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.

Woodward is a very friendly place that is constantly growing and becoming the place to come to visit. The people here are among the friendliest in the country and are always ready to welcome new people as well as visitors. We have many things going on that draw visitors who always enjoy coming back.
Reviewed by sandhillgal
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Woodward, OK for almost 25 years! I can't imagine a friendlier town. We may be out in the middle of nowhere but you will always find hospitality! We have so many wonderful events during the year: Classic Bowl, Crystal Christmas, Elk's Rodeo, and many more activities. We are continuing to grow and will welcome you with open arms! My father who traveled all his life all over the world couldn't believe how friendly people are in Woodward, OK. I am proud to say that my family and friends live here in Woodward!
Reviewed by djackson3
on September 17, 2012
I moved to Woodward about 7 years ago. I was able to choose where to move with my job and choose Woodward because I felt welcome from the very begining. It's a big city with a small town attitude. A place where you can feel at home even if you've never been here.
Reviewed by Cableguy
on September 17, 2012
I moved to Woodward 30 years ago thinking I would hate it. But, I was wrong! It is a very friendly and welcoming town. Now, I can't imagine living anywhere else!
Reviewed by helen3101
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Woodward my entire life and can't imagine calling anyplace else home! Friendliest people on the face of the earth!
Reviewed by mparks
on September 17, 2012
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