Poke'mon Go: Where to Go in Enid

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 07/13/2016

Poke’mon Go: Where to go in Enid

Enid Pokemon Go

It’s been less than one week but already Poke’mon Go is the hottest app out there, and we have heard that Poke’mon trainers are all around Enid seeking the elusive creatures.

This is a great way to explore our city – as long as you remember to look up from your smart phone screen now and then. While you look for Poke’mon, enjoy what Enid has to offer.

Enid Arts and Entertainment District

Head downtown and you'll find the Enid Arts and Entertainment District, Enid’s entertainment hotspot and we have heard there are a lot of Poke’mons hanging around near the square. Enjoy the many pieces of public art, including the Tri-State Music Festival Statue and the Keeper of the Plains (hint, hint). Stop into many of Enid’s unique boutique stores and choose from over 10 restaurants to please your palate. And don’t forget Enid’s performing arts locations. The Enid Symphony Center is Oklahoma’s longest-running symphony orchestra and the Gaslight Theatre presents nine shows a year, making it one of Oklahoma’s most active community theatres.

Historic Locations

The only remaining U.S. Land Office from any of Oklahoma’s seven land runs is located inside Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The world’s largest collection of dining car china is housed among over one million pieces of railroad memorabilia at the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Ruth Monro Augur’s murals inside the Garfield County Courthouse depict Enid from Indian days to when the murals were painted in the 1930s.  Simpson’s Old Time Museum used to be their parent’s mercantile store which has been converted into a movie studio and a wonderful collection of Enid history. And Oklahoma’s official Vietnam War Memorial is located at the Woodring Regional Airport, an 80-percent replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

Destination Dining Guide hotspots

Enid has six restaurants listed in the newly-released Destination Dining Guide from Discover Oklahoma. Will Poke’mon be hanging out downtown near the homemade salsa bar at Café Garcia, chasing the luck of the Irish at Callahan’s Pub or devouring a steak at PaneVino? Or maybe you catch the elusive creatures eating breakfast at We Too, lunch at Sula Korean Restaurant or dinner at Costello’s Continental Cuisine?

Fun, fun, fun

A trip to Enid is not complete until you visit Leonardo’s Children’s Museum. Newly renovated after over one million children played there, Leonardo’s now features the two-story Power Tower for children to climb in and explore.  Enid has over 30 parks and new playground equipment has been installed in many of them. In addition to the Kiwanis Train, Carousel, Ferris Wheel and Kiddle Rides already at Meadowlake Park, now paddleboats are available to rent. Government Springs Park was a famous waterhole on the Chisholm Trail, Crosslin Park has lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, baseball diamonds and a dog park

CNB Center

Two great concerts are set for this weekend at the Central National Bank Center. See Kenny Rogers in his final concert tour before retirement – The Gambler’s Last Deal – on Friday night and you can’t miss Weird Al Yankovic’s Mandatory World Tour coming to the CNB Center on Sunday night. Do Poke’mon like music? This space opened in 2013, seats around 3,800 for concerts and in its short history has already seen Vince Gill, Reba, Alabama. Concerts coming up include Ted Nugent on Sept. 2, Celtic Thunder on Oct. 28, Chase Rice on Dec. 1 and this year’s Christmas Show is Cirque Dreams Holidaze on Dec. 5.

Enid Welcome Center

Enid’s front door for information on the city’s attractions and events is the Enid Welcome Center at 201 W Garriott. Find Enid brochures, city maps and weekly and quarterly calendars of events as well as Enid-branded souvenirs. You can also find official Oklahoma brochures like the State Travel Guide, Outdoor Guide Indian Guide and more.

 

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