Stockyards City


You'll brush up against real cowboys in Stockyards City, southwest of downtown, either in the shops and restaurants that cater to them or at the Oklahoma National Stockyards – the world's largest stocker and feeder cattle market. It dates back to 1910.

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1. White Water Bay

1.95 MILES

Beat the summer heat at this water park with over 30 features and rides. Splash away in the wave pool, on the flume rides and plunging down the huge…

2. Myriad Botanical Gardens

2.25 MILES

Right in the city center, these 15 acres of gardens are home to thousands of plants and many elaborate landscapes. Water features abound and there are…

4. Oklahoma Hall of Fame

2.65 MILES

A who's who of famous Oklahomans (including several famous country music stars), this three-story museum gets new inductees each year. Download coupons…

5. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

2.77 MILES

The highlight of this attraction in the ballpark complex is the museum dedicated to the athletic exploits of Jim Thorpe (Olympic gold medals plus…

6. Centennial Land Run Monument

2.84 MILES

Four dozen huge bronze sculptures, spread across several hundred feet of open land near Bricktown, capture the chaos and drama of the 1889 land rush that…

7. Henry Overholser Mansion

2.99 MILES

Fittingly, Henry Overholser, known as the 'Father of Oklahoma City,' lived with his wife Anna in what remains Oklahoma City's grandest mansion. This three…

8. Milk Bottle Grocery

3.12 MILES

Route 66 took many different roads through Oklahoma City over the five decades when it was the transcontinental highway. For many years it passed by this…