Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth

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Nestled in the old town heart of the city, the epicenter of the western cattle industry comes to life at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. The stockyards today are the last of their kind in America and retain their Wild West charm. Stroll through the town to experience, Texas barbecue, real leather boots, and cowboy hats. Get down and dusty at a rodeo or western show, or slosh back a cold one at the old-time saloon. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fort Worth fast, fun, and easy.
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  • We arrived early to ensure we had good spots for the cattle drive. The experience itself did not match our anticipation. Just a few head of cattle came marching past. (We have at least as many at the ...  more »
  • What a wonderful time and beautiful spot.love the restaurants esprcially cattlemens steakhouse and all the shoppes.absolutely unique and friendly atmosphere  more »
  • Fort Worth is where the West begins, and you can see some of the real west, not city slicker west. The stockyards brings you a taste of what it was like when cattle ran thru the streets heading to sal...  more »
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  • One can spend a day in this very country western looking place. You can see the Longhorns and pet them. There are some shows involving the cattle. Rodeo is another big attraction. Stockyard Station is very nice, but I wish there were more stores. Overall, if you are looking for a day trip, you can't go wrong with this.
  • Fun place. I didn't do much unfortunately as it was the day I had to jump on the plane home. However I was able to catch the first cattle herding of the day which was exciting! Several men on horses herding the cattle through the center city street. Very unique experience! Otherwise there were plenty of places to shop for souvenirs! Many of them have similar things but if you shop around, some places sell it cheaper!
  • If you visit Fort Worth and do not stop at the Stockyards then you missed Fort Worth. The old hotel is a must-see and still a functional hotel (check out the famous names in the guest book in the lobby) opened in 1908 and still looks exactly the same. Great dining options including Cattleman's Steakhouse. Outstanding night life, from the massive Billy Bob's ( Walker, Texas Ranger clips filmed there) to other small saloons throughout the district. Lots of gift shops and lots of things to see and do for the whole family. This is why they call Fort Worth, the "Gateway to the West". Once you visit the Stockyards you'll understand why. The entire area looks and feels like the old Wild West. Give yourself an entire day to see most of it and definitely grab a room close by if you decide to party at Billy Bob's. You won't want to leave until they kick you out at 2 a.m.. Enjoy it, I know we did.
  • Super fun to walk around. Very touristy in areas, but the bars are fun and you can buy cool things. The leather shop is really neat. You can buy handmade tack. The headstalls and reins are simple and high quality. The record shop is a lot of fun and the owner is very outgoing. We had a great conversation! It's kid friendly too. They even have long horns you can sit on and take a picture on!
  • Really enjoyed watching the daily cattle drive through the main street. Happens several times a day, weather permitting. Was absolutely incredible to see, up-close, the sheer magnitude of the longhorn bull as they marched by. I could really feel the history come alive in this town, and would consider it a must-see for tourists visiting the area. You can even jump on a bull and take as many photos as you like for $5 per person. Honestly, it was definitely worth the memories. Lots of interesting shops to peruse. If the weather is agreeable, plan on spending several hours walking around. The steakhouses in the heart of the tourist area are quite pricey, but then again, you can order the best cuts with almost endless options, and you can guarantee that your steak will be cooked properly and exactly the way you ordered it. They definitely know their beef!
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