Enid, a center of commerce for Northwest Oklahoma, bustles with activity. Its
Vance Air Force Base trains the next generation of pilots and continues to be
a force in town. Every October, the Air Show and Open House opens the base to
the public. But the Air Force is just one component of the fabric of Enid Oklahoma.
Between the museums, golfing,
sports venues, performing arts centers, and shopping, things
to do in Enid Oklahoma will please just about everyone.
The list of attractions in Enid is long; its museums honor the people and cultures who shaped the region's history. The Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum shares the legacy of African Americans, while the Enid Woodring Wall of Honor & Veterans Park honors those who served their country. The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma holds an interesting collection of rolling stock and model railroads, and the Midgley Museum has brought a fascinating collection of gems and minerals to Enid.
One of the newest attractions in Enid, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage
Center tells an interesting story, including the land run that helped create
the town. The transformed Cherokee Strip Museum and adjacent Humphrey Heritage
Village were updated to create this new heritage center. The historic village,
complete with a chapel, schoolhouse, and other buildings, showcases the history
of Oklahoma and what life was like a century ago when Oklahoma became a state.
Turning to downtown, Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse, one of the attractions in Enid perfect for the whole family, fills an old warehouse with interactive arts and science activities. With an art studio, mazes, live animals, the outdoor Adventure Quest, carpentry shop, and other places to engage the imagination, visitors are sure to find their imaginations engaged and interests piqued.
The David Allen Memorial Ballpark is one of the newest reasons for Enid travel. The well-equipped, welcoming stadium in the heart of downtown is used for American Legion youth baseball tournaments, softball games, concerts, and other special events. Other places for recreation in Enid Oklahoma include a host of golf courses that offer a mix of scenic beauty and greens set up for all levels of golfing abilities.
At Meadowlake Park in the summer, those who are experiencing Enid travel can ride a miniature train or play miniature golf, in addition to hiking and fishing. Other parks in Enid provide place to get out and enjoy nature. When the weather's warm, the Splash Zone Water Park and Enid Splash Park/Gore Park are cool places for fun.
For a sophisticated stop, those who make Enid travel plans can include Indian Creek Winery, where visitors can taste the local wine, shop for gifts, and enjoy live entertainment. Its charming bed and breakfast inn is one of the choices for Enid hotels.
The community also celebrates the arts, with the newly resorted Enid Symphony Center. The home of the symphony orchestra also contains an art gallery, ballroom, and special event stage. A transformed movie house is now the Gaslight Theatre. Enid Oklahoma is also known for the shopping opportunities, including the unique stores on the downtown square, the Oakwood Mall, and several other shopping centers.