Introduction to Perry, Oklahoma
Perry was first settled in 1893. At that time it was a part of the Cherokee Outlet. In fact, the city was named after a member of the Cherokee Strip Commission named J.A. Perry. Before adopting its present name, it was known as Wharton and served as a train station. The city is the county seat of Noble County.
Perry and nearby Attractions
- Cherokee Strip Museum
- Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum
- Sheerar Museum
- Jim Thorpe House
- Stillwater Childrens Museum
- Great Salt Plains State Park
Things To Do In Perry
Perry has a number of parks and playgrounds including the Brookwood Park, Lions Park, Rotary Park and Dauman Park. The Cherokee Strip Museum provides insights into the history of this area. One can even plan a day trip to the Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum, the Great Salt Plains State Park or the Jim Thorpe House from Perry. Local celebrations include the Cherokee Strip Celebration, Springfest and the Rural Heritage Festival.
Will Rogers World is the nearest major airport.
Perry Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Langston University, the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.