The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of America’s most visited tourist destinations. You can explore these things to do:
Stockyards Championship Rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is home of the world’s first indoor rodeo. The rodeo features timed events such as tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. It also offers the excitement of rough stock events like bull riding, bronc riding, bareback and ranch saddle bronc riding. It is the world’s only year-round rodeo. Rodeos are held nearly every Friday and Saturday night. The doors open at 6:00 pm; the rodeo starts at 7:30 pm. Performances last 1.5-2 hours depending on the number of contestants. The Road to the Horse Wild Card Challenge schedule will adapt to allow the rodeo to occur on Friday and Saturday night. Learn more at www.FortWorthStockyards.com.
The Fort Worth Herd
The world’s only daily cattle drive is held twice daily at 11:30am and 4:00pm on Exchange Ave and running right in front of the historic Livestock Exchange building. Watch real cowboys and cowgirls drive a herd of longhorn steers to their afternoon watering hole. A unique experience only in the Fort Worth Stockyards! Learn more at www.fortworth.com/the-herd/.
Billy Bobs Texas
The World’s Largest Honky-tonk! World famous Billy Bob’s has been named one of the best entertainment destinations in America. Featuring popular country stars every Friday and Saturday night, over 30 bars, one of the Stockyard’s best restaurants, and a country music history museum all under one roof. Learn more at www.billybobstexas.com.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and western lifestyle in Texas. It is the largest display of rodeo and western momentos from Hall of Fame Honorees. Learn more at www.tchof.com.
American Paint Horse Association
Visit the PH Barn Door, the American Paint Horse Association’s official store. Located in the newly renovate Mule Alley, just past the Paint Horses bronzes! Your go-to place to become inspired, experience your western lifestyle, and discover items as unique as the Paint Horse. Learn more at www.APHA.com.
Harnessing the unique western heritage of Fort Worth, The legendary horse and mule barns on Mule Alley have re-emerged as a carefully curated collection of restaurants, eateries, shops, heritage brands and creative workplaces. Learn more at www.fortworthstockyards.com.
John Wayne An American Experience
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, where you can immerse in patriotism through Grammy-nominated original poems, recited by John Wayne. Also never-before-seen family photos and correspondences. Retail space, with limited-edition items including apparel, fine art western photography, and western accessories. Enjoy a beverage in the Lounge, featuring Duke Bourbon. Learn more at www.johnwayne.com.