We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Worth

Free Newsletter

Interested in Fort Worth?

We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Fort Worth each week.

More Lists
Lists you may be interested in:
Trip List by towerlady

Fabulous Fort Worth Must-Sees

May 23, 2006  Long-time Fort Worther
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 5 votes

The absolute best, must-see places in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Fort Worth
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Sports buffs, Theater
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Bass Performance Hall
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas

    A gorgeous European-style opera house located in downtown Fort Worth offers a wide variety of venues. Tours are also available if time won't permit a show.

  • 2. Kimbell Art Museum
    Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

    One of the greatest features of Fort Worth, world-class museums! The Kimbell Buffet within the museum is a Friday night favorite.

  • 3. Amon Carter Museum
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • 4. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

  • 5. Fort Worth Zoo
    Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

    Rated as one of the top five zoos in the U.S. The actor Jimmy Stewart was an active supporter of the zoo for many years.

  • 6. Botanic Garden
    Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth, Texas

    Located just south of the museum district, the Botanic Garden is a lucious piece of green heaven. Be sure to see the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden. The Gardens Restaurant is a great place to relax, rest your feet, have a bite of lunch or maybe catch the Sunday buffet.

  • 7. Massey's

    Local landmark cafe/restaurant offers some of the best chicken-fried steak and homemade pie you'll find anywhere. Old-time cafe atmosphere. Friendly service.

  • 8. Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
    Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas

    A landmark restaurant south of the Stockyards area, just off Main St. Perhaps a bit overrated, but nonetheless an experience you shouldn't miss. Sit outside by the pool if the weather permits. The "meal" is served family style and consists of cheese enchiladas, beans, rice, and cheese/pepper tostadas as appetizers. Go early or late unless you enjoy long lines.

  • 9. Reata Restaurant
    Reata Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas

    A fine example of Southwest food and ambiance. Try to check out the Justin Room; the walls are lined with boots. You simply must go to the rooftop area overlooking downtown Fort Worth!

  • 10. Fincher's Western Store

    Located on E. Exchange in the Stockyards, Fincher's is one of the few western stores that have not "merged, consolidated," or otherwise met an untimely fate. It's the original Fincher's White Front Western Store. You'll love it!

  • 11. Texas DE Brazil Restaurant
    Texas de Brazil, Fort Worth, Texas

    This limited-chain restaurant is a Brazilian-style "churrascaria" which offers a high-end salad bar and unlimited meat servings by costumed waiters. Great for a special evening meal or try the less pricey (Friday only) lunch. Go with a big appetite or select from the expansive salad bar only. One of our very favorite spots!

  • 12. Cowtown Coliseum
    Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas

    Fort Worth is COWTOWN! And this coliseum is the home of the first indoor rodeo. Weekly rodeos and other events are still held here. Close by are some of the original stock yards and pens used when the area was still home to the big packing houses. Lots of interesting history in the Stockyards!

  • 13. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, Texas

    An outstanding addition to the museum district, this one should be close to the top of your to-do list. Docents are available to offer fact-filled and insightful tours. The museum is absolutely beautiful and chock full of cowgirl memorabilia. Don't miss the gift shop! Short hours so call before you go.

  • 14. Thistle Hill House Museum
    Thistle Hill House Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

    This big elegant home was built as a honeymoon "cottage" for Electra Waggoner by her father. A popular place for weddings, but no candles in this historic home. Any tour of Thistle Hill is impressive, especially during the Christmas season.

  • 15. Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
    Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, Fort Worth, Texas

    A favorite attraction of the locals. The IMAX theater offers consistently fine entertainment.