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Oklahoma's cowboy and ranching heritage stretches back to the days after the Civil War, when Texas cowboys brought cattle north along the Chisholm Trail. Today, Western culture still survives, as cowboys across the state ride and rope year-round. In fact, Oklahoma has more horses per capita than any other state, offering even the greenest tenderfoot a chance to saddle up.
Just minutes from the business and entertainment districts of downtown Oklahoma City, cowboys still buy and sell cattle through live auctions at the Oklahoma City National Stockyards the world's largest stocker-feeder cattle market. It's located in the historic district known as Oklahoma City Stockyards. Here, visitors can observe live cattle auctions, browse through authentic western wear shops and dine with real cowboys at Cattleman's Steakhouse.
There are also plenty of opportunities to taste cowboy life old and new at a variety of rodeos, guest ranches, working ranches, trail rides, cattle drives and chuck wagon feeds.
The cowboy culture is presented through art and history at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In Tulsa, the world's largest collection of fine art, artifacts and archives devoted to the American West is found at the Gilcrease Museum of Art.
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