Fort Worth Stockyards

121 E. Exchange Avene
Fort Worh
United States

General description

This is a real old-fashioned western town. There are a few blocks that still have an old world Texas feel. A must do, especially for the first time visitor.
A real Texan experience for Texans and out-of-towners alike.
There are lots of shops (covered walkways between them to avoid the summer heat) as well as a saloons (empty during the day), bars, a rodeo, a few museums, and Billy Bob's, the world's largest Honky Tonk. They also have the worlds longest bull run, where cowboys herd the cattle threw the streets.
They have the Stockyards Hotel which has a real old-fashioned lobby area to sit down and take a break.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district that is located in Fort Worth, Texas, north of the central business district. The 98-acre (40 ha) district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District in 1976. They are a former livestock market which operated under various owners from 1866.
The Fort Worth Stockyards now celebrates Fort Worth's long tradition as a part of the cattle industry and was listed on the National Register as a historical district in 1976. The listing included 46 contributing buildings and one other contributing structure.
The Stockyards consist of mainly entertainment and shopping venues that capitalize on the "Cowtown" image of Fort Worth. Home to the famous boot making company M.L. Leddy's which is located in the heart of the Stockyards. The city of Fort Worth is often referred to as "Where the West Begins." Many bars and nightclubs (including Billy Bob's Texas) are located in the vicinity, and the area has a Western motif. There is also an opry and a rodeo. 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 by the frontiersman Charles "Buffalo" Jones, who herded buffalo calves through the streets of Garden City, Kansas.
On April 1, 2011 The Fort Worth Stockyards Stables were remodeled and reopened. They are located next door to the Hyatt hotel in an original Historic Stockyards building that was built in 1912. These stables offer full care boarding, overnight boarding, hourly boarding, horse rentals on the open trails of the Trinity River and carriage rides. Boarders can ride their horses all around the Historic Stockyards. The Fort Worth Stockyards Rodeo (Northside) is located right across the street from the new stables.

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Type(s): Activities, Museum

This is an indoor/outdoor location, and the average cost for two adults is 10 Dollars.


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