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Guided Tour of Fort Worth, Texas

In North Central Texas is Fort Worth, the cultural gateway into the American West. From the priceless masterpieces in the world-renowned Cultural District to the true American West found in Fort Worth Stockyards, enjoy a wide range of exciting experiences on a guided tour of Fort Worth as part of our Dallas and Fort Worth vacation package. Established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth first become famous during the great open-range cattle drives of the late 19th century when more than 10 million head of cattle tramped through the city on the Chisholm Trail. Still embracing its Western heritage, today Fort Worth is known as the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. 

Guided Tour of Fort Worth and Cattle Drive

Guided Tour of Fort Worth and Cattle Drive

Guided Tour of Fort Worth and Cattle Drive Guided Tour of Fort Worth and Cattle Drive

What to Expect on your Guided Tour of Fort Worth

During your Fort Worth bus tour you will see some of Texas’ most renowned landmarks with a knowledgeable and friendly step-on-guide. Also included in your trip to Fort Worth is a cattle drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards. 

Fort Worth Stockyards

Start your guided tour in Fort Worth Stockyards. Listed on the National Register as a historical district since 1976, the Fort Worth Stockyards are the history book of the livestock industry in Texas represented by each original brick and mortar, the wooden corrals, the men and the music of the Stockyards. Here you will meet your tour guide who will take you on a city tour of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Situated in Downtown Fort Worth, adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center is the Fort Worth Water Gardens.  A beautiful and refreshing oasis amid the busy city, passersby can delight in three pools featured throughout the park: the aerating, the quiet pool and the active pool.

Sundance Square

In the heart of Downtown Fort Worth is Sundance Square, a 35-block, privately owned, commercial residential, entertainment and retail district. Both locals and tourists are attracted to the mixture of shops, restaurants, art galleries and performing arts venues that keep the streets alive day and night.

The Cultural District

Minutes from Downtown Fort Worth is the city’s Cultural District. Bordered by a tree lined boulevard paved with bricks and surrounded by manicured grounds, the Cultural District is home to charming shops and restaurants, Old World and New World art masterpieces, science and cultural exhibits, performing arts theaters and the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Billy Bob’s of Texas

Your time in Fort Worth would not be complete without a visit to Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk. Boasting three acres of fun, Billy Bob’s is home to an indoor rodeo arena, a Texas-size dance floor, dozens of bar stations, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity hand prints and even has a general store within.

Cattle Drive at Fort Worth Stockyards

Back at Fort Worth Stockyards; delight in the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling and the rhythm of hoof beats during a cattle drive. The romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives return to Fort Worth with the Herd-Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands who offer an unforgettable glimpse into the past.

The Fort Worth Herd of 15 Texas Longhorns was acquired by the city in honor of Fort Worth’s sesquicentennial celebration, each steer representing one decade from Fort Worth’s colorful past. On June 12, 1999, 15,000 spectators gathered to see the first cattle drive in Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, and it has been a prominent part of the Stockyards ever since. Watch in awe as drovers drive their longhorns along East Exchange Avenue, harking back to a time when the great herds rumbled through the dusty streets of Fort Worth on their way to market.