"The Little Town That Didn't" Kingfisher by mrclay2000

Kingfisher Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 34 photos

Once Considered for Royalty

Kingfisher (pop. 4,300) grew up like Oklahoma City in the aftermath of the Land Run of 1889. Once considered as the site for the state capital, it was overlooked at the time in favor of Guthrie, and thus losing this prominent status sank back into an ordinary town.

But not so ordinary a town. Kingfisher might have more historic points of interests and museums per capita than every other incorporated town or city in Oklahoma. Visions of the 89er Land Run are still prominent, and its Main Street sections are still intact. No more than an hour's drive from Oklahoma City, Kingfisher contains enough to make one ponder its treasures long afterwards.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of historic points and museums
  • Cons:The courthouse is inelegant if not downright ugly; no war memorial for this county seat
  • In a nutshell:Easy access and interesting sights around every corner
  • Last visit to Kingfisher: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2003
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Nice page! I would enjoy the museums you have described.

  • Rich62's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2007 at 5:32 PM

    We just came through Kingfisher for the first time and enjoyed seeing your Kingfisher page when we returned home. The next time we come through we will have a better idea of what to look for. A nice page, thank you!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2003 at 1:43 PM

    They're sooner born and sooner bred and when they die, they'll be sooner dead.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 11:52 PM

    Pure Americana!! This is Baseball, Apple pie and Chevrolet all wrapped up into one great page!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 7:43 PM

    I love these early reconstructed settlements. Great insight. The small towns can be so interesting when you dig. An interesting little town.. (darling little girl too:-)

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 10:32 PM

    Nice to discover treasures close to home. Good pic of your daughter too.....appears to be having fun.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 9:12 AM

    Yep. You're right. It's great. Really interesting.


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