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Frequently Asked Questions

When does time does the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show start & how long does it last?

Every Saturday Afternoon at 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Doors open an hour prior to each show at Cowtown Coliseum at 1:30 PM.   Each show lasts approximately 1 hour with an intermission.

Our Box Office opens at 10am every Saturday out in-front of Cowtown Coliseum.  We encourage buying tickets online for quick & easy admission.

What is the Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show?

A historical reenactment of the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. The show features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, a Native American ceremonial dancer, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history.

Historical figures such as Pawnee Bill come to life and transport the spectator back in time. The shows are based on actual events and stunts that occurred in the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country some 90 years ago.

Two Performances Weekly - Every Saturday Afternoon - 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Each show is approximately 1 hour.

What is the price of admission to Pawnee Bill Wild West Show?

Online Wild West Show Ticket Pricing:
Adult General Admission is only $18.50
Reserved Box Seats are $21.50
Seniors 60+ are $14.50
Children 12 & Under are $11.50
Children 3 & Under are Free
Each stated ticket price includes a $3.50 ticket surcharge.

What are the ages for kid’s tickets?

Kids ages 3 to 12 qualify for the Kid tickets. Kids Under age 3 are Free.

Is this a family-friendly environment?

Yes, Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show prides itself on being the Stockyard's #1 Kid-Friendly performance. You and your family can even come inside the arena to meet our performers and it's loads of fun.

Is your show indoors?

Yes, Heated during the Winter and with cool A/C during the Summer, we provide a comfortable environment to enjoy Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show all year-round.

What else can I do while visiting the Stockyards?

We highly recommend the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, held every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. With live bull riding, barrel racing, and other events featuring some of the best rodeo competitors in the world, the rodeo is the #1 destination in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Visit their website at http://www.stockyardsrodeo.com to buy tickets online!

The cattle drive is held twice daily at 11:30am and 4:00pm on Exchange Ave. Visit their website for more info. https://www.fortworth.com/the-herd/

Check out http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/ This site contains information about everything available in the Stockyards!

Tour Fort Worth on the Trolley! https://fortworthfuntours.com/activities/fort-worth-trolley-tour/

Shopping at Stockyards Station & Exchange Avenue - http://stockyardsstation.com/calendar/ for a calendar of upcoming events! World's Largest Honkytonk Billy Bob's Texas has concerts every Friday and Saturday night. Visit http://www.billybobstexas.com for more info!

See you at the rodeo!

I am coming to Fort Worth, what Hotel should I stay at?

We have relationships with many of the premiere hotels in Fort Worth. Be sure and ask about their daily shuttles to the Fort Worth Stockyards!

Radisson Hotel
Address: 2540 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: (817) 625-9911
www.radisson.com/fossilcreek

Stockyards Hotel
Address: 109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 625-6427
www.stockyardshotel.com

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards
Address: 132 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 626-6000
www.hyatt.com

Omni Hotel Address: 1300 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 535-6664
www.omnihotels.com

Embassy Suites
Address: 600 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
Phone: (817) 332-6900
www.embassysuites3.hilton.com

Country Inn and Suites
Address: 2200 Mercado Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: (817) 831-9200
www.countryinns.com

When was the Cowtown Coliseum built?

The Cowtown Coliseum broke ground in 1907 and was completed in 1908, at a cost of $250,000. Looking at the size of the Coliseum in person, you will see the massive architectural undertaking that occured in that short a time frame.

When was the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show first held at the Cowtown Coliseum?

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show was first held in Fort Worth’s Cowtown Coliseum in 1909. Wholesome entertainment for the entire family full of animals, spectacular performers with ropes, bullwhips, pistols and even a singing cowboy! It was a legendary show created and staring Gordon William Lillie who eventually became a business partner of "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Is there food and drinks available inside the arena?

Yes, in addition to the great dining available throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Cowtown Coliseum offers many delicious food and beverage options. BBQ sandwiches, Hotdogs, Corndogs, Hamburger, Nachos, Popcorn, Candy, cold Beer and a large selection of Coca-Cola products.

What is the difference between GA and box seats?

The Box Seats are reserved seats that align the front two rows of the arena. They are the closest seats to the action. General Admission seats are first-come, first-served seats that are located directly behind our Reserve Boxes.

Can we take pictures?

Yes! Photography is allowed at Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. After you take your awesome photos, feel free to share them with everybody on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Tag #PAWNEEBILL Who knows maybe your picture will show up on our website or win a fan favorite and get you free tickets!

Do I need to purchase my tickets in advance?

If you are planning on sitting in the Box Seats I would purchase my tickets in advance to make sure your seat you want is available. You are welcome to purchase your General admission tickets in advance as well, but you will not have a problem purchasing them in person at our box office.