Showing new residents and prospective businesses around Enid is one of the highlights of being a Realtor. Enid is alive with exciting experiences for families and individuals of all ages.
I am constantly surprised and excited about the number of residents that move to Enid expecting to move away but end up staying to retire. The features in this article are just the tip of the iceberg of what Enid has to offer.
Enid’s Cultural Heritage: Enid’s past can be explored through visits to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, Simpsons Old Time Museum, and Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, just to name a few. You can also drive through the Chisholm Trail in Enid by following the hoofprints on the streets where the trail passed through.
Family Fun: Get exploring with your kids at Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and Adventure Quest Outdoor Park and Meadowlake Park which features the Kiwanatrain, carousel, miniature golf, and Ferris wheel. Educational excursions include the NOC Observatory and Mackie Planetarium, Vance Air Force Base, and the Railroad Museum. The Enid Trail system has miles of space to walk, skate or bike and see the town. Crosslin and Meadowlake Dog Parks have climbing toys and watering posts as well as separate areas for small and large dogs. The city also has numerous city parks, splash pads, and recreational athletic leagues for all ages.
Shopping and Dining: Enid is brimming with shopping options ranging from large chain stores to small individual boutiques and gift shops. Strip malls and Downtown Enid are sprinkled throughout the city with a wide variety of shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Restaurants range from food trucks to fine dining. Check out locally owned l favorites that your Realtor will be happy to recommend. The craft beer industry is alive and well at Settlers Brewing Co. and Enid Brewing Co. & Eatery plus a large variety of food and drinks at Callahan’s Pub, just to name a few.
Arts and Entertainment: The arts are nurtured and showcased through amazing community organizations such as Gaslight Theatre and Enid Symphony Center. Public Art is on the rise with numerous murals including the Butterfly Project, Bright Future, and Feeding our Neighbors. The list is growing quickly and new murals are popping up all over, it seems like weekly. Bronze statues include “The Tri-State Statue”, “Sparky the Fire Dog”, “Pioneers Past, Present, and Future”, “Vision Seeker”, and “Keeper of the Plains”. Other “must-see” attractions are “Lazy Circles in the Sky” and “Under Her Wings was the Universe” and so many other attractions too numerous to mention.
Main Street Enid: In partnership with the City of Enid and Park Avenue Thrift, Main Street Enid provides many activities and projects for the community. First Friday hosts a variety of live music, food trucks, art shows, and shopping at downtown merchants. Downtown Enid, at the heart of the city, is the perfect place to “Shop, Dine, and Be Entertained”.
Take some time to explore our city, with everything Enid has to offer, and you too will be SOLD ON ENID!