Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Throughout its history, Yukon was an urban center for area farmers and had a number of large milling operations. Today, it is considered a bedroom community for people who work in Oklahoma City. The Czech Hall is devoted to preserving culture, customs and heritage of the large local Czech immigrant community. Czech community events include the Czech Festival, which takes place every October. The city is also known for the Chisholm Trail and Crawfish Festival, which takes place in June. In late August Yukon holds a country music festival “Rock the Route.”
© Express Clydesdales
The Express Clydesdales Showroom and Barn, located in Yukon, Oklahoma, is home to wonderful black and white, big, powerful, refined draft horses named Clydesdale, after the place they are imported from, Clydesdale, Scotland. While at home, the horses attract thousands of tourists who come to meet them in their 1936 historic home. The barn is beautifully appointed with gleaming pine walls, elegant walnut trim and brass coach lights. Express Clydesdales Showroom hosts a range events in the beautiful barn, including birthday parties, business meetings, baby showers, weddings, and more. From the barn loft, visitors have an expansive view of the rolling hills of Oklahoma farmland and the historic Chisholm Trail. On the road, the Express Clydesdales take part in various shows and events, pulling a stately stage coach specifically designed for Express. They also star in some of the world’s most famous parades like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade.
12701 W. Wilshire Blvd, Yukon, Oklahoma 73099, Phone: 405-350-6404
2.Yukon Oklahoma Czech Festival
The Oklahoma Czech Festival is a Yukon, Oklahoma traditional annual celebration of the town’s rich Czech heritage. Festivities take place on the first weekend in October, starting with a carnival in downtown Yukon. The day-long festival officially starts on Saturday morning. Thousands of locals and visitors line Main Street for one of Oklahoma’s largest parades. After the parade, festivities moves to the Czech Building at 5th and Cedar street, with polka bands and traditional Czech and Slovak folk dance groups performances throughout the day. Volunteers from Oklahoma Czech Inc. offer a sample of delicious Czech traditional foods such as kolaches (cakes) and sausages. Dozens of arts and crafts booths and festival food vendors line up the streets of Yukon. At 4 p.m. is the coronation of the Oklahoma Czech Royalty, including a Queen, Junior Queen, Prince and Princess. The festival ends with the Royalty Coronation Ball at the Yukon Czech Hall. Everyone is welcome to dance the night away to the music of the live bands.
25 N 5th St, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-354-7573
Farfalla is a family-owned winery in Yukon, Oklahoma. The winery uses latest technology in winemaking. In addition, a careful selection of grapes and a meticulous approach to winemaking method resulted in very intriguing and flavorful wines. Over the years, the winery has refined their selection to less variety but of the highest quality Oklahoma wines. The winery and tasting room are open to the public two weekends per month. Visitors can sit in the tasting room or poolside on the patio and sample the best Farfalla has to offer. It is one of the most peaceful spots in Canadian County, great place to bring some friends, taste some wine and bring a few bottles home.
505 Poplar Ave, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-354-8381
4.Yukon Czech Hall
© Yukon Czech Hall
Yukon Czech Hall was built in 1899 by early Czech settlers, members of Sokol Karel Havlicek Lodge and Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge Jan Žižka No. 67. The original building was replaced in 1925 by the current structure. The Hall, also called Bohemian Hall, was and still is the focal point of Czech social and musical life in Oklahoma. It was always the location of traditional weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. The hall is best known for the Czech dances, which have been taking place on Saturday night since 1925. The annual Yukon Czech Festival in October is in part taking place in the Hall. The building is a national and state historic site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
205 N Czech Hall Rd, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-324-8073
5.Alfredo's Mexican Cafe
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Alfredo’s Mexican Café is a local chain known for serving classic Mexican fare, cold beer and large margaritas. Their Yukon location is a bright and spacious restaurant with beautiful Mexican carved wooden details. The menu is large and has all the expected and everyone’s favorite traditional Mexican dishes. Complimentary with every meal are fresh corn chips, tortillas, salsa roja, salsa verde, corn relish and vegetable relish. House specials include such treats as Seafood Fiesta Platter with Tilapia and shrimp on a bed of rice, covered with onions and bell peppers, served with sliced avocado and pico de gallo. Try their Agave Limeade with fresh lemons, limes and Blue Agave nectar imported from Mexico poured over crushed ice and garnished with a cherry.
1751 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-354-4343
6.Johnny Carino's Italian
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Johnny Carino’s is a Classic Italian chain of 70 restaurants in the US and 10 across the Middle East. Johnny Carino’s serve the Italian classics as well as one-of-a-kind spiced Italian favorites. All their dishes are handcrafted from the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re craving Italian comfort food like our 16-Layer Lasagna, something more spicy like their famous Italian Nachos, Spicy Shrimp and Chicken, Italian Nachos, and Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia, Johnny Carino’s has something for everyone. Their Yukon location is a cozy family-friendly spot and is open for lunch and dinner. Online ordering is now available.
1608 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-350-0756
7.The Baked Bear
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The Baked Bear is a country-wide chain of ice cream shops offering huge customizable ice cream sandwiches. Their cookies are made from original recipes, using the highest quality ingredients, made and baked from scratch daily and hand-scooped on site. Baked Bear super-premium ice cream is made with r-BGH-free cream, pure cane sugar, and all natural stabilizers. It has a smooth texture and unique creamy flavors and can be enjoyed alone, or between two of your favorite cookies. You can choose among dozens of cookies, fill them with one of many, many flavors of ice cream, top it all with your favorite topping and you can even ask it to be all warmed up for a hot pressed Baked Bear. The Yukon location is a bright, modern spot with exposed brick wall and a display of goodies that will make your mouth water from the moment you enter the door.
2121 S Yukon Pkwy Suite 175, Yukon, OK 73099, Phone: 405-265-4959
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