Top Attractions for First-Timers

The Fort Worth Stockyards

You can’t come to Cowtown without experiencing the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the Old West as you stroll down Exchange Avenue lined with lots of great shopping and dining. Be sure to catch a cattle drive where cowboys drive a herd of Texas longhorns right through the district twice a day. You can also tour the historic livestock pens and watch a live rodeo show for an authentic cowboy experience. Before you leave, grab some ice cream at Mama’s Ice Cream Parlor and take your picture by the iconic livestock pens with the Fort Worth skyline in the background.

The Kimbell Art Museum

Housing an impressive permanent collection and exciting special exhibitions, the Kimbell Art Museum is a must-see for art lovers. Explore European masterpieces from Monet, Picasso and Matisse as well as antiquities from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. The museum’s stunning architecture is an attraction in itself—the Louis I. Kahn Building features graceful cycloid vaults with natural lighting while the Renzo Piano Pavilion boasts a signature wavy roof. Admission is always free, so you can visit as often as you want!

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Escape the city and enjoy 33 acres of lush gardens at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. See over 2,500 species of plants in 21 specialty gardens like the tropical conservatory and the 7-acre Japanese Garden. Check the calendar for seasonal events like outdoor concerts, gardening classes and the holiday lights display. Admission is free for most of the year, providing an affordable outdoor oasis for visitors to enjoy a relaxing stroll surrounded by nature. Don’t forget your camera to capture the garden’s beauty!

The Modern Art Museum

If modern and contemporary art are more your style, plan a visit to the acclaimed Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. View an impressive collection of post-World War II artworks in a striking building designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Wander through galleries displaying massive canvases, life-size sculptures and more by artists like Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Anselm Kiefer. Check the schedule for fun events like artist talks, film screenings, and live music on the weekends.

Sundance Square

The heart of downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square is a vibrant 35-block district perfect for shopping, dining, entertainment and urban sightseeing. Snap photos by the iconic Fort Worth Water Gardens and the Chisholm Trail Mural on your way to browse the local boutiques. When the sun goes down, catch a show at Bass Performance Hall or an independent film at the new Dickies Arena. Sundance Square always has something going on, from summer concerts and a holiday tree lighting to Oktoberfest and their Film Festival. With so much to see and do steps from your hotel, you’ll want to visit Sundance Square every day.

The Fort Worth Zoo

Home to over 7,000 exotic animals, the Fort Worth Zoo is one of the top zoos in the nation. Get up close with elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, komodo dragons and more in natural habitat exhibits. Check out the interactive Texas Wild! exhibit to see native wildlife like bison, bears, mountain lions and bald eagles. Little ones will love the hands-on learning at the Nature Playscape. Enjoy a ride on the Zoo Train, grab a bite at one of several dining spots, and be sure to visit the petting corral to feed the friendly goats.

How to Get Around Fort Worth

Fort Worth offers several transportation options for getting to the city’s top attractions and neighborhoods with ease. Consider the best way to travel for the size of your group and your itinerary.

Public Transportation

Trinity Metro provides public bus and train service throughout Fort Worth and surrounding suburbs via four local bus routes, commuter express buses and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Dallas. The buses and trains can get you to most major destinations around town. Plan your trip using the Trinity Metro website or apps.

Taxis and Rideshares

Taxis are readily available for hailing or booking by phone or app. Uber and Lyft also operate in Fort Worth. These are affordable and convenient options for individuals and small groups traveling around the city.

Charter Buses

For large group transportation to attractions around Fort Worth, nothing beats the comfort and convenience of a charter bus. Fort Worth Party Bus Company provides modern, professional charter buses equipped with amenities like WiFi, entertainment systems and restrooms. Our knowledgeable drivers simplify Fort Worth travel by handling parking, navigation and drop-offs for your group. Charter buses can accommodate anywhere from 18 to 56 passengers. Call Fort Worth Party Bus Company at 817-435-8224 for group bus transportation in the Fort Worth area.

Ready to Get Started?

Follow this beginner’s guide to help you plan an amazing first visit to Fort Worth. With top attractions from Cowboy Culture to world-class museums, live music and urban excitement, Fort Worth truly has something for every interest. Getting around town is a breeze with public transit, rideshares or charter bus rentals. Now all that’s left to do is start packing your bags! For help arranging group transportation during your Fort Worth travels, call the travel experts at Fort Worth Party Bus Company. Our charter buses provide safe, convenient transportation for any size group to Fort Worth attractions, hotels, events and more. Contact us at 817-435-8224 today to learn more or request a free quote for charter bus rentals around Fort Worth!