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Posted July 31, 2006
WATCH THE LONGHORN STEERS HERDED DOWN THE BRICK STREET, HEAR THE WHISTLE OF THE VINTAGE STEAM ENGINE AND KNOW YOU ARE SEEING THE PAST AS NEVER BEFORE. THE SADDLES AND CLOTHES OF THE COWBOYS ARE AUTHENTIC TO THE 1870s and the horns spread 8-10 ft. In those days and up until the 1900s, over 6 million head of cattle were driven into Fort Worth coming up the Chisholm Trail. Of the 1,000s Cowboys coming to Fort Worth, each one was thrilled at the chance to have a hot bath and a chance to enjoy the many 'water holes' in 'Hell's Half Acre' Several have survived and are now in the Stockyards with a good drink. The Bull Ring, the old restored Saloon East of the White Elephant is a wonderful art gallery of early 1900s Texas artists paintings, open on Mondays, with the added touch of several adult beverages even on draft, sodas, Starbucks coffees, snacks, and the best Strawberry Ice Cream MONEY CAN BUY-try it and see if you don't agree. The Crosseyed Moose, Western Antiques on Main has one of the most complete of authentic Western of anywhere in the Southwest within reason. The Stockyard Museum has the 2nd longest burning electric light in the United States along with a great variety of Stockyards, Fort Worth, and Civil War artifacts as well as the 'Gifts' by towns on the Sesquicennetical Wagon Trail Ride, the longest Wagon Trail Ride in modern history through 350 towns and cities over 2,000 miles covered in 6 months. With 13 school age students being taught by 3 teachers, only 2 finished as one died during the trip. The Fort Worth Stockyards was the 'Wallstreet' of the West as it had more money change hands than anywhere else other than Wallstreet west of the Mississippi. Take the 'Historic Walking Tour' of the Stockyards, sign up at the Tourist Info Office, 6 flags out front, for the best understanding how over 1,100 head of cattle alone were unloaded, pened, sold, and shipped out within 10 hrs. to give it this nickname of 'Wallstreet of the West'. The Best Cowboy concert FREE each Sunday is on the steps of the Exchange Building at 2 pm each Sunday afternoon with the Cowtown Opry rolling out the music of the cattle drive Era up to the 1940s music of Bob Wills. Best to stay at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, 'Best Kept Secret in the Metroplex' just across the Trinity from Downtown, Sundance Sq. and Historic Stockyards where the King beds and Jacuzzi for 2 tubs are very relaxing. Awesome is the BUFFET BREAKFAST IN ELEGANT DINNING ROOM BESIDE THE 20 FT. LONG CEILING HIGH CHINA CABINET FULL OF CHINTZ CHINA. Call Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast to understand why the Washington Post named it as 'One of the Top 5 Things To Do In Fort Worth'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.