"The Stockyards" Stockyards Historic District Tip by sswagner

  Entrance to the Stockyards
by sswagner

This is certainly one of Fort Worth's most popular tourist areas. Here, one can find a combination of historic buildings, shops, restaurants, clubs, cattle pens, and a train depot. This place is essentially for all ages. Children will enjoy the animals, riding a mechanical bull (the difficulty level can be adjusted), practicing with a lasso, and going into the toy and candy stores. Adults will enjoy the many restaurants as well as some shopping. This is also a historic place as it was a center for the famous cattle drives that went through this region. Today, some cattle pens remain to give the visitor a glimpse of what it was like in its heyday.

Weddings are often held in the chapel or one of the halls available for rental at the Stockyards Station. Other events often take place here too. This place should be a "must see" for those who want to explore a little bit of Fort Worth.

Address: 130 E. Exchange Avenue
Directions: North of Downtown. Follow the signs exiting off of I-35W. There are paid lots as you enter, however if you drive all of the way past the Stockyards Station, there is a free lot. It will say for "restaurant and shopping patrons only".
Phone: 817-624-4741
Website: http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 5, 2006
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