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.

I moved to Woodward 10 years ago after my divorce to raise my kids in a small town atmosphere. The people were very welcoming and friendly. My kids have all grown and gone now and still I remain. My parents upon retiring decided to move here as well and were also welcomed with open arms. What a lovely little place to live! :)
Reviewed by katee
on September 17, 2012
This is a great place to grow up. I am returning back to town after being away for 9 years and love seeing how somethings have changed and how other things have stayed the same.
Reviewed by TinaMayfield
on September 17, 2012
nice people in a small rural town growing into a small city. Lots of nice motels, good roads and really nice places to eat. Beautiful western museum .
Reviewed by kady
on September 17, 2012
awesome place to live
Reviewed by ms303u
on September 17, 2012
Areat place for kids and dogs. Cannot imagine raising my kids elsewhere
Reviewed by pk73801
on September 17, 2012
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