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Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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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
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

fantastic area to visit have the opportunity to have your photo taken by a very big steer lots of shops etc to buy the essential items like cowboy saddle bag handbags great prices,good variety of places to have a meal and a cool beer it is touristy but who cares its a great place if you want the texas that is not touristy you have to travel north towards Oklahoma then east to arkansa visit hot springs then journey into tennesee a good old drive but well worth the journey and with the petrol (gas)being really cheap not like in the uk its great plenty of antique and collector places along the way roadside diners but don't expect 5 star as some are proper American cafes etc a really good place to have your ham and eggs sunny side up or down if they ask when you want to pay paper o plastic they mean bags for you to put the items in very enjoyable places away from tourist trap

Visited February 2013
3 Thank philip h
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Savannah, Georgia
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225 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice Walk”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The stockyards is a good place to go to walk around and see what the old west was like. Lot's of places to eat and shop.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Peepye
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91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lots of fun!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Yes, the Stockyards is touristy...who cares? It's a blast to walk around the shops, see the "cattle drive" and the cowboys, and stroll around on the street with ice cold beers. There are lots of interesting historic sites and some beautiful, outdoor sculptures. This place is terrific if you just want a couple of days of shopping, eating, and fun!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank peachgirl_10
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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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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“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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