Fort Worth has a population of 741,206 making it the 5th biggest city in Texas. It operates on the CDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Houston.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||203 m over sea level|
|Airports||Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth Meacham Airport, Fort Worth Spinks Airport|
A thriving center of culture, entertainment and commerce, Fort Worth, Texas is also considered one of "America's Most Livable Communities."
Fort Worth is an historic gateway to the American West. Established in 1849, this sister town to Dallas soon became the source of legendary cattle drives up to and through the northern states.
Fort Worth has indentified itself, and with good reason, as the spot where the West begins. With a blend of world-class museums, hot night life, a top-ranked zoo, and places rich in western legend, Fort Worth played a vital part in American history.
Situated on the rolling hills of North Texas, this is a place of mystic qualities where the spirit of the American West is still alive and kicking; a place of wide open spaces and even grander dreams.
Did you know?
- Fort Worth was originally established as a protective Army outpost situated on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
- Fort Worth is also nicknamed "Cowtown" due to its stockyards and as the starting point for the historic cattle drives.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Fort Worth one of its 2009 Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
- Other than Washington D.C., Fort Worth is the only other location where U.S. paper currency is printed.
- Fort Worth Stockyards
The beating heart of Fort Worth's Old West heritage, this National Historic District is a window into the past. Female police officers still patrol on horseback and cattle drives take place daily on the cobblestones of Exchange Avenue.
With livestock industry roots planted firmly in the Fort Worth Stockyards, it's the biggest and busiest cattle marketing center in the South. Take a stroll and marvel at the Livestock Exchange Building, the Cowtown Coliseum and the world's largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob's Texas.
- Fort Worth Museum of Science
One of the biggest of its kind in the country, the Fort Worth Museum of Science boasts a domed IMAX theatre, a planetarium, eight exhibition galleries and amazing hands-on learning and science displays.
A one of a kind museum of science and history, it is located in the Cultural District within walking distance of other great Forth Worth attractions. While currently building their new facility, you will find some of the museum's exhibits in their temporary home at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando, this museum is a masterpiece of architecture. At the Modern you can find over 50,000 square feet of gallery space, making it second in size only to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The Modern possesses an impressive permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon, among many other modern masters. A true cultural firmament, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth needs at least a long afternoon to savor!