Once a stop on the Chisholm Trail, Fort Worth is a city built around cattle–so it’s no surprise that this city, nicknamed Cowtown, has a bit more of a Western flair than next-door neighbor Dallas. Add a cowboy (or cowgirl) flair to your feed by visiting some of the most instagrammable places in Fort Worth!
15+ Best Fort Worth Photo Spots
Billy Bob’s Texas
The Billy Bob’s Texas building has been around since 1910, and in that time, it’s been an open-air barn, a WWII airplane factory, and a department store. Today, it’s the world’s biggest honky-tonk!
Get out on the wooden dance floor and capture a two-step for the ‘gram when looking for the best photo spots in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
As the oldest major botanic garden in Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a must-visit for romantic, floral photography. The gazebos in the Fuller Garden and Rose Garden are gorgeous spots for photo ops.
Bringing a little one with you as you search out Forth Worth photography locations? Check out the Backyard Vegetable Garden and the adorable child-sized Victorian-era home.
One of Fort Worth’s newest murals is on the side of 7 City Church. It’s a colorful compendium of cacti, cowboy hats, boots, and a healthy dose of Instagramable Texan culture.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Even in the hottest of months (and we know Texas can get steamy), the Fort Worth Water Gardens offer a reprieve from the heat in this urban oasis. Explore the blue meditation pool, the aerating pool, and the active pool to find the perfect location for your photoshoot in Fort Worth. Use a long exposure on the active pool to capture silky smooth cascades of water down the terraces.
Whether you want to recreate a Grease-inspired photoshoot or simply get a great view of the Fort Worth downtown, Coyote Drive-In offers great photo ops and movie ticket prices far lower than traditional theaters.
Fort Worth Stockyards
Yeehaw! The Fort Worth Stockyards are cowboy central! Don your boots and hat for to enjoy one of the most instagrammable spots in Fort Worth on the area’s brick walkways amidst wooden corrals, with a backdrop of a real cattle drive (11:30am and 4:00pm every day)!
The Foundry District (Inspiration Alley)
Aside from being a hub for small businesses in a big city (which I think is pretty awesome), The Foundry District is a haven for awesome art!
When you visit this community, be sure to take a stroll down Inspiration Alley and don’t forget to look up, down, and all around for colorful murals that cover the walls and creativity that impacts the entire area.
Gemelle Fort Worth
Gemelle is the Italian word for twins, and celebrity chef Tim Love was inspired by (you guessed it) his twin daughters to create this fun and entirely Instagrammable restaurant. Sip a frozen Aperol Spritz (½ off during Apy Hour) at their orange outdoor bar, take a photograph with their LOVE marquee sign, or lounge in a private cabana as you listen to live music.
One specific area of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden that deserves a visit on its own when seeking out the most instragrammable spots in Ft. Worth is the Japanese Garden.
Mid-to-late November is the perfect time for autumn photos at the Fort Worth Japanese Garden when the maple leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange.
The remainder of the year features towering bamboo, Insta-worthy bridges, and ponds with over 1,200 koi fish.
Melt Ice Creams
Aside from the fact that Melt serves some of the best ice creams in Fort Worth, with delicious flavors like Cookie Crush, Salt Lick, and Cup of Texas, they also have a super Instagrammable storefront.
The bright yellow wall will add a pop of color to your feed, and the accompanying ice cream is a sweet bonus!
Panther Island Pavilion
Panther Island Pavilion is a popular event space and music venue in Fort Worth, but for the purpose of this article, I suggest you BYOF. That is, Bring Your Own Floatie.
Grab your favorite inflatable (I recommend a pink llamacorn from Target) for Instagrammable fun on the Trinity River. Alternatively, you can kayak, SUP, or pedal boat with Fort Worth as your backdrop.
Sinclair Gas Station
When you stumble upon Sinclair Gas Station, you may wonder whether you’re in Austin (where things are always a little weird).
This perfectly preserved gas station from 1950 features old school pumps, a dinosaur on the roof, and the “go with the dino” slogan painted above the door. Most days, you’ll even see the mint green classic pickup truck parked out front.
The shopping and dining center of Fort Worth, Sundance Square is a pedestrian-friendly zone in the heart of downtown. Get creative with cute storefronts, restored historic buildings and iconic architecture as you enjoy one of the best photography locations in Fort Worth.
Tarrant County Court
While it is my sincere hope that you’ll never need to step foot inside the Tarrant County Court, the exterior of the building is absolutely stunning. Finished in 1895 and built from pink Texas granite, the Renaissance Revival style of architecture contributes law, order, and old school charm to your Instagram.
West Bend is so much more than a retail space… it’s a hub for innovation and art with some of the most iconic murals and sculptures in Fort Worth all on one spot.
Visit the “Y’all Means All” mural designed by Visit Fort Worth and take a photo at Laura Kimpton’s giant LOVE sculpture. Even the parking garage is full of murals, so be sure to take the stairs for a dose of art and cardio.
White Elephant Saloon
Also owned by Chef Tim Love (he might just be the King of Instagrammable Fort Worth), the White Elephant Saloon and its iconic cowboy hat-lined ceilings, wooden dance floor, and haunting history is a perfect place to end your tour of the most instagrammable places in Fort Worth.
The interior and exterior are reminiscent of the city’s wild, wild West days, and its spot on Esquire’s top 100 bars in the US means it’s the perfect place to wrap up your photoshoot with a cold beverage!
Map of the Most Instagrammable Places in Fort Worth