A Perfect Location to Explore Fort Worth
Our location in the center of downtown is ideal for getting around the city and visiting all Fort Worth attractions.Sundance Square, Fort Worth’s top shopping and entertainment venue, and the Fort Worth Convention Center are just two blocks away. From sporting events to theater, concerts, to museums, shopping and nightlife — there is so much to explore in Fort Worth. Our concierge is happy to assist with planning activities for you to experience our great city.
Top Fort Worth attractions within close proximity to The Ashton Hotel:
concerts, performances halls & theatres
The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall (Bass Hall), is just a few short blocks from The Ashton Hotel, has been ranked "one of the top 10 opera houses in the world," by Travel and Leisure. In addition to opera, Bass Hall is home to the Ballet, the Symphony Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Competition and concerts, and special productions by Casa Manaña theatre.
In addition to Bass Hall, two theatres are walking distance from the hotel. Circle Theatre specializes in contemporary plays and often produces plays by Texas playwrights. Jubilee Theater is renown for its focus on African-American plays and productions.
The Kimbell Art Museum is consistently ranked among the outstanding modern public art-gallery facilities in the world. Designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn, the building that the Kimbell calls home is almost as famous as its collections.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth exhibits the following contemporary art mediums: painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. A new Modern Art Museum designed by Tadao Ando opened in November, 2002, and is expected to rival the top modern art museums in the world.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is devoted to exhibiting the finest examples of American art, which includes Amon G. Carter's personal collection featuring Remingtons and Russells. The museum underwent a $39 million dollar expansion in 1999, which tripled its exhibition space.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has been the most popular cultural attraction in North Texas since the mid-1980s. It features interactive exhibits, galleries, Noble Planetarium and Omni Theater, which have shows daily.
stockyards national historic district
The historical Stockyards, filled with western shops, restaurants, nightclubs and Longhorns. It is a must see for those who want to experience the flavor of the Old West. Located just three miles North of downtown.
other points of interest
The nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo is about 10 minutes driving from The Ashton Hotel. The Zoo is full of interesting species and exhibits including Siberian Tigers, Koala Bears, a primate exhibit designed by Dr. Jane Goodall, and the Texas Wild exhibit.
The Tee-off for Colonial Golf Tournament in May attracts winners from the U.S.P.G.A., U.S. Open, British Open, and the Masters tournaments. The golf course is a short driving distance from the hotel.