Welcome to Stockyards City

Stockyards City presents a unique opportunity to experience rich history and western culture. Known for its Oklahoma National Stockyards and western themed attractions, Stockyards City is a destination district like no other in the heart of Oklahoma City.

Location

Bordered by:

north: the Oklahoma River

east: Exchange Avenue & S Pennsylvania Avenue 

south: SW 15th Street

west: S Angew Avenue

What to Expect

Stockyards City is famously home to Oklahoma's cattle exchange, western themed shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment centers. Stockyards City is rich in history and presents a unique atmosphere, like no other, in the heart Oklahoma City.

What You'll Love

Stockyards City feels like the ultimate escape from downtown. It's a destination for locals and tourists alike who want to experience classic western culture in the heart of the city. This district is home to legendary Cattlemen's Steakhouse and the Oklahoma National Stockyards.

Amenities

Attractions in Stockyards City: Museum of Horseshoeing, Centennial Rodeo Opry, OKC Rattlesnake Museum, Cattlemen's Steakhouse and the Oklahoma National Stockyards.

Nearby Neighborhoods and Districts: 

Capitol Hill

Wheeler

Ironworks District

Strawberry Fields

Boathouse District

City Center

Arts District

Film Row

History

The Oklahoma National Stockyards Company began operating as a public livestock market in October 1910. Morris and Company (now Armour) opened a large meat packing plant adjoining the stockyards at the same time. The following year, Schwartzchild & Sulzberger (now Wilson) opened a similar plant. Together they represented an investment of approximately $3.5 million. The entire operation generated 2,400 new jobs in the city with a population of only 60,000. The stockyards and meat packing plants were Oklahoma City's first major industrial installations and represented the heaviest concentration of labor in the capitol city.

In the first five years of operation, the volume of livestock handling increased by 130%. By 1966 the Oklahoma National Stockyards had become the sixth largest market in the nation on the basis of livestock handling, representing $125 million in annual business. When the number of saleable cattle soared to 919,280 head in 1973, the stockyards took the nation's lead. Today the stockyards remains the world's largest stocker and feeder cattle market.

Source: stockyardscity.org

Photo of Stockyards City main entrance, 1948

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society

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