Ponca City is located in north central Oklahoma in Kay County, at the junction of U.S. Highways 60 & 177. The city is near the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River and Kaw Lake which provide recreational opportunities.
Area attractions include the Poncan Theatre, the Marland's Grand Home and the 55-room Marland Mansion Estate which is modeled after an Italian palace. It was constucted for E.W. Marland, an early oil baron and 10th Governor of Oklahoma. Marland also commissioned the 17-foot tall bronze statue "Pioneer Woman" honoring the courage of early Oklahoma pioneer women. In fact, the adjacent Pioneer Woman Museum was expanded to showcase women's exploits from the prairie days to the Space Age. Also of interest are the Ponca City Art Center and the Marland's Grand Home.