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Events

Each September since 1893, Perry hosts the annual Cherokee Strip Celebration with carnival, arts and crafts festival, parade and rodeo. Other events include car and motorcycle shows, livestock shows, golf tournaments, Christmas, holiday and seasonal events.

Attractions

Historic Downtown Square

Historic area combines turn-of-the-century architecture, including the Foucart Building, home of the original 1902 Noble County Bank. Visit quaint shops, businesses, antique stores, restaurants, and historic sites including the 1894 Globe Building, 1925 Kumback Café and 1937 Kemnitz Full Service Gas Station.

Courthouse Park

Perry's five-acre Courthouse Park includes the 1915 three-story Noble County Courthouse,Carnegie Public Library, bandstand and 16' Hopes and Dreams bronze statue honoring the 1893 Land Run Pioneers.

Ditch Witch Heritage Center and Museum

Restored original machine shop which grew into Charles Machine Works, Inc., manufacturer of the Ditch Witch trencher. Houses the Stage Coach Community Theater, conference room and museum tracing the history of Ditch Witch equipment.

Genealogy Research

Active genealogy society to help you with your family search. Check these resources:
Noble County Genealogy Society
Explore Oklahoma

Agritourism

Farmers and ranchers open their barns and gates to share their lifestyle, crops and livestock - longhorn cattle, buffalo, elk, camels and emus. Authentic cowboy roping and branding. Cut and carry your own pumpkin from the patch. Prior arrangements may be necessary.

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Places to Eat

Places to Stay

Places to Shop

We specialize in group tours. Call 580-336-4684.

Let us know if you are looking for a mystery trip, themed trip or a variety of attractions and we can plan a day in Perry that will be catered to your group's interests. Choose from factory tours, visual arts, museums, shopping, agribusiness... just to name a few. Call today and we'll customize an itinerary for you!

Tourism

The Place to Be Since 1893!

Present-day Perry is a thriving, tourist-friendly town proud of its agricultural history, progressive businesses and home-town values.

History

Perry, Oklahoma was born on September 16, 1893. A single gunshot boom just before noon began the largest land run in the United States and the largest event of its kind in the world... the Cherokee Strip Land run.

More than 100,000 "Boomers"... men, women and children came by wagon, carriage, horseback, or ran on foot to stake their claim to a 160 acre tract of some of the richest land ever opened to settlement. Those who managed to make it over the line before the official time were nicknamed "Sooners."

In one day, a sea of canvas tents became home to a population of more than 40,000 people from all walk of life. Hard-working, honest homesteaders and pioneers shared the original town of Perry with villains and thieves, all contributing their own destinies to the town's colorful past. At one point, Perry contained 110 saloon and gambling houses and was home to the notorious Bill Doolin Gang.

Relocation Information

Perry, Oklahoma is centrally located off I-35

Just 60 miles north of Oklahoma City, 83 miles west of Tulsa and 100 miles south of Wichita, Perry has easy access to interstate highways, airports, railroad, education center and major attractions.

Health Care

Perry Memorial Hospital provides high quality full-service health care with a personal touch. The local YMCA offers activities for children, adults and seniors.

Schools

Five modern schools ranging from Pre-K to grade 12. Small teacher to student ratio, excellent curriculum, sports and extra-curricular activities. Oklahoma State University is located in nearby Stillwater. Other universities and technical training centers are easily accessed.

Housing

Exceptional value in rural land, new and existing homes, rentals.

Finance

Community banks provide businesses and individuals with today's financial services in an atmosphere of neighborly flexibility and personal attention.

Internet Access/Cable Television/Daily Newspaper

580-336-4684
327 North 7th Perry, Oklahoma 73077
information@perrychamber.net