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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas
"Your admission ticket to LEGOLAND Dallas will give you tons to explore on your day out. See local landmarks recreated in miniature with more than one-million LEGO bricks at Miniland! How many will you recognize? You could make a game of it yourself. LEGO CITY: Forest Ranger Pursuit and Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. Tots will lose track of time in the DUPLO Village where they can build forts and small houses from large squishy bricks.Watch the kids take action in a fire station jungle gym where they can climb slide and run around as they live the life of a fire fighter. Then see if you can create a LEGO tower can withstand tremors at the Earthquake Tables. When your feet are ready for a rest sit back in the 4D theater and watch the LEGO Legends of Chima characters try to win the land of CHI. The movie’s rain wind and snow may even feel real during the 4D experience. If you need to refuel a cafe offers snacks and light meals (own expense). If you’re looking for the latest LEGO sets or other LEGO toys
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas
"Dive into a world of more than 5000 sea creatures at SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas where you can spy seahorses clown fish sharks and sea turtles among other underwater critters in 30 display tanks. You get to decide how to spend your time in this watery wonderland.Want to check out the stingrays? Stand on a platform overlooking the Bay of Rays to get a great view of the rays gliding below visit the interactive rock pool display where you can touch a sea star
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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Dallas
"Witness an amazing show that presents a rousing live jousting tournament and classic sword fights. Marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Seated in the castle’s climate controlled Grand Ceremonial Arena where after being given colored crowns they cheer for one of six knights (donning matching colored tunics) who chivalrously vie for the honor of King’s Champion.With so much excitement you’ll build up an appetite. The castle’s serfs and wenches will serve a delicious “hands-on” medieval-style four-course meal that includes garlic bread tomato bisque soup oven roasted chicken herb-basted potato
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Stockyards Visitor Information Center Tips (4)

The Walking Tour

An excellent way to acquaint yourself with historic Ft. Worth is to take the Stockyard Walking Tour, which begins at the visitors center on Exchange Avenue.

A knowledgeable guide escorts the tour to many of the Stockyards highlights and you'll learn the ins and outs of cattle herding.

Our route included the Ft. Worth Stock Market (where livestock is sold); Stockyard Station, where shops have replaced former animal quarters and the Coliseum (where weekly rodeos are held) then finally to Billy Bob's Texas--an entertainment venue.

We were also shown where the cowboys formerly camped along Marine Creek and gained an understanding of the cowboy's life in general.

UPDATE: (Feb. 2009) on the website mentioned below, adults are now listed as $6 for the walking tour; $4 for children 6-12; seniors $5. A $1 discount coupon can be found by going to www.stockyardsstations.com.

Tours depart Monday-Saturday at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm; Sundays the tour departs at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm.

The price of the hour and 20 minute tour was $7 for adults, $5 for children and $6 for Seniors. We highly recommend the walking tour--it was very informative!

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VeronicaG
Feb 07, 2009

Guided tours.

The staff at the tourist office are really friendly and are full of information. It is a good starting point before you explore the stockyards as they have lots of leaflets and maps for information. There is a great guided tour that runs frequently during the day. It was only $7 when I did it, so very cheap. Our guide was very informative and gave us lots of interesting facts that we would not have known by just walking around on our own. Points on the tour included the river that runs under the street, cattlemans catwalk that takes you above the cattle pens, inside the cowtown opry, billy bobs texas, the livestock exchange building and more.

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Bullabong
Nov 10, 2005

Stockyards Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Centre is opposite the Live Stock Exchange. Along with loads of information and literature on Fort Worth and surrounding areas there are also some souvenirs and of course restrooms. Inside the building is a mural of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

At the centre you can also book escorted hour long tours through the historic stockyards. The center offers information on area-wide attractions as well as on the Stockyards. Also you can sign up here for escorted hour long historic tours of the Stockyards.

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keeweechic
Sep 04, 2004

Stockyards Station

Don't mind the smell; it's not that bad. This is what Texas is all about: cattle. Before oil, tourism, high-tech, or NASA, Texas had the cattle industry. Here is where you can learn all about it.

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Tom_Fields
Oct 03, 2005
 
 
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