Jaz and the Wild, Wild West

 [Railroad Implements Display at Oklahoma’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Railroad Implements Display at Oklahoma’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

Recently, my good friend, Traye Steele, and I indulged in excellent meal of local barbeque for lunch followed by a trip to Oklahoma’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, which is located near my home in the central Oklahoma City area. The result: Good times!

 The Iron Star Urban Barbecue in in Oklahoma City.

The Iron Star Urban Barbecue in in Oklahoma City.

To kick off a great day, Traye and I met at a local restaurant called the Iron Star Urban Barbecue. We ate some of the best barbecue in recent memory, including some excellent side items. I ordered chopped beef brisket, deluxe fried okra pods, and their house special deluxe macaroni and cheese. It was all so very tasty!

 [Jaz's Plate of Tastiness at Iron Star -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Jaz's Plate of Tastiness at Iron Star -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

 [Jaz Standing Before Cavalry Display -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Jaz Standing Before Cavalry Display -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

Then on to the museum. I couldn’t recall the last time I visited the museum, but it was at least a decade or more ago. They sported a vast collection of both Western and American Indian artwork, artifacts, and memorabilia ranging from the 1800s through present day, including western heritage entertainers from film, stage, and public performance.

 [Beautiful Museum Grounds -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Beautiful Museum Grounds -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

Even more remarkable was the actual grounds surrounding the buildings, which included beautiful landscaping, walking paths, and decorative waterfalls and streams.

 [Streams with Koi on the Museum Grounds -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Streams with Koi on the Museum Grounds -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

There were also large Koi swimming around everywhere.

 [Koi Fish Swimming -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Koi Fish Swimming -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

 [Statue of Wild Bill Hickock -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Statue of Wild Bill Hickock -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

There are a host of statues throughout the grounds.

 [Statues of Geese -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Statues of Geese -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

Walking the grounds was the most relaxing part of the visit, and I definitely want to return again.

 [Oklahoma’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

[Oklahoma’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum -- PHOTO COPYRIGHT 2016 BY JAZ PRIMO]

 I highly recommend the museum to anyone who visits the Oklahoma City area, and especially residents who live nearby.

Have you ever been to this museum? What are some of your favorite museums? Drop me a comment and let me know.

Until later, enjoy life; be kind to those around you, and Happy Reading! Peace.