The most famous district is probably the historic district, home to the city’s stockyards. The Fort Worth Stockyards played a major role in the growing city’s economy during the late 1800s, when Fort Worth was the last stop on the famed Chisholm Trail. Ranching and livestock processing are no longer major players in the city’s economy, but this historic district honors their presence in the city’s past with restaurants, gift shops, museums and historic reenactments dedicated to the Wild West. Here you can find the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Cowtown Coliseum, the North Forth Worth Historical Society, the Cowtown Opry and the world’s largest country-western nightclub, Billy Bob’s.

  Photo by David Kozlowski,
"Rocky" leads the longhorns(aka Fort Worth Herd) through the streets of the historic Stockyards district.

For all its Wild West culture, Fort Worth also has a cultural district with many museums for visitors to enjoy. The Will Rogers Memorial Center has a coliseum, auditorium, equestrian center and many arenas for rodeo and livestock shows. The district is also home to the city’s several art museums. The Kimbell Art Museum has art dating back to antiquity, as well as more recent artists like Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt. More contemporary pieces can be found at the Modern, ironically the oldest museum in Texas, and the Amon Carter Museum, which features Western artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Downtown Fort Worth is another district worth mentioning. Here, you can find the Sundance Square, the city’s main art and entertainment center. There is also the Fort Worth Convention Center and the Bass Performance Hall, where you can see performances by the city’s orchestra, ballet and opera companies.