In April, enjoy events ranging from our Trout Derby to an Easter pageant. There's Santa Fe Trail Daze and Art Show the first weekend in June, the Cimarron County Fair in September, a Crafts Show in October, and much more. And don't forget the fast-growing Cimarron Heritage Center--it showcases our area's rich past.
- Of the 3,070 counties in the United States, Cimarron is the only one that touches five states.
- More Indian artifacts have been found in Cimarron County than in any other in the country.
- Boise City was bombed during WW II.
- Kenton is the only town in the state on Mountain Time.
Explore Cimarron County
The Santa Fe Trail is thought to be the oldest and longest commercial highway across the Great Plains, from Franklin on the Missouri River east of present Kansas City nearly 800 miles southwest to Santa Fe of today's New Mexico. A direct path across the plains (the Cimarron Route or Cut-off)Boise City, OK Pioneer History
Lava from an extinct volcano created the rugged setting of the Black Mesa which is the highest point in Oklahoma, just short of 5,000 feet above sea level. Here in the western end of Cimarron County, history is revealed with a lid some 50 to 60 feet thick, about 50Boise City, OK Natural Attractions
JULY 5, 1943 12:30 A.M. Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base (50 miles to the south of Boise City)Boise City, OK Historical Markers
About six miles east of Kenton, a group of formations can be seen east of the 101 Ranch on the south side of the road. This group is known as "The Three Sisters" or "The Wedding Party". One mile further east on the north side of the road is the formation known as "The Old Maid". The Old Maid (Boise City, OK Natural Attractions
At the turn of the century, silent silver screen stars like Jack Hoxie, brought thrilling adventures of the Old West to theaters across America. It all started with the filming of "The Great Train Robbery" in 1903 and from there western films were high in demand. 10Boise City, OK Famous People