Weekend escape or only have time for a day trip, here are some suggestions to make your time in Enid memorable.
Family weekend getaway
There's an adventure waiting in Enid for every member of your family. Come join us for a weekend of fun!
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Kids will enjoy Humphrey Heritage Village, with four historically significant buildings from the era of the 1893 Oklahoma Land Run. Inside, discover what it was like to be astride your galloping horse racing to the land office to stake you claim on that hot, dusty day in Sept., 1893!
For mouth-watering barbeque at reasonable prices, try Blazes BBQ. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, turkey, sausage and hot links as well as the traditional BBQ sides. And don’t forget dessert, including homemade pies, cheesecake and bread pudding.
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and Adventure Quest. Imagine, play, discover and learn, with many hands-on exhibits, play areas and an enchanting three-story science castle brimming with extraordinary activities.
Splash Zone Water Park. Speed down water slides, splash around in the pool or relax and drift in the Lazy River. OR Oakwood Bowl. Forty lanes, all equipped with automated bumpers. Remember parents, the bumper are only for the kids.
Classic Mexican specialties at affordable prices are waiting at Café Garcia. Choose from a wide variety of homemade salsa and sauces at the salsa bar.
Meadowlake Park. The whole family will enjoy riding the Kiwanis Train, Carousel and Ferris Wheel, playing the 18-hole miniature golf course and the sno-cone hut on warm summer evenings. Or Skatetown. All ages will enjoy music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today while skating around the large wood floor.
Plate-size pancakes and traditional family favorites all cooked to your liking in a home-style setting at Wee Too Restaurant, home of the Garbage Omelet.
Who doesn’t enjoy the flying discs? Challenge your skills on this new, free 9-hole disc golf course on the Northwestern OSU-Enid campus, which has the stamp of approval from the Professional Disc Golf Association. OR bring some extra bread crumbs or crackers and feed the ducks who call the lake at Government Springs Park home. This was an historic cattle watering hole on the Chisholm Trail, and a waterfall overlooks the lake. There’s room to run and plenty of new playground equipment to play on.
Some of the best pizza in Enid is served as Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. The white-sauce pizza is especially tasty. They also serve classic Italian dishes and specialties found nowhere else.
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Take the kids into the rail yard and they can climb inside historic engines, dining cars and cabooses. Inside, you’ll find perhaps the largest collection of railroad memorabilia in the United States and model trail sets to make Dad envious.
Getaway for a Day
Looking for a short escape? Come spend the day with us in Enid and make some memories.
Five80 Coffeehouse. Relax and unwind from your drive in an inviting atmosphere with some amazing coffee, other drinks and pastries. All menu items have suggested pricing, as you are welcome to pay what you find fair.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Enid sprung up from the ground at noon on Sept. 16, 1893 and by nightfall 10,000 settlers called Enid home. This Smithsonian-quality museum tells those pioneer stories and the history and development of our region into what it is today.
Katy’s Pantry. This unique restaurant has great soups, salads, sandwiches and casseroles, but save room for dessert as Katy’s is known throughout Enid for its fabulous cakes, pies, cookies and pastries.
Golf. Enjoy a round at one of Enid’s public courses. Whether it’s 9 holes at Golden Oaks or Northern Hills, 18 holes at Meadowlake or Pheasant Run, or disc golf at NWOSU, you’ll find challenges on every hole.
Shopping. Heritage Hills Shopping Center is full of locally-owned unique shops in a relaxed and shaded setting. Right across the street, Willow Plaza is a mixture of locally-owned shops and chains. Oakwood Mall has anchor stores Dillard’s and J.C. Penney along with a host of other box stores, while the downtown square is filled with locally-owned specialty stores. You can’t go wrong wherever you go.
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Take a step back in time to the day when rail cars ruled the transportation landscape. Outside in the rail yard explore historic engines, dining cars and cabooses. Inside you’ll find perhaps the largest collection of railroad memorabilia in the United States and model train sets that are the envy of train enthusiasts anywhere.
Step into old Ireland when you dine at Callahan’s Pub & Grille. Steak to seafood, sandwiches to salads, comfort food and plenty of appetizers, plus a wide variety of adult beverages make Callahan’s a popular stop on the Enid dining and nightlife scene. Must be 21 to enter.
Right across the street from Callahan’s is one of Oklahoma’s most active community theatres, the Gaslight Theatre. With nine different shows produced each season, Gaslight is sure to entertain. Visit GaslightTheatre.org for performance dates.