Travel Information

Fort Worth, Texas is geographically located in the Sunbelt area of the United States and enjoys a favorable climate throughout most of the year. The warm season in the Fort Worth area averages 249 days. The first occurrence of 32° F or below is usually in late November. Rainfall occurs frequently throughout the year. Inclement weather normally lasts for no more than a day or two, followed by several days of fair skies. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year, most frequently in the spring. Snowfall is rare.


Month Average High Average Low
January 54°F / 12°C 34°F / 1°C
February 59°F / 15°C 38°F / 3°C
March 67°F / 19°C 45°F / 7°C
April 77°F / 25°C 55°F / 13°C
May 84°F / 29°C 63°F / 17°C
June 93°F / 34°C 71°F / 22°C
July 98°F / 37°C 75°F / 24°C
August 97°F / 36°C 74°F / 23°C
September 90°F /32°C 68°F / 20°C
October 80°F / 27°C 57°F / 14°C
November 66°F / 19°C 45°F / 7°C
December 58°F / 14°C 37°F / 3°C
Source: Weather of U.S. Cities, Gale Research Co. 1987


Given the warm temperatures, Fort Worth is a somewhat casual city. Casual clothing is the norm for enjoying events such as sports venues, attractions and museums. Short sleeves are ideal around the clock for the summer months, while a light jacket may be necessary fall and spring evenings. The colder months may require a few extra layers.

About the Region

Quick Facts about Fort Worth

Fort Worth, fondly known as "Cowtown," is the seat of Tarrant County, located in North Central Texas.

  • Year Founded: 1849
  • Elevation: 600' above sea level
  • Sales Tax: 8.25% 

Mini History of Fort Worth

Fort Worth got a rough-and-rowdy reputation early when it was settled in 1849 as an Army outpost on the fork of the Trinity River--one of eight different posts in Texas assigned to protect settlers from Indian attacks. As this thriving town became the last major stop on the legendary Chisholm Trail, it also became home to settlers and soldiers, cattle drovers and outlaws who lived it up in the legendary "Hell's Half Acre." In the latter half of the 1800s, the arrival of the railroad transformed Fort Worth into a major shipping center for livestock.

With the construction of meat packing companies, Fort Worth became the second largest livestock market in the country. With the discovery of vast oil fields in West Texas, Fort Worth grew in importance as the last large commercial center before the prairie. It was in Fort Worth that deals were made and drilling supplies were procured. These freewheeling Western roots have given rise to the Fort Worth of today, a city with a deep sense of Western heritage that has been named All-America City twice in the past three decades.

Unlike any other, Fort Worth is a city where the Old West continues to live side by side with high-tech industry, performing and fine arts, medical centers and international business operations. The secret to Fort Worth's success lies in each resident: contributing to the future while not turning their backs on what created this town--the spirit of the Old West.

Downtown Fort Worth is just 17.5 miles and 25 minutes by ground transportation from DFW International Airport. It's the fourth busiest airport in the nation, with non-stop service to more than 200 cities worldwide and more than 2,200 flights daily. Thanks to its premium location in the center of the United States, getting to Fort Worth and back home is a breeze.

Texas Facts

  • Capitol: Austin
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Flower: Bluebonnet
  • Motto: Friendship
  • Song: "Texas Our Texas"
  • Tree: Pecan
  • Stone: Petrified Palmwood
  • Dish: Chili
  • Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit

Car Rentals: United States Training Academy

Avis Car Rental

Discount Code: D757364
Phone: 1-800-331-7423

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Discount Code: XZ9C565
Phone: +1 817-571-2336 (Bedford, TX Location)

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National Car Rental

Contract ID: XZ9C565
Phone: 1-800-CAR-RENT

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Local Attractions: United States Training Academy

Western Attractions

  • Billy Bob's Texas - World's largest country music nightclub.
  • Cattle Raisers Museum - Life-size longhorn cattle, interactive exhibits, artifacts, "talking mannequins" and a theater tell the story of the cattle and ranching industries in the Southwest.
  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo - Experience the unforgettable pageantry, color and excitement of this famous stock show and rodeo, held in the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
  • Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - See cowboys, horses, longhorns and buffalo in the Wild West show that toured the world in the 1900s.
  • Stockyards Championship Rodeo - Catch live rodeo action in Cowtown Coliseum, site of the world's first indoor rodeo.
  • Stockyards Station - Shopping, dining and Texas-style entertainment. More than 30 unique shops and restaurants, and is also the Tarantula Steam Train terminal.
  • White Elephant Saloon - The White Elephant Saloon opened in the early days of Fort Worth history and has remained an authentic old-west saloon.


  • Texas Motor Speedway - Don't miss the action at the only raceway between Alabama and Arizona that brings the top names in NASCAR and Indy racing.
  • Lone Star Park - You can wager on horse racing all year long at this beautiful, world-class racetrack in Grand Prairie. Lone Star Park offers live races many months of the year and full-card simulcasting year-round.
  • Globe Life Park in Arlington - Experience all the excitement of major league baseball in one of the most beautiful ballparks ever created. In addition to Texas Rangers games, the Globe Life Park in Arlington offers restaurants, a museum and art gallery, souvenir shops, and tours.
  • Fort Worth Brahmas Hockey - Watch the high-speed excitement of Fort Worth's only professional sports franchise. The season runs from mid-October through March at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
  • Dallas Stars Hockey - See the 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars face-off against the best of the NHL, September through April at the American Airlines Center.
  • Texas Rangers - Watch the Texas Rangers play in the Globe Life Park in Arlington. The regular baseball season runs April through September.
  • Dallas Cowboys - Watch the five-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys play, August through January at AT&T Stadium.
  • Dallas Mavericks - Watch an exciting basketball game at the American Airlines Center, October through April.
  • Fort Worth Cat's - Watch exciting baseball game with the 2005 Central League Title winners, May through September.
  • Dallas Desperados - Watch an exciting football game and see the Desperados Dancers, January through May.

Adventure Attractions

  • Six Flags Over Texas - Six Flags Over Texas Experience Texas' biggest theme park featuring the world's #1 wooden roller coaster and more than 100 rides and attractions.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park - Come experience new water thrill rides including the tallest water slide of its kind!
  • Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe it or Not - Unforgettable moments in Hollywood, history, religion and fantasy captured in wax, plus Ripley's bizarre oddities.
  • Fort Worth Zoo - This nationally ranked zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals from around the world, including gorillas, rhinos, penguins, koalas and baby elephant.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - Go on safari and discover a world of 1,100 exotics on this secluded 2,700-acre wildlife preserve.

Museums and Attractions

  • Frontiers of Flight Museum - This museum is assembled mostly from artifacts from the University of Texas at Dallas Collection of Flight, one of the largest aviation archives in the country.
  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum - The museum encompasses nearly 50,000 square feet of display area in four hangars containing aircraft spanning history from World War I through Vietnam, artwork, artifacts and a gift shop.
  • Pate Museum of Transportation - A collection of antique automobiles, aircraft and a private railcar are housed here. In addition there are tanks, wagons, boats and a mock-up of a spacecraft. And the best part is that it's all free.
  • The Sixth Floor Museum - Located in the former Texas School Book Depository, now the Dallas County Administration building, Dallas' official John F. Kennedy museum.
  • Bass Performance Hall - This acclaimed multipurpose facility is the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Fort Worth Opera and Cliburn Concerts.
  • The Meyerson - Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the 2005 winners of the coveted International Music Award.
  • Casa Mañana Theatre - Bringing theatre to Fort worth since 1936. Recognized as the "Best Live Theatre Company" by the Fort Worth Star Telegram readers poll.
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History & Omni Theater - Since the mid-1980’s the Museum annually welcomes over 1 million visitors, making it the most popular cultural attraction in North Texas.
  • Kimbell Art Museum - At "America's best small museum," the permanent collection features masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Caravaggio, El Greco, Cezanne,Matisse and Picasso, as well as antiquities, Asian, African and Precolumbian art.
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art - Permanently displays 60 masterworks by two great artists of the American West: Charles Russell and Frederick Remington.

Landmark Attractions

  • Sundance Square - Downtown Fort Worth's entertainment and shopping district, features a vibrant mix of restaurants, shopping, theatre, arts, movies, music, and more.
  • Reunion Tower - This is the place to see Dallas in its entirety. The tower's observation deck, 50 stories above city streets, provides a 360-degree view. The vista includes Dallas' Uptown neighborhood and downtown, the many railroad tracks, and the tree-lined Trinity River. Atop Reunion Tower, Antares Restaurant and Bar makes one full revolution every 45 minutes. Sunsets can be breathtaking.
  • Grapevine Mills Mall - Grapevine Mills is the first super-regional, value-oriented megamall in Texas and the Southwest. The 1.5 million-square-foot mall is also one of the largest shopping centers in Texas and offers a variety of retail stores, manufacturers' outlets, department stores, off-price retailers and dining and entertainment venues.