Fort Worth Attractions in Addition to ASDWA’s Annual Conference

While you’re in Fort Worth for ASDWA’s 30th Annual Conference (October 20-23, 2015 at the Fort Worth Hilton), here are some other things you might like to check out when you’re not in one of our super interesting sessions…

  • Fort Worth Cattle Drive: When the weather cooperates, cowboys and cowgirls herd a dozen or so Texas longhorns from Exchange Avenue and back each afternoon. Although you can see the cattle anywhere along their route, the best place to view the herd is from Stockyards Station, the Visitors Center, and the Livestock Exchange Building. The drive takes place at roughly 11:30am and 4pm daily.
  • Log Cabin Village: A cluster of 19th century pioneer cabins, visitors can see original furnishings of pioneer families and learn how settlers lived on Texas’s early homesteads. Guides offer demonstrations of nail-making, candle-making, butter-making, and weaving. Visitors can also tour an early schoolhouse, a blacksmith’s forge, a grist mill, and an herb garden.
  • The Stockyards: The stockyards once bustled with cattle, and saloons lined the streets, offering respite to herders and passersby. Now part of a historic district, the old barns and pens house shops, museums and restaurants. Check out some of the most notable sites and businesses, like Billy Bob’s of Texas (a nightclub), The White Elephant Saloon, Cow Town Coliseum and Stockyards Station. The Visitor Center on Exchange Avenue provides maps and detailed information about the area, along with schedules for walking tours.

Still need to register for ASDWA’s Annual Conference?  Reserve a hotel room (special $145 conference rate)?  Check out the latest agenda?  No problem!  Just go to the “Conferences” portion of ASDWA’s web site ( to see all of the latest Conference information.  We look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!