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Aerial view of Fort Worth Texas

Where the West Begins

Fort Worth Things to Do

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.

Nearby Arenas

Catch the latest rodeo events, live concerts, or dance the night away at one of the many event venues near downtown Fort Worth.

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Billy Bob’s Texas concert and rodeo event space near downtown Fort Worth


Embrace your inner cowboy—and cowgirl—at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where ranchers have sold and traded cattle since 1866.

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stock yards sign


Laid-back but contemporary, Downtown Fort Worth is a mix of the city’s cowboy past and its modern present.

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fort worth downtown

Convention Center

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.

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fort worth skyline at night


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.

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Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth Texas

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.

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animals at the fort worth zoo

Sundance Square

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.

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sundance square in fort worth

Cultural District

Explore world-class museums, performance art, galleries, and gardens in the famed district nicknamed the "Museum Capital of the Southwest."

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Beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden in Cultural District Fort Worth