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Texan History Comes Alive

Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards

Hotel Near the Fort Worth Stockyards

Embrace your inner cowboy—and cowgirl—at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where ranchers have sold and traded cattle since 1866. With original brick walkways and wooden corrals, the Stockyards are a living testament to Fort Worth’s deep Western heritage. At its peak in 1944, the market processed nearly 5.3 million animals—the compelling reason why Fort Worth is sometimes called a “cow town.” While regular auctions are no longer held here, the grounds remain active and lively, thanks to a daily cattle drive and rousing weekend rodeos. It’s also the setting for a wide range of quality food and drink, from biscuits smothered in rich sausage gravy at The Biscuit Bar to cowboy-style coffee at The Rail Car.