Ponca City settlers claimed townsite certificates during the Cherokee Outlet Opening, and oil made it into the thriving cultural center it is today. Honor the brave women who settled Oklahoma at the Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue. Tour the Italian "Palace on the Prairie," the Marland Mansion & Estate, built by oil baron and Governor E.W. Marland. Dig deep into Ponca City's oil history at the Conoco Museum, honor Native roots at the Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center or go green with a tour of the Lester & Mary Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens.