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National Stockyard Exchange

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Address: 2221 Exchange Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108-2627
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Cattle Auction

Lot of fun watching a real cattle auction. We walked into the small arena, sat down with the ranchers, and watched for about 30 minutes. No fee to watch. Everyone was nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lot of fun watching a real cattle auction. We walked into the small arena, sat down with the ranchers, and watched for about 30 minutes. No fee to watch. Everyone was nice. The auctioneer even stopped and asked us and others where we were from. Call ahead to get the auction day and time.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were eating at Cattleman's Cafe on a Saturday and as we exited we saw lots of trucks pulling into the yards about 1/2 mile away all filled with cattle. Then others were coming out empty. So we wandered over and the workers were so nice! They let us get up and look around and wander about. We asked a... More 

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Tennessee
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The main attraction here is the cattle auction, not the shopping. There are a few stores--Langston's which specializes in Western clothing being the main one. There's also a saddle shop and a souvenir shop, and a shop selling bath soaps. But not much else. And Cattleman's Steakhouse is a must for lunch or dinner. Because it's a business and not... More 

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1 Thank ChrissyHny
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great older style western stores, loved to look around, but not a lot of businesses to be look at. Might be an area that needs to be improved a bit, but overall a welcomed experience.

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have visited this place twice (2013 and 2016). Both times at the wrong time of the day. First time we had a breakfast at the Cattlemen's. We haven't seen any action here.

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1 Thank Jan R
Norman, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Viewing the National Stockyard Exchange is a step back into history. The Cattleman's Restaurant serves steaks that are superb. Exchange Ave. and Agnew St. offers western wear for all ages.

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1 Thank mch815
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We always make a stop in the stockyards each time we travel to OK city. Love the shops and cattlemen for food. Make sure to visit the Native American shop, especially if you admire true American Indian products.

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2 Thank Dean S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was pretty disappointed with this neighborhood. There are a few shops but nothing much to see. Go only to have lunch or dinner at the Cattlemen's Cafe.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Oklahoma National Stockyards is the last of its kind in the United States. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, nearly every major city in the U.S. had a terminal stockyard. Some of the largest included Chicago, Omaha and Ft. Worth. Only a handful lasted into the 21st century. When the yards at South St. Paul and... More 

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Blacksburg, SC
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Cattlemen's steakhouse is a must do every time we visit Oklahoma. The food is remarkable, the atmosphere is a genuine midwest experience with REAL cowboys coming in to dine, and the staff has always been excellent. After an excellent meal a walk around town is a must.

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