Fort Worth Stockyards' National Historic District is a terrific place to celebrate the romance of the American West. Covering 15 square blocks, the Stockyards are home to hotels, restaurants, shops, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and some great... 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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Delicious trout, lip-smackin' ribs and succulent steaks will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. No meal is complete without dessert: homemade pies and cobblers are baked fresh daily, and H3's Jack Daniels ice cream with a brownie and chocolate sauce... More

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Billed as "a place to see how the real West was, and still is," the White Elephant Saloon is a little slice of history in a thoroughly modern world. Host to a wide variety of electric and acoustical country acts and scenic outdoor beer garden stage... More