The Fort Worth Stockyards are full of family friendly activities, and as you eat, drink and play, you may wonder about the history of the stockyards, and while there are plenty of museums in the Stockyards, one of the most entertaining ways to learn about it is during a Ghost Tour!
Know Before You Go
Be sure and take a bottle of water, especially on warmer evenings.
A camera is mandatory on a ghost tour. Take lots of pictures, because your camera will pick up images that you won’t be able to see.
During our tour, we walked ALL over the Stockyards, so be sure and wear comfortable shoes!
If you have little ones, bring a stroller or wagon.
No scheduled potty breaks on the tour, so make sure everyone goes before you begin!
Park along exchange, in front of Cowtown Winery. It’s FREE!
There is plenty to do in the Stockyards before and after your tour, especially on a Friday or Saturday night, but we loved our Thursday night tour! We had a very small tour, and the Stockyards weren’t very busy, which added to the spookiness!
Tours sell out fast, especially in October! Make your reservations early!
Fort Worth Ghost Tours is operated out of Cowtown Winery, which makes their own, hand-crafted wine. After checking in at Cowtown Winery about 15 minutes early, we were offered a drink and we waited outside until time for the tour to begin!
I won’t tell you the ghost stories we heard while on the tour, but one of my favorites was of that of the child who lives here at the Live Stock Exchange!
Our tour took us through Stockyard Stations, which is filled with great restaurants, shops and plenty of ghost stories!
The roads of the Stockyards are paved with bricks, and many of those bricks bear the Thurber name. Thurber is a modern-day ghost town located west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20. For more information on planning your own visit, click HERE.
One of the most exciting things about the tour was finding out that the Trinity River actually flows through the stockyards! There is a walkway down along the river, and it’s a perfect place to stop for a minute and take lots of pictures!
The river actually flows under Risky’s BBQ and Exchange Street! If you are looking for ghost, this is a great place to take LOTS of pictures, because you never know what could be hiding under the water!
I loved that during the tour we were able to go in so many places that we normally wouldn’t go! Whether you believe in ghost or just love learning more about the history of a place, the tour was terrific!
For More Fun Things to do in the Stockyards
The Stockyards has lots of fun activities, including the daily Longhorn Cattle Drive, click HERE.
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held each Friday and Saturday night, and my kids love it, especially the calf scramble and mutton busting! Click HERE to read more about it!
Billy Bobs is known as the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, but there are plenty of fun, family friendly things to do here, also! Click HERE for more information!
More to do in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Zoo has amazing animals from all over the world, such as elephants, giraffes and tigers, and a special area called Texas Wild that focuses just on animals from the different regions of Texas! Click HERE to read my review!
Log Cabin Village is located near the Fort Worth Zoo and Texas Christian University, and invites guest to step back to the Texas frontier, with several different cabins to explore and costumed interpreters who show you how to dip candles, mill grain and much more! Click HERE for my Mommy Tips before you visit!
The Coyote Drive In Theater shows first run movies every night! It’s the perfect blend of nostalgia and modern-day fun!
Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour
112 W. Exchange Ave.
Click HERE to visit their website.