Kingfisher is home to Kingfisher in Lights and the famous Kingfisher Chisholm Trail Museum. Kingfisher’s museum is one of Oklahoma’s best! Named after the famous trader Jesse Chisholm, it’s the only museum in Oklahoma directly on the Chisholm Trail. The museum grounds boast a pioneer village of five original 1889 historic structures, one of which is a log cabin that was home to Adaline Dalton, mother of the notorious Dalton outlaw gang.
Some noteworthy sons and daughters of Kingfisher include the founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton; author and poet Don Blanding; W.C. Coleman, who formed the Hydro-Carbon Co. in Kingfisher, forerunner of the Coleman Company; T.G.& Y founder, R.A. Young.
Kingfisher was selected as a Channel 5 KOCO “On the Road” city, which means there is plenty of history in Kingfisher, and plenty to enjoy for every member of the family—an 18 hole golf course, a state-of-the-art aquatic center, museums as well as plenty of eating establishments and some antique shops. Kingfisher Park is home to one of Oklahoma’s most incredible Christmas lights extravaganzas, Kingfisher in Lights.
More than 75-plus displays are ablaze with more than two million lights from late November and all of December. One of the displays is a very special lighted tower “Stairway to Heaven,” a memorial to the victims of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Visitors may stroll across a beautifully lighted 1903 historic swinging bridge. Train rides through the light displays are also a special part of the Kingfisher in Lights.
This is just a sample of what Kingfisher has to offer. Come and enjoy!
Kingfisher Chamber, Judy Whipple
Address: 123 W. Miles, Kingfisher, OK 73750