I am sure I was destined to be in Texas , the land of cowboys and cowgirls among so many other beautiful things . And the Fort Worth Stockyards is the best place to be if y’all want to enjoy the feeling of being in a cow-town along with the old-town railway touch .
We attended the Frontier Days event and it was magnificent . There were very authentic representations of the Texas Frontier Life all over the Stockyards and it was a treat to watch .
Getting there / Parking : We entered the E Exchange Ave from the N Main Street . It is a one way street and you’ll see the sign ” Fort Worth Stock Yards ” when you enter at this intersection . There is a free parking lot on the northeast end . There is plenty of parking [about 3 entrances ] for $5 on the left side of the street and you won’t miss the signs . Free parking also for 11:00 to 2:00 on weekdays for the Lunch Hours .
Shopping and Dining :
A lot of options in the shopping alley along with nice and clean restrooms . We ate at Riscky’s Barbeque . Food was quick and good and priced right . Plenty of nice shopping experience .
A life size Maze which is ridiculously fun to do ! $6
Tiny Train rides and a Petting Zoo – $2 , Feeding Bucket for $3
Stockyard Herd :
The best part of our visit was the Cattle Drive . The Longhorn Cows were majestic . The cowboys along with the cattle were a scene to remember !
Grapevine Vintage Railroad : You may choose to take a train to the GVR and come back . Or you may do the opposite if you are visiting the Grapevine Main Street .
Round trip from Grapevine: $26 for first class and $18 for touring.
One way trip to Grapevine: $23 for first class and $15 for touring.
Mechanical Bull ride : $7 and a lot of fun !!
It was certainly a lot of fun and there was so much more to do that we plan to do on our next visit !