Stephenville is a college town located about 1 hour Southwest of Fort Worth on US 377.
The city is named after John M. Stephen, who settled in the area in 1854 and donated the land for the townsite. Stephenville was incorporated in 1886. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 17,123.
Tarleton State University was founded in 1899. In Fall 2013 Tarleton had 10,937 students enrolled, the majority of which attend classes at the Stephenville Campus.
The nearest Amtrak station is in Cleburne, TX at 206 North Border Street, which is approximately a 1 hour drive to Stephenville. . The Fort Worth Amtrak station is about a 1 and 1/2 hour drive away. 
Car rentals are available at DFW and Love Field airports as well as the Forth Worth Amtrak station.
The best way to get around Stephenville is with a car. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a location 2620 W Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401. .
Washington Street (US 377), which bisects the city in a Southwest to Northeast direction, is the major thoroughfare. Much of the city's restaurants and shops are located on it.
The only public transit option is provided by C.A.R.R (City and Rural Rides). They provide transportation within the city for $1.00 per trip Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Riders must call 1-800-710-2277 one day in advance to schedule a ride. 
Much of Stephenville is walkable and bike-able. A walk from the town square to Tarleton's campus takes about 20 minutes. The city's residential streets are friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Erath County Courthouse located at the corner of West Washington and Graham streets. This beautiful Victorian structure, designed by architects J. Riely Gordon and D. E. Laub, was completed in 1893. It was constructed of local white stone quarried on the Leon River and red granite brought from Pecos County. The building has a wrought-iron stairway, tessellated marble floors, and other elegant details. The building is surrounded by a charming town square. 
Lone Star Arena - 4696 N US Highway 377. A variety of rodeo events hosted here year around. Their website has a calendar of events. 
The Stephenville Historical Museum - located at 525 East Washington Street. The museum occupies 3 acres of land and consists of 12 nineteenth century structures furnished with period furniture and artifacts. The grounds are open all day. However, tours inside each structure are only available Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm (closed Mondays). 
Thompson Gallery of Original Art - located at 270 N. Belknap Ave. Since 1971, the gallery has been featuring local, regional, and national artists. Collector prints, originals, and sculptures. Open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., 1 - 4:30 p.m. Weekends by appointment. 254-965-7500. 
Hoka Hey Fine Arts Foundry & Gallery - located 19 miles Southwest of Stephenville on US 377. One of the foremost bronze foundries in the United States. The nine foot wax sculpture of John Wayne, sculpted by Robert Summers and cast by Hoka Hey for the Orange County California Airport, is on display in the gallery. Open Daily. Call 254-445-2017 to arrange guided tour.
Watch a movie at Cinemark Cinema 6 at 2900 West Washington StreetSuite 53. 
Go bowling at Lone Star Lanes at 1815 Lingleville Road. (254) 968-0440. 
Go to Splashville Water Park at 850 S Graham Ave. Open from May to August.