Despite a decidedly modern atmosphere and economy, the Old West is alive and well in Oklahoma City. For those who appreciate the history of cowboys, Indians and horses, there are several museums and venues to choose from that celebrate that era and bring it to life. The largest of these is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a 32-acre site that pays homage to all things western, from art to artifacts, and everything in between. The Rodeo Hall of Fame is found on the grounds as well.
Horse lovers can take in one of the national and international horse shows held at the State Fairgrounds Arena; at least 20 such competitions go on each year. This includes The Grand National Horse Show, The World Championship Quarter Horse Show and the Barrel Racing and National Reining Futurity. And if you fancy rodeo, the city hosts several bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing events as well.
Living in one of the many apartments OK has to offer is a great way to be close to the old and the new—the best of both worlds.