THE YELLOW LOOP features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts, and Plains Trail Regions. Apache and Comanche tribes once roamed this land, followed by Spanish explorers, cowboys on the free range, and finally, homesteaders seeking opportunity in a new place. The stories of the land and the people are the history of this region— and the true stories of the West.

SELECT THE DESTINATIONS AND WAYPOINTS THAT MATCH YOUR GROUP’S INTERESTS  —  Each attraction is located in a city on the Yellow Loop. Click here to view the Yellow Loop map.

5-D Western Custom Hats

View the dying art of hat making firsthand.

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 in the 12th Division of the US Army.

Abilene Zoo

Abilene's "mane attraction" features the Safari Express Train and more than 1,000 animals.

Grace Museum

A restored landmark that is home to three museums: art, children’s, and history. 

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 exhibitions and a summer festival.

Paramount Theatre

Fully restored 1930s theatre offering live performances. 

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 Texas — featuring the largest public collection of storybook sculptures in the world. 

Jacob's Dream Statue

40-foot bronze sculpture that illustrates a biblical scene from Genesis 28.

Frontier Texas!

Begin your 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 and enjoy the outdoor sculpture garden and plaza. 

Cross Shield Ranch Tours

Aspermont, Texas

Take a ringside seat to watch and listen while a horse whisperer trains an unbroken horse,
cowboys separate cows from calves for branding, and a rancher’s wife works with a cow dog.
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Wichita-Brazos Museum

Benjamin, Texas

The museum houses much of Knox County’s colorful history; exhibits feature a barbed-wire collection and other relics of early settlers. 

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

Buffalo Gap, Texas

Drive south from Abilene to Buffalo Gap Historic Village for the story of the West Texas frontier from 1875 to 1925. Top off your time in Buffalo Gap at the Perini Ranch Steakhouse, a true destination restaurant serving a real Texas experience. 

Perini Ranch Steakhouse

Buffalo Gap, Texas

The famous family-owned ranch and steakhouse featured by Texas Monthly and the Food Network. 

Conrad Hilton Center

Cisco, Texas

Conrad Hilton's first hotel is now a museum with five divisions, telling the stories of Hilton's rise to hotel mogul, the infamous Santa Clause Bank Robbery, and community history. 

6666 Supply House

Gutherie, Texas

Legendary quarter horses and superior cattle are hallmarks of the Four Sixes, a historic ranch founded by Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1868. The local general store, with information on the ranch’s history, welcomes visitors during business hours.
 

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.
 

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.

American Windmill Museum

Housing more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills that tell the story of irrigation, ranching, and railroads. Adults and children alike will enjoy the awe-inspiring “Legacy of the Wind” mural and world’s largest model train.

Award-Winning Wineries

Home to six wineries, some of the best wines in Texas are bottled right here on the High Plains. Whether you prefer dry whites or deep reds, we have a glass of award-winning wine just for you.

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

This newly expanded museum, situated on a prominent hilltop above the Canyon Lakes, features unique agriculture exhibits such as horse-drawn implements, crop dusters, and GPS-driven equipment.

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