EnidRed Carpet Country region of Oklahoma. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet by land run in 1893 and was originally a stop along the Chisolm Trail. It has also been the home of Vance Air Force Base since 1941.
As there is no passenger train or bus service to Enid, you will have to drive, bike or walk to get there. It is located about 70 miles from Oklahoma City. There is a regional airport with connections to Dallas and Oklahoma City, but most travelers find it more convenient and economic to fly into Wichita (ICT) or Oklahoma City (OKC).
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage CenterOpened in Sept 2009.
Kiwanitrain at Meadowlake ParkTrain rides and carousel are $1 and other rides are 50¢.
phone: +1 580-233-2787address: 200 E. MapleIncludes a mini city design especially for children under the age of five, a water area where students will learn about rivers a water flow, a galleon with weather measuring instruments, a research quality telescope, a three-story slide and maze, an obstacle course, a dino-time line, a three-story ball machine, an amphitheater, greenhouse and picnic areas and more.
George's Antique Auto Museumphone: +1 580-242-6815address: 508 S. GrandFeatures 50 antique automobiles displayed in period settings. Twenty-five of them were made before 1950, and include the only Geronimo automobile known to exist. Auto museum owner, George McCamey, is the owner of the car.
Humphrey Heritage Villagephone: +1 580-237-1907address: 507 S. 4th StVictorian style home that has been refurbished. It is known as the "Glidewell Home." The original land office where pioneers lined up to file their claims after the great land rush of 1893 that opened the Cherokee Strip Outlet to settlement. Enid's oldest church building and an original one-room schoolhouse are also located in the village.
phone: +1 580-233-3051address: 702 N. WashingtonFeaturing six cabooses from railroads that have served Enid (Union Pacific, BNSF, Grain Belt), a baggage car, motor cars, a three-dome tank car, and a 50-ton engine. Railroad memorabilia is displayed inside the museum building.
You may witness small businesses play a game of "musical chairs", as each week there seems to be a new business popping up somewhere in place of an older one.
Fat & Skinny'sGood sandwich shop with a good atmosphere.
Lot-A-Burgerphone: +1 580 237-1471address: 310 W. WillowNothing but the best burgers! Voted #1 Burgers in Enid by local newspaper at least 3 times.
Chicaro'sBest Steak Fingers in the world. Period. Don't forget the block of cheese with that.
Ramada Innphone: +1 580 234-0440address: 3005 W Owen K Garriott Rd