What can you do while in Guthrie? Play golf on one of several golf courses in Guthrie, shop the numerous antique stores, and attend events at the Lazy E Arena or the theater at the Pollard… and during the holiday season, Guthrie's Territorial Christmas activities are not to be missed! There's also beautiful Highland Park 1 ½ blocks East of Pembroke Cottage, on Warner.
Our history is rich with tales of times gone by ... tales of ranchers and railroads, of politics and patriots ... of the Land Run of 1889 when the vast prairie became the Oklahoma Territory and overnight, Guthrie was born. The legacy of these pioneers has been preserved in the nineteenth century architecture and antique brick walkways. It is with pride and an abiding love of history that we welcome you! Unique museums, delightful shops, galleries, and eateries await you. "Guthrie's spirit of frontier determination is nowhere more evident than in its great success in preserving and celebrating its history," said National Trust President Richard Moe. "Whether visitors want to get a taste of the old Wild West or just enjoy interesting architecture and unique cultural opportunities, Guthrie, Oklahoma is a must-see place."
Pembroke Cottage is located just minutes from the Lazy E Arena and the beautiful 300-acre Lazy E Ranch, one of the most progressive horse breeding and sales prep facilities in the nation. The Lazy E is the largest indoor arena in the country and seats 6,832 people. The arena floor measures 160 by 440 feet, is completely climate controlled, and offers spectators the opportunity to see rodeo in a modern, first class facility. Regarded as the world's premier western entertainment facility, the Arena hosts more than 25 events each year. The Lazy E is proud to preserve the rich western heritage of the state of Oklahoma and the pioneering spirit of the American cowboy.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum mission is to preserve and interpret the heritage of the American West for the enrichment of the public. They are celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum®, and it is an ideal time to visit. You will view art from Prix de West Purchase Award winners, the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation, as well as significant works by master artists such as Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt.
On April 22, 1889, Harper Samuel Cunningham made the Run of the Unassigned Lands which opened up for settlement of what are now the five counties of central Oklahoma. He came to practice law in the Territory and to establish the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in what would soon become Oklahoma. He saw to it that one of the finest examples of fraternal architecture was constructed in the heart of Guthrie, which was the First State Capitol of Oklahoma. Many European artisans were imported to work on the building. It is a virtual storybook of architectural history. Among the top three Masonic edifices in North America in overall architectural beauty and interior design, the great Scottish Rite Temple at Guthrie continues today as one of Oklahoma's most beautiful buildings.