Tonkawa

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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Boise City WWII Bombing Site

Boise City Downtown Square
In Front of the Red Chamber Caboose
Boise City, OK 73933
Boise City is the only town in the United States that was bombed from airplanes during World War II. Visit the Boise City Bomb Memorial to view a replica of one of the six bombs mistakenly dropped on the city during testing on July 6, 1943. 
Museum

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
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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 & Outdoors

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
Golf

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
Nature & Outdoors

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
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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
Nature & Outdoors

Hennessey Wine & Chocolate Festival

Memorial Park
Hennessey , OK 73742
Hennessey Wine & Chocolate Festival More info >>>  https://www.facebook.com/Hennessey-Wine-Chocolate-Festival-1520457298028502/    
Festival

Indian Records INC

209 E County Line Rd
Fay, OK 73646
Indian trading post offering beaded crafts, Indian art, and Native America music. Since 1964, Indian Records, Inc. has constantly raised the bar for traditional Native American Peyote and Pow Wow recordings. Because of the quality we produce, we receive…Learn More
Arts & Culture, Shopping

Kanza Museum

Drawer 50
698 Grandview Drive
Kaw City, OK 74641
The Kanza Museum of the Kaw Nation features a  variety of Native American Exhibits, artifacts, photography and a permanent paleontoloty exhibit. There is a gift shop on site. The Kanza Museum and Education Resource Center is to serve the tribal…Learn More
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McCarter Museum of Tonkawa History

220 E. Grand
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Displays relating to Tonkawa and surrounding areas - Tonkawa tribe, early Tonkawa, schools, Three Sands, oil field, military, chapels, farm, railroad, Tonkawa Fire Dept.  There is also a collection of early family stories - help with genealogy searches. Located…Learn More
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Santa Fe Depot

6th and Grand Ave.
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Santa Fe Depot
Museum

Stone City Park

Buffalo
Buffalo, OK 73834
Stone City Park is located on the southwest side of Buffalo. The park has several amenities available to the public including playground equipment, various picnic areas and a pavillion which houses a plaque detailing some of Buffalo's…Learn More
Festival, Nature & Outdoors

Tonkawa Tribal Museum

36 Cisco Drive
10951 Allen Drive
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Artifacts and photographic histories on the Tonkawa tribe, including items from the Southwestern and Northwestern tribes. 
Arts & Culture, Museum

Twister Country Guest House

102 W Pawnee
Wakita, OK 73771
You are welcome to be our guest in this air-conditioned home located directly south of the Twister Museum  and is available by reservation.  The address is 102 W. Pawnee, Wakita, Oklahoma.  For those of you with GPS access, the coordinates…Learn More
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