Cowtown Marathon & Half Marathon
Fort Worth, TX USA
February 23, 2014

Attractions around Fort Worth, TX

Forth Worth is a large city with small town charm, famous for its nightlife, food and outdoor attractions. Like many other places in Texas, the city is known for its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere.

For music lovers of any genre, Forth Worth is an ideal destination. For those who are classically inclined, the state of the art Bass Performance Hall is a perfect place to listen to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. It is also a great spot to watch a play or be entertained by one of the city's many comedians. Naturally, this Texan city is also one of the best places to experience country music in the world. In Sundance Square, a buzzing downtown location packed with restaurants, bars and musical venues, visitors can enjoy the vibrancy of Southern rhythms.

Art galleries are some of the city's most popular attractions, and there are certainly enough to satisfy any critic. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth showcases modern architecture, regular special exhibits and the latest works from local and international artists. Nearby, the Kimball Art Museum features more classic pieces and some signature works from iconic international figures. For those who appreciate sculpture and photography, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is well worth a visit.

When visiting Fort Worth, taking advantage of the beautiful weather is essential. There are numerous outdoor attractions to explore. The Forth Worth Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country and showcases a number of rare animals. With trains to ride around the exhibits and large, natural habitats, the zoo is popular with families. Just five miles outside the center of the city, the Stockyards National Historic District celebrates the Western lifestyle of Texas. It showcases cowboys, rodeos, cattle and classic Texan food.

A perfect combination of art and nature, the Fort Worth Water Gardens are a beautiful place to escape the heat and experience the harmony of modern architecture and the power of water. The city's botanical garden is a peaceful environment in which to enjoy a diverse collection of plants and local wildlife. It is also the ideal spot to relax with a picnic or spend time with friends.

Downtown Forth Worth has an energetic atmosphere at any time of year. It combines restaurants of virtually every ethnicity with jazz lounges, museums, bars and boutique shopping. There are numerous options for accommodation within walking distance of downtown, allowing visitors to completely relax and enjoy all available entertainment.