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.

I grew up in Woodward and still feel the friendliness every time I visit. One of the best places to live!
Reviewed by enshaw20
on September 17, 2012
Woodward, Oklahoma what a great place!
Reviewed by mainstreet
on September 17, 2012
Woodward, Oklahoma is a friendly place to live or visit. There are always fun events going on from the 101 Classic Bowl and festivities to the Woodward Elk's Rodeo. One of my personal favorites is the Woodward County Fair. You will be greeted and surrounded by friendly people who truly care about you at any event you attend. A walk down Main Street will take you past the beautiful and historic Woodward Arts Theatre or a large variety of fun shops. Merchants will smile and give you a cheery hello as they greet you by name. Rest for a while at the Pollyanna and enjoy a piece of delicious homemade pie. Don't be surprised if customers dining in the booths treat you like family. You may be asked to sit and join them. If you are new to the cafe, people will look you over, but be visiting with you before you leave. Stop in at the Pioneer Museum in south Woodward to learn more about the illustrious history of Woodward. Even if you think you know all there is to know, you will learn something new as special displays are added. The friendly and helpful people there will share their knowledge of the area and answer any questions you might have. Of course, just about anyone in Woodward will help you out if you need any specific information. You don't have to worry about getting lost or not finding a good place to eat. People are friendly and will even have you follow them to the location you need if you appear the slightest bit confused. There are plenty of friendly places to visit, but make sure Crystal Beach Park is one of them. It provides a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place to walk or play. Just watch out and make sure you have some bread or popcorn with you! The odds are definitely in your favor that you will be surrounded by friendly ducks! Enjoy the friendly sites and folks of Woodward!
Reviewed by mdk
on September 17, 2012
We grew up here, and when we moved away we realized that not all places are as friendly. The Woodward Main Street organization is a group of close-knit business owners that work together to make our customers feel like part of our community.
Reviewed by sallysantlerart
on September 17, 2012
Love it, love it, love it!
Reviewed by skhammer
on September 17, 2012
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