Cowboy Heaven: Where to Find the West

Five VIA articles lead you to the places where cowboys shop, eat, and have fun.

Tony Lama cowboy boots made for Harry S. Truman, image

These fancy cowboy boots made by Tony Lama for President Harry S. Truman would please any cowpoke.

Watch bucking broncos, buy a pair of cowboy boots, don a Stetson, and eat like a rancher. VIA welcomes you to the real West with an archival roundup of sure shootin’ destinations.

Cowboy Shops
Get your custom-made boots, ten-gallon hats, and saddles at these Western stores.

Oregon’s Cowboy Dinner Tree
Since the 1870s, folks have been coming to this Silver Lake dining spot.

Pendleton Round-up
Every September, close to 800 top roughriders, ropers, and bull riders head to eastern Oregon for a crack at nearly half a million dollars in prize money.

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Rodeo!
More than 110 years ago, this legendary place gave rise to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the nation's biggest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration.

Miles City, Mont.: Cowboy Culture
A saddlery, museum, supper club, and bar make cowboys feel right at home.

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This article was first published in July 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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