The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district that is located in Fort Worth, Texas, north of the central business district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry.
The 98-acre area was home to packing industry giants Armour & Company and Swift & Company in the early twentieth century. They collectively processed a total of 256,276 cattle, 128,934 hogs, and 40,160 sheep in their prime, bringing over $6 million in revenue to the local economy.
Featuring an indoor show facility, daily longhorn cattle drives, a small museum detailing the history of the area, and an assortment of shops, restaurants, and businesses, this tourist attraction is not one to miss if you find yourself in the area.