Fort Worth: Stockyards National Historic District

Catch the only twice daily cattle drive in the state right in the heart of the Stockyards National Historic District. Throughout the walkways follow the bronze markers of the Texas Trail of Fame – honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Western way of life. Nearby, a large bronze statue will put you right in the middle of a cattle drive. A gift of artist and rancher T.D. Kelsey, and his wife, Sidni, to the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, “Texas Gold” is one of the largest cast bronze statues in the world.

The Stockyards Museum collection includes early photos and artifacts showcasing the role cowboys had in enhancing the livestock industry in Texas.

And don't forget to pay a visit to the Cowtown Coliseum, a 3,418-seat arena that plays host to weekly rodeos – a legacy of the cattle drive era. In addition, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame features an exhibit honoring the Chisholm Trail.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Stockyards Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 - 5pm.
  • Admission: $2, Age 12 and under: Free
  • 131 E. Exchange, Fort Worth, TX
  • 817-625-5082
  • Visit Website
  • National Register of Historic Places

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adult: $6, Senior (60+)/Student (w/ID): $5, Ages 5-12: $3
  • 128 E. Exchange, Fort Worth, TX
  • 817-626-7131
  • Visit Website
  • National Register of Historic Places