Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
140 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
I was here during the day on a weekday in June. Its quieter, and daytime is when you will see the cattle. I must admit I expected the "Fort Worth Herd" to be ... well... a big herd. But the cattle here, while very unique animals, are rather few in numbers. Their whole purpose is to be shown to people, and to walk twice a day through a section of the Stockyards for visitors to view them as they are guided by cowboys on horses. While I found it worth seeing, I was a bit underwhelmed. I think kids would like it though. There is a disproportionately large gift store complex by the stockyards, and many more in the district. Its not something I was interested in, but if someone is shopping for souvenirs then this is the place to be.I returned on Friday evening to the Stockyards. Its a fun place to be on a weekend evening - there are lots of tourists and visitors, a bunch of restaurants, pubs, and bars. The appearance of the streets near the district gives a bit of that "old time" Texas feel. If one is interested in seeing bull riding, there is a show available in the stockyards area on the weekends.
Loved watching the longhorns getting herded down the street by the Cowboys! There was a live band, Wild West show with Indians, a rodeo every Friday and Saturday nights and lots of rustic bars and restaurants. Make sure you walk up to the top of the hill to check out the cool bars and eateries! The Basement Bar is a must visit! Also grab a beer and bite at Booger Reds!
This place is so much fun to visit and explore its unbelievable. It’s like being transported into s time machine. Friday & Saturday are the best times to visit. Go early as they have shows, one at 11, the other at 4pm. There are two shows which are free and prominent. The cattle drive (cows walking in the street) and the Wild West show (which is inside the stockyard itself). It does get hot so be sure to wear sunblock. Parking and the lack of drinks and snacks options are a pain.
Loved the maze and the the cattle drive. I wish we could have stayed longer to experience everything but even though we couldn't we still had fun. I recommend this to anyone looking for something different and fun. Just plan on making a day of it though. Parking cost $7, maze $6 per person, petting zoo $3, tons of restaurants and shops.
Unique place in my opinion. Historical. Has mostly restaurants and some stores. The food is good. Anyone can go visit. You can also ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad which goes to the Trinity River from the Stockyards. Haven’t been here in a year but I will hopefully visit again