Stockyards City

Stockyard City
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Oklahoma City's Stockyards City district represents not only the metro's rich history, the city's importance as one of the largest livestock markets in the world, but it is also a unique area of western heritage celebration. With early 20th century architecture, it is home to many western-themed stores, the popular Cattlemen's Restaurant, weekly cattle auctions and a number of special events.

History:

Stockyards City began as a packing area in the early 1900's when a group of investors, led by Anton Classen and Charles Colcord, opened packing houses south of Oklahoma City.

In 1910, the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company, a public livestock market, opened, and before long, the district was becoming one of the most important industrial regions of the metro.

With the growth of the market came commercial shops, homes, banks, hotels and restaurants. By the mid-1960's Stockyards City ranked as one of the top livestock markets in the world, and in the early 70's, it took over the top spot, a position it still holds today. 

Location & Directions:

Stockyards City is located southwest of downtown Oklahoma City and the Bricktown area, across the Oklahoma River along Agnew Avenue. It stretches to Exchange Avenue.

Exit south from I-40 at Agnew or I-44 at SW 15th and go east to Agnew.

Restaurants

Stockyards City is home to one of Oklahoma City's most well-known and longstanding restaurants, Cattlemen's Steakhouse. But that's not all. Dine at The Longhorn Cafe, Taqueria Los Comales or or Panaderia La Herradura.

Retail:

The area features a number of unique, local retail outlets:

Other Areas of Interest:

Special Events:

  • June brings the Wines of the West Festival, featuring a number of local wineries.
  • Stockyards Stampede takes place each October and has arts/crafts, food, bull-riding and more
  • Cowboy Christmas includes western activities, a parade and more

Nearby Hotels & Lodging:

Looking to stay near Stockyards City? Here are a few hotel options: