Cowboy Spring Break

Hi y’all! Kalli here. 

Spring break is just around the corner. That means one entire WEEK of no school. The kids are excited, but how are you going to entertain them? How about an action-packed trip to a place where the wild west lives on? South-central Oklahoma is the perfect place to experience cowboy culture. Since the Chisholm Trail carved its way through Oklahoma over 100 years ago, cowboys have been making an impact on our state. 

Bring your little buckaroo to south-central Oklahoma during spring break for a day (or a few days) of old-fashioned cowboy fun! Read below for activities, restaurants and shopping to explore. 

Men riding horses on a trail in Oklahoma during spring break

Cowboy Life

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

The ChisholmTrail Heritage Center, in Duncan, is a great place to bring out your inner cowboy. This museum offers self-guided tours as well as customized tours. While you are there, check out the beautiful art and talking displays. The Chisholm Trail statue outside of the building is the perfect place for a photo opp. When you take your picture remember to tag us on Instagram with #VisitChickasaw! Kids under 5 get in free and there are senior discounts available. 

Lasso practice at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center


Love County Pioneer Museum

Learn what life was like as a pioneer at the Love County Pioneer Museum in downtown Marietta. Here you can explore everything from antique farm equipment to pioneer homes. At this museum, you will really see what life was like in Love County in the early 1900s. Admission to the museum is FREE and guided tours are available by appointment. 

Cowboy western exhibit at Gene Autry Museum in Oklahoma

Horseback Ride in Chickasaw Country

After you learn about the cowboy way of life, put that knowledge to the test by going for a horseback ride at the Arbuckle Trail Rides in Sulphur or the Lake Murray Riding Stables in Ardmore. Both of the stables offer rides for experienced riders and first-timers!  

Horseback riding in southern Oklahoma

Cowboy Grub

Ole Red

A cowboy’s gotta fuel up before heading out on the trails. Ole Red, in downtown Tishomingo, is just the place for a delicious steak, burger or chicken fry. On Thursday nights, the restaurant turns into a venue with local country music singers singing their favorite songs. You’ll feel like you’re on singing around the campfire with your fellow cowpokes. 

Ole Red dog wall mural in Tishomingo Oklahoma

Bob’s Pig Shop

A cowboy LOVES his barbeque! Good thing Chickasaw Country is home to some of the best in Oklahoma. Bob’s Pig Shop in Pauls Valley is a historic stop in Oklahoma. This barbeque joint has been open since 1933 and is still serving the one-of-a-kind meats and sides as ever. 

Bob's Pig Shop storefront sign in Pauls Valley Oklahoma

Cowboy Get-Up

Steppin’ Out Western Wear

If you want to step up your cowboy game, visit this western store in Pauls Valley. This store has it all – brand clothing, boots, belts, hats, and even tack for your horses. They carry all of the popular brands including Cinch, Ariat, Justin and Wrangler and everything more. 

Brad’s Western and Work Wear

You don’t want to miss the largest Western clothing store in south-central Oklahoma. This store in downtown Ardmore has everything from work clothes to cute boutique fashions for cowgirls. 

Cowboy boots on sale in Chickasaw Country

We hope you have a great trip learning about the cowboy way of life in south-central Oklahoma. Remember to take pictures on your journey and use #VistChickasaw so we can follow along! 




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