Woodward, Oklahoma


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Woodward, Oklahoma is located on the eastern edge of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Before settlers arrived in 1887, the area was home to Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. The town is rich with history, from Indian wars to natural disasters, to the rise of the Oklahoma Oil Industry. Community residents are well known as very friendly, hospitable people who stick together through good and bad times.

Visitors should make a stop at the Veterans Memorial Center or the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum to get a taste of history. For outdoor fun, head to Rotary Park, or to the Goetzinger Walking Trails for seven miles of scenic views.

The community takes pride in its eco-friendliness and commitment to clean, sustainable energy. Woodward serves as a hub for renewable energy, with 38,000 megawatts of wind power in development.

Community residents enjoy cultural entertainment at both the Woodward Arts Theatre and Jose Adams Cultural Center. The theatre was originally built in the 1920s and restored in the ‘80s.

The citizens of Woodward and an incredible number of volunteers from all over the state and country have helped cleanup and rebuild from the recent tornadoes so the town can continue moving forward. We hold a special place in our hearts for Woodward, one of the 2011 Friendliest Small Towns in America, and would like to direct anyone willing to support them in their time of need to the Woodward Community Foundation, the official repository for contributions to help the victims of this disaster.

You can't go anywhere without people coming up to you and talking, just being friendly!!
Reviewed by sadie
on September 17, 2012
I recently moved to Woodward for a job oppotunity. Since I've been here, I have had so many friendly welcomes from everyone in the town--even the children! There's not only a sense of community and togetherness, but also a sense of cultural and city life. I am proud to call myself a citizen of this great city!
Reviewed by cgburns
on September 17, 2012
Woodward is awesome. Some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Great churches!, restaurants, walking trails and parks. Pictured here is a beautiful artesian well in one of our parks just off of Crystal Beach and next to a golf course. Woodward has lots of wildlife; and it is common to see turkeys or deer wandering through the parks, walking trails and even peoples lawns. The public and private schools are great as well. The economy is good here too. There are many jobs available in various fields. The oil business is very active; and amazing wind farms decorate the horizion. Hope you can come visit us sometime.
Reviewed by Gerri
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in and/or traveled to many different towns in over 25 states and have always yearned to come home to Woodward.
Reviewed by realsooner
on September 17, 2012
Woodward is the friendliest town in the USA! I'm pretty sure it is the friendliest town in the world, but I haven't confirmed that as of this date, but I'm working on it.
Reviewed by Case
on September 17, 2012
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