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Hotels in Fort Worth near Fort Worth Convention Center

Fort Worth Convention Center Introduction

With an indoor arena resembling a flying saucer, the Fort Worth Convention Center has welcomed musical legends including Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, and has hosted a Davis Cup tennis final. Built in 1968, it replaced what was called Hell’s Half Acre, a 14-block area in Downtown Fort Worth. Since then, it has been expanded on 3 separate occasions. It was originally called the Tarrant County Convention Center and was built to rival the Dallas Convention Center. It's located next to Fort Worth Water Gardens, which has 4.3 acres of waterfalls, pools, and fountains.

Hotels near Fort Worth Convention Center

There's a good selection of hotels within walking distance, all of which cater to visitors of the convention center. These tend to be 3-star and 4-star lodgings, some of which offer high-end add-ons such as wine bars, poolside bars, steakhouses, and gourmet restaurants. Many also have conference and meeting facilities, while some have suites with wet bars and 42-inch flat-screens. If you move slightly further out of Downtown, you can find some cheaper all-suite hotels and straightforward motels. The winter is the quietest season in Fort Worth and hotel prices fall accordingly.

Where to stay near Fort Worth Convention Center

The convention center is located in a popular Downtown area which is straightforward to explore on foot. The heart is at Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping and entertainment district with restaurants, shops, galleries, and performance venues. Just north of Downtown is the Stockyards National Historic District, which offers cowboy-style experiences, with a twice-daily cattle drive, weekly rodeos, and cowboy clothes shops. The Fort Worth Cultural District is just to the west of the convention center and this is the neighborhood for museums, galleries, and theaters.

Things to see near Fort Worth Convention Center

For a flavor of the Wild West, you could head to the Stockyards living museum and try a guided walk or a ride on a stage coach. Kids may enjoy the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze and Grapevine Vintage Railroad, also at the museum. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is the spot where Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The museum celebrates J.F.K.'s life and presidency, and recounts the events of that day. Fort Worth Zoo has a model village and shooting gallery, as well as animal attractions.

How to get to Fort Worth Convention Center

For free local travel to Sundance Square, try Molly the Trolley, which runs every 10 minutes. There are plenty of bus services in Downtown, and there’s a TRE (Trinity Railway Express) commuter train between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Fort Worth. Amtrak’s Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer connects Fort Worth with other major cities. By car, the city center can be reached by the I-20 or I-30 from the east or west, or by I-35W from the north or south. And by plane, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is 25.7 miles away.