Things to See and Places to Dine in Fort Worth, TX

Museums – Cultural District: (hyperlinks to pricing) (all closed Monday)
Amon Carter Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – Includes Cattle Raisers Museum
National Cowgirl Museum

Things to Do in the Stockyards:
  • “Meet & Greet" with the Fort Worth Herd Drovers - 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Weather permitted) Walk to the back of the Livestock Exchange Building and meet the drovers of the Fort Worth Herd, who are dressed in authentic period attired from the late 1800's. They tell you what life was like in the Old West.
  • See the world's only twice daily Longhorn cattle drive at 11:30AM or 4:00PM and collect the Fort Worth Herd trading cards. Texas longhorns were the ideal cattle for the long drives because of their ability to travel long distances, swim rivers, fend for themselves and survive the Texas heat. Collect all 20 of the Fort Worth Herd trading cards to learn about your favorite steer! Visit the Fort Worth Herd Drovers in the Stockyards National Historic District to redeem your steer trading card.
  • Visit Billy Bob's Texas, the largest world's largest Honky Tonk!: Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. The club has almost three acres under one roof with its own indoor rodeo arena for exciting live bull riding every Friday and Saturday!
  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame: Paying tribute to renowned westerners of all kinds, this destination honors a rich tradition of successful Texans. From rodeo stars to ranching legends, every influential cowboy or cowgirl is represented. A highlight of the exhibition is the Sterquell Wagon Collection which features more than 60 Old West wagons, carts, and sleighs, one of the largest collections of its kind. The Hall of Fame also welcomes children, providing the chance to learn how to pack for a trail drive or dig for treasure in the sawdust.
  • Texas Trail of Fame: This walk of fame allows local Texans and tourists alike to pay homage to those pioneers who helped build the Stockyards. Akin to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, visitors are invited to walk along the trail, admiring the bronze markers laid into the ground. Sure to inspire, any aspiring trailblazer should make time to walk in the footsteps of these Western heroes.
  • John Wayne Museum: Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of The Duke’s legacy. For the film aficionados, an extensive gallery called the “Life on Screen” highlights the most iconic film props and costumes. In the “America, Why I Love Her” gallery, guests can immerse themselves in patriotism through Grammy-nominated original poems, recited by John Wayne.
  • Experience the new revived Mule Alley.
  • Shop in Fort Worth Stockyards Station: Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Stockyards Station exemplifies Texas by providing an exciting blend of old and new with historic walking tours and over 20 unique shops. Whether it's BBQ, beef jerky or the perfect pair of boots, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. Dine, discover and delight in the offerings at the Fort Worth Stockyards!

Things to Eat and Drink in the Stockyards:

  • Joe T Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant - Since 1935, Joe T. Garcia’s has been a popular Northside establishment located in a Mexican hacienda-style home complete with a lush outdoor patio large enough to seat 1,000+.
  • Riscky’s BBQ - As one of Fort Worth's legendary barbecue restaurants, Riscky's serves all of the favorites, including beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, ham and turkey, each seasoned with "Riscky Dust" and barbecued to perfection.
  • Cooper’s Bar-B-Q - located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards - just a stone's throw from Billy Bob's Texas, the World's Largest Honky Tonk. Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is honored to be the Best of the Best in the barbecue business and home of the Original World Famous "Big Chop."
  • H3 Ranch - Live Hickory Wood Grill offers a wide variety of steaks, rainbow trout, lip-smackin' ribs, chicken, spit-roasted pig and much more - all served with a smile in comfortable, casually upscale surroundings.
  • Horseshoe Hill - We specialize in Chicken Fried Steak and Steaks! Celebrity Chef and renowned Cowboy Cook Grady Spears has planted his passion for true authentic Cowboy cooking in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This Cozy authentic restaurant is more than just great food, it is a true culinary experience. We specialize in fresh-made from scratch cowboy cooking. Our food makes you feel good, our service makes you feel special, and our atmosphere makes you feel at home!
  • Cattlemen's Steakhouse - still serves many dyed-in-the-wool cowboys, international tourists and patrons at the weekly rodeo taking place at Cowtown Coliseum. Get the signature Heart o' Texas rib-eye, a nicely marbled slab, and watch the cook sear it over an open fire that serves as the dining room's focal point.
  • Love Shack – Owner and Celebrity Chef Tim Love has created the perfect dining experience for all ages with his classic burger joint, the Love Shack. Grub offerings include juicy burgers, hot dogs, nachos, hand-cut fries and onion rings, along with root beer on tap, fresh-squeezed lemonade and a full beer and wine menu. The Shack’s signature patty, the “Dirty Love Burger” has even been named “one of the best in America,” so be sure to grab one while you’re there!
  • Hotel Drover – 97 West (reservation encouraged) Adventurous takes on American Classics
  • Billy Bob’s Texas Honky Tonk Kitchen - The Honky Tonk Kitchen is open daily serving up Authentic Western Cuisine! With selections from burgers and BBQ to Chicken Fried Steak or Ribeyes, we've got something for everyone! (Even salads and vegetarian options!)
Drinks and Additional Photo Opportunities:
  • Booger Red’s - perfect place to hang up your hat, settle into a saddle barstool and enjoy appetizers, ribs, cool beverages and more in a delightful western setting. Make sure to try the Buffalo Butt beer from Rahr Brewery, a local brewery.
  • Cowtown Winery - Cowtown Winery is one of Fort Worth's few full production wineries. Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, surround yourself with age old history in their 70+ year old location. The wine maker lovingly hand crafts all the wines. Wines are all available for you to enjoy by the taste, by the glass or the bottle. They also carry a wide variety of gifts, some of which are handmade by local Texans.
  • Side Saddle Saloon - Cocktail bar and Texas Tapas in the heart of the Mule Alley
  • Atico - Discover an inviting rooftop eatery and bar with a luxurious and dapper feel all while having a view of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Longhorn Saloon - Fantastic bar with a rodeo cowboy atmosphere. We often hear, "This is more of a museum than a bar." Classic country music every Friday and Saturday
Walking Maps and Additional Information can be found here…..

Local Transportation:
  • TEXRail is the train service to get you from DFW Airport (terminal B) to Downtown Fort Worth.
  • Fort Worth Central Station, main transfer hub. This is where you can catch the Dash  
  • Molly the Trolley (free) circulates through downtown Fort Worth.
  • the Dash ($2 one way/ $5 all day) that runs from downtown to the Cultural District / West 7th area and near the museums. Both of them make stops at our main transfer hub
  • Bus Route 15 to the Stockyards ($2 one way/ $5 all day)
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