Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Historic Stockyards City - Oklahoma City, OK

What began in 1910 as the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company, a public livestock market, has since become Historic Stockyards City. This uniquely Western district offers over 70 businesses specializing in Western wear, rustic furniture, farm and ranch needs and fine dining. Other attractions include the Rodeo Opry, Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Shorty's Caboy Hattery, Langston's Western Wear and more. 
Visitors to Historic Stockyards City will be greeted by original brick buildings and historic, time-honored businesses. Witness as Oklahoma City's colorful history is showcased and brought to life within the district, which hosts a variety of events each year and is a popular tourist destination. Historic Stockyards City is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City's "Horse Show Capitol of the World," Historic Stockyards City offers warm hospitality to visitors from around the world. See Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock at the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world. Don't miss the annual Cowboy Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in December. Livestock auctions are also held every Monday and Tuesday beginning at 8am.
At Cattlemen's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, steaks are hand-cut from corn-fed, aged beef and cooked over charcoal. Cattlemen's has been serving hearty fare to working cowboys as well as local businessmen and tourists looking for authentic Oklahoma meals since 1910.
Shorty's Caboy Hattery, located in Oklahoma City's Historic Stockyards City, offers handmade, quality Western hats. Shorty's features a wide variety of shapes and colors in traditional cowboy hat styles including Cutter-style, the Cattle Baron and the Judge. Shorty's Caboy Hattery specializes in the creation of custom cowboy hats and was featured on the Travel Channel's show "Man vs. Food" in August 2010.
Shorty's uses only the best beaver fur and beaver fur blends, plus hand-beaded or beaded hat bands. Shorty's also guarantees that all hats are completely color-fast.
Known as one of Oklahoma City's premier American Indian galleries and shops, Oklahoma Native Art & Jewelry is located in the Historic Stockyards District across from Cattlemen's Steakhouse. It features rare works of over 68 well-known American Indian artists and craftsmen, as well as authentic American Indian and Western artworks including sculpture, jewelry, Kachinas, Cherokee baskets, dream catchers, pottery and paintings.

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