View of cowgirls riding into the arena.

Brazos Valley Fair. (Marriott International)


Tip Your Hat to Cowboy Culture at Houston’s Ranches, Restaurants, and Rodeos

You don’t have to ride a bucking bronco to feel the Wild West in Houston. (Photo: Alamy)

The Wild West sprawls at your steel-tipped toes in Houston, one of the bastions of old-school Western culture. You won’t have walk far in your boots to find a ranch where you can play the part of “cowboy,” or a museum detailing the region’s Western heritage. Before you dig into a monster ribeye or do-si-do the night away at a honky tonk, read up on how to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl.