Attractions Near Watonga
Blaine County Courthouse 212 N Weigle Ave
The neo-classical Courthouse was built in 1906. The raised, stone foundation and brick walls are highlighted with classical ornamentation and a pedimented entry. The building is capped with a vaulted dome featuring eight oculi. The Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ferguson Chapel NE Corner 2nd and Weigle
Dedicated June 4, 1903, this is a one-story clapboard building, with an attic and a basement with an outside entrance. The roof is cross-gabled, and a bell tower rises on the southwest corner above the entrance. Triple windows on each side have arched fanlights above. The windows on either side of the entrance are single with pointed tops and contain stained glass. Fanlight windows in the attic also have stained glass. The bell tower has a wood cupola with four open sides with railings and contains a single bell.
This is a lovely peek into the past and a symbol of the strong religious foundation of the early settlers before statehood. It is the site of an Ice Cream Social each August, and an Old Fashioned Christmas in December. The church is also available for weddings, meetings and historical events. For information, or to have a tour of the building, call 580-623-5452.
T. B. Ferguson Home Museum 519 N Weigle
Relive the journey of one of the pioneers who helped to shape Oklahoma. The Ferguson home was built in 1901 and was home to Elva and T. B. Ferguson for the rest of their lives. After Elva's death in 1947 the house was sold and fell into disrepair. About twenty years later an effort began to see the home restored and turned into a museum, and on October 3rd, 1972 the T. B. Ferguson Museum opened its doors to the public. It is of course still open and free to the public, though donations are appreciated to pay for the expenses incurred maintaining this important historical site.
Lucky Star Casino 1407 S Clarence Nash Blvd
Offers a wide variety of gaming machines, with over 175 to choose from. Try your luck on some of the most popular video and slot machines around. Operated by the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Lucky Star Casino Watonga is open daily to visitors 18 and over. A new hotel, restaurant, and conference center are now available for travelers and meetings.
Noble House Bed and Breakfast 112 N Noble Ave
The Noble House Bed & Breakfast is located in a charming 104-year-old building that’s been fully remodeled to make sure your stay is cozy and romantic!
Post Office Mural
The historic post office in Watonga, Oklahoma houses New Deal artwork. The oil-on-canvas mural, entitled “Roman Nose Canyon,” was completed by Edith Mahier in 1941 and installed in the post office lobby, where it is still viewable today.
Roman Nose State Park 3236 S Highway 8A
Named after a Cheyenne chief, Roman Nose State Park is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, recreational activities at this state park include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides by reservation. Rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and mountain bikes. Swimming in the lakes is not allowed, but fishing and no-wake boating are welcome.
Roman Nose State Park Golf Course S Highway 8A
An 18-hole, par 70 course that offers sloping bent grass greens, Bermuda grass tees and fairways, natural hazards, lake views, canyon walls and mesas. Facilities include a putting green and pro shop with cart and club rentals, snacks and drinks. Cabins, lodging and other recreational opportunities are available within Roman Nose State Park.
Watonga Cheese Festival Downtown Watonga
The second week in October brings thousands of visitors to the annual Watonga Cheese & Wine Festival. Enjoy two days of fun-filled musical entertainment as well as a wine and cheese tasting, art show, quilt show, fiber arts show and children's games. Don't miss the parade down Noble Street at noon on Saturday, and sign up for the Great Rat Race to participate in a 5K run, 10K run or a 1-mile fun run.
Watonga Community Theatre 115 E Main St
"The Company" Watonga Community Theatre, Inc. began in 1983 with its first production of Plaza Suite in a junior high school auditorium. Since that inauspicious beginning Watonga Community Theatre has performed more than 40 productions in its permanent home, the Liberty Theatre, a facility conceived and renovated from an old movie house. An annex housing the costume, dressing rooms and scene shop was added in 1992. Recently a digital marquee was added.