Ponca City, OK

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  • Veterans’ Memorial Plaza

    Careful consideration was given to the layout and design of the Veterans’ Plaza at every step. Local architect, Richard Winterrowd, with Lewis & Associates Architects, designed the Plaza with the input from a committee of interested citizens. HONOR COURT The Honor Court, located on the north end of the Plaza, is a place for reflection and consideration. Here you’ll find the Wall of Honor with names engraved in recognition of those brave men & women of Kay County, Oklahoma, who served their Country and gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to insure the freedom of future generations, for which Read more [...]

  • Built in 1927, this atmospheric theatre was the grandest in town. Live performances and silent features were accompanied by a Wurlitzer organ, two pianos and the Poncan Orchestra. It was really an experience to visit the Poncan Theatre to see such superstars as Ethel Barrymore and Will Rogers. Today, the Poncan has been restored to its original glory and special events are scheduled regularly. Designed by the Boller Brothers of Kansas City, it was the fifth and grandest theatre in a town of 16,000 people. Several of the Boller Brothers’ theatres, including the Poncan are listed on the National Register Read more [...]

  • Pioneer Woman Statue

    Executed in 1929 by English-born sculptor Bryant Baker (1881-70), the Pioneer Woman Statue is located at 14th and Highland, adjacent to the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City. According to its dedicatory plaque, Pioneer Woman was created “in appreciation of the heroic character of the women who braved the dangers and endured the hardships incident to the daily life of the pioneer and homesteader in this country.” The twelve-thousand-pound, seventeen-foot-tall, cast-bronze statue stands atop pyramidal Silverdale, KS. quarry-stone base. The entire presentation rises to forty feet. Depicted are a woman, Bible under her arm, leading her young son bravely, confidently Read more [...]

  • Cann Memorial Garden

    Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. Home of the Ponca City Herb Festival. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown, daughter of L. A. and Mary Cann in August 1975, in memory of her parents. Lester Cann was an early pillar of the community serving over 25 years as a commissioner and City Manager. The estate was donated with the stipulation that it would be maintained as a memorial garden for use of the people Read more [...]

  • Ponca City Art Center – Soldani Mansion

    The stately Soldani Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a work of art in itself, is home to the Ponca City Art Center and its many activities. These include artists’ exhibits, art classes, workshops and the annual Fine Arts Festival. Anthony Godance Soldani built his dream home at a cost of $92,000 in 1925. George J. Canon was the architect and the house was built by O.F. Keck. The house was designed in the prairie style (with Spanish Colonial Revival Accents) The house is a two story sprawling rectangle with a green tile hipped roof. (the Read more [...]

  • Marland Grand Home

    E.W. Marland moved to Ponca City in 1908 and built an oil empire. It’s estimated he owned one-tenth of the world’s oil reserves before leaving the oil industry to become first a U.S. Congressman, then the 10th governor of Oklahoma. Marland’s Grand Home was built from 1914 to 1916 and featured technology many had never seen. The Marland family enjoyed a central vacuuming system, an automatic dishwasher and the first indoor swimming pool built in Oklahoma. Visitors here will enjoy strolling the restored rooms alongside an assortment of exhibits showcased in the Grand Home. The home now houses Marland Family Read more [...]

  • Marland Mansion Estate – Palace on the Prairie

      Welcome to the home of E.W. Marland. The Marland story is fascinating and his home is an architectural wonder. It was designed and constructed as a showplace for pieces of fine art and in the process, it became a masterpiece in its own right. As you tour through this site, we’ll show you the mansion and tell you the Marland story. You’ll learn about the Marland family, the industry that made it all possible, and the “oil boom-town” that rose from it all, Ponca City, Oklahoma.

  • 101 Ranch Memorial

    101 Ranch – A National Historic Landmark, this picnic area commemorates the 101 Ranch which was home to the hundreds of participants in the famous 101 Wild West Show. This show, which traveled throughout the world in the 1920s, featured sharp shooters, trick riders, ropers and Indians in full regalia. The ranch stretched over four counties and covered 101,000 acres – hence the name – south of Ponca City in the early 1900s. The self contained ranch had its own tannery, dairy, ice plant, electric power plant, cannery, cider mill, and 25,000 long-horn steer. They even had their own money! Read more [...]

  • Conoco Museum

    The Conoco Museum in Ponca City Oklahoma celebrates the history of Conoco Inc., from its beginnings as a kerosene distributor through to becoming an international energy empire. The petroleum industry has shaped Ponca City and Conoco has played a significant part in this. When Conoco merged with Phillips Petroleum in 2002 to become ConocoPhillips, the new company commissioned two museums (one in each city) to tell the stories of each company up to the point of merger. This museum is not just of the company but of the people who created the company, and therefore also the city. These museums, Read more [...]