Fort Worth, fondly known as "Cowtown", is the seat of Tarrant County, located in North Central Texas. It comprises the western part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CSMA), the area often referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Elevation - 600' above sea level
Geographical Area - 300 square miles
Arts, Sciences, Nature, Sports—Cowntown has it all…
Fort Worth is home to all sorts of world-class entertainment and activities, ranging from the ballet to the zoo. Its Cultural District boasts five spectacular museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. Sundance Square is where you'll find the acoustically perfect Bass Performance Hall.
In addition to those in the Cultural District, you'll also find museums around the city highlighting to Fort Worth's colorful Western past. Fort Worth often called "the museum capital of the Southwest." Here is a sampling: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Military Museum of Fort Worth, Texas Civil War Museum, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Stockyards Museum.
Music & Dance
Like performing arts? Check these out: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Billy Bob's, Texas Ballet Theater, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Hall, Fort Worth Opera, Jubilee Theater.
Fort Worth Zoo is home to over 5000 animals and has been named as a top zoo in the nation by various publications. Don't miss the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Sports & Recreation
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to a wide range of professional and collegiate sports, inlcuding the Texas Brahmas, Dallas Burn, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Rangers, Fort Worth Cats, Dallas Sidekicks, Dallas Stars, Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, and Texas Wesleyan University.
Fort Worth also offers great weather for golf, and the climate keeps the links lush year-round. Runners, walkers, and bikers will love Fort Worth's parks, especially the greenbelt along the Trinity River, and its trails weaving in and out of scenic areas throughout the city.