Communities / Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Ponca City, Oklahoma

rural • midwest, USA

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A view of downtown Ponca City at dusk.

Life in Ponca City

About Ponca City

Ponca City is named after the Ponca tribe, who relocated from Nebraska to northern Oklahoma from 1877 to 1880. Settlers claimed townsite certificates during the Cherokee Outlet Opening, and oil made it into today's thriving cultural center. With over 300 not-for-profit organizations, a Grand Arts District with multiple art galleries and over 100 murals, and plenty of options for hiking, hunting, and fishing, Ponca City has something to offer to everyone. Head out to the 101 Wild West Rodeo during the day, then mosey on over to the Poncan Theater for live performance and music. If you’re in the mood to get your art on, the Doodle Academy provides artistic learning and exploration—a haven to learn and grow for all doodlers and dreamers. Need somewhere to get away? Lake Ponca is an excellent destination to relax and get outside, plus it’s only a twelve-minute drive from downtown. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Herb Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Ponca City Fox Hunt (don’t worry—they aren’t real foxes). Finally, with a great school system, a state-of-the-art concert hall, and turf athletic fields, Ponca City is a great place to raise a family. In Ponca City, you’ll enjoy history, art, music, great food, and a plethora of community activities for the young and young at heart. You belong in Ponca City.



Internet Speed Rating

100 Mbps

Closest Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport • 89 mi

Weather (High/Low)

94 / 27

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Lake Ponca trails consist of a 7.2 miles long mountain biking trial, including technical rock sections and a flowing fast track. Although this is not a beginner trail, there are some bypasses for less-experienced riders in the more complex areas. In addition to the public mountain trails, Lake Ponca offers activities like boating, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, a swim beach, camping, golfing, a play structure, sand volleyball courts, hiking trail, shelter houses, disc golf, indoor fishing dock, or just picnicking with the family!
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