We’ve curated the quintessential Fort Worth experience into a 6 hour sightseeing tour. We will explore the many forces that have shaped the city from past to present, visit many historical and cultural sites and take you back in time to discover why Fort Worth is called “Where the West Begins.”
About: FORT WORTH TOUR
Discover the city of “cowboys and culture,” a true Texan experience packed with longhorns, rodeos and western saloons.
Our first stop is at the legendary Stockyards. We will give the group time to have lunch at one of the local eateries, your guide will provide you with recommendations or we can plan your lunch ahead of time, which is recommended for groups of 10 or more guests. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to explore all the area attractions and stores before we resume our excursion.
From the Stockyards, our journey will take us to the heart of downtown, Sundance Square, a dazzling historic and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings, red brick streets and lush courtyards add to the plaza’s authentic western aura.
Fort Worth’s fascinating western history and colorful past will come to life with tales about the Chisholm Trail and the famous outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, while we stroll the Hell’s Half Acre where saloons, gambling parlors and dance halls once flourished.
We will then explore the sunken Fort Worth Water Gardens; an architectural and engineering marvel creating a beautiful and refreshing oasis, and stop by the JFK Tribute Memorial and the former Hotel Texas where President John F. Kennedy spent the last night of his life.
Come with us and discover Fort Worth’s rich history; from a lonely outpost on the western frontier and the cattle drives of the Chisholm Trail to the vibrant city Fort Worth is today.
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stock Yards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry.
You will have two hour to explore all the attractions at your own pace, grab a souvenir & eat some good grub!
Cattle Drive at 11:30 AM and 4:00 PM
Sundance Square Plaza
The heart of downtown Fort Worth is Sundance Square, a 35-square-block shopping and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering skyscrapers. Here, you’ll find locals, downtown residents and visitors among a multitude of restaurants, shops, galleries and performance venues.
Hell's Half Acre / The Wild Bunch
Hell's Half Acre was a precinct of Fort Worth designated as a red-light district beginning the early to mid-1870s. It came to be called the town's "Bloody Third ward" because of the violence and lawlessness in the area. We will revisit some of the craziest stories from the Old Wild West including the iconic 1900 image showing the Fort Worth most infamous outlaws, Harvey Logan, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid.
John F. Kennedy Tribute Memorial
On November 22, 1963 Kennedy's remarks outside Hotel Texas (now the Fort Worth Hilton) were to be his final public address, imbuing the Fort Worth visit with extraordinary significance. This was the last time the nation heard the 35th President of the United States speak, and his themes on that historic day are as relevant today as they were in 1963.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
Cultural District and Museums
Masterpieces abound in the museums of the Fort Worth Cultural District, located a few miles west of downtown. This is, without question, one of the finest collections of museums in America. In a single, park-like setting, you can span virtually the entire history of art, from priceless antiquities to Impressionist milestones to modern artworks. It’s a wonderful place to find inspiration, broaden your horizons and spend some quality time with your family.
The Cultural District is also home to the Will Rogers Memorial Center one of the top equestrian show facilities, Dickies Arena the new home of the Annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and the acclaimed theater, Casa Mañana.
What Guests Say
Fantastic Family Reunion Event
Our family reunion booked a bus tour for 25 on Saturday mid summer. The tour guide was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Even the Fort Worth natives in the group learned some new facts about Fort Worth. The hotel pick up option was fantastic and a great value!
Joy Wall, Yonkers New York
Excellent comprehensive tour
We had a very good experience, got a first complete view of the city with a lot of information which, otherwise would have been difficult to know. Diana was great, her enthusiasm is contagious, she loves the city and is happy to share it. Price worth it
Margaret K., London, United Kingdom
A Must-Do Tour of FW
We enjoyed this tour on Sunday from 10am to 3pm with John. To say that John knows the city is an understatement. His insight into the history of FW made for a relaxed but very informative tour. The experience included several short walking excursions!
Robin R., Tulsa, Oklahoma
Frequent Asked Questions
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Where do we meet if we do a private tour?
We can pick you up or meet you at any location you request in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. We will determine the appropriate vehicle depending on the number of guests in your group. Private tours require a minimum of 6 to 10 guests.
How long does the tour last?
Depends on the tour and where you are located. A Fort Worth Tour might take 6-7 hours if we depart from Dallas, however, it might be only 4 hours long for a group located in downtown Fort Worth. Your duration can be adjusted to accommodate your itinerary. When we plan one of our tours, we assign a coordinator that will work with you to ensure your excursion is timed accordingly to your requirements.
Can we do the tour without lunch or dinner?
Yes, you can plan lunch/dinner on your own, however, for a group of ten or more guests we strongly recommend we coordinate your lunch or dinner ahead of time to make sure that we can keep your itinerary on time and you have the best experience.
What are the stops in my food tour?
Each tour is unique, depending on your location, the date, time and availability we might stop at different establishments. Your tour coordinator will put together a tentative route for your approval.
Can you accommodate vegan/vegetarian requirements?
Yes, most private tours will allow us to accommodate dietary requirements. Few themed food experiences such as BBQ tours / Taco and Margarita tours and Pizza Tours are impossible to adjust to this requirement.
Can we change the route or combine multiple routes?
Yes, private tours allow us to adjust the route base on your requirements. We frequently combine our Dallas Sightseeing Tour with our JFK historical tour for groups of guest that has limited time. Let us know what you have in mind and we will work with you to make it happen.
What time of transportation do you use?
The type of transportation is determined by the size of the group. We can accommodate from 6 - 53 guests or more. All our vehicles are fully insured and under a strict maintenance schedule.
What time does the tour start?
It's a private tour, you let us know what time you want us to pick you up? Food, wine, and beer tours should start after 11:00 AM, numerous establishments are closed before noon.
What is the cancellation/refund policy for private tours.
Each tour that you book with us has its own refund policy. Refund policies vary depending on the excursion and how much in advance the tour is reserved. Make sure you read the cancellation/refund policy before you book your tour.
Can we drink alcohol on the tour bus, can you provide a cooler?
Yes, most times we can arrange soft drinks, ice and coolers (you need to bring your own booze). Ask your tour coordinator to make sure we have time to plan and have everything in place.
Why should we book the tour with you?
We have been doing tours for over a decade, all our tour guides and professionally trained and love Dallas - Fort Worth and we know you will, too!. Our goal is to make sure each guest has an exceptional experience.