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Canadian County Historical Museum

300 South Grand Avenue
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-5121

The Canadian County Museum is rated as one of the outstanding museums in Oklahoma. Located in El Reno's Heritage Park, the grounds sit on the 98th meridian, which divided the unassigned lands in central Oklahoma from the Cheyenne and Arapaho lands in western Oklahoma. The main museum is housed in the fully restored old Rock Island Depot. The museum grounds house a number of historic buildings from the first Red Cross Canteen in the nation to General Sheridan''s cabin, the oldest standing structure in Canadian County.

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Chisholm Trail

110 S Bickford Ave
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-8687

El Reno was established in 1889 and is located at the intersection of two historic highways, nostalgic Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail (Hwy. 81).

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Heritage Express Trolley

300 S Grand Ave
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-5121
Today's Hours: 10 am - 5 pm

The Heritage Express Trolley is the only rail based trolley in the great State of Oklahoma. The trolley runs from Heritage Park, located on the grounds of the Canadian County Historical Museum, and travels through the downtown area where you can exit to enjoy a great meal at one of the unique restaurants or browse at one of the many specialty shops. The trolley will run Wednesday through Sunday.

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Historic Darlington

7107 W Cheyenne St.
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-3987

Darlington Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency Established there 1870, by Brinton Darlington, Quaker, Indian Agent appointed by President Grant. Important Stop on Chisholm Trail Site of Arapaho School, John H. Seger, Supt. Post Office Established in 1873, and First Newspaper "Cheyenne Transporter" in Western Indian Territory published there, 1879.

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Historic Fort Reno

7107 W Cheyenne St.
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-3987

Fort Reno was established as an Indian Territory military fort in 1875 and is located four miles west of El Reno on Route 66. Fifteen buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places are adjacent to the parade grounds. The historic Post Cemetery is the location of the annual Tombstone Tales event in September. The land base exceeds 6,000 acres and is the location of the Grazinglands Research Laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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History Downtown El Reno

119 S Rock Island
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-8888

El Reno is rich in historic structures. In the city limits there are currently 11 properties and 2 areas listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, our inventory of historic homes is incredible.

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Route 66

110 S Bickford Ave
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-8687

El Reno is home to many historic Route 66 landmarks, including: Goff House, Darlington Agency, Canadian County Jail, and Carnegie Library.

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The Centre Theatre

110 S Bickford Ave
El Reno, OK 73036
405-262-8687

The Centre Theatre has become an architectural and artistic centerpiece for the City of El Reno, drawing audiences from the surrounding communities, across the state and around the nation. It is an asset toward keeping the downtown area the focal point of the city. The Centre Theatre provides high-impact economic development by creating a vibrant public space resulting in improved quality of life, expanded business and revenue base and a positive regional and community image.

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United States Calvary Memorial Research Library

7107 W. Cheyenne Street
El Reno, OK 73036
(405) 422-6330
Today's Hours: 10 am - 4 pm

The U. S. Cavalry Memorial Research Library seeks to play a key role in the most important mission of the U.S. Cavalry Association, preservation of the history of the U.S. Cavalry. Located in a recently renovated building on Fort Reno, OK a military post steeped in cavalry lore and tradition, the Library serves as a research, preservation, and educational facility for books, documents, photographs, and other media related to the history of the mounted forces of the U.S. Army. The Library welcomes and assists researchers of all types and backgrounds from academic researchers, students of all levels, military personnel, genealogical researchers, and members of the general public.

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