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Guidebook for Fort Worth

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Guidebook for Fort Worth

Food Scene
Best Mexican & Tex-Mex icon serving fajitas, margaritas & more in casual, sprawling digs with a patio
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Joe T. Garcia's
2201 North Commerce Street
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Best Mexican & Tex-Mex icon serving fajitas, margaritas & more in casual, sprawling digs with a patio
Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. The club has almost three acres under one roof with its own indoor rodeo arena for exciting live bull riding every Friday and Saturday, a Texas-sized dance floor, dozens of bar stations, a full restaurant featuring delicious favorites such as BBQ, Chicken Fried Steak, The Burning Bubba burger and more, a late night pizza kitchen, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints, and a gift shop. At Billy Bob’s Texas, the mission is to deliver the world’s greatest honky-tonk experience and create lasting Texas memories. They accomplish this by delivering the finest live music nightly, and an authentic western atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family.
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Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
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Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. The club has almost three acres under one roof with its own indoor rodeo arena for exciting live bull riding every Friday and Saturday, a Texas-sized dance floor, dozens of bar stations, a full restaurant featuring delicious favorites such as BBQ, Chicken Fried Steak, The Burning Bubba burger and more, a late night pizza kitchen, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints, and a gift shop. At Billy Bob’s Texas, the mission is to deliver the world’s greatest honky-tonk experience and create lasting Texas memories. They accomplish this by delivering the finest live music nightly, and an authentic western atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family.
Born in Llano, the barbecue capital of central Texas, Cooper's has served its pit barbecue to hundreds of thousands of hungry diners since its founding in 1953. Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Cooper's has a large main dining area as well as an incredible indoor/outdoor patio with a view of the Fort Worth skyline.
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
301 Stockyards Blvd
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Born in Llano, the barbecue capital of central Texas, Cooper's has served its pit barbecue to hundreds of thousands of hungry diners since its founding in 1953. Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Cooper's has a large main dining area as well as an incredible indoor/outdoor patio with a view of the Fort Worth skyline.
El Asadero has long been a local favorite for its home cooking and worn yet welcoming booths. See an impromptu mariachi show, starring local musicians. The camarones al mojo de ajo and the fish soup are among seafood specials. The enchiladas verde and the grilled chicken quarter in the deep are outstanding.
Los Asaderos
1535 N Main St
El Asadero has long been a local favorite for its home cooking and worn yet welcoming booths. See an impromptu mariachi show, starring local musicians. The camarones al mojo de ajo and the fish soup are among seafood specials. The enchiladas verde and the grilled chicken quarter in the deep are outstanding.
The warm, intimate Del Frisco's Double Eagle features a classic steakhouse menu: USDA prime beef, flown-in-daily seafood, side vegetables served family-style, luscious desserts including their award-winning lemon cake, and an extensive collection of fine wines.
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
812 Main Street
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The warm, intimate Del Frisco's Double Eagle features a classic steakhouse menu: USDA prime beef, flown-in-daily seafood, side vegetables served family-style, luscious desserts including their award-winning lemon cake, and an extensive collection of fine wines.
This bakery and cafe serves breakfast and home-style Mexican dishes. The chilaquiles with chorizo are just one of the many breakfast joys. The enchiladas in green salsa, fresh gordita stuffed with carnitas and the caldo res (beef stew) are exceptional. The aguas frescas are made daily.
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Esperanza's Mexican Bakery & Cafe
1601 Park Pl Ave
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This bakery and cafe serves breakfast and home-style Mexican dishes. The chilaquiles with chorizo are just one of the many breakfast joys. The enchiladas in green salsa, fresh gordita stuffed with carnitas and the caldo res (beef stew) are exceptional. The aguas frescas are made daily.
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 is legendary.
H3 Ranch
109 E Exchange Ave
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 is legendary.
With it’s rustic-chic style and incredible selection of sophisticated cowboy cuisine, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is the perfect locale for any event, from a romantic dinner for two to an elegant banquet for many. Owner and celebrity chef Tim Love has received numerous awards from various esteemed sources, including Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, Esquire, The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, for his inventive Western cuisine. Signature dishes at the Dove include Chef Love’s famous Rabbit-Rattlesnake Sausage and classic Roasted Garlic Stuffed Beef Tenderloin.
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Lonesome Dove Fort Worth
2406 North Main Street
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With it’s rustic-chic style and incredible selection of sophisticated cowboy cuisine, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is the perfect locale for any event, from a romantic dinner for two to an elegant banquet for many. Owner and celebrity chef Tim Love has received numerous awards from various esteemed sources, including Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, Esquire, The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, for his inventive Western cuisine. Signature dishes at the Dove include Chef Love’s famous Rabbit-Rattlesnake Sausage and classic Roasted Garlic Stuffed Beef Tenderloin.
Owner and Celebrity Chef Tim Love has created the perfect dining experience for all ages with his classic burger joint, the Love Shack. Grub offerings include juicy burgers, hot dogs, nachos, hand-cut fries and onion rings, along with root beer on tap, fresh-squeezed lemonade and a full beer and wine menu. The Shack’s signature patty, the “Dirty Love Burger” has even been named “one of the best in America,” so be sure to grab one while you’re there!
Love Shack
110 E Exchange Ave
Owner and Celebrity Chef Tim Love has created the perfect dining experience for all ages with his classic burger joint, the Love Shack. Grub offerings include juicy burgers, hot dogs, nachos, hand-cut fries and onion rings, along with root beer on tap, fresh-squeezed lemonade and a full beer and wine menu. The Shack’s signature patty, the “Dirty Love Burger” has even been named “one of the best in America,” so be sure to grab one while you’re there!
As one of Fort Worth's legendary barbecue restaurants, Riscky's serves all of the favorites, including beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, ham and turkey, each seasoned with "Riscky Dust" and barbecued to perfection.
Riscky's BAR-B-Q
300 Main Street
As one of Fort Worth's legendary barbecue restaurants, Riscky's serves all of the favorites, including beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, ham and turkey, each seasoned with "Riscky Dust" and barbecued to perfection.
Sightseeing
Less than three miles from Fort Worth's Downtown District and meeting hotels, you'll find the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This 120-acre, renowned equestrian and event facility plays host to a variety of corporate, educational, agricultural and sporting events, including many international and grand-scale shows. See why this top meeting venue attracts more than two million visitors each year to the Cultural District. (Take the 3D tour!)
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Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave
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Less than three miles from Fort Worth's Downtown District and meeting hotels, you'll find the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This 120-acre, renowned equestrian and event facility plays host to a variety of corporate, educational, agricultural and sporting events, including many international and grand-scale shows. See why this top meeting venue attracts more than two million visitors each year to the Cultural District. (Take the 3D tour!)
Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden. Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees. Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden's gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests.
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Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
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Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden. Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees. Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden's gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests.
HOME TO MORE THAN 7,000 NATIVE AND EXOTIC ANIMALS AND SEVERAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EXHIBITS.
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Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
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HOME TO MORE THAN 7,000 NATIVE AND EXOTIC ANIMALS AND SEVERAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EXHIBITS.
Located on University Drive a short distance from the Fort Worth Cultural District, the 252-acre Trinity Park is your gateway to more than 40 miles of hiking and biking paths along the river. You’ll also find a duck pond, large playgrounds and a miniature train that’s been running since 1959.
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Trinity Park
2401 University Dr
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Located on University Drive a short distance from the Fort Worth Cultural District, the 252-acre Trinity Park is your gateway to more than 40 miles of hiking and biking paths along the river. You’ll also find a duck pond, large playgrounds and a miniature train that’s been running since 1959.
Bike sharing is an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around Fort Worth. Simply pick up a bike at any bike sharing station and ride it to any other station. You’ll find more than 35 docking stations throughout the city and along the Trinity Trails, including downtown, the Near Southside and the Cultural District. Learn more at fortworthbikesharing.org.
Fort Worth Bike Sharing
201 S Calhoun St
Bike sharing is an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around Fort Worth. Simply pick up a bike at any bike sharing station and ride it to any other station. You’ll find more than 35 docking stations throughout the city and along the Trinity Trails, including downtown, the Near Southside and the Cultural District. Learn more at fortworthbikesharing.org.
Sales meetings, corporate driving schools, conventions, parties, or weddings, Texas Motor Speedway can help make your special event something special! The state-of-the-art Media Center with theater seating or one of the 22,000 square foot garages can be transformed to hospitality events or meeting spaces that are perfect for creating new, or building upon existing, client relationships. Also, inside the luxurious high-rise Speedway Club, there are several meeting rooms, a five-star dining facility, and a ballroom where you can entertain up to 600 guests and enjoy an amazing view of "The Great American Speedway!"
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Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
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Sales meetings, corporate driving schools, conventions, parties, or weddings, Texas Motor Speedway can help make your special event something special! The state-of-the-art Media Center with theater seating or one of the 22,000 square foot garages can be transformed to hospitality events or meeting spaces that are perfect for creating new, or building upon existing, client relationships. Also, inside the luxurious high-rise Speedway Club, there are several meeting rooms, a five-star dining facility, and a ballroom where you can entertain up to 600 guests and enjoy an amazing view of "The Great American Speedway!"
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is nestled within the Fort Worth Cultural District and houses a variety of science and history exhibitions. The Museum's permanent exhibitions include: DinoLabs & DinoDig, Energy Blast, Fort Worth Children's Museum, Innovation Studios and the Cattle Raisers Museum, a "museum within a museum". The Museum hosts a variety of world-class traveling exhibitions, as well. The Museum is also home to the first Omni Theater, an IMAX Dome in the Southwest which features a 120-foot screen and the Noble Planetarium, which allows you to see more than 7,000 stars. The planetarium also features an exhibit area that contains large screens with up-to-the-minute views of the sun
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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St
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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is nestled within the Fort Worth Cultural District and houses a variety of science and history exhibitions. The Museum's permanent exhibitions include: DinoLabs & DinoDig, Energy Blast, Fort Worth Children's Museum, Innovation Studios and the Cattle Raisers Museum, a "museum within a museum". The Museum hosts a variety of world-class traveling exhibitions, as well. The Museum is also home to the first Omni Theater, an IMAX Dome in the Southwest which features a 120-foot screen and the Noble Planetarium, which allows you to see more than 7,000 stars. The planetarium also features an exhibit area that contains large screens with up-to-the-minute views of the sun
What do Annie Oakley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Patsy Cline, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Day O'Connor and Jessie from Toy Story 2 have in common? You'll find them all at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West. This vibrant museum is an entertaining and intriguing look at the contributions of bold women who have displayed extraordinary courage and a pioneering spirit in their trail blazing efforts. You'll be amazed as you walk through the 33,000 square feet of space devoted to interactive exhibits, rare photographs, fascinating artifacts, a traveling exhibit gallery and theater presentations. The grand rotunda alone - a multi-story space that houses the Hall of Fame - is worth the visit. Be sure to pick up authentic souvenirs in the colorful gift shop before you leave.
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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
1720 Gendy Street
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What do Annie Oakley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Patsy Cline, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Day O'Connor and Jessie from Toy Story 2 have in common? You'll find them all at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West. This vibrant museum is an entertaining and intriguing look at the contributions of bold women who have displayed extraordinary courage and a pioneering spirit in their trail blazing efforts. You'll be amazed as you walk through the 33,000 square feet of space devoted to interactive exhibits, rare photographs, fascinating artifacts, a traveling exhibit gallery and theater presentations. The grand rotunda alone - a multi-story space that houses the Hall of Fame - is worth the visit. Be sure to pick up authentic souvenirs in the colorful gift shop before you leave.
Located 15 miles from downtown Fort Worth in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre park featuring awesome rides, great shows and incredible attractions! Six Flags Over Texas has more than 50 rides. You'll find everything from Looney Tunes rides for youngsters to nerve-numbing thrill machines like SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and Texas Giant.
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Six Flags Over Texas
2201 East Road to Six Flags Street
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Located 15 miles from downtown Fort Worth in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre park featuring awesome rides, great shows and incredible attractions! Six Flags Over Texas has more than 50 rides. You'll find everything from Looney Tunes rides for youngsters to nerve-numbing thrill machines like SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and Texas Giant.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
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Fort Worth Water Gardens
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The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
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 also home to Michelangelo's first known painting. The collection comprises Asian and non-Western as well as European art. The museum features special and traveling exhibits on display throughout the year. The gift shop has exhibition merchandise, art prints and posters, books, gifts, and children’s book and games. Designed by world-renowned architect Louis Kahn, the museum is often referred to as one of the most significant works of architecture of the 20th century.
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Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
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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 also home to Michelangelo's first known painting. The collection comprises Asian and non-Western as well as European art. The museum features special and traveling exhibits on display throughout the year. The gift shop has exhibition merchandise, art prints and posters, books, gifts, and children’s book and games. Designed by world-renowned architect Louis Kahn, the museum is often referred to as one of the most significant works of architecture of the 20th century.
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 collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
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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 collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.

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STOCKYARDS STATION
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Stockyards Station exemplifies Texas by providing an exciting blend of old and new with Historic Walking Tours that visit the Texas Trail of Fame, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and more, over 25 unique shops including a winery, art gallery and great restaurants that offer anything from ribs to enchiladas.
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FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO
A fun-filled extravaganza rich in Western tradition, the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the new Dickies Arena, is the place to be. Enjoy exciting rodeo action, livestock, horse shows and a number of other experiences including: Interactive, kid-friendly activities Nearly four acres of fun shopping The "Moo-seum Experience" presented by Central Market The All Western Parade in downtown Fort Worth Live music, an exciting carnival, great food and much more! Go to www.fwssr.com for ticket purchases and more information
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DOWNTOWN/SUNDANCE SQUARE
Fort Worth’s city center buzzes day and night with people, energy and opportunity. It’s one of the cleanest, safest and most walkable urban areas you’ll find anywhere – the perfect place to soak up the excitement and friendly ambience of Fort Worth. The heart of downtown is Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering skyscrapers. Here, you’ll find locals, downtown residents and visitors among a multitude of restaurants, shops, galleries and performance venues.
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BASS PERFORMANCE HALL
The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to major performing arts organizations including the Fort Worth Opera, the Texas Ballet Theater, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Concerts. Voted one of the “top 10 opera houses in the world” by Travel + Leisure magazine, Bass Hall’s interior resembles a classic European opera house, while it’s bold exterior boasts two, 48-foot tall hark angels that are cultural icons for the city and metroplex.