The chillier months of winter are upon us, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the parks and museums the area has to offer.
Several museums in Enid explore the rich history of the Cherokee Strip and other events significant to the city and region. Railroad Museum of Oklahoma has a collection of fine railroad dining car china and silverware, model railroads and other items. Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center shows visitors what it was like to live back in the days when Enid was settled. Other local attractions include Simpson's Old Time Museum and Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum.
Looking for something to keep the kids occupied? Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest is open most days of the week and includes a number of exhibits for children to explore and learn different things. When the weather is nice, Leonardo's opens Adventure Quest, an outdoor play area where children can explore even more.
Something both adults and children can enjoy is the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Mackie Planetarium and observatory, located at Randolph and Michael Hedges. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, weather-permitting, the telescope will be open to the public. Stars, planets, nebulae and other objects usually can be seen. On the first Thursday of each month, the planetarium is open for a show to the general public. Shows are free, but a canned good donation is accepted to give to the Horn of Plenty. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.
The good thing about parks is they're open all year-round, which means on that rare 60- or even 70-degree Oklahoma winter day, you can head out to your favorite spot and have a picnic or fly a kite. You can even bring some bread and feed the geese and ducks at Meadowlake and Government Springs parks.
For a list of Enid parks, go HERE.
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