Introduction to El Reno, Oklahoma
El Reno, Oklahoma is 25 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is in Canadian county. The city is part of the Oklahoma City metro area. The population of El Reno is 16,212.
El Reno History
El Reno was originally known as Reno City. A land developer named Hobart Johnstone Whitley founded El Reno. Fort Reno was established in 1874. Both the fort and the city were named in honor of Union General Jesse Lee Reno. The city became the county seat of Canadian County in 1890.
El Reno and nearby Attractions
- Crimson Creek Golf Course
- Fort Reno
- Canadian County Museum
- Lake El Reno
- Whitewater Bay
- Red Rock Canyon State Park
Things To Do In El Reno
El Reno is home to the Canadian County Historical Museum. The Crimson Creek Golf Course offers facilities for golfers. Lake El Reno provides facilities for water skiing, boating, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Fort Reno and historic downtown El Reno provide insight into the history of the area. Local celebrations include the Canadian County Free Fair, the Heritage & Arts Festival, the Appetite for the Arts Festival and the Fried Onion Burger Day Festival.
El Reno Transportation
Will Rogers World Airport is the nearest major airport.
El Reno Higher Education
Redlands Community College and the Canadian Valley Technology Center are the local institutions providing higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College.