JOHN WAYNE: AN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Located in the Historic Exhibits Building on the corner of Exchange St. and Rodeo Plaza.

Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of The Duke’s legacy. For the film aficionados, an extensive gallery called the “Life on Screen” highlights the most iconic film props and costumes. In the “America, Why I Love Her” gallery, guests can immerse themselves in patriotism through Grammy-nominated original poems, recited by John Wayne.

All patrons will have exclusive access to never-before seen family photos and correspondences which have been thoughtfully curated by the Wayne family in order to give guests a holistic view of the icon, whose values translate both on the silver screen and off.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Fathers get Complimentary Walk-In Tickets on Father’s Day, June 19th.
  • “The Cowboys” 50th Anniversary Panel at Cowboy Channel! Buy Tickets here.
  • Duke Spirits Tequila Tasting for National Tequila Day on July 24th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
“Let’s go!
We’re burning daylight.”

– JOHN WAYNE

JOHN WAYNE STOCK & SUPPLY

In addition to the exhibit, the space in the Stockyards features a 2,000 square foot retail space, which is stocked with limited-edition items including apparel, headwear, books, drinkware, fine art western photography, leather goods and western accessories.

Open 7 days a week: 

9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday – Thursday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday – Saturday (from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 PROTOCOL
We are following the protocols set by the City of Fort Worth and do not require masks for entry.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Avoid the line and purchase tickets online here. Please note there is a service fee.

WHAT IF I MISS MY ALLOTTED TICKET TIME?

No problem! If you do not make your allotted time, please see the front desk when you arrive at the exhibit and our staff will accommodate you.

IS THIS A TRAVELING EXHIBIT?

John Wayne: An American Experience is permanently located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in the Historic Exhibits Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards next to the Cowtown Coliseum and across the street from Mule Alley.

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?

9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday – Thursday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday – Saturday (from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Not open on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Stay tuned for other special hours

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Find more information on parking in the Fort Worth Stockyards here.

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

Kids 5 & under free
Youth 6 through 12 $16.95
Military discounts available in store

GROUP RATES:

Please contact us if you have a group event and we will get back to you on prices.

KID FRIENDLY?

Yes! We welcome all ages to come and learn about John Wayne’s legacy!

FOOD & DRINKS

Food and Drinks are NOT allowed in the exhibit.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

We welcome and encourage you to take photos in the exhibit without flash, make sure to tag us on social media!

Please note: no tripods, selfie sticks, video cameras (phones and small point & shoot cameras are fine), or A/V equipment allowed in the exhibit.

WHEELCHAIRS ACCESSIBILITY

Yes, we are ADA compliant.

LUGGAGE IN THE MUSEUM?

As of right now, there is no place to store luggage in the exhibit so please plan accordingly before you arrive.