Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is at N. Main St. and E. Exchange Ave. Galleries, restaurants and shops occupy many of the preserved stockyard structures covering 125 acres of what was once the largest livestock marketing center in the Southwest. Many of the stockyards' original structures such as Booger Red's Saloon, the Livestock Exchange Building and Stockyards Hotel remain, housing new businesses.
Visitors can watch a cattle drive demonstration as wranglers on horseback guide the Fort Worth Herd down East Exchange Avenue. Those wishing to take a self-guiding tour of the district can obtain free maps or rent GPS Rangers—handheld devices with narrated video, audio and photographs—at the visitor center.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.