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Garfield County, OK

Garfield CountyAt straight-up noon on September 16, 1893, a gunshot punctuated the excitement as thousands of men, women, and children began their run into the Cherokee Strip. Over 100,000 people entered from all four boundaries of the strip on horseback, on foot, by train, wagon, and bicycle - all seeking a new life on the frontier.

About 20,000 of these people settled in what was to be designated "O" County. "O" County was provided with a county seat reserve of 320 acres, a plot of four acres for a courthouse, and one acre for a government land office. The county seat was Enid and eventually the county name was selected by popular vote to honor James A. Garfield, twentieth President of the United States.

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"Boomer" Sculpture

Just across the street from where the original land office once stood that registered the claims of anxious settlers who succeeded in the land run is the life-size bronze sculpture of "Boomer."

Enid, OK Arts

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest

Helen Mary Walker Garriott and Dr. Owen K. Garriott, astronaut, wanted to give back to their childhood community. They gave the seed money to launch "Leonardos."

Enid, OK Learning Centers

Outdoor Murals

"Cromwell Mural" - Painted on the side of a building in the Cromwell Garden, this mural represents the home of the prominent J. Lee Cromwell family who contributed generously to the development of Enid. (1898 - 1992) Artist - Robert Steele, '93

Enid, OK Arts

Midgley Museum

At the Midgley Museum, you can view an eclectic assortment of objects and artifacts collected over a lifetime of rock collecting by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Midgley. Gem and mineral enthusiasts will enjoy the array.

The museum is a monument to the Midgley family, one of Oklahoma'

Enid, OK Museums

Humphrey Heritage Village

The Humphrey Heritage Village includes an elaborate old Victorian style home that has been refurbished. It is known as the "Glidewell Home." Also included is the original land office where pioneers lined up to file their claims after the great land rush of 1893

Enid, OK Museums

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

If you are fascinated by trains, you will like the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Within the museum compound, there are 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.

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Enid, OK Museums

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

The Museum of the Cherokee Strip in Enid, OK was transformed in 2012, into the first regional heritage center for the State of Oklahoma. It doubled in size to a 24,000 square foot facility featuring new state-of-the-art exhibits and was renamed the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

Enid, OK Museums

Convention Centers

Enid has plenty of facilities for community and family events.

Cherokee Strip Conference Center is one of Oklahoma'

Enid, OK Venues

Garfield County Court House

The Garfield County Court House built in 1934, is more than a government center for records and civic business. Walk around the beautifully landscaped square and see the sculpture of the Tri-State Music Festival by artist, Tasso Pitsiri, and the Boy Scout Statue of Liberty presented in 1950.

Enid, OK Historic Courthouses

Tri-State Music Festival Statue

The Tri-State Music Festival attracts more than 14,000 students to Enid. It features a marching contest, multi-million-dollar parade and a grand concert. The Tri-State Music Festival Statue was dedicated May 1, 1976 at the 44th Annual Festival honoring 441,405 Participants and Directors from 18

Enid, OK Arts

Golden Oaks Golf Course

Golden Oaks Golf Course is a par-3, pitch and putt course located at Golden Oaks Village. Driving range and course are open from 8 am to dark Monday through Saturday and from 1 pm to dark on Sunday. Green fees are $4 for nine holes and $5 for 18 holes. A large bucket of balls costs $2

Enid, OK Golf Courses

Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course

Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole course adjacent to Meadowlake Park. Green fees are $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. Call a day ahead for tee times, which begin at 7:00 a.m. Call beginning at 6 pm Tuesday for Saturday tee time.

Enid, OK Golf Courses

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