Growing up, I remember driving by Packingtown and seeing the OKC Stockyards. Every time I visited, I liked the western culture. Thanks to the Western art and architecture preservation, Stockyard City is now becoming a tourist destination where families go for holiday parades and real cowboys still go to work.
People from all over the nation are stopping at the OKC Stockyards to buy traditional Western clothing and to experience the “Wild Wild West” that we see in the movies. Stockyards City also hosts annual parades for St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas, making it a big tourist hub.
– Brenda Jones Barwick, APR, Jones PR