Welcoming more than 5.5 million visitors each year, Fort Worth is among the premier vacation and business travel destinations in the U.S. Fort Worth boasts a unique blend of celebrated Western heritage with thriving commerce and culture, as well as a reputation as one of the safest and most livable cities in the country. The north central Texas city is a cultural gateway into the American West, bursting with museums, entertainment and attractions, as well as a diverse mix of music, cuisine and architecture. The 16th-largest city in the country, Fort Worth is still growing, as is its reputation as a top-notch business- and convention-ready destination.
Downtown Fort Worth is located just 17.5 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Offering more flights from more destinations than almost any other airport in the world, Dallas/Fort Worth International is located within a four-hour flight of every major city in the continental U.S. More than 155,000 travelers pass through the airport every day, taking advantage of the airport's nonstop service to more than 170 cities worldwide.
Fort Worth features a variety of ground transportation options that provide direct access to several downtown business and entertainment areas. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority bus system, known locally as the T, provides service throughout the city, including the Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth Cultural District and Sundance Square, while the Trinity Railway Express provides light rail service connecting downtown Fort Worth, Dallas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The vintage-style Molly the Trolley service provides free daily downtown transportation from Sundance Square to the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Spanning a 14-block area in the heart of downtown, the Fort Worth Convention Center features 253,226 square feet of total exhibit space. The newly expanded and renovated convention center is within easy walking distance of thousands of hotel rooms, as well as dozens of restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. Meeting spaces include 58,849 square feet of meeting rooms, a 28,160-square-foot ballroom and 55,000-square-foot Events Plaza, which connects to the beautiful Fort Worth Water Gardens.
Fort Worth unique venues range from celebrated museums to the world's largest honky tonk. Located in the city's historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Billy Bob's Texas is the world's largest honky tonk and a fantastic venue for group gatherings and events. Meeting spaces include the Texas Club, resembling a Texas saloon with copper tables, etched mirrors and brass chandeliers, as well as the Guitar Bar, with windows overlooking the arena and club. For another kind of experience, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, houses one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the central U.S. The permanent collection of more than 3,000 works is spaced throughout a striking facility of five long, flat-roofed pavilions that sit on a 1.5-acre pond. The museum is a perfect venue for meetings and events in a serene, modern atmosphere; the museum's 40-foot-tall glass walls framed in metal enable the facility to resemble glowing, floating lanterns at night.
Additional Fort Worth unique venues include the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, with meeting spaces ranging from tented pavilions to art gallery space, as well as the 109-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The largest botanical garden in Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is home to 23 specialty Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Fragrance Garden and Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, as well as a 17,000-square-foot Garden Center complete with meeting rooms and an auditorium.