Fort Worth City Guide
About Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas proudly celebrates its western heritage, connecting tradition with modern life in a vibrant city of nearly a million people. Located in north central Texas, Fort Worth boasts a rich and diverse cultural history. It is home to the world’s first and largest indoor rodeo, world-class museums, a calendar of festivals, and a thriving local arts scene. Together with neighboring cities Dallas and Arlington, with a total of nearly 7 million people, Fort Worth is part of a metroplex, encompassing 11 counties and offering a wide range of tourist, commercial and educational opportunities.
In the late 19th century, Fort Worth was an important trading post for cowboys and has been nicknamed “Cowtown” for its roots in the cattle ranching industry. Today, Fort Worth’s cowboy-themed entertainment and shopping are major draws for visitors. The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, a mechanical bull, restaurants, museums, and the world’s largest honky-tonk. “The Herd” – the cattle drive held daily in the United States – pays homage to Fort Worth’s past and continuing Texas pride.
Ranked one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021 by Travel & Leisure, Fort Worth welcomes more than 9 million visitors each year. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger movement. It is served by 28 passenger airlines, flying to 70 international and 194 domestic destinations, the most of any US airport.
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The Fort Worth Convention Center and indoor arena, which will host the 16th World Wushu Championships, is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth in Sundance Square. It is surrounded by first-class hotels, shopping, galleries and entertainment. Opened in 1968, the complex was expanded in 1983, 2002 and 2003. Host to thousands of major national and international events, including sports, concerts, conventions, and trade shows, the complex has 253,226 square feet of total exhibit space. Free transportation is available from the convention center throughout the downtown area on Molly the Trolley.