Yukon’s rich culture is affiliated with the historic Route 66. The Mother Road is actually our Main Street, attracting shopping centers, restaurants, and new developments over the years. Each Thursday before Labor Day, the entire community comes together for Rock the Route™, a block-party-style concert right on Route 66.
Yukon was a popular watering-hole stop on the famous Chisholm Trail. Cattle traveling along the Trail regularly crossed the Mollie Spencer Farm, which is home to the Chisholm Trail Festival each year.
The Yukon community is committed to doing things right, whether it’s making the flour that our town was long known for or crafting the traditional kolaches from our Czech bakery. After World War I, immigrants from Bohemia, which was shifting into Czechoslovakia and Moravia during that period, settled in Yukon. With a growing population of Czechs, Yukon became known as the “Czech Capital of Oklahoma.” Our town’s annual Oklahoma Czech Festival draws tens of thousands each year and hosts the state’s largest parade.
Other key cultural locations include:
- Yukon’s Best Flour Mill (A Route 66 Landmark!)
- Mollie Spencer Farm
- Oklahoma Czechs, Inc.
- Chisholm Trail Park
- Yukon Veterans Museum
- Express Clydesdales