just west of Dallas to the famous stockyards area where cattle were rounded up and shipped across country east and west.
|Summer school students out on a field trip enjoyed watching the cattle drive.|
Things to See and Do
The twice daily cattle drive at 11:00am and 4:00pm, the Stockyards have plenty to see and do. Everything centers around the history of the cattle drives and America’s western expansion.
Several museums cover the local history of Fort Worth and one of those is a large museum called The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame devoted to modes of travel during the mid to late 1800’s and up until the 1920’s or so. This museum also houses booths sharing historical snippets and memorabilia of famous Texans from rodeo, stage and movie stars who have ties to the the Fort Worth and Dallas area.
|Roy Rogers’ beloved Trigger ~ He lived a good life performing in 188 movies and living 33 years.
Sorry some of these photos are blurry ~ all were taken with my iPhone as my
Canon’s memory card was full…
|Just like on Hollywood, California’s famous sidewalks, Fort Worth also has its stars!|
|Famous rodeo rider|
These are just a few of the photographs I saw in the museum’s Famous Texans area in individual booths. I’ll share more of that next week when I share the museum itself.
|Recognize this really famous fellow???
Give you a hint:
Think “Men in Black” and “The Fugitive.”
Shopping and Restaurants
Stores are open for patrons to shop for everything Texas and to buy Texas mementos. This also includes vintage and new boots and gear. Some shops cater specifically to all new bootwear ~ some will even take custom orders as in days of old! I saw both new and used boot shops with vintage and new clothing as well. Hubby purchased a new pair of boots that fit like a glove! and I’ll share about that in an upcoming post on Shopping in Fort Worth.
|Cool Texas wall art inside Cavender’s Boot City, Fort Worth.|
There are burger places, bars and sit-down restaurants for every budget and we ate at several. This is the place we had lunch on the Friday we watched the cattle drive, a little sit-down burger joint of whose name I didn’t catch. It’s inside the stockyards covered shopping area, though! 🙂
|Artwork up on the wall inside this burger place ~ pretty cool!|