A Guide to Fort Worth for Relaxed Travelers
Staying at Hotel Drover in the heart of Mule Alley and the Fort Worth Stockyards puts you a short distance from authentic Texas experiences. From the best restaurants and local wineries to western wear boutique shopping, museums, and event venues, you’ll be inspired to create your own adventure. Let your pioneering spirit come alive as you explore this iconic destination.
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Upon entering Hotel Drover, you’ll be captivated by the rustic-luxe decor and Western-inspired artwork from local and international artists alike – including an original Picasso piece in the lobby. After taking a self-guided art tour, make your way to 97 West Kitchen & Bar for an adventurous dining experience where you can catch up with your traveling companions over Southern comfort eats made with locally sourced ingredients.
If you’re a wine connoisseur, journey to Cowtown Winery in Mule Alley, just steps away from Hotel Drover. Sip on wines from grapes that have been carefully sourced from vineyards throughout Central California. If you’re the adventurous type, take part in blending classes to create your own special wine or experience their once-a-month winery tours. Don’t miss out on happy hour specials Monday-Thursday and live music on the weekends. Cowtown Winery at the Stockyards is the perfect blend of red wine and boots.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.1 miles
Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame
Located in the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards where Hotel Drover calls home, embark on the rich history and heritage of the Texas rodeo. Honoring the legendary spirit and dedication of cowboys, cowgirls, volunteers, and personnel that have helped make the rodeo what it is today, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame allows visitors to revel in Texas’ favorite pastime.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles
John Wayne: An American Experience
You may notice some nods to John Wayne as you wander through Hotel Drover. For the film aficionado, John Wayne: An American Experience captures his life both on and off-screen through props, costumes, and galleries of information from his childhood and illustrious career. Listen to Grammy-nominated original poems recited by “The Duke” himself, shop limited edition items from their 2,000-square-foot retail space, or grab a glass of Duke Bourbon and other spirits to properly celebrate the life and career of Wayne. Visit the John Wayne exhibit in the Fort Worth Stockyards and explore Hollywood’s Golden Age of Western movies.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.5 miles
If you’re coming to the Fort Worth Stockyards, Provender Hall is a must-try in Mule Alley. Wander just a few blocks away from Hotel Drover and enter into an intimate dining space with a spacious two-story loft. The American comfort food restaurant by Chef Marcus Paslay pays homage to the area’s history with a playful menu. Try unique flavors such as cheddar cheese grits and pork rinds, mouth-watering smoked chicken and steak frites, plus craft cocktails and local beers. Provender Hall offers an unforgettable dining experience your taste buds won’t want to miss. Listen to Chef Marcus Paslay share his inspiration for Provender Hall here.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.4 miles
When in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you have to experience a rodeo; a true Texas tradition. In the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards and a five-minute walk from Hotel Drover lies the historic Cowtown Coliseum. A top-tier breeding ground for the best talent in American Rodeo, visitors have the opportunity to attend the Stockyards Championship Rodeo happening every Friday and Saturday night. As the most historic building in the Stockyards, feel in awe as you step foot into the Coliseum and enjoy Texas’ favorite pastime like a local. Listen to the history of Cowtown Coliseum here.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles