Halfway between Pauls Valley and Chickasha you'll find Lindsay, an old broomcorn boomtown. Lindsay was rich in agriculture, once called the "Broomcorn Capital of the World." Today, it has a brick main street with plenty of shopping at country-chic boutiques and tasty findings at the local restaurants. While stopping in town, visit the Murray-Lindsay Mansion, where you can learn about the history of the area.
Escape of your own to a calmer slice of paradise in Chickasaw Country - the small, serendipitous city of Lindsay, Oklahoma!
What to Do
Nature lovers can bask in the beauty of the great outdoors during their visit to. Plan a trip to one of the local parks, like the George Brown Park, and enjoy a lovely nature walk on one of the park's many scenic trails, go fishing on the lake or hit up the gorgeous greens at the park’s municipal golf course.
For history buffs, head over to the Murray-Lindsay Mansion to tour the home of Irish immigrant Frank Murray and his Chickasaw Indian wife, Alzira McCaughey. Built in 1882, this historic mansion was once the largest and most ornate house in the western Chickasaw Nation featuring fifteen rooms, two baths and four fireplaces. After your visit here, feel free to cross off 'NR 70000534' from your checklist of National Registered Historic Places to visit!
Kick your cold-weather wardrobe up a notch with rich hues, empowering prints and edgy embellishments from unique shops and boutiques in downtown Lindsay. Stop by Backroads Boutique to find the latest trends and stylish home décor.
Deck out your home in high fashion with décor from The Silver Orchid. For cosmo mamas, the Silver Orchid also features an adorable array of nursery charms, plush pals and angelic clothing to outfit any fashion-forward babe. And don’t forget your holiday shopping list, as this place is like a southern belle version of Santa’s workshop, with shelves upon shelves of signature gift items from gourmet scented candles and specialty skincare products to Etsy-like kitchen essentials and ultra-vogue accessories to Made In Oklahoma goodies and more.
Where to Eat
Lindsay offers spoonfuls of tasty opportunities sure to satisfy any traveler's appetite, from food for the southern soul to All-American faves to sinfully sweet ice cream treats. On a cold day out, head over to the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant & Saloon or the All Star Café to enjoy heartwarming home-style cookin’ in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. Both diners offer countrified specialties, savory sandwiches, sizzling sides and homemade baked goods. Or, opt for the lunch buffet at either of these joints to experience a smorgasbord of southern-infused flavors and garden-fresh salad bar delights!
If you find the image of coffee beans dancing in your head, then Hot Mess Koffee Co. is no doubt the next java stop for you! This quaint and quirky shop features espresso beverages, coffee, hot chocolate and their wildly popular Monster and Red Bull infusions, smoothies, Matcha/green tea, croissant breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal and more!
As an old railroad town founded in 1902, located halfway between Pauls Valley and Chickasha, the city limits of Lindsay were first drawn from a grid of cornstalks and sunflower stacks donated by founding farmers. Shortly after development, Lindsay began to pop with local businesses and surges in industries like oil and agriculture. The town introduced its first crop of broomcorn in 1906, and was soon dubbed “the Broomcorn Capital of the World”. Due to the rapid growth of Lindsay, in 1947, the governor of Oklahoma signed a proclamation promoting the town to city stature. Although the broomcorn boom died many years past, the city still carries on a sweeping success, as it continues to brush travelers off their feet with its charming resonance of wild western nostalgia and new age sweet dixie.