Blanchard was founded in 1907 and originated as a railroad town catering to rural communities. Today, it is a growing community with a nostalgic link to the past that is apparent in the downtown business district. Blanchard has local parks and recreational areas, as well as modern shopping areas.
The Main Street is a shopping hot spot, with local favorites such as ReThread Consignment and Ya Ya's Nest. When it's time to eat, head to the Burrito Grill, featured in the Flavors of Chickasaw Country video series.
Established in 1907, Blanchard originated as an old railroad town catering to the rural community of the Chickasaw Indian Territory and to what later became the State of Oklahoma. Today, Blanchard is a spirited, southern community burgeoning with chic shops, cross-cultural flavors, historic zeal and beautiful outdoor surroundings. The town is conveniently located less than thirty minutes from Oklahoma City on U.S. Highway 62 and in close proximity to major roadways like I-35, I-40 and I-44. Blanchard is also part of the rapidly developing Tri City area, along with Newcastle and Tuttle. Boasting the best of both worlds, Blanchard offers the perks and charms of a small town community, while at the same time providing access to a bustling metropolitan scene - not too far outside of city limits.
So, travelers of heart, Chickasaw Country is begging for you to embark on an adventure to the town of Blanchard, Oklahoma! Be sure to check out our list of "Blanchard’s Best" below - as a guide to planning your Chickasaw Country Featured Town getaway!
- BLANCHARD’S BEST -
THE BEST IN DINING
DAKOTA’S RESTAURANT - Dakota’s offers the best in down home southern cookin’ at an affordable price in a relaxed, rustic atmosphere. When dining here, you must try Dakota's special hand-cut, Certified Black Angus sirloin steak, served with a fresh baked roll, signature sides and all-you-can eat salad bar! Then, dare to indulge in the Dakota Meltdown - a homemade hot fudge brownie layered under a heaping double scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled in peanut butter and chocolate sauce and topped with whipped cream and a cherry!
BURRITO GRILL - This rockin' burrito joint is best known for their urban twist on Tex Mex faves like tacos and quesadillas in addition to their monstrous burritos, averaging about one pound in size! Best of all, the Burrito Grill offers an open kitchen concept with a create-your-own ordering process, allowing you to build YOUR BIG BURRITO - YOUR BIG BURRITO WAY!
THE BEST IN SHOPPING
THE COTTAGE ON MAIN - This vibrantly, vogue boutique boasts the latest in clothing, shoes and accessories as well as hip vintage furniture and home décor. Satisfy your wardrobe wishes at The Cottage on Main with top western labels like Grace in LA and Miss Chick USA or trendy fan gear like OU and OSU fashion tees and spirit jewelry!
BETH’S BOUTIQUE – QUILTING QUARTERS & FABRIC SHOPPE - Beth’s Boutique is a DIY diamond in the ruff! The shop offers the pick of the patch in top quality quilting materials and supplies, beautifully handmade and custom order quilts, crafty gift items and more! Beth's is also home to a one-of-a-kind collection of handmade wooden furniture that makes for a must-see experience in itself!
THE BEST OF OUTDOORS
LION’S PARK - This beautiful community park offers both a leisurely and recreational outdoor experience with newly renovated features like a walking path, walking bridge, entertainment stage, pavilions, splash park, exercise equipment and large playground area. The park makes for a perfect place for visitors to spend an autumn day, just playing, picnicking and frolicking in the colorful fall foliage with friends and family!
WINTER CREEK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB - This prestigious golf course and country club is truly a golf lover’s paradise! Designed by internationally renowned golf course architect Rocky Roquemore, the course features 18 lusciously landscaped holes surrounded by 14 crystal clear lakes. When playing here, you must indulge in some pre- or post game gourmet dining at the country club's exquisite Winter Creek Restaurant & Grill!
That’s the Gist of the List!
Whether it’s shopping, dining or basking in the beauty of the outdoors, Blanchard’s sweet-southern authenticity offers a treat for travelers of all tastes! Be sure to pencil in your Blanchard getaway during another time of the year! We suggest planning it around one of the celebrated annual events like the May Daze Festival, the August Bluegrass Festival or the Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Lights Festival!
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