Fort Worth

Population

2010: 741,206, #16 in U.S., #5 in Texas

1950: 278,778, #38 in U.S.

Fort Worth is part of the Dallas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Setting

Fort Worth was founded in 1849 as a U.S. Army outpost on the Trinity River. The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district, located north of downtown.

Buildings

Tallest building: Burnett Plaza, 567 feet (1983)

List of tallest buildings

Stores

Fort Worth has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak’s Texas Eagle goes east from the Intermodal Transportation Center (on the east side of downtown) to Dallas, St. Louis, and Chicago, and south to Austin and San Antonio, continuing west to Los Angeles. The Heartland Flyer has daily service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

Trinity Railway Express (1996) is a 35-mile commuter line between Fort Worth and Dallas Union Station. In downtown Fort Worth, trains stop at the Intermodal Transportation Center and the former Texas and Pacific station.



Downtown Fort Worth
(Photo by Billy Hathorn)

Museums

The Sid Richardson Museum is located downtown. The Museum of Science and History, the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum are in the Cultural District, west of downtown.

Theaters

The AMC Palace 9 has first-run movies in downtown’s Sundance Square area. The Bass Performance Hall (1998) hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Opera, and touring Broadway shows. The Jubilee Theatre and the Circle Theatre are also downtown.

Sports

The Fort Worth Cats of the independent American Association play at LaGrave Field (2002), north of downtown. The arena at the Fort Worth Convention Center has concerts, sporting events, and other events.

Map of Downtown Fort Worth

Sundance Square

Fort Worth Architecture