The town of Cushing's nickname, "The Pipeline Crossroads of the World," gives a vivid snapshot of its history as an oil boomtown. Learn more about the humble beginnings of Cushing and its neighboring towns Yale and Perkins while exploring attractions from both yesterday and today.Learn More
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.