Stockyards National Historic District

  • 140 East Exchange Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164-8203
  • Region: Stockyards
  • (817) 625-9715

The Fort Worth Stockyards' National Historic District is a terrific place to celebrate the romance of the American West. Covering 15 square blocks, the Stockyards are home to hotels, restaurants, shops, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and some great western nightlife including Billy Bob's Texas … the "World's Largest Honky-Tonk". Billy Bob’s is open daily and hosts top country music performers. There’s free line dance lessons every Thursday and live bull riding every Friday and Saturday. The Stockyards also host the famous Fort Worth Herd. Twice each day, Texas cowhands drive Longhorn steers through the city’s streets offering an unforgettable glimpse into Cowtown’s colorful history. As the Herd approaches, you’re greeted by the jingle of spurs, cattle bawling, and rhythmic hoof beats that bring a bygone era to life. Herd cowhands present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drives of the late 1800's.

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

This free, interactive program allows adults and children a hands-on experience with equipment used during the Cattle Drive Era. Activities include: saddling, roping, chuck wagon stories and cattle... More

Recurring daily

One of the top authentic cowboy festivals in the world, featuring music, ranch rodeo, cowboy poetry and more to celebrate the heritage of the American cowboy. More