Ponca City is home to more than 25,000 residents. Visit the city on a bus rental and charter in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
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The city has two casinos you can visit: the First Council Casino and the 7 Clans Paradise Casino.
The first stop for art lovers visiting the city is the Ponca City Art Center, where they can attend art classes and art exhibits and other arts related events happening throughout the year. Then catch a performance by the Ponca Playhouse.
Check out the city's museums such as the Conoco Museum, where you can learn more about the history of the energy company, starting from its roots in Marland Oil Company and Continental Oil and Transportation, as well as its owners, EW Marland and Isaac Blake. This top-notch museum includes 14 flat screen TVs, a movie theater, and touchscreen computers all telling visitors about Conoco's history. It also has a recreation of a Doodlebugger work site, a research lab from the 1950s and other exhibits.
Then there's Marland's Grand Home. Tour the 22-room mansion which features the first indoor swimming pool in the state, automatic features that were well ahead of its time, and see exhibits and displays that focus on the Marland family and their oil business. Then head out to the Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, where you could learn about the stories of the state's first women and their contributions to the development of Oklahoma over those first few years.
Other attractions you should visit include the Standing Bear Museum and Statue, the Ponca Military Academy Collection, the POW-MIA Memorial, and the Veterans Plaza. You can also check out the Gordon Matzen Art Collection and the Bryant Baker Studio.
Do check out the Depot Marketplace and ATA Art Gallery, which is housed inside a historic train station. You can buy some of the most unique pieces of art here, as well as see the Painted Memories furniture showcase.
Ponca has two golf courses that give you the chance to play golf while on vacation: the Ponca City Country Club and the Lew Wentz Golf Course.
There are 15 sites in the city that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Soldani Mansion, which is now the site of the Ponca City Art Center; and the Poncan Theatre, which is a contributing structure of the Downtown Ponca City Historic District, as well as being separately listed on the register. The theater was built in the 1920s, and has a Spanish colonial revival architectural style as designed by the Boller Brothers.
You can also visit the Pioneer Woman, a bronze monument that was designed by Bryant Baker in the 1930s. Or check out the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, which has 110,000 acres of space and was founded in the 1890s by George Washington Miller, a Confederate Army veteran. This was where the 101 Ranch Wild West Show was held and was the biggest and most widely diversified farm during its time.
Then you could tour the EW Marland Estate and see how the millionaire oil baron and one of the past governors of the state lived. The mansion is modeled after Italy's Davanzati Palace and has several features worth noting.
Other nationally registered sites in the city are Big V Ranch House, Blaine Stadium and Fieldhouse, Daniel J. Donahoe House, Darr School of Aeronautics Hangar No. 3, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Marland-Paris House, Santa Fe Depot, St. John Baptist Church and Rectory, and Wentz Camp.
Agritourism is big in Ponca and there are several places that you can visit for this, such as the Silvertop Farm and Vineyards and the Stone Bluff Cellars Winery. You can also check out the many gardens and nature trails in the city and experience its beauty without having to go far. There's the LA Cann Estate and Gardens and the nature trails at Lake Ponca.
Then take the kids to these playgrounds at the city's beautiful parks: Ambuc Park, Lake Ponca Park and Shelterhouses, Liberty Park, Attucks Park, Dan Moran Park, Garfield Park, Pioneer Park, Sherwood Park, Redbud Park, Frazier Park, Young Park, War Memorial Park, and McGraw Park. Other parks in the city where you could enjoy the great outdoors, have a picnic or simply relax are Academy Park, Crown Park, Jaycee Park, and Willow Springs.
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