Enid, Oklahoma, is a hidden gem in the heartland of America. Nestled in the north-central part of the state, this destination offers something for history buffs, foodies, and anyone who wants to enjoy warm hospitality and relaxation in a small-town atmosphere.
Home to nearly 60 locally owned restaurants, Enid has plenty of dining options. Take your group to sip a Buffalo Brown Ale or Cowboy Blonde at Enid Brewing Co. and Eatery, dig into innovative cuisine at On The Sidewalk Bar & Grill, or savor garlic bread and handmade pasta at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant.
Learn about the largest land run in American history at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, which explores the 1893 land run and the settlement and development of northwest Oklahoma. The museum includes five exhibit galleries and more than 10,000 artifacts, while the on-site Humphrey Heritage Village shares a collection of four historically significant buildings, including the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land Office.
Chug through history at the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, which houses one of the largest collections of railroad materials in the country. Exhibits include over 1,000 pieces of dining car china and silver service from passenger trains of the past, a model railroad room, and several cabooses, engines, and dining cars in the yard.
Check in to GLō Best Western Enid OK Downtown/ Convention Center Hotel, located in the historic down- town square just 50 yards from the Stride Bank Center and within walking distance to David Allen Memorial Ballpark, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. While downtown, feast your eyes on the city’s public art, which includes sculptures and colorful, larger-than-life murals.
Pay your respects at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. After your visit, check out The M.L. Becker Educational Center, a collection of exhibits of patriotic and military-related memorabilia.
Main Image: Railroad Museum of Oklahoma; Credit: Visit Enid