Introduction to Yukon, Oklahoma
Yukon, Oklahoma, in Canadian county, is 14 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The people of the city are in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Yukon has a population of 21,043.
Yukon was founded in 1891 by a cattleman from Texas named A. N. Spencer. It was incorporated in 1901. The city was named after the Yukon River in Alaska. The telephone system of the area began in 1892. The city is the hometown of actor Dale Robertson and country singer Garth Brooks.
Yukon and nearby Attractions
- Yukon Hills Plaza Shopping Center
- White Water Bay Water Park
- Oklahoma State Museum of History
- Henry Overholser Mansion
- State Capital State Park
- World of Wings Pigeon Center
Things To Do In Yukon
Yukon offers easy access to the Edmond Historical Society Museum, the Oklahoma State Museum of History, the Harn Homestead Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Omniplex Science Museum. The State Capital State Park is a few minutes' drive away. One can also pay a visit to the White Water Bay Water Park. One can shop at the Yukon Hills Plaza Shopping Center or the Chisholm Shopping Center. Every October, Yukon hosts the Oklahoma Czech Festival.
Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.
Yukon Higher Education
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College offer courses in higher education.