Rooted next to the Arkansas River in north central Oklahoma, Ponca City, was named after the Ponca tribe, a federally recognized tribe of more than 3,500 members. You'll feel right at home as its 24,000 residents welcome you to enjoy an abundance of history, nature, art and entertainment. From lakes to parks and museums to events, Ponca City has it all. We invite you to come. Won't you join us?