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Stockyards Museum, Fort Worth

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  • this museum is a bit eclectic, covering the stockyards, the livestock processing history of Fort Worth, and cowboys and Indians. It was, however, very interesting, with something for everyone. :)  more »
  • The museum itself is quite small. However, it has a lot of interesting things to offer. There is an unlucky dress, cowboy memorabilia, lots of pictures, and the second oldest light bulb in the world j...  more »
  • I'm a history buff and I enjoy rodeos, so this place was a great find for me. You get to know a little more about Fort Worth and what characters lived here in the past.  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the history of Texas's cattle-raising. Really helpful and friendly staff eager to help explain things. The museum itself is more like a one-room gift shop, but there are good exhibits of vintage equipment from the city's days as a meatpacking capital. Behind the building are actual stockyards where you see see longhorn cattle, mostly steers. The building itself still houses offices and some cattle-auctions are based there, though much of the trading is online instead of in-person.
  • This museum is a small gem. For the small cost of $2 it holds a wealth of information. You can even pick out a cowboy hat to wear as you sit on a saddle to make your own pictures at no extra cost.
  • It's nice to smell cattle droppings. $5 for pictures on top of longhorns and $2 for petting zoo where we can pet goats, and $7 for small horse riding if your weight is less than 100 lbs. Many stores with a lot of products made in China. We enjoyed the march with longhorn cattle, cow boys and cow girls at 4:00 p.m. Food is ok worth the experience.
  • First time attending, nice museums to walk through, children loved the maze, interesting cattle drive
  • This small museum is a lot of fun. For just $2, it is hard to pass up. I'd definitely recommend going if you find yourself at the Stockyards.

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Where to stay in Fort Worth

Fort Worth features a good mix of affordable hotels, with a wide selection of western-flavored motels and bed & breakfasts. You can find comfortable accommodations in any part of the city, but if you wish to stay close to most of its major attractions, book your stay in or near the Cultural District. This area contains Fort Worth's five renowned museums, located within easy walking distance of one another. If you have access to a car, explore the less expensive hotels farther away from the city's major districts.
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