Welcome to Stockyards

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We made cowboys happy then and today


A little about Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards is the history book of the livestock industry in Texas. Each chapter is represented by the original bricks and mortar, the wood corrals, the men, and the music that are all still a part of the the Stockyards today.

The history of Stockyards

The arrival of railroads in 1876 made the area a very important livestock center. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opened for business on January 19, 1890, covering 206 acres. On February 7, the Fort Worth Dressed Meat and Packing Company was founded. This facility was operated without profit until purchased by G. W. Simpson of Boston. In an effort to produce revenue, they reached out to the Swift and Armour companies to establish packing houses. By 1886, four stockyards had been built near the railroads. Boston capitalist Greenleif W. Simpson, with a half dozen Boston and Chicago associates, incorporated the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company on March 23, 1893, and purchased the Union Stock Yards and the Fort Worth Packing Company. The Stockyards experienced early success. By 1907, the Stockyards sold a million cattle per year. The stockyards was an organized place where cattle, sheep, and hogs could be bought, sold and slaughtered. Fort Worth remained an important part of the cattle industry


Businesses in Stockyards

Here is a collection of Stockyards businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.



Cowtown Cattlepen Maze


Texas Size Human Maze


Beef Jerky Outlet


High quality, carefully crafted jerky and so much more


Stockyards Hotel


The center piece of this shopping and entertainment destination


Stockyards RV Park


RV hook-ups, stables, horse riding and stagecoach rides


Stockyards Museum

Museums / Attractions

Showcases the rich history of the Fort Worth Stockyards


Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Museums / Attractions

Honors those men and women who have excelled in Rodeo


Billy Bob's Texas Bar B Que


Food, fun and entertainmen


Cattlemen's Fort Worth Steak House


Casual fine Western Dining, Quality Service.


H3 Ranch


Live Hickory Wood Grill


Los Vaqueros Restaurant


Traditional Tex-Mex cuisine


Barbara's Custom Hats


We help you and your horse look your best


Luskey's Western Store


Real Western wear, saddles and gear


Ponder Boot Co


Custom boots and handmade fine leather creations:


Roy Earl's Metal Art


Handmade western d├ęcor and jewelry


The Crosseyed Moose


Hard to find western collectibles, antiques, furnishings!