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 online Tours Reservations page.

Tours & Fees

Administrative Fee

TheTour Administrative Fee of $10.00 per person is required for tours.

Tour List

Tour Nr Event Cost
(per person)
Date Time
1 Fort Worth City Tour $ 45.00 15 June 1300-1700
2 Fort Worth City Tour $45.00 16 June 0900-1500
3 George W. Bush Presidential Library & JFK Museum $79.00 16 June 0900-1700
4 Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner $125.00 16 June 1800-2230
5 Cowboys Stadium Tour Only $50.00 17 June 0900-1245
6 Cowboys Stadium AND the Ballpark at Arlington $ 89.00 17 June  0900-1600
7 Fort Worth City Tour $45.00 17 June  0930-1530
8 Historic Grapevine, Shooting Range, Shopping $39.00 17 June  1000-1700
9 Texas Rangers Ballpark at Arlington Only $50.00 18 June   1245-1600
10 Bureau of Engraving & Printing (Fort Worth Mint) $32.00 18 June  0830-1200
11 Historic Grapevine, Shooting Range, Shopping $32.00 18 June  1200-1700
12 Evening in the Stockyards featuring Billy Bob’s $50.00 18 June  1900-2300
13 The Stockyards (lunch on your own) $25.00 19 June  1200-1600

Tour Descriptions

AT & T Stadium
Grapevine Glockenspiel
George W. Bush Library
Texas Gun Experience
Globe Life Field
Fort Worth Stockyards
Bass Hall Angel
Billy Bob's
Bureau of Engraving & Printing
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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—some still do. A highlight will be the daily “Cattle Drive” down Main Street by 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 from one of our intermediate shuttle bus runs.

Note: On Tuesday, we will be leaving the hotel after lunch—please eat before the tour begins.

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 attack, 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 for 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 sea scallops and hand carved beef tartare, then a salad course of gold and red beet with yogurt vinaigrette followed by an Heirloom tomato Gazpacho 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!

Cowboys Stadium and/or The Ballpark at Arlington

AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it is the world’s largest domed stadium! On your guided tour hear all the facts and figures, admire the expensive art-work, see the luxury suites, post-game interview room, cheerleader and players’ locker rooms, media press-box, and get down on the actual playing field and toss a ball around. There is something for everyone here. Have lunch on your own, at the fabulous new LIVE! complex and then it’s on to tour the new state-of -the art-home of the Texas Rangers baseball team with retractable roof, contemporary player and fan facilities, and more. Both stadiums cost over $1 Billion dollars! You have the option of touring one or both stadiums today—see the Tour List for times and pricing.

Tour of Historic Grapevine Shooting Range and/or 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 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 for handguns up to $50 for the 50BMG. Gun, ammunition, targets, and hearing/eye protection rental are additional.

Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Okay, so most of us just call it “The Mint.” This one prints over HALF of the 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. You will be back at the hotel in time to catch the Grapevine excursion—a nice end to the day.

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 also have the option of exploring the Stockyards on your own if country music isn’t your bag. A great night out!

The Stockyards for Browsing and Lunch On–Your–Own

This is your last chance to experience the iconic Stockyards on an easy-paced day of exploring on your own. There’s time for an excellent lunch and browsing the museums, shops, and saloons in the area. We will 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, silver belt buckle, or a new dress.

There’s 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.

COVID-19

Yes, we know there is a lot of uncertainty with regards to COVID and how it may impact the 2021 reunion. The reunion hosts and NCVA Board are monitoring closely. We will provide updates as 2021 begins and the reunion cancellation deadlines approach. For now, we continue preparations for the reunion and encourage all who are considering attending to go ahead and register.