Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
4.5
Historic SitesHistoric Walking Areas
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Home to cowboys in addition to historic hotels and western-style shopping.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • 3ToGetReady
    Indianola, Iowa82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun!
    3 generations had a great time exploring the stockyards. So much to do-that we are already planning a return trip. The old cattle chutes are cleverly repurposed into shops and restaurants-and there’s plenty of opportunity to grab and carry your favorite beverage with you as you browse. Don’t miss the cattle drive! It’s short -well worth your time.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • michaelpoto4
    Boston, Massachusetts129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Cool Place To Walk, Eat, Listen To Music & Enjoy For The Day.
    Loved all the live music, the country feel and surrounding atmosphere of all the people just having a great time. Great breweries and BBQ as well as re-enactments of historical events that once took place in the Wild West. Great vibes here.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Jacqueline C
    Tulare, California40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great area to visit
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the stockyards area of Fort Worth. I highly recommend seeing the cattle drive. There are tons of shops and restaurants. The people are so friendly and helpful too. It is worth the time to visit this historic place.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2023
  • James G
    Fairfax County, Virginia187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but P2P tourist trap
    Fun tourist trap. Everything costs money except access to the stockyards. Nothing is a deal ($3 for a bottle of water, $8 per person to go into the maze, $5 to sit on a longhorn, et cetera). This was my first time and my kids had a decent time but if you are looking for some to do that is cheap, go somewhere else. I would likely not go back or recommend to someone else unless this is what you are looking for.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 24, 2023
  • shell2008
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended . Free Cattle drive 1130 & 4
    Tour during a trip to Gaylord Texan convention center. Was great tour guide. Bring a bottle of water. About an hour tour. Outside and inside , mostly shaded areas. Interesting . If you go around 1130 and 4 there’s a free ‘parade’ but really a cattle drive down the street. Shops and eateries . Neat little getaway.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Leslie C
    Ravenna, Ohio1,315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we visited
    We only stayed less than 24 hours but glad we made the trip. In late June the cattle drive was only happening at 11:30am because it was too hot at 4pm. We parked in public parking that was very large and allowed overnight parking. You needed a cell phone to use it since it required scanning a QR code and your license plate number. We saw the long horn, enjoyed live music outdoors (Love Shack), had a big steak dinner (Cattleman’s), shopped for souvenirs, saw a big train (which you can ride) and watched the herd parade down the charming brick road. If you want to, you can enjoy a beer while walking around the shops too. It was a nice experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Steff A
    Las Vegas, Nevada1,794 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit if you're in Forth Worth!
    A definite MUST VISIT if you're in Forth Worth. This Historic tourist attraction has streets filled with something for everyone. Shopping: Tons of Texas specialty stores throughout. Everything from souvenir gifts to high end Western wear. If you're looking to purchase your first cowboy hat, this is definitely the place to be. The options are endless. Eats: Burgers, BBQ, steaks, desserts, breweries, etc are all over lined up through the streets. I'd definitely look up your options before visiting otherwise it's easy to wander aimlessly before deciding where to sit down and eat. lol Attractions: Stage Coach Rides, horse carriage rides, bull photo opportunities, Cowboy Hall of Fame, John Wayne Experience, Mechanical Bulls, etc Plenty to do and see. Tons of IG Pic opportunities are here at the Stockyards. Plant to send a couple hours just browsing through all the cool Texan stuff here. And another hour if you're going to sit down and grab a bite like we did. If back in Fort Worth, I'd definitely swing by again if the schedule allowed it. Enjoy
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • chadk78
    Central, South Carolina15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Stockyards is a happening place!
    There are tons of things to see and do in the Stockyards. We saw an actual cattle drive - thry came down the street from the railroad station to the Livestock Exchange. There was a rodeo going on, there was live music outside on the street, a reenactment of a gunfight. Tons of shopping and restaurants. This area has a really nice vibe and, even though there were lots of people there, we felt entirely safe. My only regret is that we scheduled only one day for here and not more. We will definitely be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • LuvtoTravel19
    Holtsville, New York91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Western Town experience
    Authentic western Town. Felt like you were in the old west except for the cars coming down the road to park. $15 to self park seemed a little steep for a short visit but worth making a day out of it. Long horn cattle behind the stockyard museum. Many western wear shops.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Ellebee
    Southport, United Kingdom1,179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Wild West
    Back to the Wild West here. It’s all rather themed but also based on authenticity and fact and is absolutely brilliant. You can watch longhorn cattle amble down the street then later sit on one for a small fee. Learn about cowboys and lassos and eat drink and shop in the many bars and shops along the way. We also had a stage coach tour which was really interesting. An absolute must see if in area
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
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Dave S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Many times in TX...first time in fort worth. Fabusee leddyslous!!! Just go and enjoy. See leddys boots and Rio and the Drover!
Written April 15, 2024
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Dave D
Norton, MA2,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We spent a good part of the day here checking out all of the different vendors, restaurants and taking in the history of Fort Worth. Make sure you are there for the cattle drive at 11 AM and 4 PM and take your time looking at everything. It’s definitely a tourist trap, but it’s a very fun tourist trap at the end of the day and it’s a real nice taste of the “cowboy Texas”.

There are plenty of places to eat, plenty places to grab a drink (container laws exist here so you can walk around and enjoy your drink) and make sure you pick up some fun touristy gifts for yourself, friends or family.
Written April 15, 2024
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Stacy D
Atlanta, GA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
So much fun! A great place to wander, eat, and shop. Loved seeing the longhorns coming down the street - just watch your eyes 😉
Written April 14, 2024
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Houligrl60
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We did the tourist stuff and went to the rodeo. We were glad to be there in April. The heat and crowds in the summer have to be crazy. Parking was somewhat of a trick, but after circling we finally found a spot in a dusty lot and about 1/2 mile walk to the Main Street. Note to those with walking difficulties, a lot of un even surfaces including brick sidewalks and potholes in the dirt areas. Watch the cattle drive, they are incredible animals. Sat in front of the stockyard and listened to a young girls sing. She was great and wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes a star some day. (I think her name was Sophia Lettrel (sp)). Our favorite part was the rodeo. Very entertaining and interesting to watch both the cowboys/cowgirls and the audience!
Written April 13, 2024
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embeyfar
Salt Lake City, UT80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We heard this was a really Texas thing to do, so we went for it. We enjoyed the history and the scenery. Just be aware that parking is $20 and that if you spend money in the candy shop, you'll get $5 of candy for $20! Our bad. Our favorite part was the gun show (a lot of laughs), but we also enjoyed the cattle drive, feeding the animals, the maze, and especially viewing the long-horn cattle.
Written April 11, 2024
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maxpaste
Mechanicsburg, PA1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We loved this place. Parking was a little challenging to figure out but then it made sense. We had fun shopping and exploring the area, including watching the cattle drive.
Written April 10, 2024
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GloucesterTraveler
Gloucestershire, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A interesting place full of history, make sure you book in advance to see the rodeo an experience not to be missed.

Get there early as it gets busy and car parking can be a problem. Also car parking charge is only via an app $10.

The cattle run is twice a day and the best photo opportunity is from the car park by the pen where they keep the Longhorns, the main street side walk gets crowded quickly.

They also have a fun shoot out by actors after the cattle run worth watching.

Plenty of food and gift shops as you would expect.

Don't bother with the very over rated and over priced John Wayne museum.
Written April 8, 2024
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Megan
Malinta, OH122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a neat piece of Texas history! At 11:30 AM and 4:00 PM, the ranch hands walk the cattle around the block through town. The announcer explains the purpose of the walk and why it was done in the past. They also explain the different formations and the different terms, such as lead, flank, etc. After watching the cattle walk, you can peruse the various shops located in the Stockyards, or dine/drink at the variety of restaurants that are available. Most of the shops open at 10 AM. The cattle pen is also a neat place to visit and you can see the entire herd. The arena is open to walk around, as is the site where the cattle were auctioned off in the past. You can walk around both of them on your own, or you can pay for a guided tour. There is also a small train ride, a maze, a mechanical bull, and some other fun activities for an extra cost. You can also sit on a bull for $10. Overall, it was a neat experience, but a little touristy and slightly overpriced.
Written April 2, 2024
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Sammie-Jo69
North West England, UK355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Not walkable from Fort Worth, the parking being $11+ is a bit excessive although admission is free so it sort of makes up for it.

It's packed full of shops, bars, restaurants and the like playing on the historic setting but you need not use them - a couple of hours simply to take in the surroundings and watch the cattle drive is more than enough.

Worth noting that to facilitate the cattle drive, they close the road about ten minutes before, so if you want to make it in time for that, don't leave it too late!
Written March 31, 2024
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KatJ
Chicago, IL7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I suppose all tourists must visit the Stockyards and we did. While the history is interesting, it now appears to be one huge tourist trap with stores selling a lot of the same ‘Texas ‘ stuff from China. The impressive longhorn steers were very cool to see but I also felt they should be grazing on land and not entertaining humans for hours on the street. We went to one restaurant, Second Rodeo, which had a nice spot for live music but the worst nachos I’ve ever eaten. I’m glad I went but see no need to return.
Written March 28, 2024
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