The Old West comes to life before your eyes during the world's only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd. Real Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards National Historic District every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

The behind-the-scenes Fort Worth Herd Experience will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. behind the Livestock Exchange Building at 131 East Exchange Avenue. 

Best Places to View The Herd:

Watch the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive from the sidewalks and restaurants on East Exchange Avenue. The longhorns reside in the corral located behind the Livestock Exchange Building where they eat, sleep, and are well cared for.

Standing on East Exchange Avenue. The lawn in front of the Livestock Exchange Building. Any Stockyards Station Restaurant with Outdoor Seating.


You will find a variety of parking options in the Stockyards National Historic District. Find pricing information and a parking map


  • From Downtown Dallas - Take I-30 West to I-35 West W north, exit (54-b) NE 28th Street (West). Traveling west on 28th street, go down approximately 5 traffic lights to N. Main Street and turn left. Travel 2 traffic lights to E. Exchange Avenue, turn left.
  • From Downtown Fort Worth - Take Commerce Street North through downtown which will turn into N. Main Street at the light of the intersection of Commerce Street at Belknap. Proceed on N. Main Street approximately 3 miles north to the intersection of N. Main Street and E. Exchange Avenue, turn right onto E. Exchange Avenue.


Drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day. The Trail Boss determines drive cancellations due to inclement weather and necessary onsite changes. Longhorns are not pets or show animals, leaving drives subject to their temperament.