Introduction to Enid, Oklahoma
Enid was founded in 1893, when the Cherokee Outlet was opened. It is believed that the city was named after a character in the "Idylls of the King," a story written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The city is the county seat of Garfield County. The economy of the city largely depends on oil and agriculture.
Enid and nearby Attractions
- Indian Hills Shopping Center
- Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum
- Great Salt Plains State Park
- Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
- Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest
- Museum of the Cherokee Strip
Things To Do In Enid
The Museum of the Cherokee Strip, the Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma and Midgley Museum provide insight into the history of the area. Some of the local parks include Frisco Park, Hoover Park, the Weldon Park and Bird Sanctuary, Oakwood Naturse Park and the WaterWorks Lake Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course, Pheasant Run Golf Club, Rolling Meadows Golf Club, Golden Oaks Golf Course or at the Oakwood Country Club. Every year, the city hosts the Cherokee Strip Days, the Tri-State Music Festival, the Garfield County Fair and Oktoberfest.
Stillwater Regional Airport is nearby.
Enid Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Langston University, Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma.