Longhorn Tours 17th season

Longhorn Tours 17th season

The seventeenth season for Longhorn Head to Tail Tours in planned to be the best season ever. A newly enlarged Longhorn store building with an educational theatre, a famous horn gallery section and unique western items for guests. Now with catered meal service for any size group, it is a choice destination point for visitors touring Dickinson Cattle Co., (DCC). A number of special features will make the new ranch improvements live up to the enjoyment expectations of an estimated 12,000 visitors. Here is how it works. Make reservations, show up on time just off I-70 in eastern Ohio at exit 202. Guests board one of the colorful ranch buses and ride the range for a 75 minute narrated excursion through some of Appalachia's most beautiful scenic spots. Narrators present an informative history of the area, cattle breeds, current oil and gas discoveries, and famous local historic celebrities not found in school books. The origin of the ranch, and it's unique bovine residents, with their pointed appendages, is an eastern/western history treat. Longhorn Tours are open to the pubic with pre-planned groups of 10 or more from April to November 1. Special rates are given for groups of 20 and 40 or more by appointment. Guests include senior groups, livestock organizations, FFA educational jaunts, college students, excursion buses, families, school groups and a wide range of appreciators of rural Ohio and the old West. In recent years the ranch tour has been very popular for Amish family groups. Cattle are trained to come to the bus by a "beep" of the horn and guests can hand feed them with special nutritious cow candy. Cameras and videos are always welcome. Featured cattle on the tour include the new Champion Watusi bull "JD," triple bronze Horn Showcase Champion "Drop Box," and record horn spread "Silent Iron" (99" spread during her 5th year) and the world famous International Champion Texas Longhorn cow, "Jester." The rest of the baroque herd and native wild-life is a cast of hundreds. Texas holds nothing over the Buckeye state for Texas Longhorns. Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, with an abundance of rich soil minerals, DCC has produced many championship cattle of several breeds.The late "Clear Point" was viewed by thousands of guests -- winner of 11 bronze horn awards. His lusterous progeny are the highlight of ranch tours. A pavilion and tables are available for paying guests. Catered meals are available to "Chow with the cows" using ranch raised all natural Texas Longhrn beef. Longhorns Head To Tail Store hours, 10 AM to 5 PM each day, except Sundays. For more information on DCC check www.texaslonghorn.com. For info on Longhorns Head to Tail tours checkwww.longhorntours.com. For other places of interest in Belmont County checkwww.belmontcountytourism.org.