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Events and Attractions in Guthrie

Following is a quick link to the lists below of events, attractions, and entertainment in Guthrie.

Reflecting the growing reputation of Guthrie as a vacation, holiday, and shopping destination, the City of Guthrie was recently designated one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1999, Guthrie was officially designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of the restoration of the elegance of its late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture. Guthrie is the largest contiguous Historic District in the United States with 2,169 buildings, 1,400 acres, and 400 city blocks. Shopping or strolling through the shops in the downtown historic district is a nostalgic trip back to the charm of the territorial and early statehood days. The stores in Guthrie off a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, art, gifts, unusual fabrics, signs, and even classic cars. Festivals and events scattered throughout the year provide a good excuse for a short vacation not too far from home. And that's why Guthrie is "the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Oklahoma."


Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Carnegie Library Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Guthrie Carnegie Library - The museum has exhibits interpreting the Land Run of 1889, development of the Territorial towns, and early Statehood. Photographs, paintings, and historic artifacts are on display. The Library is open for touring. Open Tues.-Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm. Located at 406 E. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information, phone 282-1889 or go on-line at www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/mus-sites/masnum21.htm.

State Capital Printing Building State Capital Publishing Museum - This museum houses one of the nation's largest surviving printing plants. Various historic printing and bookbinding equipment is on display as well as other exhibits on life during the territorial and early statehood periods. Inside the State Capital Printing Museum
Open Thur.-Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm. Located at 301 W. Harrison Ave. For additional information, phone 282-4123 or go on-line at www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/mus-sites/masnum22.htm.

Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store Museum Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store Museum - The museum houses a large collection of pharmacy memorabilia, and depicts the old time flair and ambience of drug stores of the past. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 1pm-4pm. Located at 214 W. Oklahoma Ave. Inside the Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store Museum

Natl. Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum - This museum houses the finest publicly displayed collection of four-string banjos in the world. The museum offers displays, tours, educational programs, lectures, and banjo recordings. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Located at 116 E. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information phone 405-260-1323 or go on-line to www.banjomuseum.org.

SF Depot & Internatl. Model Railway and Auto Museum The Old Santa Fe Depot of Guthrie - This restored depot houses the International Model Train and Automobile Museum, and the Santa Fe Room Event Center. The Museum has seven model railroad layouts in various scales (O, HO, N, and Z). The model automobiles are not yet on display. The Museum is open Tues.-Sat. 11am-7pm. Located at 409 W. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information, phone 405-260-0700 or check on-line at www.theoldsantafedepotofguthrie.com.

Warren Spahn - Oklahoma Sports Museum Oklahoma Sports Museum - Recognized as the "official" state sports museum, the museum's purpose is  to promote the athletic heritage of Oklahoma by recognizing the accomplishments of athletes and coaches who were born in Oklahoma or who played in Oklahoma schools. Lectures and guided tours are available. The museum has batting cages for a very small fee. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Located at 315 W. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information, phone 405-260-1342.

Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Temple - The largest Masonic Temple in the World. Tours start Mon.-Fri. at 10am and 2pm. Located at 900 E. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information, phone 282-1281. Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

Owens Art Place Museum - Devoted to paintings, sculprure, and other works of art created by black artists. This is the first fine arts museum in Logan County. Many of the works of the founder, Wallace Owens, are featured. The Museum is open Tues.-Thur. from 10am-4pm and Sun. 1:00pm-4pm. Located at 1202 E. Harrison Ave. For additional information, phone 260-0204.


Pollard Theater Pollard Theater - The Pollard Theater is located on W. Harrison in downtown Guthrie. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (405) 282-2800. Shows are Thur, Fri., and Sat. at 8:00pm and Sun. at 2:00 pm. For additional information, check on-line at www.thepollard.org.

The 2008-2009 season
includes the following plays:
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Plays Aug. 22-Sept. 20.
  • The Laramie Project - Plays Oct. 16-Oct. 19.
  • A Territorial Christmas Carol - Plays Nov. 28-Dec. 21.
  • Barefoot in the Park - Plays Jan. 30-Feb. 28
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Plays Apr. 3-May 3
  • The Full Monty - Plays Jun. 5-Jun. 27.

Lazy E Poster Lazy E Arena - Located a few miles south of Guthrie, the Lazy E Arena is the largest indoor rodeo arena in the country. Events include a wide variety of western shows and rodeos as well as motor sports and trade shows. West on Seward (Interstate 35 Exit #151). For schedules and other information, phone 800-595-ride or go on-line at www.lazye.com. Aerial view of Lazy E Arena

Byron Berline Band Double-Stop Music Hall - The Music Hall features live entertainment bimonthly on Saturday evenings (8:00pm). Led by master fiddler and three-time National Champion Byron Berline, the Byron Berline Band (quintet) is the featured group. They specialize in bluegrass music, but the shows generally present a variety of material. Located at 121 E. Oklahoma Ave. For schedules and prices, phone 405-282-6646 or go on-line at www.doublestop.com.

Blue Belle Saloon Blue Belle Saloon and Restaurant - The Blue Belle has live entertainment and meals. Various country, classic rock, blues and jazz bands are featured on Friday and Saturday nights usually from 7:00 pm on. Thursday night is jam-session night. Solo performers are featured on Saturday afternoons. Mon.-Fri. 11am-midnight, Sat. 11am-2am Sun. Located at 224 W. Harrison Ave (Harrison and 2nd). For additional information, phone 405-282-8111.

A few of the Guthrie Gunfighters Guthrie Gunfighters - The Gunfighters perform shootouts on-the-hour on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-5pm. 2nd and Harrison Ave. You can learn more about the Guthrie Gunfighters on-line at http://guthriegunfighters-inc.org/ .


First Capital Trolley First Capital Trolley - Trolley tours of the downtown and residential areas leave on-the-hour from 2nd St. and Harrison Ave. This is an excellent way to get an introduction to the sites and architecture of historic Guthrie. Group tours are also available; phone 405-282-6000. Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm and evenings in December.

Carriage at the Seely House Love-Is Carriages - You can enjoy a quiet, nostalgic (or romantic!) horse-drawn carriage ride through Guthrie's historic downtown or residential areas. Love-Is Carriages will pick you up at the Cottage, take you to dinner or the Pollard Theater, and bring you back (with a tour thrown in). Moonlight rides are a special romantic treat. For reservations call 405-833-4557.

Guthrie Bicycle Shop Rental Bikes - You can peddle your way leisurely through the neighborhoods and downtown Guthrie on bikes rented from the Guthrie Bicycle Shop. Bikes rent for 2 hrs ($8.50), 4 hrs ($20), or 8 hrs ($29.95); tandum bikes (for two) are slightly more. Helmets and self-guided tour maps are provided. A security deposit is also required; checks and cash only are accepted. Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-4pm. Located at 224 N. Second St (corner of 2nd and Noble). For reservations or additional information, call Kent Denham at 282-8524 or go on-line at www.guthriebicycleok.com.

Cedar Valley Golf Trails - There are four PGA golf courses and a Par-3 course in the Guthrie vicinity. All five are open to the public.

---Just 3 miles west of the downtown on Highway 33 is the Cimarron National Golf Club featuring two beautiful courses - Cimarron National and Aqua Canyon. About 11 miles west of the downtown on Highway 33 is the Cedar Valley Golf Club featuring two courses - Cedar Valley International and Cedar Valley Augusta. All are well wooded along the fairways and include hilly terrain. There are numerous water features, but no sand traps. The long tees range from about 6400 to 6520 (long men), and the ladies tees range from about 4950 to 5350. Both clubhouses have a restaurant and pro shop. There are four resident pros. Tournaments (3 or more tee-times) can be arranged. For additional information or tee times at Cimarron National, phone 405-282-7888 or go on-line at www.cimarronnational.com. For Cedar Valley, phone 405-282-4800 or go on-line at www.cedarvalleygolfclub.com

Cedar Valley Executive Par 3 Golf Course ---Immediately west of the Cimarron National Golf Club on Highway 33, is the Cedar Valley Executive Par 3 Golf Course. The course has 18 holes with the longest 145 yards. The course is relatively flat with low, immature trees. For additional information, phone 405-282-4478 or go on-line to www.cimarronnational.com/execpar3.htm.

Meeting and Reception Halls

Dominion House - A large and elegant facility that can accommodate large receptions, conferences, and banquets. The Dominion House was built in 1923 and served as a children's home until 1978. It features a beautifully landscaped wedding garden. Located at 602 E. College Ave. For additional information, phone 282-7789 or check on-line at www.dominionhouseguthrie.com.

Olde Santa Fe Depot of Guthrie Olde Santa Fe Depot - The depot has a large ballroom in the historic Harvey House Restaurant room. The hall has some hardwood floor and some carpet and includes a stage. Excellent for large meetings and wedding receptions. Located at 409 W. Oklahoma Ave. For additional information, phone 405-260-0700 or check on-line at www.theoldsantafedepotofguthrie.com

Granny Had One - This downtown restaurant has five rooms suitable for meetings or receptions. The Garden Room seats 80-110; Upstairs Room 139 seats 25-30; the Bar Room seats 30-60; the Upstairs Rose Room seats 40-55; and the Upstairs Main Dining Room seats 80-200. Located at 113 W. Harrison Ave. Phone 405-282-4482 or check on-line at www.grannyhadone.biz.

Redstone Country Inn - The Inn has two Victorian-styled wedding chapels in the center of Guthrie in a red brick and stone building from the 1890's. Located at 206 S. 2nd St. For additional information, phone 405-282-2667 or check on-line at www.redstonebb.com.

Inside the Swan Music HallGuthrie Theatre School and Event Center - The Event Center is available for parties, receptions, and other events. It has a lighted stage and professional sound system. It can seat up to 160 with about 140 at banquet tables. Formerly the Swan Music Hall, the Event Center is home to the Guthrie Theatre School. The Center is wheelchair accessible. Located at 319 W. Oklahoma Ave. For rates and information, phone 405-282-8383 or check on-line at www.guthrietheatreschool.com.

Inside the American Legion Hall American Legion Hall - American Legion Post 58 has a large ballroom with a hardwood floor. It is located in the historic downtown area. Located at 123 N. 1st St. For additional information, phone 405-282-2589.

Cimarron National Golf Club - The Clubhouse has two large rooms suitable for meetings or receptions. The Main Room can hold up to 65, and the Fireplace Room can hold up to 40. The two rooms can be joined for groups of 125 and more. Located at 500 Duffy's Way (4 miles west of downtown on Highway 33). For additional information, phone 405-282-4955 or check on-line at www.cimarronnational.com.

Blue Belle Saloon and Restaurant - The Blue Belle Saloon has a medium size room suitable for meetings and small receptions. Located at 224 W. Harrison Ave. for additional information, phone 405-282-8111.

Harrison House - The basement room of the Harrison House is conveniently located in the historic district and provides a comfortable meeting room for up to 50 persons. Located at 124 W. Harrison Ave. For additional information, phone 405-282-1000 or 800-375-1000 or check on-line at www.thepollardinn.com.  

Eateries in Guthrie


Woody's Steak and Bar-B-Que Restaurant - This out of town restaurant is known for it's great ribs and steaks. It has little ambience, but the staff is gracious and friendly. It is very popular with locals. Open Thur.-Sat. 5pm-10pm.  It is Located 4.5 miles east of I-35 on Highway 33 on the right hand side.

Granny Had One - This downtown restaurant is known for fine meals (steaks, seafood, etc.) and an early 20th century ambience. It also has a lunch and dinner buffet (Thur.-Sat.) and a salad bar, and is known for its excellent pie. Open Mon.-Wed. 11am-8pm, Thur.-Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. Located at 113 W. Harrison Ave.

Stables Cafe - This downtown restaurant has a rustic atmosphere. It specializes in Bar-B-Q, steaks, and other country dinners (with some Mexican and Italian dinners, too). It is known for its large servings. It has a salad bar. It is one of the few restaurants with a smoking section. Stables is open later than most other restaurants in Guthrie. Open daily 10am-11pm. Located at the corner of Division & Noble.

Blue Belle Saloon - The Blue Belle serves a wide variety of sandwiches and seafood and steak dinners. It also includes a full-service bar. There is live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Open Mon.-Fri. 11am-midnight, Sat. 11am-2am. Located at 224 W. Oklahoma Ave.

The Bone Yard - This is a typical small town restaurant serving a tasty lunch and dinner. Dinners feature steaks, fish, pork and chicken. It is popular with local families. Open Mon.-Fri. 7am-8pm, Sat. 7am-9pm. Located at 617 S. Division.

Bar Mac Ranch "Black Angus" Meat Outlet and Cafe - This small, quaint cafe specializes in Black Angus beef raised on the nearby Bar Mac Ranch. Owner/chef Craig McCoy's specialties include "Black Mac" beefburgers, smoked brisket, "Mac Wurst" (beef brat) sandwiches, and BBQ pork ribs. Open Mon.-Sat. 6:30am-2pm and 4:00-8:00pm. It is located at 7th and W. Noble Ave.

Fuente Grande Mexican Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Mexican lunches and dinners of al types. Also a few American dishes. Open Mon-Thur. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-9:30pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. Located at 1402 S. Division.   

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant - Mexican food. Open TBD. Located at 2015-1/2 E. Oklahoma Ave. (just off Noble Ave. and west of I-35).

Hunan Palace - This downtown restaurant specializes in Chinese food. It offers a lunch buffet and evening meals. You can phone in a take-out order. Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-11pm. Located at 106 W. Oklahoma Ave. 

Mr. Lu Chinese Buffet - This downtown restaurant features an all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet. There is a wide selection of entrees, including salmon, catfish, and numerous chicken dishes and a separate salad and fruit bar. Open Mon.-Sat. 11am-9pm., Sun. 11am-8pm. Located at 2108 S. Division. 

Mazzio's Italian Eatery - Mazzio's features Italian salads (including salad bar), pizzas, pasta meals, and sandwiches. Open Sun.-Thur. 9am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 9am-11pm. Located at 121 Cimarron Blvd - just south of E. Noble on the west side of Interstate 35.

Pizza Hut Italian Bistro - Serves a wide variety of pizzas. Open daily 11:00-10:30pm. Located at - just N. of E. Noble on the west side of Interstate 35. For delivery phone 282-5566.

Johnny's Original Rib Shack -  Johnny's serves sandwiches and dinners. Dinners feature ribs, brisket, turkey, and catfish. Open Mon.-Thur. 10:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 10:30am-11pm. Located on E. Noble just west of Interstate 35.

The following are restricted to breakfast and lunch hours:

Victorian Tea Room - This lovely restaurant specializes in lunch salads and sandwich plates. The warm and friendly Victorian setting is a special treat. Open Mon.-Sat. 11am-3pm; Sun and evenings by appointment. Located at 103 S. Second St.

Katie's Diner - The small town specializes in breakfasts and lunch sandwiches (hot and cold). This cafe near the downtown is a favorite of locals. Open Mon.-Sat. 6am-2pm; Sun 7am-2pm. Located at 120 W. Cleveland Ave.

Miss Caroline's Territorial House -   Features a large breakfast menu. The lunch menu includes a variety of soups, salads, hamburgers, and sandwiches as well as chicken, steak, and seafood dinners. Open daily 6am-3pm. Located at 224 N. Division (corner of Division & Noble).

Cowboy Cafe - This western style cafe has a wide variety of breakfast meals. For lunch there are a variety of hamburgers and sandwiches. Open Mon.-Sat. 6am-2pm. Located at 223 S. Division St.

D.G.'s Fresh Deli and Espresso Bar- Specializes in gourmet foods and coffees. Breakfast dishes include croissants, bagels, and breakfast pizzas. Fresh deli sandwiches are served at lunch time. D.G.'s has a wide variety of gourmet coffees, espressos, lattes, and mochas. Open Mon.-Fri. 7am-3:30pm; Sat. 8am-2:00pm. Located at 301 S. Division St.

Freedom of Espresso Coffee House - Specializes in gourmet foods and coffees. Various pastries are served for breakfast. Lunches feature various sandwiches and soups. Offers a wide variety of gourmet coffees, teas, and lattes. Open Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm. Located at 109 S. Division St.

Jo's Awful Coffee - Specializes in gourmet coffees - lattes, espressos, capchino - and teas and pastries, as well as baked potatoes and soups. Steak filets are served on Fridays only. Open Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-4pm and Sat. 7am-2pm. Located at 905 W. Noble Ave.

Guthrie also has a good variety of fast food restaurants to satisfy your special tastes:

Arby's  - E. Noble Ave. at I-35
Braum's - E. Noble Ave. at I-35
Carl's Jr. - 501 S. Division St.
China Garden - 215 S. Division St.
Domino's Pizza - S. Division St. For delivery, phone 282-1014.
Del Rancho - 1202 S. Division St.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) - 112 W. Noble Ave.
McDonald's - 1527 S. Division St.
Sonic - 719 S. Division St.
Subway - Two locations at E. Noble Ave. at I-35 and at S. Division St.
Taco Mayo - 1320 S. Division St.

Fine Art Galleries

Sundown Gallery - Features mostly the oils, watercolors, prints, photography, and wood-turnings of local artists K. Mack and Judy Boles. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Located at 116 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Kokopelli Trails - Features southwestern and Native American sculptures, paintings, and jewelry. Open Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12.30pm-4pm. Located at 113 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Aunt Gertrude's House - Features a wide variety of paintings, photographs, porcelain, pottery, glassware, sculptures, wood-turnings, and clothing. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm. Located at 112 E. Oklahoma Ave.

Double Star Studio - Features primarily the sculpture, pottery, and woodcarving of local artist Nancy Russell as well as the wood-turnings of xxxxx. Open irregularly. Located at 328 W. Oklahoma Ave.

J.B. Beatles Fine Art - Features paintings and sculptures by Kenny McKenna and works of other local painters, such as Curt Boles, Joe Saylors, and Shirley Thomsen-Smith. Open by appointment only. Located at 210 W. Oklahoma Ave. Sarah Boling Photography - A cozy, eclectic gallery that features paintings, photographs, and jewelry by numerous local artists. Open Fri., Sat., and Sun. Located at 305 W. Oklahoma Ave.

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