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Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas (B)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Heck no. That's why I spent the end of the year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area reconnecting with my old university and high school buddies. As a way to squeeze in some sightseeing, I suggested we do our catching up while strolling through the Forth Worth Stockyards. And to be honest, my kids don't do well sitting in a restaurant for hours and hours while mamma chats with her friends. Gotta keep them moving.

Some people have a stereotypical image of Texas where cattle walk through the streets while cowboys ride horses beside them. This is the place to go if you want to reinforce that picture.

Twice a day, cowboys guide the Fort Worth Longhorn Herd on a cattle drive down the main thoroughfare. Hubby kept asking if this was the Running of the Bulls. Thank goodness it isn't because those horns have a mighty far reach. I wouldn't want even one of those guys coming after me. Actually, the cattle seemed rather well behaved and didn't need much redirection from the cowboys. There aren't that many of them, so it's all over in a few minutes unlike the olden days when huge herds would thunder past kicking up dust along the way. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Guide Location: USA » Fort Worth
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michele Chan-thomson
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Livestock Exchange Building
  • Stockyards Museum
  • Cowtown Cattlepen Maze
  • Stockyards Station
  • Joe T. Garcia's
  • Billy Bob's Texas
  • Stockyards Hotel
  • Hyatt Place Hotel