My Impression: Felt like I am in old western times,Great shopping expereince which includes custom made cowboy boots and boutiques. Plenty of steakhouses and night clubs around.Slightly overpriced but worth visiting. Lot many love concerts and events take place round the year.I would say 2 days worth visit to stockyards.Many Hop In and Hop off bus available for daily and hourly trip. Family friendly trip, one can also check out child friendly activities like Zoo,Cowtown cattle Pen Maze etc. Explore the Stockyards with a personal tour guide, who'll share the legends and lore of this remarkable place.Everybody is in boots and cowboy hats. Bunch of shops, restaurants, and bars in one place also downtown closeby.
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What to do:
Rodeo Action: Its iconic part of Fortworth, A fun, exciting event that the whole family can enjoy. There is active participation for kids seven and under and another one for the older kids.The rodeo was AWESOME. The palominos were beautiful and fun to watch to start the show, then the different events were very entertaining and included bronc busting bareback & saddled, team roping, calf roping/tying, barrel racing, team racing, and of course, BULL RIDING! Online booking available, Reserve your tickets on weekends as event draws huge crowds on weekend.
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame: The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to the cattle rustlers and cowgirls who have exceeded expectations in the games of rodeo, cutting and farming, and those people who have committed their lives to advancing and safeguarding Texas Western legacy.
Stockyard Musuem: Located in the historic Livestock Exchange building, built in 1902, we are in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The Museum features artifacts from the Stockyards and the Swift and Armour Packing Plants. You will also find saddles and other cowboy collectibles from the cattle drive era to contemporary times.
Cattle Walk (Drive): Long Horn Cattle drive definitely sets stockyards apart. It runs twice daily in quiet manner. Tourists and audience were loud and seemed to think the safety precautions being delivered by the security folks were for everyone but them.The Cattle Drive travels through the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on E. Exchange Avenue in front of the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building and then back to the holding pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building for viewing.
Eat In: Plenty of options available around the station like Beef Jerkey Station, Logan's Roadhouse, Love Shack, H3 Ranch, Basement Bar and many more steakhouses.
Shopping : Authentic Western leather Wears, handmade with modernly look available in many stores in stockyard. Well you will not be dissappointed.Locally made items are popular around the stores.
Stay Options: Numorous stay options available at stockyard with wide range suiting our pocket and taste. Hotel Texas, Country Inn, Marriott and Motel 6.
Parking: Pretty cheap, $5 TO $10 whole day available near Stockyard station also many other spaces on the main roads.
Sources: Wikipedia, www.fortworthstockyards.org,www.fortworth.com