Delight in Duncan’s hospitality and enjoy Oklahoma history at its best. Experience the vibrant spirit of the Chisholm Trail and discover the role it played turning cowboys into legends, cattlemen into men of fortune and oilmen into industrial giants.
Explore the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, ranked one of the Top Ten Western Museums in the nation, and see the largest bronze statue dedicated to the Chisholm Trail in the world. Live the adventure of the Old Chisholm Trail in the hands-on youth gallery, learn from Jesse Chisholm for whom the Trail is named, and meet Tex, a young Texas cowboy, in the Campfire Theater. Experience the multi-sensory Chisholm Trail Experience Theater where you will see, hear, feel and smell the adventures cowboys experienced along the Old Trail. Additional dioramas, displays and the Garis Gallery of the American West make this an unforgettable experience.
Visit the Stephens County Historical Museum that features displays and artifacts illustrating the land run and settlement life in Oklahoma. Delight in early 20th century memorabilia and develop an understanding of what it was really like way back when.
Be sure to stop at the W.T. Foreman home, one of Duncan’s oldest, most extant examples of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie House style of architecture. Built around 1907, the home is a registered historic site available for tours and teas at high noon.
The Simmons Center, a full-service meeting and conference center is an entertainment, events and recreation venue unlike any other in the southwest. A performing arts theatre flanks one end of the conference facility and an impressive recreation center houses gymnasiums, a jogging track, pool, weight rooms and more. The Stephens County Fair & Expo Center also provides entertainment and recreation, as well as top-rated livestock events year round. Duncan’s four lakes offer RV camping, water sports, fishing and hunting.
In addition, Duncan’s hotels, motels and one of the finest bed and breakfast inns in the state will provide the perfect overnight accommodations for you.
Explore year-round events showcased in Duncan, including the Trail Dance Film Festival, Cruizin’ the Chisholm Trail Car and Motorcycle Show, the Chisholm Trail Stampede and Summerfest to name only a few.
The spirit that built the West and tamed the wide open spaces lives on in Duncan.