Fort Worth: Stockyards National Historic District

  • <p>Longhorn cattle being driven down a commercial street with overhead sign saying Fort Worth Stock Yards</p>
  • <p>Sign in the shape of a cowboy boot saying Leddy Hand Made Boots</p>
  • <p>Livestock Exchange Building</p> <p>Spanish colonial-style building with red clay tiled roof named Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange</p>
  • <p>Statue of African American cowboy and rodeo and film star Bill Pickett in front of the Cowtown Coliseum.</p> <p>Full size sculpture of a cowboy pulling down a steer by the horns</p>
  • <p>Livestock Exchange Building, early 1900s (Tarrant County Archives)</p> <p>Photo of a large building named Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange taken in the early 1900s</p>
  • <p>Coliseum, Livestock Exchange, and Armour &amp; Co. buildings, early 1900s (Tarrant County Archives)</p> <p>Panoramic photo taken in the early 1900s showing three large buildings</p>
  • <p>Cattle moving through pens (Tarrant County Archives)</p> <p>Cattle moving through pens</p>
  • <p>Two men sitting on horsedrawnwagon in front of Armour &amp; Co. building, ca. 1900 (Tarrant County Archives)</p> <p>Two men sitting on horse-drawn wagon in front of a large building names Armour and Company</p>
  • <p>Swift Packing Company, showing rail cars and trolley cars in foreground, early 1900s (Tarrant County Archives)</p> <p>Multi-building complex named Swift, showing rail cars and trolley cars in the foreground</p>
  • <p>Aerial view of the stockyards showing cattle pens, early 1900s (Dalton Hoffman Collection)</p> <p>Aerial view showing cattle pens and the complex of buildings belonging to the Armour and Swift meat packing companies</p>

Catch the only twicedaily cattle drive in the state right in the heart of the Stockyards National HistoricDistrict. Throughout the walkways followthe bronze markers of the Texas Trail of Fame – honoring individuals who havemade significant contributions to the Western way of life. Nearby, a largebronze statue will put you right in the middle of a cattle drive. A gift of artist and rancherT.D. Kelsey, and his wife, Sidni, to the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association ofAmerica, “Texas Gold” is one of the largest cast bronze statues in the world.

The StockyardsMuseum collection includes early photos and artifacts showcasing the rolecowboys had in enhancing the livestock industry in Texas.

And don't forget to pay a visit to theCowtown Coliseum, a 3,418-seat arena that plays host to weekly rodeos – alegacy 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
  • 131E. Exchange, Fort Worth, TX
  • 817-625-5082
  • VisitWebsite
  • National Register of HistoricPlaces

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
  • 128E. Exchange, Fort Worth, TX
  • 817-626-7131
  • VisitWebsite
  • National Register of HistoricPlaces