Attractions and Sightseeing around Fort Worth
Fort Worth gets its nickname—“Panther City”—from an intriguing urban legend: In 1875, a critic from Dallas supposedly watched a giant, predatory cat stroll into Downtown Fort Worth and hunker down for a nap. The city was so sleepy, he claimed, that no one even noticed. But not only did Fort Worth embrace the title, it transformed into a buzzing metropolitan center of art and culture. Today, one could hardly describe Fort Worth as “sleepy”—instead, it’s home to world-class museums, vibrant cultural attractions, an acclaimed local arts scene, and what insiders consider the best zoo in the country. Once you visit Fort Worth, you’ll wonder what took you so long.
Embrace your inner cowboy—and cowgirl—at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where ranchers have sold and traded cattle since 1866.
Laid-back but contemporary, Downtown Fort Worth is a mix of the city’s cowboy past and its modern present.
Nestled in the heart of Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Convention Center is a state-of-the-art facility with broad appeal.
Founded nearly 150 years ago, the university has grown into an academic and sports powerhouse, with notable alumni across the fields of business and politics, arts and entertainment, and athletics.
Fort Worth Zoo
Home to more than 500 species of animals, the Fort Worth Zoo is beloved for its wide array of expertly designed indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Packed with restaurants, live music clubs, theaters, shops, and nightlife, it’s named for the outlaw and folk hero Sundance Kid, who loved Fort Worth.