THE BEST WAY TO OKLAHOMA CITY
From LAX, nonstop service to Oklahoma City is offered on United. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Continental, United, Southwest and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238.
WHAT TO DO
Visitors are welcome at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards' sprawling arena, 107 Livestock Exchange Building, Oklahoma City; (405) 235-8675, http://www.onsy.com. Massive widescreen TVs display the auction action.
Shorty's Caboy Hattery, 1206 S. Agnew Ave., Oklahoma City; (800) 853-4287, http://www.shortyshattery.com. Open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Jack Wells' Western art gallery, 1314 S. Agnew Ave., Oklahoma City; (405) 789-3920, http://www.jackwellsart.com. Call for hours.
WHERE TO EAT
Cattlemen's Steakhouse, 1309 S. Agnew Ave., Oklahoma City; (405) 236-0416, http://www.cattlemensrestaurant.com. Opens at 6 a.m. daily. Lunch and dinner entrees from $10.
TO LEARN MORE
The Stockyards City Main Street organization, (405) 235-7267, http://www.stockyardscity.org, provides information about the district's shopping, dining and entertainment.