The Wild West is a thing of the past, but experiences across Oklahoma still exist to capture the essence of the Old West. Be Native Tours immerses travelers in Western culture and honored Native American traditions by introducing the leisurely days of yesteryear. The Oklahoma City-based travel company’s Western-themed weekend tour exposes travelers to Native American arts, live horse racing, food and activities popular in the Old West. The itinerary is based around Memorial Day weekend; however, the locations offer beauty, culture and memorable experiences year-round.
The weekend begins at the Artesian Arts Festival in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The festival is one of America’s fastest growing Native American arts markets and spotlights Native artisans from across the nation. This festival features a vast selection of art forms, including visual arts, basketry, jewelry, sculptures, metalworks, textiles and other fascinating hand-crafted items. In addition to original Native works, tribal dance demonstrations offer visitors a glimpse of Native life. Downtown Sulphur’s ARTesian Gallery and Studios boasts an eclectic array of artwork and also offers classes for a wide variety of mediums throughout the year.
The Western-themed weekend continues with an event straight out of the Old West: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Annual Chuck Wagon Festival. This two-day event offers photo opportunities with Texas Longhorn cattle, rope making, Western reenactors, dress-up areas, butter making and more. Throughout the year, the museum exhibits a collection of Western art and artifacts that carry on the legacy of the American West.
The weekend wraps up at Remington Park, Oklahoma City’s only casino offering live horse racing entertainment. Groups of all sizes can enjoy the casino and relax in a private suite with a catered meal while watching live American Quarter Horse races. Additional casual dining experiences are available for groups at any of the establishment’s three restaurants. Live horse racing takes place throughout the year with quarter horse season running from March through early June and thoroughbred season beginning in August and ending in December.
Planning is made easy through Be Native Tours. Our regional experts will handle all of the details from transportation and lodging to meals and any additional ticket or entry fees, allowing you and your group to relax and enjoy world-class experiences and hospitality. For those already traveling through Oklahoma, our step-on guide service allows you to take full advantage of Be Native Tours’ regional expertise. Our experts will join you for a period of time, allowing guests to experience the Sooner State like a local. Visit benativetours.com to plan your next adventure and learn why Be Native Tours is the premier Western and Native tour operator in the United States.
The Artesian Arts Festival kicks off Memorial Day weekend.
Groups of all sizes can enjoy the Remington Park Racing Casino and relax in a private suite with a catered meal while watching live American Quarter Horse races.
The Western-themed weekend continues with an event straight out of the Old West: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Annual Chuck Wagon Festival.