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THE RED LOOP features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo, and Granbury. It travels through the Lakes and Forts Trail Regions, where frontier forts of Texas were once lonely outposts in wild country and the cowboy spirit still lives today.
SEARCH FOR THE DESTINATIONS AND WAYPOINTS THAT MATCH YOUR GROUP’S INTERESTS — Each attraction is located in a city on the Red Loop. Click here to view the Red Loop map.
5-D Western Custom Hats
Owner Damon Albus stocks cowboy accessories and crafts hats. Guests are welcome to look at the workshop, where he also creates custom leather goods. 5-D is a complete hat shop and can handle any service, from new custom hats to refurbishing a favorite hat.
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
Reflect on WWII history at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, honoring the sacrifice of the great men and women who served as "Hellcats" in the US Army.
Hand feed a giraffe, paddle a swan boat or take a tour on the Safari Express Train. 16-acre landscaped grounds feature more than 1,000 animals of 250 species.
Begin an Abilene tour at Frontier Texas!, home to the Forts Trail Visitor Center and one of the few storytelling museums in the world featuring life-sized holograms. Visitors can meet - at least figuratively - some of the real people who lived and died on the Texas frontier between 1780 and 1880.
A restored landmark that is home to three museums: art, children's, and history.
Jacob's Dream Statue
40-foot bronze sculpture that illustrates a biblical scene from Genesis 28.
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
A one-of-a-kind museum, the "Nickel" features artwork from children's books and stories, with special exhibition and a summer festival.
Storybook Capital of Texas
Scout out familiar literary characters such as the Cat in the Hat and the Man in the Moon, here in the Official Storybook Capital of America - featuring the largest public collections of storybook sculptures in the world.
Fort Griffin State Historic Site Albany, Texas
Holding command over the Southern Plains, Fort Griffin operated from 1867 to 1881. Remnants of the fort remain, now home to the official State of Texas herd of longhorn cattle. The town of Fort Griffin was the quintessential Wild West town where Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and Big Nose Kate once reigned.
Denton County Courthouse / Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
Denton's 160-year-old, real-deal downtown is pulsing with ships, eateries, and entertainment, all just steps from Denton Country Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, one of Texas' most photographed historic county courthouses.
First Ladies Historic Costume Collection
The Collection is much more than a chronology of fashion. Progressing from the 1800s through modern day, the First Ladies of Texas have become icons of grace and compassion. Each woman leaves her own legacy, but all share common threads that seamlessly stitch together Texas’ First Ladies’ assorted patchwork of experience.
This Collection currently displays 21 of the 47 gowns. The display changes at various times throughout the year so that a visitor can enjoy different gowns in the Collection with each walk through the hall. Across from each gown is information about the respective First Lady and the gown displayed.
Denton County Historical Park
The park is home to the Bayless-Selby House Museum and the Quakertown House museum. Come visit us – admission is free! We are handicapped accessible and provide guided tours upon request.
Denton Firefighters Museum
Located in the lobby of Denton's historic Central Fire Station, this museum showcases firefighting technology from the hand-pulled hand-cart era of the 1800s to vintage ladder trucks, fire report logs, and gear.
North Texas Horse Country Tours
On this popular tour, visitors wind their way through one of Denton County's most celebrated features: more than 400 premier horse farms that excel in every equine breed and discipline. Six behind-the-scenes tours a year are offered for individual travelers (see Events); customized itineraries with complimentary step-on guides are available to group tours.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility
At the Bureau’s state-of-the-art Tour and Visitor Center, learn how billions of dollars are printed.
Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District and the Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive
This former livestock market is now a historic district with the original bricks and mortar, the wood corrals, the men, and the music that are all still a part of the Stockyards today. See the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive along the brick streets.
Sundance Square in Downtown
The heart of downtown Fort Worth features a 35-block shopping and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside skyscrapers.
Fort Worth Cultural District
From ancient artifacts of the Far East to exhibitions about the American West, the Fort Worth Cultural District museums are your window to the art and science of the world.
Texas Motor Speedway
The 1.5-mile super-speedway features more than ten major racing series, including NASCAR and IndyCar Racing, plus year-round tours and championship driving schools.
Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway Jacksboro, Texas
Established in 1868 as the northernmost army outpost in Texas, Fort Richardson was the staging base for the final defensive effort against Comanches and Kiowas in the early 1870s. Tour seven of the original fifty-five structures, including the imposing post hospital.
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Watch a reenactment or enjoy a festival at this national landmark established as an army outpost in 1867, home to the famed Buffalo Soldiers and one of the nation's best-preserved Indian Wars forts.
International Water Lily Garden
Among this brilliant display of lilies from around the world is the famous Victoria, the world's largest lily.
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art
This jewel of a museum, located in a rehabilitated mill building, displays ceramic art and other exhibits of all cultures and time periods, in a dramatic waterfront setting.
Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum
Take a peek past the parlor - including the original beds - in this former house of ill repute closed down by Texas Rangers in 1952.
Railway Museum of San Angelo
Learn about the railroading history of the Concho Valley through memorabilia and artifacts.
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