Oklahoma May 21, 2017
There’s A Small City In Oklahoma That’s Frozen In Time And You’ll Want To Visit
Originally established in 1910 as a public livestock market, Stockyards City has become a historic district where Oklahoma’s Western heritage continues to live on. It’s the kind of place where much hasn’t changed over the years…and they like it like that. So put on the cowboy boots and head to this small city that’s full of Old West charm, shopping, history, dining and more.
Stockyards City is located west of downtown Oklahoma City at the crossroads of Agnew and Exchange. Plan on spending a whole day in this historic district...there's lots to do and check out.
If you visit on Monday or Tuesdays you can catch a live auction at 8am at Oklahoma National Stockyards - the largest stocker and feeder market in the world.
The live auction at the stockyards is an incredible event to watch. The district grew around this market in the early 1900s and continues to thrive today, drawing in thousands of visitors every year.
After the eventful cattle auction, check out all the old brick architecture on Exchange Avenue. The whole district is now listed on the on the National Register of Historic Places and is a beautiful place to explore.
You might even catch a few locals riding around town in style. The streets are full of real working cowboys taking care of the livestock or on their way to/from the cattle market.
Next, head over to Stockyards Sarsaparilla at 1307 South Agnew Avenue for some candy at this old time candy store. Pick up some soda, vintage candy and gifts. Enjoy it all at the 100-year-old soda bar that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time.
Now it's time to hit the streets shopping. With over 70 businesses to choose from, you'll find all sorts of hidden treasures. The Rusty Chandelier is a vintage boutique you won't want to miss (1206 South Agnew Avenue).
Also located on Agnew Avenue is Shorty's Caboy Hattery - featuring custom, handmade cowboy hats that were featured on the Travel Channel's show "Man vs. Food."
You can't visit Stockyards City without visiting the city's oldest operating restaurant - Cattlemen's Steakhouse. Choose from steaks, salads, burgers and more, while dining at this historic, quaint restaurant.
There's no better place in town to pick-up Western gear, then at Langston's - it's overflowing with denim, snap shirts and boots.
Make sure you stop into Prairie Dust Soaps & Stuff (1305 South Agnew Avenue) to pick-up homemade soaps, bath bombs and handcrafted candles.
End your day with great family entertainment at the Rodeo Opry - Oklahoma's official country music show. It's the perfect ending to a day spent in this town historic town.
Oklahoma City is full of fun things to do. Another great place to check out is Myriad Gardens…
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