Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Fort Worth

Fort Worth is one of two US locations where the nation prints its paper currency. This US Treasury facility 8 miles north of the Stockyards produces the green stuff with which engagement rings are purchased, narcotics snorted, bets wagered, waiters tipped and babysitters paid, and over which wars are fought. You don’t need a reservation to watch the presses roll on a self-guided tour, but the bureau suggests allowing 30 minutes to clear security.

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1. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

7.66 MILES

Individual booths bursting with boots, hats, buckles and spurs celebrate the various inductees of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in this little museum,…

2. Stockyards Museum


Parts of the venerable Livestock Exchange Building still hold offices, but the one-room Stockyards Museum celebrates local history. Displays cover famous…

3. Cattle Auction

7.73 MILES

The truly curious will want to venture into this live cattle auction, held in a totally high-tech atmosphere inside the 1902 Fort Worth Livestock Exchange…

4. Stockyards

7.74 MILES

Western-wear stores and knickknack shops, saloons and steakhouses now occupy the Old West–era buildings of the Stockyards. Although it can seem touristy…

5. Fort Worth Herd

7.75 MILES

Each morning and afternoon, spectators line the street to watch cowboys wearing authentic 19th-century garb drive the 16 longhorn cattle of the Fort Worth…

6. Sid Richardson Museum

10.07 MILES

If the Stockyards didn't sate your hunger for all things western, pop in here for some art. It's known for its striking paintings by Frederic Remington…

7. Sundance Square

10.13 MILES

You can stroll yourself happy in the 14-block Sundance Sq, near Main and 3rd Sts. Colorful architecture, art galleries and a host of bars and restaurants…

8. Chisholm Trail Mural

10.13 MILES

Overlooking Sundance Sq, the iconic Chisholm Trail Mural commemorates the local segment of the Chisholm Trail cattle drives of 1867-75.