Introduction to Midwest City, Oklahoma
Midwest City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma county, is 6 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Midwest City has a population of 54,088.
Midwest City History
Midwest City was founded by W. P. Atkinson in 1941 as a settlement for people affiliated with the recently built airfield adjacent to the city. The community was named after the Midwest Air Depot located in that area, which was later renamed the Tinker Airforce Base.
Midwest City and nearby Attractions
- Oklahoma Firefighters Museum
- Zoo Amphitheater
- Oklahoma City Art Museum
- National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
- John Conrad Golf Course
- Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
Things To Do In Midwest City
Midwest City offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the White Water Bay-Water Park, the Frontier City Theme Park and the Matt Hoffman Action Sports Park. Local celebrations include the Global Oklahoma Fest and the Tinker Inter-Tribal Council Powwow. Trosper Park Golf Course and the John Conrad Golf Course are popular among local golfers as well.
Midwest City Transportation
Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.
Midwest City Higher Education
Rose State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City University, South Nazarene University and Oklahoma City Community College.