An Evening of Fun
No matter how much Midwest City grows, or how many businesses relocate here, its cultural and artistic scene remains strong. Rose State College is just one of the many places where you can enjoy an evening full of entertainment. The performing arts department of the college frequently stages plays and musicals that are open to the public. From Broadway shows to Christmas concerts, Rose State has something for everyone. If you are seeking to get a feel for the entertainment business, you can audition for a part or apply to work behind the scenes.
Fun for the Family
If you are a fan of sports, Midwest City will keep you busy. The John Conrad Regional Golf Course offers 18 holes of four-star play. With rolling hills and beautiful fairways, the course will satisfy your need for a day of play. Putting greens and driving ranges are also available to help you improve your game. If you are looking for a family friendly outing, visit the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. The park is home to playgrounds, walking trails, and picnic tables. Animals are also welcome inside the quality dark park located here.
A Base is Being Built
Bill Atkinson purchased the land that was eventually developed into Midwest City when he caught rumor that an air base was being constructed in the area. After being incorporated in 1943, the city was designed by Seward Mott and named after the original designation of the Midwest Air Depot. The air base would take on a different name, however. After Clarence L. Tinker was killed in World War II, the base became known as the Tinker Air Force Base. In the 1960s, hospitals, shopping centers, and residential homes began moving into the area and the population quickly increased.