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.
Stephenville is the home of Tarleton State University which was founded in 1899. In Fall 2013 Tarleton had 10,937 students enrolled, the majority of which attend classes at the Stephenville Campus.
Dallas-Ft Worth Intenational Airport, (IATA: DFW)  is approximately a 1 and 1/2 hour drive to Stephenville. DFW is a major international airport with many domestic and international flights. It is a hub for American Airlines, and is also served by Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airways, Jet Blue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country, United, Virgin America, and WestJet.
Dallas Love Field Airport, (IATA: DAL) . is approximately a 2 hour drive to Stephenville. This airport provides mostly domestic flights. It is a hub for Southwest, and is also served by Delta, SeaPort Airlines, United, and Virgin Airlines (beginning Oct. 2014).
Stephenville Clark Regional Airport - 1050 Airport Road. No commercial passenger service available.
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. 
Greyhound - makes daily stops in Stephenville at 1481 W S Loop. 
C.A.R.R (City and Rural Rides)-provides public transportation for Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Stephens, and Taylor counties Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Riders must call 1-800-710-2277 one day in advance to schedule a ride. Prices vary depending on distance traveled.
The Airport Service-based out of nearby Granbury, TX, this company provides 24 hour service from DFW airport to/from Stephenville (one way) for $110. Add $10.00 for each extra person. An additional $10.00 is added for travel to/from Love Field. Call ahead with your flight information to make reservations. 
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. 
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.
Tarleton State University - 1333 West Washington Street. Founded in 1899, Tarleton joined the Texas A&M University system in 1917. Stephenville is the home of the main campus. Tarleton also has locations in Fort Worth, Midlothian, and Waco. 
Ranger College - 1835 W. Lingleville Rd. Is a public community college. The main campus is in Ranger, TX, with locations in Stephenville and Brownwood. 
Stephenville Public Library - 174 N. Coumbia Street. 
Take US 377 Northeast (15 miles) to Bluff Dale then turn left on County Road 148 (2 miles) and taste some wine at Bluff Dale Vineyards. 
Take US 377 Southwest (14 miles) to Dublin, TX and visit Dublin Bottling Works.
Take US 377 Southwest (9 miles) turn left at County Road 458 then turn left on County Road 299 and follow the signs to Veldhuizen Dairy Farm. There you can peruse their wide variety of homemade cheeses and other dairy produces. On Saturdays, they provide tours of the farm so you can see the cheese making process.