Stockyards National Historic District

A visit to Fort Worth - City of Cowboys and Culture is not complete without seeing the famed Stockyards National Historic District. It looks much the same today as it did 100 years ago.

In fact, the entire 15-block area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Catch the Fort Worth Herd, the world’s only daily cattle drive, on their twice-daily drive down Exchange Avenue.

The authentically restored Grapevine Vintage Railroad carries visitors into Stockyards Station, the former hog and sheep pens turned shopping and dining marketplace. Rodeo action and Wild West shows take place year-round in the Cowtown Coliseum, home of the world’s original indoor rodeo in 1918. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, located in the Stockyards’ original mule barns, features the Sterquell Wagon Collection of over 60 authentic lifestyle wagons and honors the top cowboys and cowgirls in Texas.

“Texas-sized” takes on a whole new meaning at Billy Bob’s Texas, the “World’s Largest Honky-Tonk.” For 29 years, this must-see, named “Club of the Year” an amazing 10 times, can hold up to 6,000 people and plays host to country music’s top performers.

Live bull riding at Billy Bob’s indoor arena thrills visitors each weekend with an up-close perspective on the wildest rodeo event. Nearby, the White Elephant Saloon is an authentic Western watering hole offering Country & Western music nightly. The entire historic district is recognized as much for family entertainment and shopping as for saloons and boot-scootin’.

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