Half-Day Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour with Transportation from Dallas

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Half Day Guided Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour

From $85.92

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the history of Fort Worth on this half-day historical tour from Dallas. Listen to your guide detail the history of the city's birth in the 1840s to current day while traveling with a small group of just 15 people or fewer. Round-trip transportation from centrally located meeting point.
  • See Fort Worth's highlights and landmarks
  • Skip the hassle of renting a car from Dallas
  • Learn about the history from your guide

What's Included

  • Reach back in time to when cowboys would stop at Fort Worth’s “Hell’s Half Acre” to rest and relax
  • Live Stock Exchange, 125-acre venue a must see in Fort Worth, home to the world’s only cattle drive
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with driver
  • Professional historian guide
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
    646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA

    **Meeting/Departure Point:** JFK MEMORIAL 646 Main St Dallas TX 75202 **Meeting/Departure Point Instruction:** Company Van will pull into the front of JFK Memorial and pick you up. Look for either a White or Silver Ford Vans **Parking Fee Not Included.**

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort Worth Water Gardens

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

JFK Tribute

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tarrant County Courthouse

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

6 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Livestock Exchange Building

Admission Ticket Free

Cowtown Coliseum

Admission Ticket Free

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For children 0-2yrs old call office for discount but must provide child seat All children 3 and up must have regular priced ticket
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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138 reviews
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What a nice city escape
Daria_K, Feb 2024
Me and my partner enjoyed this trip very much, saw the water gardens,JFK final speech memorial and got to Fort Worth to see parade and explore there and about. Highly recommend to come here!
Amazing adventure!
Katrina_C, Jan 2024
Tim our tour guide was amazing! He brought so much knowledge and interesting facts to the tour that you would not otherwise get about Fort Worth. In addition he gave so many insights on the drive there and back.
An awesome experience with an awesome guide.
Paul_F, Jan 2024
My tour guide was absolutely great. He was extremely knowledgeable, witty, accommodating, and most kind. Your company is very lucky to have such an individual working for it, and I hope you recognize this fact and treat him with the great respect he deserves. He reflects highly on your establishment.
Good overview of Fort Worth
CarlL_B, Jan 2024
Preston, our tour guide was informative, knowledgeable and answered questions. We enjoyed highlight of the excursion, the cattle drive, at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Good times in Texas.
Korliss_M, Jan 2024
Preston was amazing and gave the history, interesting narratives and anecdotes that made our tour enjoyable.
Just the facts!
Kimberly_M, Dec 2023
When our family travels we always start with a tour of the city we are visiting. We have been on many tours, but this one was rather bland. The gentleman was very nice and had a lot of knowledge about the area. However, it wasn’t very engaging, especially for teens and young adults. Our family enjoys more of a storyteller that draws you into the history of the area. Of the four hours, almost two hours of the tour are spent at the Stockyards on your own exploring. We prefer to learn about the general area so that we get an overview of the location we are visiting, not just be given time to explore on our own. Overall just wasn’t what we were expecting.
Know What You’re Getting Into
YongQin_X, Dec 2023
The tour guide had an amazing personality but the website really should’ve informed you that this isn’t a guided tour. They drop you off and pick you up afterwards. The “4 hours” duration includes the driving time.
A pleasant morning.
Esther_E, Nov 2023
I had pictures from the store that sells hides and other products, but could not get them to load. I enjoyed seeing Fort Worth Water Gardens as well as the Stockade parade and the store in North Ft Worth with all the animals that had been stuffed and displayed. There was enough time to walk around and go where I wanted to go as well as get a meal and sit down to eat it. The tour was about half full, but we went anyway. I was glad for that.
Very good
Diane_C, Nov 2023
This was a very good experience. Though time is limited . To see all the buildings and be able to have lunch in a timely manner as it is a very popular location
Matt was great!
Brett_S, Nov 2023
Everything was great! Matt was super nice and kept the crowd (me) asking questions. Only disappointed was the 2 hours in Ft Worth. There is so much more to see and it didn’t happen for us in 2 hours. But absolutely amazing experience!
Amazing half day tour
Linda_B, Nov 2023
Excellent tour to the Dallas Fort Worth stockyards. Dan was an exceptional guide. He was engaging and full of local knowledge. We enjoyed a very fun half day tour. Highly recommend the tour!
Stockyards were a lot of...
Clare_S, Oct 2023
Stockyards were a lot of fun- could’ve spent more time there. Our guide Preston was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Matt is a great tour...
Kristine_B, Oct 2023
Matt is a great tour guide with a lot of good stories....Ft Worth is a really cool area with the Stockyards. The steer coming down the street is neat to see
Dallas/Fort Worth overview
Kem_W, Oct 2023
Very informative! I would recommend this tour. The guide Preston was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Enjoyable trip
Graham_R, Sep 2023
Preston our guide texted us prior to pick up and met us on time at JFK memorial in Dallas We had a half an hour journey to Fort Worth and on the way stopped off at the water gardens and JFK memorial in Fort Worth. Along the way Preston kept us informed and entertained and upon arrival at the stockyards he gave us some history and pointed out points of interest. We had an hour to spend at the shops and bars at the stockyards before the cattle were led down the street in the twice daily event . Those longhorn cattle were certainly impressive. After this we met up with our guide for the journey back to Dallas where once again we were entertained and informed of interesting facts along the way and he even sang a song about the local river being a little on the smelly side 😂 We had a great afternoon trip and this was down to our guide ..Thanks Preston from Graham and Carolyn from the uk
Loved this trip
Julie_M, Sep 2023
Loved this tour just needed a whole day for this trip for going around more shops l, guide was very informative. Thank you
fun tour to Fort Worth
Kylie_D, Sep 2023
Tour was great. William driver was informative and gave clear instructions as to where to meet . You get 2 hrs free time in Fort Worth which was perfect for us . Had BBQ lunch, shopping and saw the long horns and back by 2pm.
Great Tour!
Mary_R, Sep 2023
William gave us a fantastic narrative along the drive from Dallas to Fort Worth. I learned a lot about the history of the two cities. He’s a great story teller and engaged all of us in the conversation. His tips on what to do & see when we got to The Stockyards helped us maximize our time there. I highly recommend this your; it’s just be right amount of time and information!
All the Viator tours I've taken over the years have been stellar!
Dorothy_M, Sep 2023
Everything about the tour was great! We were so happy we took it! I think our favorite part was watching the longhorn cattle parade down the street! Such a unique experience! We also enjoyed eating at Riscky's!
Nicole_G, Aug 2023
Preston was our driver and was outstanding! Very knowledgeable the tour was great. Lots of shops and dinning options. Wish we had more time to shop

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Half-Day Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour with Transportation from Dallas


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