• Celebrate Oklahoma's Western heritage by kicking up your boot heels and unleashing your inner cowboy.

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Western Heritage and Cowboys

Head to Oklahoma for an authentic look into the Old West. From nationally acclaimed Western Heritage museums to relaxing guest ranches, the Sooner State has a rich history for you to explore. Whether you're looking for an action-packed getaway complete with mock shootouts or want to mosey through a frontier prairie town on the hunt for some ice cold sarsaparilla, you're sure to find your Western adventure here.

Cheer on skilled cowboys and cowgirls at an exciting Oklahoma rodeo like the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo or the Freedom Rodeo and Old Cowhand Reunion, or learn about the American cowboy experience during cattle drive events at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan. After a full day of riding and roping, savor a tasty meal cooked over the campfire at one of Oklahoma's guest ranches, where you'll be treated to the ultimate Western experience complete with horseback rides and chuckwagon dinners.

Learn how the West was won with a trip to the Fort Washita Historic Site or Historic Fort Reno where living history events are held throughout the year. Visit the the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, where you'll see vast displays of internationally renowned Western art by masters like Remington, Russell and Bierstadt and browse top notch exhibits on everything from life as a ranch hand to singing cowboys of the silver screen. Come celebrate Oklahoma's Western heritage and unleash your inner cowboy.

 
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There's no horsing around, Oklahoma hosts an impressive collection of world-class equestrian shows. read more

Feel the thrill at one of the many Oklahoma rodeos held across the state. read more

All that riding and roping make cowboys work up an appetite as big as a western Oklahoma sunset. Here’s the inside scoop on where to get your fill. read more

If you feel you might have been born 100 years too late, take heart. There are plenty of places in Oklahoma to get your cowboy on. read more

If you’re going to go Western, you’ll have to have the right gear to carry it off. Our Western Experience expert takes you shopping across Oklahoma. read more

Still home to the nation’s largest stockyard, Oklahoma City is definitely cowboy country. read more




 
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