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History & Culture in Fort Worth Itinerary

History & Culture
in Fort Worth Itinerary

Fort Worth is famous for its unique mixture of cowboys and culture. Here’s a sample two-day itinerary to help you get the most out of your stay. Keep in mind, the time you spend in each activity will determine how many activities you can fit in. Be sure to check operating hours and entrance costs beforehand. Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition tickets should ideally be purchased in advance.

Day One

Cultural District
The nation’s third largest cultural district features several world-class museums rich with Western history and modern art, including the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Visit the Buffet Restaurant at the Kimbell, the Café Modern at The Modern, or any of the several renowned restaurants in the Cultural District. A less-than-five-minute drive east on Camp Bowie Boulevard to West 7th Street will give you even more tasty choices at Montgomery Plaza.

Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible
Don’t miss your chance to see the oldest-known copies of one of the most influential—and controversial—books of all time.
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There are dozens of fantastic restaurants, from fine dining to famous barbeque, in the entertainment district of Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.

Bass Performance Hall
The Bass Performance Hall, with its famous trumpeting angels, is the permanent home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts.

Sundance Square
If you can’t make a show, there are plenty of other things to do downtown: Sundance Square comprises 35 blocks of shopping and restaurants—not to mention endless entertainment, from improvisational comedy at Four Day Weekend to live jazz at Scat Jazz Lounge. Or take in the art scene, perusing the Milan Gallery, the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, or the Sid Richardson Museum, which features classic Western art from Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.

Day Two

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Take a stroll in Texas’s oldest botanic garden, where more than 2,100 species of plants in 21 specialty gardens provide an escape to nature. The public is allowed free access to the majority of the garden, but less than $5 per person will grant you entrance to the enchanting 7-acre Japanese Garden.

Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House and Thistle Hill
Tour two gorgeous examples of historic Texas luxury: an 1899 Victorian mansion designed by Howard Messer, and a 1903 cattle baron mansion designed by Sanguinet and Staats. Visit for tour details.

Grab lunch among your endless dining choices in Sundance Square, or drive north on Main Street a little early to enjoy a meal in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Explore the rich history of Fort Worth’s journey to becoming the stock market of the West at the Stockyards Museum, and learn all about Texas’s most famous cowboys, from George Strait to Trevor Brazile, at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Get a taste of some real Texas barbeque at any one of the legendary steakhouses in the Historic Stockyards District.

Stockyards Championship Rodeo
If you’re in town on a Friday or Saturday night, be sure to catch a rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum on Exchange Avenue.

Trinity River Trails
If you miss the rodeo, check out the more than 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries—one of which runs right next to the Historic Stockyards District. Take a cool evening walk to enjoy the scenery as you wrap up your Fort Worth adventure.

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