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“Original wild west, with a lot of attractions”

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Billy Bob's Texas Honky Tonk
Ranked #3 of 163 things to do in Fort Worth
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to cowboys in addition to historic hotels and western-style shopping.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This place is worth visiting if you want to see some wild west attractions, but also in the same time shops and restaurants. The rodeo show is amazing and really interesting: horse riding, bull riding etc. Everything very real!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

A nicely done tourist area near downtown Fort Worth. Wasn't busy day we went (during week) but parking could be problem when busy. A lot of western stores amid the gift shops. A few western activities - mechanical bull & Texas Longhorns to get on for photos (both cost $ - Neither advertise cost). You will spend more than you plan but probably not feel bad about it.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Family and I went for a visit earlier this week. We enjoyed the cool weather and light crowds. However, we hadn't planned out our visit so it was a bit aimless. We started at the souvenir shopping end and had a great time looking at all the stores. There were also some restaurants, but we weren't hungry enough to eat at that point. We then walked toward the Stockyards Hotel where we saw the old bar that is described in the literature. We walked about a block past before we headed back to the shopping end. We noticed but did not visit the Stockyards museum or the rodeo. We did stop in the cowboy hall of fame; it felt a bit touristy. We also saw a cattle drive, again a touristy feature as it was small. Finally, we didn't go in the maze, but we saw some pre-teens going through it. They seemed to have fun.

A walk around was good enough in the end, but I'd encourage travelers to look into visiting the stockyards for at least a quick visit. It's pretty neat to look at.

Thank lanakoala
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a must visit place if you are staying in the Fort Worth Dallas metroplex area. There is a good choice of restaurants on and off the main strip. Most of the locals are dressed as you would imagine in denims, cowboy hats and cowboy boots. There are some great western wear shops selling the traditional western wear clothing. There are also some tourist shops but not the tourist "tat" that you see in British holiday resorts. The shopping is great. There are jewelery shops, a record shop, a small indoor market area.
The other added attractions are the tourist train (Grapevine Vintage railroad) which takes you through to Grapevine, another nice place to visit. There is Billy Bobs Texas, the worlds largest honky tonk bar with several bars, a stage with live music (some top names in the Country music world) and a rodeo. You can visit the petting zoo and stables, the cowboy museum, the stockyards museum and also watch the daily cattle drive too. Even the local police, police the area dressed in cowboy hats and boots on horseback!
There is always something going on. My friends and I just dropped into a little "spit and sawdust" bar and there was a couple of guys strumming guitars and singing. The atmosphere was brilliant. We saw Willie Nelson at Billy Bobs and have also been to watch the rodeo. I just can't fault the place and have now been there several times on each trip overseas to Tx.
It is a place you can take your kids or your grandma to. It is well worthy of a few hours visit, or even longer if you want to take in a good meal, a rodeo and a night of country music.
A great flavour of Texas and the Wild west.

Thank lovetochill
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The cattle drive at 4pm was awesome and enjoyed the maze even though it took us about 20 minutes to complete the maze. If you love the west you will love this place. The weekends are a little better but crowded. If you can take the train from Grapevine into the Stockyards. That was awesome.

Thank EzraSeven
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