121 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Why Cowtown Coliseum?
Whether its Road to the Horse or an untouched colt, legacies are built from a solid foundation. From its humble beginnings in Cowtown Coliseum in 2003, Road to the Horse has been dedicated to educating fans in the art of natural horsemanship. The three competitors who competed for the Road to the Horse 2003 title were Clinton Anderson, Josh Lyons and Curt Pate. Clinton Anderson won the title.
When was the Cowtown Coliseum built?
Grand Opening, 1908. The Cowtown Coliseum broke ground in 1907 and was completed in 1908, at a cost of $250,000. Looking at the size of the Coliseum in person, you will see the massive architectural undertaking that occurred in that short a time frame. It is one of the most historic buildings in Fort Worth. Presidents, kings, queens, legendary comedians, rock n roll stars, and the best amateur and professional cowboys & cowgirls have passed through our doors.
Is the Cowtown Coliseum climate controlled?
The Cowtown Coliseum is a completely enclosed, indoor facility. Heated during the winter and with cool A/C during the summer, we provide a comfortable environment to enjoy the Rodeo year-round.
Will there be food and drink available in the Cowtown Coliseum?
The Cowtown Coliseum offers an assortment of great dining options available throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards. We also offer adult beverage options: cold beer, wine and mixed drinks. There are lots of great dining options available throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards. Outside food & drink not allowed into the Coliseum.
Are dogs permitted in the Cowtown Coliseum?
Service dogs are permitted and must have accompany ADA certification. Pets and non certified therapy dogs are not permitted per facility guidelines.
Will there be a rodeo in the evening during Road to the Horse Wild Card Challenge?
Yes. 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.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of America’s most visited tourist destinations. You can explore these things to do:
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!
Billy Bob’s 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.
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.