Enid's unique Cultural Heritage
is evident today throughout our community.
Enid was one of four land office sites for the largest Land Run in the United States and the largest event of its kind in the world. It went from zero to 10,000 people on that hot, dusty day Sept. 16, 1893. Today’s Enid still displays many of the traits carried by those early pioneers, and our unique history is evident throughout our city. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center was voted the Best New Attraction in Oklahoma in 2012, telling the story of the Great Land Run of 1893 and how Enid has developed since. It also houses the original Enid Land Run office, the last remaining office from any of the U.S. Land Runs. The original Chisholm Trail passed right through what is now Enid in the 1860s and 1870s. Enid currently has 21 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, and check out our claim that Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth escaped from the barn in Virginia and died 37 years later in Enid.