Old West Northern OK + Panhandle Fun
Set in the Great Plains of Oklahoma, Guthrie is yet another lively Old West town commemorating the early days of Sooner history. Oklahoma’s first territorial and state capital, Guthrie is steeped in frontier heritage.
You’ll know you’re in Guthrie when you find yourself surrounded by stunning Victorian and 19th-century commercial architecture.
Aesthetic Guthrie is best experienced in the Guthrie Historic District – a National Historic Landmark home to the Logan County Courthouse, Victor Block, the State Capital Publishing Company Building, and so many more.
Stick around GHD for the annual 89er Days Celebration, or thrilling, Old West re-enactors from the Guthrie Gunfighters , Inc.
Found in the most defined panhandle in the country, Guymon is another Oklahoma town known for its heritage. Check out the No Man's Land Historical Museum, Main Street Guymon for that historic downtown feel, and see if you can catch the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Black Mesa State Park in Oklahoma
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You can find a rodeo event almost every night in every city from Guymon to Enid. Whether it's the Woodford Elks Rodeo, Oklahoma’s longest-running rodeo held annually in July, or a local showdown at a restaurant, get all of the wrangle action from the panhandle and across Oklahoma. Catch the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo every May and celebrate during this weeklong event which draws crowds of thousands.
Get a glimpse of Oklahoma’s natural beauty by visiting one of the alluring state parks filled with lakes, mountains, sand dunes, and forests where visitors can hike, bike, fish or take in the scenery. Black Mesa State Park in the Oklahoma panhandle offers exceptional hiking for experienced climbers. Alabaster Caverns State Park spans 200 acres and highlights the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public.
When visiting the northwestern region of Oklahoma, make your way down south to Washita Battlefield in Cheyenne. Situated along the Washita River, this National Historical site marks the location of Lt. Colonel Custer’s surprise attack on November 27, 1868, which stands as a protected area highlighting the US government’s Indian policy and hometown struggle, as well as a remembrance of those who lost their lives there.
Plan your next romp through the Panhandle region of northern Oklahoma and be sure to check out the blossoming wineries popping up all over the state. Offering daily winery tours, and an on-site restaurant, the Indian Creek Village Winery in Ringwood proves to be an ideal destination. Be sure to spend an afternoon at the Robert Bartunek Winery in Enid. Sprawled across more than two acres of vineyards, they’re considered a boutique winery specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Find your stroke and shoot for par in the panhandle region at Pheasant Run Golf Club in Enid. Offering a vibrant and charming setting for a challenging and entertaining course, Pheasant Run is an 18-hole, par 72, with two of Oklahoma's top-10 par 3 holes. Any stay in the city of Guymon should include a round of golf at the Sunset Hills Golf Course. This 18-hole thriller is ideal for all levels of golf enthusiasts.