Native Americans, hardy pioneers, educators, oilmen, German prisoners of war and creative citizens have all left their mark on this city on the Salt Fork River. Tonkawa (the word translates as “they all stay together”) takes its name from the Tonkawa Tribe. Because of abundant wheat production in the area, Tonkawa styles itself the “Wheatheart of Oklahoma.” 

The picturesque Heart in the Park Labyrinth with its timeline of Tonkawa history and the Grand Heart Walk of art panels surrounded by personalized pavers are the latest additions to Centennial Park. A number of historical monuments and three museums - the McCarter Museum of Tonkawa History, the Tonkawa Tribal Museum and the A.D. Buck History and Welcome Center - give glimpses of the history of the Tonkawa.

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Adventure Quest Outdoor Science Playground

200 E. Maple Avenue
Enid, OK 73701
‚ÄčAdventure Quest is Leonardo’s outdoor science playground. It took 12,000 volunteers (one-fourth of Enid’s population at the time) more than 150,000 volunteer hours before the playground opened in September 1996.The three-story…Learn More
Arts , Museum, Nature

Bixler Corner

Across from Santa Fe Station
Waynoka, OK 73860
1904 Log House & Santa Fe Scale House

Black Mesa Highest Point Marker

Off of Hwy 325
Kenton, OK 73946
The highest point in Oklahoma at 4,973 feet, Black Mesa Summit can be reached with a scenic 4.2-mile hike. It's a great trek for anyone looking for an outdoor adventure. Rugged cholla cactus, juniper, and scrub oak dot the area’s rocky…Learn More

Black Mesa State Park

County Road 325
Kenton, OK 73946
BLACK MESA STATE PARK Black Mesa State Park is adjacent to Lake Carl Etling and offers RV, tent and equestrian campsites, picnic facilities, boat ramps and a mooring buoy, trout fishing in season, a playground, restrooms with showers and a group camp…Learn More

Buffalo Museum Inc

In Downtown Buffalo - On Highway 183 (just south of Highway 64)
Buffalo, OK 73834
Recently refurbished, the Buffalo Museum is housed in an original downtown business district structure. The museum itself features a plethora of artifacts pertaining to the local area, such as items of military history, agricultural memorabilia, a display…Learn More

Celebration Park

West side of Buffalo
Buffalo, OK 73834
Celebration Park can be found on the West side of Buffalo. Having undergone major renovations in recent years the Park offers the latest in playground equipment for the children of Buffaloand its visitors. As well as a tremendous variety of picnic areas,…Learn More
Festival, Nature

Cimarron Country Music Theatre

102 N Cimarron Avenue
Boise City, OK 73933
The Cimarron Country Music Theatre (formerly the Camelot), was built in the 1930’s and was originally known as the Palace. During the 1970’s, a former owner spent a reported 200,000 dollars remodelling and updating the theatre. However, the…Learn More

Cimarron Heritage Center

1300 N Cimarron
Boise City, OK 73933
The Cimarron Heritage Center (CHC) was formed in 1994 with the mission to preserve and interpret the natural, historic and artistic heritage of Cimarron County and the area and to assume responsibility for the collections which are held in trust for all…Learn More
Antiques, Arts , Museum, Shopping

Crystal Dig Area - Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Southeast of Cherokee
Cherokee, OK 73728
Crystal digging is permitted from April 1 through October 15, sunrise to sunset. The digging area is closed from October 16th through March 31st, as the entire refuge is designated critical whooping crane habitat. No exceptions are made to these dates.When…Learn More

D'Vine Cottage @ Plymouth Valley Cellars

57442 S Co Rd 255
Fairview, OK 73737
D'Vine Cottage is located at the Plymouth Valley Cellars, a 4.5 acre vineyard that harvests the estate grapes which are vented and bottled to create the many Plymouth Valley Cellars wine.  

Doby Springs Golf Course

8 Miles West of Buffalo & 2 Miles North of Highway 64
Buffalo, OK 73834
Just 8 miles West of Buffalo and 2 miles North of Highway 64, Doby Springs is home to one of the best PGA rated 9-Hole golf courses in the state. Offering golf cart rental, cart sheds, a clean, friendly clubhouse and an on-site manager,…Learn More

Doby Springs Park & Campgrounds

8 Miles West of Buffalo & 2 Miles North of Highway 64
Buffalo, OK 73834
Just 8 miles West of Buffalo and 2 miles North of Highway 64, Doby Springs Park and Campground is located in a picture-postcard setting. Offering a variety of family recreational activities, the park incorporates a delightful fishing…Learn More

Fort Supply Historic Site

1 Williams Key Blvd
Fort Supply, OK 73841
Camp Supply was established in late 1868, in the western part of the state, and the supply base served General Philip Sheridan's winter campaign against the Plains Indians in western Indian Territory. From this post, After becoming a fort in 1878, the…Learn More

Heart in the Park Labyrinth

Centennial Park, 6th and Grand
Tonkawa, OK 74653
The labyrinth, 45 feet in diameter, is a seven-circuit dual path beginning at the iron pausing stone cast by Tonkawa Foundry and leading to a heart-shaped goal. The golden limestone crossover crowning the goal features river flint from the historic Yellow…Learn More

Hennessey Wine & Chocolate Festival

Memorial Park
Hennessey , OK 73742
Hennessey Wine & Chocolate Festival More info >>>