Hotel Drover's Itinerary for

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A Guide to Fort Worth for Adventurous Families

Fort Worth is a family-friendly destination that should be on everyone’s dream vacation list. Hotel Drover’s location in the center of it all is just steps from restaurants, shopping, live music, and activities for adventurous young cowboys and cowgirls. The Fort Worth Stockyards is a legendary place to create new family memories and traditions that will be
passed down through time.

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Hotel Drover

Hotel Drover was designed with the whole family in mind. From our Lil Ropers package with special amenities and activities for adventurous young ones, to the kids menu at 97 West Kitchen & Bar that’ll put a smile on their face with a full belly, families will find comfort during their stay with us. Get in touch with our concierge team for questions and special accommodations to make your family travels happen without a hitch.

Live Music Stage in the Stockyards

The Stockyards district is home to several indoor and outdoor music stages with live events happening almost every weekend. Stop by the rodeo stage just outside the historic Cowtown Coliseum and listen to the lively sounds of country music, Southern rock, and more, performed by some of the finest up-and-coming local musicians. The best part: it’s just a short walk from Hotel Drover and admission is free! Grab a refreshing drink, kick back, and enjoy. 

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles

Cowtown Cattlepen Maze

Just a short walk from Hotel Drover, challenge your family to the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, constructed to resemble the Old West cattle pens. Whether you want to cheer on your posse or navigate through the wooden pathways yourself, this is a family-friendly activity for all to enjoy. It’s a perfect attraction for keeping the kids entertained for hours.

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.3 miles

Fort Worth Herd

In the Lone Star State, there’s nothing more sacred than Texas longhorns. For over 20 years, Fort Worth has celebrated its rich history with a free, twice-daily cattle drive down East Exchange Avenue, just steps away from Hotel Drover. As you stroll along Exchange Ave., you’ll find opportunities to get up close and personal with one of these gentle giants and even snap a photo with one!

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles

Shake Shack and Melt Ice Creams

Looking for some quick eats and treats? Step outside of Hotel Drover and wander down Mule Alley for one of Shake Shack’s famous 100% Angus beef burgers with as many fixin’s as you’d like. Don’t fill up too fast though because afterward, you’ll want to swing by Fort Worth’s own Melt Ice Creams, Now Open for a scoop of something sweet from their rotating menu. 

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles

Legends of Texas Gunfight Show

Take a step back in time right down the road from Hotel Drover at Stockyards Station! Immediately after the cattle drives every Saturday and Sunday, experience the Wild West era by watching re-enactments of proper gunfights. Presented by the Legends of Texas, these exhilarating and suspenseful family-friendly performance duels are sure to be a thrill for viewers of any age.

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.3 miles

Train Rides

If you’re traveling with kids, take a trip down memory lane on the Beltline Express Mini Locomotive and explore all the finest landmarks within the historic Stockyards district including Stockyards Station and the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. Looking for a ride filled with mystery and adventure? Jump aboard the Cotton Belt Excursion and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Discover the charm and liveliness of the Fort Worth Stockyards, where Hotel Drover calls home.

Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.3 miles

Take a Tour

For those looking to sit back and soak in the Old West, we suggest a horse-drawn carriage ride – it’s the best way to see the Stockyards in style. If dusty trails and nature are calling your name, head to the Stockyards Stables for horseback riding along the Chisolm Trail and the banks of Trinity River. You can also meet at Cowtown Winery for a ghost tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards where you’ll learn stories of paranormal activity as well as the history of the area.