Holy City of the Wichitas

Holy City of the Wichitas Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Lawton, OK 73501

Phone: 580-429-3361
Fax: 580-429-6540

Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, this 66-acre area looks much like Israel during Biblical times, and is the site of the nation's longest running Easter passion play, "The Prince of Peace." Attendance reached an all-time high in 1939 when 225,000 visitors jammed Audience Hill for the sunrise performance. Other attractions include a memorial for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, a Veterans Walkway, and the World Chapel, which has become a popular wedding locale. Donations appreciated.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours





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Gift shop opens at 9am.

Located 25 miles NW of Lawton. From I-44 take Hwy 49 (exit 45). Go W 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Hwy 62, take Hwy 115 (Cache exit) N to the Refuge gate. Continue N 2 miles to the E 1/4 mile. The Refuge Headquarters is located 6 miles W of the Visitor Center.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/28/16

April, no the passion play is held annually around Easter within the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!

From April on 03/26/16

Do you have a play in OKC, OK?

From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/23/16

Kristi, the passion play is this Saturday at 830pm. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!

From Kristi on 03/23/16

What time does your passion play start this year 2016

From Debbie Black on 03/16/16

It is not open on Monday or Tuesday, hours are 8-5 Wed-Sat and 1-5 Sunday. We went Monday, and will have to make another trip.

From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/29/15

Rhonda, you can find out more about having a marriage at the Holy City of the Wichitas by clicking the orange website button at the top of this page or by calling 580-429-3361. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!

From Rhonda Miller on 06/28/15

I would like to ask if you all perform marriages on the grounds? Do you have a minister that will do this on site?

From Charlene on 08/24/13

I'm from Mishawaka Indiana. My husband joined the army in late 2008 & in 2009 came to Ft. Bliss. We married that year & went sight seeing here in Lawton OK. The 1st thing we came to see was the Holy City of the Witchita. We loved it. It's rich with history. The view is magnificent. It's a must for everyone in the area.

From Kris Collins on 03/14/11

I grew up on the easter show in the Wichita Mountains. We spent almost every weekend there camping.

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