Fort Worth

Fort Worth Travel Guide

Since 1866, ranchers have sold and traded cattle at this market; sales reached their peak in 1944 when the stockyards processed 5,277,496 heads. While regular auctions have long since ceased, the historic district still hosts a daily cattle drive and weekend rodeos. 

Located in the middle of the Fort Worth stockyards, this shop is stuffed with barrels full of sweets including old-fashioned favorites such as swirled lollypops and candy buttons.

Study up on the history of the cattle industry from its open range days in the 1850s to the modern era of mechanized ranches and online auctions. There’s also a collection of antique saddles, hand-forged spurs, and over a thousand branding irons.

Stop in to cheerful eatery, brilliantly lit thanks to its corner located and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, to pair cheese and charcuterie boards with bottles of wine. Check out the website for a calendar of events such as cheese tasting classes and dinners with wine pairings.

This 2,000-plus seat theater topped with an 80-foot dome is not only home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, it also regularly invites Broadway plays and global events.

It’s unassuming from the outside, but this stylish bar with blonde-wood walls is the best place in town for a creative craft cocktail such as the Montpelier (made with bourbon, Jamaican rum, Italian vermouth and smoked maple syrup) and the Parlor (gin, Peychaud’s, apricot and lime).

Tadao Ando’s five glass pavilions form a Modernist trilogy with Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum across the street and Philip Johnson’s Amon Carter Museum nearby.