Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and western lifestyle in Texas. Our museum is located in Historic Barn A, in what was once the horse and mule barns of the Stockyards. Visitors see seven (7) exhibits for one, low, all-day admission fee.
In the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame we honor such greats as: Trevor Brazile, Tommy Lee Jones, Nolan Ryan, Barry Corbin, Matlock Rose, George Strait, Ty Murray, Lane Frost, Buck Taylor, Tuff Hedeman, Quail Dobbs, Buster Welch, Charmayne James, Don Gay, and many more. Each Inductee has their own booth that contains personal photographs and memorabilia.
The Sterquell Wagon Collection, the “world’s largest lifestyle wagon collection,” showcases over 60 horse drawn vehicles (sleighs, buggies, carts, wagons). This exhibit provides a view of the past when green energy (horse-drawn) was the norm for all transportation. The exhibit includes a Sicilian cart dating back to 1750, a Welsh hearse and a variety of wagons that were used commercially and privately.
The John Justin Trail of Fame pays tribute to one of Fort Worth’s own, who spent a lifetime building the Justin Boot Company and became one of the city’s most prominent civic leaders. Included in the display is a variety of boots, which were made for famous and not-so-famous customers, photographs of Mr. Justin, along with personal memorabilia.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is also home to three historical collections: The Chisholm Trail Exhibit, The History of the Charro Exhibit and The Zigrang Bit Collection. These amazing collections contain original pieces showcased only in our museum. On permanent display, the collections are educational, and very unique.
The Adventures of the Cowboy Trail is our hands-on, interactive Exploratorium for children. Here is where kids learn about how a Cowboy prepared and worked the cattle drive trail. Consisting of four stations: Kids learn: Packing for the Trail – how a cowboy would “pack” his horse for a long, trail drive; Cowboy Alphabet – the importance of a brand and why they were used, then they “brand” a long horn (flyer); The Chuckwagon – how supplies were “packed” on the Chuckwagon for the trail drive by using magnets to simulate the supplies; and Treasure of the Trail – dig in the sawdust for an arrowhead amongst the dust and rocks!