While Fort Worth is a large and dynamic city, it fully embraces its cowboy roots, and this only-in-Texas training starts at a young age. At the Cattle Raisers Museum little tikes can read up on the history of the cattle industry, from its open range days in the 1850s to the modern era of mechanized ranches and online auctions. There’s also a collection of antique saddles, hand-forged spurs, and over a thousand branding irons. Head on over to the Fort Worth Stockyards where, since 1866, ranchers have sold and traded cattle. They no longer host auctions, but the historic district still hosts a daily cattle drive and weekend rodeos.