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A Quick Look at Fort Worth

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
111 W. 4th St., Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102-3951
(800) 433-5747 or (817) 336-8791

What’s new: The Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth’s headquarters convention center hotel, opened last year. Other hotels opened in the last two years include the 430-room Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, a $46 million transformation of a former Ramada property; the Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown; the Embassy Suites Hotel, and the Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. Late last year, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opened an $80 million building and a 76-foot-tall glass and stone tower that serves as the museum’s main entrance. The Fort Worth Zoo unveiled its $19 million herpetarium in March

Hotel rooms: Fort Worth has 2,300 hotel rooms downtown and 14,000 rooms in the city.

Location: Fort Worth is located in North Texas along Interstate 35W, about 35 miles west of Dallas.

Transportation: Fort Worth is 18 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one the busiest in the world with nearly 2,000 daily departures and arrivals and service to more than 150 cities worldwide. The Trinity Railway Express from the airport to downtown Fort Worth costs $2.50; a taxi costs about $50, the Yellow Checker Shuttle is $15, and the Super Shuttle is $25.Fort Worth is the hub of the south central corridor for Amtrak’s daily Texas Eagle route, which originates in Chicago and links St. Louis; Little Rock, Ark.; and Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas (with connecting service to Los Angeles). The Heartland Flyer route originates daily in Fort Worth and links to Oklahoma City.