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

  • John Wayne: An American Experience will be closing early on September 23rd and September 24th for private events.
  • John Wayne: The Official Cocktail Book Signing with Marisa Wayne + Duke Spirits Tasting | Saturday 10/29 from 1-4pm
    Marisa Wayne will be autographing the brand new “John Wayne: The Official Cocktail Book” alongside Duke Spirits, who will be providing tastings of their signature bourbon and tequila lines.
  • John Wayne Grit Series 5K | Saturday, November 12
    This 5K course weaves through the historic Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. The run starts at the “John Wayne: An American Experience” exhibit and goes down the cobblestone streets of the Stockyards and out and along the Trinity Trail where you’ll take in views of the downtown Fort Worth Skyline. Complete the run back in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The run benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation so every step you take advances the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs. REGISTER HERE
  • Making Spirits Bright – Duke Spirits Tasting | Saturday November 26 1-4pm
    The team at John Wayne: An American Experience will be “Making Spirits Bright” all afternoon thanks to our friends at Duke Spirits. Come for a little sipping and a little shopping as we kick off the Christmas season with a custom cocktail!
  • A Toast to the Texas Country Reporter 50th Anniversary | October 7-9
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of Texas Country Reporter, all patrons who attend John Wayne: An American Experience will receive a complimentary drink token to be redeemed at the Cowboy Channel Bar in the Stockyards! Limit one (1) token per guest, must be 21 years old to redeem.
“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.

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 Daily

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.