A visit to Stockyards City is a great way to experience the authentic American West that's still alive and well in this modern metropolis. Home to a number of shops specializing in all things western, you can outfit an entire ranch (cattle included) or just find a new pair of boots and enjoy a great steak.
Eat... like a ranch hand at Cattlemen's Steakhouse. Oklahoma City's oldest restaurant has been serving up steaks to cowboys and city-folk alike for more than 100 years. Their steaks are legendary, but their lamb fries, dinner rolls and homemade desserts are just as delicious.
Enjoy... live country music at The Rodeo Opry. Located in the Rodeo Theatre along Exchange Avenue, this family-friendly venue serves up great live music every Saturday night.
Experience... live cattle auctions every Monday and Tuesday at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards. Stockyards City's namesake first opened in 1910 and is the world's largest stocker-feeder cattle market. Visitors are welcome to trek across the catwalk spanning the outdoor holding pens to the auction house, where cattle are paraded through in lots and sold to the highest bidder. If you're looking for an authentic western experience (or a few head of cattle), you've come to the right place.
Of course, the guide above is just a sampling of what there is to taste, see and do in the district.