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Steeped in the tradition of Wild West shows and working cowboys; peppered with tales of oil barons, Ponca City has something for everyone.
We thrive on the diversity of our attractions and the unexpected elegance of our architecture. One of Ponca City's attractions is the vintage Poncan Theatre, which opened in 1927 as a Vaudeville Theater. Today, it is home for the Ponca Playhouse productions as well as world famous entertainment and new release movies.
Ponca City is also known for Mansions on the prairie and oriental and western art in a quiet library. Marland's Grand Home and the Marland Mansion were the homes of oil baron, E.W. Marland. Marland's Grand home, built in 1916, featured one of the first indoor pools and air conditioning in the state.
The Marland Mansion is a breathtakingly beautiful 55-room mansion, with a magnificent mural, Italian mosaics and a ceiling made of real gold.
The Ponca City Library houses the oriental and western art collection of Richard Gordon Matzene. The library also has one of the largest collections of books about Oklahoma, by Oklahoma authors.
The Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum features a 17-foot bronze statue, commissioned by E.W. Marland, and was a dedication to the pioneering women. The Museum is now dedicated to past and present pioneering women.
Ponca City is rich with Native American culture. The 22-foot bronze statue of Standing Bear, a Ponca tribal leader, is a tribute to all Native Americans. Standing Bear Memorial Park features six tribal courts honoring the tribes around Ponca City.
In addition to unique attractions, Ponca City has fabulous shopping and dining. We invite you to take the journey ---we're worth the trip!
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