Saturday 29 July 2017

Turner Falls-Oklahoma

Turner Falls is one of Oklahoma's tallest waterfalls, dropping 77 feet into a natural swimming pool. Located on Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains near Davis, Turner Falls Park draws thousands of visitors each year who enjoy swimming, hiking, and camping. There are numerous springs within the Arbuckle Mountains; one of them is Honey Creek, which creates the cascade. Turner Falls, named for Mazeppa Thomas Turner, sits six miles south of Davis, Oklahoma.Since 1868, the recreational area has been a popular family destination providing a rock castle, natural caves, novelty shops, picnic sites, cabins, camp sites, RV sites, bath houses, hiking trails, and sandy beaches to explore!

Nearby Places: Winstar Casino
Entry Fees: Yes 
Timings: 7AM-10PM
Time Required: Relax as much as you can
Parking: Available at the entrance

Fun Activities in Turner Falls Park

Waterfall fun: The 77ft waterfall is something that you can’t just look away from. Once you are near it, you cannot resist glancing at it or just diving in the pool.
Picnic Sites: Hungry? Looking for a good picnic spot? Well, look no more. Because you are going to find a bunch of them in Turner Park.
Cabins: one of the best things inside the Turner Park are our amazing cabins. They are very beautiful and equipped to be the perfect place to relax.
R.V. Hookups: Of course, don’t forget about these R.V. Hookups.
Novelty Shops: Feeling bored? Visit the novelty shops and kill time. You might find something you like.
Hiking Trails: Hiking is something that everyone’s blood pumped up. Well, fortunately, there’s natural hiking trails here that are always a fun experience.
Bath Houses: After a fun and active day, who wouldn’t like a nice relaxing end to the day at a Bath House?
Sandy Beaches: Whether you want to take a sun bath or build a sand castle. You know you can always count on the sandy beaches.
Natural Swimming Areas: Natural swimming areas a very fun activity site. You can enjoy swimming right under the waterfall. But be sure to have safety if you have children with you.
Caves: Only the name is interesting enough to get someone going. The three natural caves that are inside the Turner Park are a huge tourist magnet.

Sunday 9 July 2017

StockYards Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Stockyards is a National historic district,located in Fort Worth, Texas.The Stockyards mainly consists of entertainment and shopping venues that capitalize on the "Cowtown" image of Fort Worth. The city of Fort Worth is often referred to as "Where the West Begins."The Fort Worth Stockyards are the last standing stockyards in the United States. Some volunteers still run the cattle drives through the stockyards, a practice developed in the late 19th century.

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.

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