Duncan, Oklahoma

Duncan, Oklahoma

A trail of discovery leads you to great attractions, facilities and special retreat packages. Along the way you\'ll discover little town secrets, fascinating folklore and stories of the trail. Duncan has maintained the feel of the early 1900 architecture in its improved downtown area with historic lighting and building renovations. The clock on the old bank building at 8th and Main has recently been restored, but has witnessed the passing of time in downtown Duncan for almost 70 years.

As the county seat of Stephens County, a post office named Duncan was established on April 7, 1884 at the William Duncan Store, about 1 mile east of the present city limits, which was near the Chisholm Trail. When the Rock Island Railroad was built in 1892, Mr. Duncan moved his store to what is now the corner of 3rd and Main, and later moved to 7th and Main. Duncan was organized into a town in 1898. The first Courthouse was built in the middle of Main Street.

There\'s always something available for those seeking entertainment in the downtown area. The Palace Theatre features two screens with nightly movies and weekend matinees. The beautiful convention center and exposition facility provide perfect settings for performing arts in theater, music, and dancing to sporting events, rodeos, and festivals.

Known as the \"Antique Capital of Southwest Oklahoma,\" Duncan\'s historic downtown Main Street, the Chisholm Mall and many additional shops all boast one of the highest per capita concentrations of antique dealers in Oklahoma. Merchants enjoy sharing stories and folklore with interested visitors. Special programs for antique enthusiasts are offered throughout the year. Tea rooms and cozy restaurants offer visitors tempting meals and scrumptious desserts.

Duncan also boasts the World\'s Largest Garage Sale annually in August. Avid treasure hunters spend a full three-day weekend scouting great buys.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

On The Chisholm Trail Statue

Oklahoma's largest bronze sculpture (16' high and 35" long) stands in Duncan, adjacent to the museum. The sculpture shows a chuch wagon followed by longhorn cattle on the move northward. Cowboys are intent on the herd. Of interest to young observers is the trail dog trotting alongside.

Duncan, OK Arts

Duncan Little Theatre

Duncan Little Theatre brings "live theatre" to the area by providing an extremely varied program of plays, musicals, assorted dinner theatres, and melodrama's over the course of each year.

Duncan, OK Theatres

Stephens County Historical Museum

The Stephens County Museum, located at the old National Guard Armory, was accepted into the National Registry of Historic Places in the Spring of 1997.

Visiting the museum can transport you back into a simpler time; you can literally "step" into Grandma'

Duncan, OK Museums

Duncan Area Lakes

Duncan area lakes offer 4000 acres of outdoor fun with camping, fishing, boating, skiing,swimming, mountain biking, jet skiing, and just plain ole' relaxing in the shade.

Duncan, OK Recreation

Things to do near Duncan, OK

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