Just a few years after statehood, the first packing house was built in this area south of the river. By 1910, the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company opened a public livestock market. Today the Stockyards is the world’s largest stocker-feeder cattle market. And Stockyards City is a destination for more than cowboys.
You can actually see cattle being auctioned on Monday and Tuesday mornings but Stockyards City is so much more than just that. It’s home to Oklahoma City’s oldest restaurant, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, and a number of other businesses. Langston’s is an excellent choice for western wear but they’re certainly not your only choice. National Saddlery, with two spots on the street, is Oklahoma’s oldest saddle and tack shop, also handling rodeo gear and western furniture. If you’re thirsty, belly up to the 1895 saloon bar and sip a sarsaparilla.
Just walk down the street and you’ll find more western wear, bootmakers, hat shops, even art and Native American items. And if your feet get sore, stop at Exchange Pharmacy for some horse liniment.