U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

Fort Worth Tours

Our Reunion Committee has contracted with Military Reunion Planners as our tours vendor. We are certain you will be both pleased and satisfied with their service.

Reservations

Select your tours and pay your fees through our Vendor's Tours Reservation page.

Reservation Fee

A Reservation Fee of $10.00 per person is charged for each tour.

Reservation-by-Phone

There is a $15.00 surcharge for registrations taken over the phone. Please download the Reservation Form and have your order ready before calling the Vendor, Military Reunion Planners (817-251-3551)

Tour List

Date Tour Reservation Fee
(per person)
Cost
(per person)
Time
15 June Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner (limited to 40 People) $10.00 $125.00 1800 -2200
17 June George W. Bush Presidential Library & JFK Museum $10.00 $75.00 0900 -1700
17 June Fort Worth City Tour $10.00 $49.00 0930 - 1530
18 June The Money Factory (Bureau of Engraving & Printing) $10.00 $35.00 0830 - 1130
18 June The Palace in Dallas – Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour $10.00 $45.00 0900 -1230
18 June Historic Grapevine, Shooting Range, Browsing $10.00 $39.00 0900 -1600
18 June  Fort Worth City Tour $10.00 $45.00 1200 -1630
18 June  Evening in the Stockyards featuring Billy Bob’s $10.00 $50.00 1800 - 2200
19 June  The Stockyards for Browsing and Lunch On Your Own $10.00 $25.00 1200 - 1700

Tour Descriptions

Grapevine Glockenspiel
Billy Bob's
Fort Worth Stockyards
Bass Hall Angel
Texas Gun Experience
AT & T Stadium
Bureau of Engraving & Printing
George W. Bush Library
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Fort Worth City Tour

Discover the city of “cowboys and culture,” a true Texan experience packed with longhorns, outlaws, and western saloons. Fort Worth will capture your heart with its charming blend of the Wild West and modern cultures. We will go on a historical tour from what was once a wild frontier inhabited by buffalo, Indians, and cattle drovers, to the present city, with its magnificent skyscrapers and a world class Arts scene. Fort Worth’s fascinating Western history will come to life with tales about the Chisholm Trail and famous outlaws like Butch Cassidy and Bat Masterson. We will ride through the Cultural District, filled with sculpture, museums, and artwork like the stunning “Trumpet Angels” outside renowned Bass Hall. We also roll by JFK Memorial and the “Texan Hotel” where JFK spent the last night of his life. We end our riding tour with time in the “Stockyards” to stroll Hell’s Half Acre, where saloons, gambling parlors, brothels, and dance halls once flourished — and some still do. A highlight will be the daily “Cattle Drive” down Main Street with real cowboys and real Longhorns. You will have time for browsing and lunch on your own in the Stockyards and may return to the hotel at your leisure on one of our intermediate shuttle bus runs.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & JFK Assassination Museum

The Bush Library’s state–of–the–art exhibits include a stunning presentation on terrorism and the World Trade Center bombing, including artifacts and a day–by–day timeline post-911, as experienced through the eyes of the President. A unique experience can be found in the interactive “Decision Theater” which thrusts you into the decision–making process that a President experiences during a crisis. Sit at a desk, get the facts, and struggle with the same questions as George W. did. Then, you make the decision!

Lunch on your own will be in Dallas’ West End, one of the city’s leading tourist attractions. Then on to the Sixth Floor Museum which chronicles the assassination and legacy of JFK and interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. The Museum is located in the Texas School Book Depository where the fatal shot was taken.

Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner

We have limited capacity on this incredibly special evening in historic Grapevine - the Wine Capital of Texas. Enjoy a splendidly curated 5-course dinner with perfectly paired wine selections to entice the full flavors of your sumptuous meal. Start with a welcome toast, followed by a duo-appetizer of Beef Tenderloin Crostini and Goat Cheese & Beet Cannoli, then a course of Arugula & Citrus salad with yogurt vinaigrette followed by Lobster Bisque with creme fraiche. Your main entree is a Surf & Turf of Pistachio Herbed Crusted Sea Bass with Parsnip Purée & Hickory Smoked Filet Mignon with Veal demi-glace. Dessert will be a fabulous Berry Grand Marnier Trifle served with Veuve Cliquot Champagne from France.

Each course is perfectly paired with a wine selection hand selected by the French Chef and owner Fabien Goury, this incredible evening is not offered to the public and is set in a private dining room in the restaurant. Gourmet meal, wines, service charges and round-trip motor coach transportation is provided. Seating is extremely limited, please reserve early!

The Palace in Dallas — Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour

AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it is the world’s largest domed stadium! On your narrated walking-tour, hear all the facts and figures, admire the expensive artwork, see the luxury suites, post-game interview room, cheerleader and player locker rooms, media press-box, and get down on the actual playing field for pictures and maybe toss a ball around. There is something for everyone here. Come see what 1 Billion dollars buys these days.

Historic Grapevine, Shooting Range, Browsing

Founded in 1844, Historic Grapevine has something for everyone including the worlds-largest Glockenspiel Clock Tower. Main Street is a walkable, preserved historic area is home to one–of–a–kind boutiques, saloons, winery tasting rooms, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, and more. You might also be interested in visiting the new shooting range, Texas Gun Experience. The state–of–the–art, 35,000-square-foot, facility is home to the most extensive selection of firearms, knives, and accessories in Texas. Shoot a pistol, rifle, shotgun, or machine gun in one of 26 lanes. Choose from hundreds of available firearm rentals including the Machinegun Experience with over 150 full autos to choose from. Lane rental begins at $25/hour for up to 4 shooters. Firearm rental begins at $10.00 for handguns to $50.00 for the 50BMG. Gun, ammunition, targets, and hearing/eye protection rental are additional.

The Money Factory (Bureau of Engraving & Printing)

Most of us around here just call it the Money Factory, and this one prints over HALF of our nation’s currency. That is no small change! Come see where billions of dollars are printed from an enclosed walkway, suspended above the production floor. The experience includes an informative theater film and the opportunity to walk through two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing currency history and the intricate art of currency manufacturing. Don’t miss a stop at the unique gift shop.

NOTE: This tour is currently pending. Full refunds will be made if the BEP remains closed due to Covid protocols.

Evening in The Stockyards featuring Billy Bob’s

Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. This place is huge (three acres!), with its own indoor rodeo arena (show included),Texas–size dance floor, dozens of bar stations, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints, and a general store. It is also an amazing 10–time winner of country music’s “Club of the Year.”

You have the option of exploring the Fort Worth Stockyards on your own if country music isn’t your bag. Shuttles run back to the hotel every 30 minutes starting at 2100. So grab your hat and boots and enjoy a great night out with friends!

The Stockyards for Browsing and Lunch On–Your–Own

This is your last chance to experience the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards on an easy–paced day of exploring on your own. There is time for an excellent lunch and browsing the museums, shops, and saloons in the area. We provide a visitor‘s guide to help you find what interests you the most. Perhaps it’s time for a pair of finely crafted cowboy boots, a genuine Stetson hat, a silver belt buckle, or a new dress. There is something for everyone in the historic Stockyards.

Note: we will run a shuttle back to the hotel at 2:30 P.M., if you’re ready to go back early. Enjoy your last day in FTW.

Please Note:

Late Reservation Fee

Late reservations are accepted on a space–available basis with a non-refundable $15.00 per person late fee.

Cancellation Fee

Cancellations are subject to a $10.00 per person processing fee and credit card charges imposed by carrier (currently 3.5%).

Tour Cancellation Insurance

  • Tour Cancellation Insurance may be purchased at the Vendor’s Reservation page.
  • Reservation fees are non-refundable after due date without Tour Cancellation Insurance.
  • Insurance holders are eligible for refund-less processing fee until Midnight before the first day of the reunion.
  • Insurance ends once the reunion begins — notification in writing/email must be received prior to start of reunion.