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Your Authentic Texas Cowboy Vacation Starts Here: Fort Worth Stockyards

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For visitors coming into the Lone Star State, the desire to “fit in” with their fellow Texan can be overwhelming (remember buying the plastic cowboy gun and holster set when you were ten. Yeah, that.) Thankfully, although not every Texan swaggers around with chaps, hat, spurs, and guns, you can still find a taste of what you hanker for at the Fort Worth Stockyards. A combination of outdoor fun in a big city setting might make for the ultimate authentic Texas cowboy vacation you won’t regret!

Witness an Authentic Longhorn Cattle Drive

Your Authentic Texas Cowboy Vacation Starts Here: Fort Worth Stockyards

Photo: Facebook/Hayes and Jarvis

Twice daily, at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., a herd of longhorns is driven by several real life cowhands through the Stockyards along Exchange Avenue. Take pictures, ask questions, and generally be the enthusiastic tourist you’ve always wanted to be. They don’t cringe, and no question has ever been too dumb. Just ask!

Get Gussied Up in Authentic Western Wear

Your Authentic Texas Cowboy Vacation Starts Here: Fort Worth Stockyards

Photo: Facebook/Christina Truelove Photography

Don’t worry if you don’t yet own your own pair of authentic cowboy boots or a hat. No one will question your morals. But they might question your taste if you come all the way to the Fort Worth Stockyards and don’t step into Maverick Fine Western Wear and get yourself a remedy to that situation. Purveyor of numerous fine western apparel, you’ll get just what you need as a first-time boot-wearer. It makes you sit taller in the saddle!

Enjoy the Things an Authentic Cowboy Would

Your Authentic Texas Cowboy Vacation Starts Here: Fort Worth Stockyards

Photo: Facebook/Billy Bob’s Texas

Channel your inner cowboy by dining on some fine Texas steak at the Cattlemen’s Steak House, followed up by two-stepping your night away to some great live music at Billy Bob’s Texas! Saddle up, cowboy!