Spring Break Fun in Enid

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 03/12/2020

 

Spring Break is a time to get out and explore, and Enid has plenty of fun and exciting options for a great Spring Break getaway.

 

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

Leonardo's EnidLeonardo's Children's Museum and its programs will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Sunday, March 15 in an extreme effort to keep our children and families safe from this rapidly spreading public health emergency.

One of the top children's museums in Oklahoma got a facelift in 2016. The renovated museum is even more fun for children to explore their imagination. Highlights include a giant Lite-Brite, a life-sized Operation game and the two-story Power Tower, a climbing structure with interactive features that teach kids about various sources of energy. There's also a mini-Enid upstairs, complete with grocery store, dentist and doctor offices, a farmers market and art studio. Make friends with snakes, lizards, chinchillas, ferrets and other live animals in the Critter Clubhouse and become fascinated with many of the aspects of nano technology. And use hammers, nails and saws in the Tinkering area to create your own unique design. All-day admission also includes Adventure Quest, the world's largest community-built outdoor playground featuring a three-story castle, slides, mazes, bridges, gardens, sand play areas and a water table. Attend Spring Break Cruise 2020 where campers sail to a different port each day or just come for the fun. Learn more.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center EnidYou'll meet an array of historical figures and be inspired by the character traits that made them great leaders when you visit the Smithsonian-quality Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center that tells the history and development of the Cherokee Outlet. Discover what it was like to be in the saddle astride your galloping horse racing to stake your claim. See what it was like to live in a sod house, and see the importance of agriculture, oil and transportation to the region, the City of Enid as the center of commerce for the region, and Phillips University. On the grounds of the Heritage Center is Humphrey Heritage Village, a collection of four historically-significant buildings, including the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land office, a 1902 church, a 1905 Victorian home and an 1895 one-room school house. Learn more.

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

Railroad Museum of OklahomaNamed to the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 18, 2015, the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma houses one of the largest collections of railroad material in the United States. Exhibits include over 1,000 pieces of dining car china and silver service from passenger trains of the past, maps depicting various railroad lines, railroad paintings, depot clocks, steam engine bells, locks, keys, and a functioning telegraph system. A giant O-scale layout featuring circus trains and related equipment is a popular attraction for young and old alike. The model railroad room includes HO-gauge and N-gauge layouts. Outside, nine authentic cabooses are on display from various railroads that have served Enid. You’ll see five different kinds of box cars, a three dome tank car, a Frisco 1519 Steam Engine, an former Amtrak lounge car that is now used as a dinner car, traveling post office car, car krane, and a 50 ton G.E. switcher locomotive that is still being used to move the rolling stock around on the museum tracks. Two types of flatcars round out our collection of vintage freight cars. Learn more.

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

Simpson's Old Time Museum Come see where westerns are made! Visit Simpson's Old Time Museum and Skeleton Creek Productions Movie Studio and step back into the old west. Listen to honky-tonk piano music and sip an ice cold sarsaparilla in the 1880's saloon. If you get too rowdy you might get taken to the marshal's office and thrown in an 1880's jail. Visit the 1880's hotel lobby complete with stairway and see the hotel hallway and authentic hotel room. Come witness how the cowboys lived in a real link shack, shop in the General Store, or have a quiet moment in the 1880's church. All are full-sized movie sets used in Skeleton Creek's action-packed family westerns. The museum also houses a private doll collection numbering more than 1,800. Learn more.

Legend of John Wilkes Booth

History books say John Wilkes Booth died in a barn in Virginia one week after he shot President Lincoln. But did he? Learn the story of David E. George, who 37 years after Lincoln's assassination claimed on his death bed at the Grand Hotel (now Garfield Furniture) that he was really John Wilkes Booth. Learn more.

4RKids Mini Golf

This newly-remodeled course opened in 2018 and is fully wheelchair accessible. The challenging 18-hole layout features water on several holes, including one hole where putting your ball into the water gives you a better chance for a hole-in-one. Learn more.

Enid Public Art

Enid’s cultural and historic diversity is reflected throughout our city in a vibrant array of sculptures and murals, including 17 new pieces of art since 2015. Learn more.

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