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“Tourist Trap, but some highlights make it worth while.”

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Half-Day Guided Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour
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Billy Bob's Texas Honky Tonk
Ranked #3 of 158 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 young children, Activities for older children
Bloomington, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap, but some highlights make it worth while.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Stockyards is a fun place to go, and I highly recommend a visit while in DFW. However, keep in mind this destination is touristy. There is some good food, some bars, maybe some longhorns out on the street for photos ($5 each). It's a fun destination. Unless you're made of money, don't buy western wear or boots there. Cheaper alternatives are available where the real public shops. As far as food, I'd recommend The Star Cafe. You'll have trouble getting a seat during the dinner hour, but there's a reason. This place has great steaks and is the place to eat at the stockyards. As far as the bars, most of them are dumps. If you want a great place to go at the stockyards, walk all the way (three blocks) up to 302 Exchange St. (or park up there to begin with - FREE street parking). They open later, but have some good music (unlike the other dumps). It's $10 cover (worth it). Longnecks are way overpriced like every other place in the stockyards, but the band makes it worth while. If you want some dancing, this place is where you want to go. If you want some history, this place is it also.

Visited December 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Perfect...for Tourists”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was excited to visit this area but was let down. It's just touristy junk. Restaurants were overpriced and food was underwhelming. We couldn't visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame without paying for a show. We walked the two block area, entered a few shops to find they all carried the same junk, and left. Really disapointed.

Visited December 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“magic place!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were there for just a short time. A shame! It's like being in the wild west! Be sure it isn't too cold to visit, good food too!

Visited November 2013
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Marshall, Virginia
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“Best place in Fort Worth”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I love going to The Stockyards and try to go every time I visit. Not only are there a lot of cool bars with live music, but the shopping is fantastic! Check out Billy Bob's where they have live music, dancing and bull riding Friday - Sunday!

Visited December 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The day after Christmas we visited the Stockyards. We had a room at the Hyatt Place right on the strip. We walked up and down the cobblestone street looking in unique shops and sipping a brew. Yes, you can drink on the strip. We saw the longhorns go down the street as well. Great way to spend a day or at least a few hours!

Visited December 2013
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