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Guide to Green Country 2014

Tourism Guide

W elcome to G

BArrorokewn Turnpike Eucha
Heyburn Creek Cherokee Turnpike
Approximate Mileage: Gibson

St. Louis............ 393 mi. Lake
Dallas................ 263 mi.
Wichita ............. 176 mi. Haskell
Kansas City....... 249 mi.
Little Rock ........ 276 mi. Dripping
Amarillo ............ 364 mi. Springs/
Okmulgee Lake



Indian Nation Turnpike Lake

Oklahoma Tulsa

Executive Director: Jackie Stewart Contributing Editor: Jeanette Swindell
Sales: Diane Roach Printing: CP Solutions, Tulsa
Creative: Sherry Robinson Cover Art: Mick Thurber, Thurber Creative Services

4 2014 Guide to Green Country Contributing Photographers: Area Chambers, Bloyed Creative, Lesa Cordle, Convention and
Visitors Bureaus, Jerry Ehlers, George Harris, Katie Johnson, Fred Marvel, Greg Mashburn,
Donna Meier, Oklahoma Tourism, Sherry Robinson, John Ruffner, Steve Rasmussen
Photography and Jeremy Scheffel.

G Creen ountry
Green Country:
The 18 counties of Green Country have been organized into three regions … A classic example of
High Plains, Great Lakes and Foothills, to help quickly identify the area. private enterprise in
action …
High Plains Region......................6-25 Great Lakes Region.................. 26-35
“In 1965, a small group of determined
Bartlesville...................... 7, 16, 24-25, 64 Catoosa ....................................27, 32-33 volunteers sought to turn the area’s
Bristow ................................................49 Chouteau ..................................29, 32-33 reputation of drought stricken fields
Broken Arrow..............................8, 22-23 Claremore...........................27, 29, 32-34 into visions of abundant greenery and
Cleveland ............................................... 8 Commerce.....................................29, 32 sparkling lakes. The transformation
Dewey ............................................. 7, 25 Disney ...........................................28, 30 was deliberate. Neighbors joined
Drumright ..............................................8 Duck Creek..........................................28 with neighbors to form a multi-
Guthrie ................................................49 Foyil................................................32-33 county organization to promote
Hominy ...................................... 9, 16, 54 Grand Lake ‘O The Cherokees........ 27, 30 the attractions in eastern and
Jenks ....................................................8 Grove................................................... 28 northeastern Oklahoma.”
Kaw Lake ...................................8, 20-21 Jay ................................................28, 49
Keystone Lake .................................8, 55 Ketchum ..............................................28 “The founders of “Green Country”
Mannford ............................................... 8 Lake Hudson........................................28 set out to create a model economic
Osage County ............................. 8, 15-18 Langley................................................ 28 development program where private
Pawhuska............................. 8, 18-19, 64 Locust Grove........................................29 enterprise joined hands with state
Pawnee ......................................... 18, 14 Miami .......................................28, 31-33 and federal agencies in 1965 to
Ponca City ........................2, 8, 20-21, 64 Oologah ...............................................27 improve the economy in the largely
Sand Springs ...................................8, 64 Pensacola ............................................28 depressed counties of eastern
Sapulpa ......................................9, 32-33 Pryor .............................................29, 35 Oklahoma”.
Shidler ...................................................9 Quapaw .........................................29, 33
Skiatook ................................................9 Salina ..................................................28 The “Green Country” program has
Stillwater ....................................... 10, 21 Vinita ...................................................29 proven that people, working in the
Tulsa.....................................9, 14, 17, 64 private enterprise system, can
The Mother Road Route 66 ...... 32-33 improve their economic and social
Foothills Region....................... 36-45 problems by uniting with a common
Historic Sites & Museums ....... 46-48 purpose and pooling their resources
Checotah .............................................37 and talents.
Eufaula ................................................37 Great Lakes Region.................. 50-54
Fort Gibson..........................................37 Today, “Green Country” continues
Gore ....................................................39 Oklahoma Scenic Byways ....... 56-57 to promote 18 counties of Northeast
Lake Eufaula.................................. 37, 42 Oklahoma by joining forces with our
Lake Tenkiller ................................ 39, 41 2014 Events ............................. 58-62 members, the Oklahoma Tourism &
McClellen-Kerr Arkansas River Recreation Department and 10 other
Navigation System ...............................38 Coupons......................................... 61 lake and country associations, in a
Muskogee...................................... 38-40 unified effort that will increase the
Okmulgee ......................................38, 55 100,000 copies produced by Green Country economic impact of tourism dollars
Sallisaw.........................................38, 43 Marketing Association in cooperation that now exceeds 2.1 BILLION dollars
Stilwell................................................. 39 with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation annually.
Tahlequah................................ 39, 41, 43 Department at a cost of $.35 each.
Wagoner ........................................38, 45 Note: There are over 1,000 businesses within
the Green Country area that have chosen
to utilize the term “Green Country” in their
name … it just goes to show—it’s a pretty
impressive phrase.

800.922.2118 2014 Guide to Green Country 5

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville;
Native American Art, Hominy artist Cha’ Tullis; Heritage
Park, Sapulpa; Prairie Song Wild West Show, Dewey;
Rooster Days, Broken Arrow; Oklahoma Aquarium,
Jenks; Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show, Pawnee;
The Bivin Garden, Shidler; Skiatook Pioneer Day


Barnsdall Newkirk 6
Bartlesville Nowata
Pawhuska 1
Bixby Pawnee 8
Bristow Ponca City
Broken Arrow Sapulpa 7
Cleveland Shidler
Dewey Skiatook Yale Turnpike
Drumright Sperry
Hominy Stillwater

Stillwater Broken
LAKES Heyburn
Lake Creek
1 Birch Lake
2 Bluestem Lake 4
3 Copan Lake
4 Heyburn Lake Haskell
5 Hulah Lake
6 Kaw Lake HIGH
7 Keystone Lake PLAINSDripping
8 Skiatook Lake
Okmulgee Lake


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G Creen ountry’s

• An energetic spirit lives on in A short drive from town finds you delighting EvENTS

Bartlesville, a town built by oil barons, in the unexpected: exotic and native Complete Calendar - page 58

ranchers and entrepreneurs. The town’s animals at Woolaroc Ranch, Museum

museums, events, festivals, and thrilling and Wildlife Preserve, once the country Ultimate Eagle Watch Jan 18
Kaw Lake
activities serve as proof of this exciting, home of oil baron Frank Phillips. Enjoy a Feb
POSTOAK Challenge 22-23
can-do spirit. stroll through the gift shop, stocked with Trail Run, Tulsa
western treasures. Woolaroc Spring Traders 11-12
You’ll marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Encampment, Bartlesville May
skyscraper, the Price Tower. Explore the • North of Bartlesville to Dewey, visit the Rooster Days Festival May 24
Broken Arrow
Frank Phillips Home, LaQuinta Foster Tom Mix Museum, the Dewey Hotel Jun 7
61st Annual Big Heart Day Jun 7
Mansion, Bartlesville History Museum, Museum and Prairie Song Indian Territory, Barnsdall Jul 5

the Nellie Johnstone oil derrick, Phillips where history helps you understand the Rt 66 Blowout, Sapulpa Jul 19

Petroleum Company Museum, Keepsake area’s present day. Dewey Antique Show Aug 23

Candle Factory, and the dramatic Browse one of the many antique stores 2ND Annual Hominy Patriot Sep 20
Community Center, where international looking for that special treasure and enjoy Pull & Independence
guest artists are in awe of the concert a soda at an old-time soda fountain. Celebration Nov
hall’s acoustics. 7-8
Cavalcade Parade
Dine in one of the many restaurants • Bristow, the Woodland Queen of the Creek Pawhuska
including Dink’s Pit BBQ, Frank and Nation, was founded in 1897 as a trading post.
Lola’s, and Sweet Lou’s. Several The railroad’s arrival in 1898 was the impetus Shidler’s 11TH Annual
new hotels invite visitors to enjoy for the actual growth of this oil-boom town. One Day Car Show
an extended stay, perhaps enjoying
a Bartlesville event such as the Like so many of the state’s towns, Bristow Nuyaka Creek Winery Fall
renowned OK MOZART Festival, thrives along Historic Route 66. Events include Wine Festival, Bristow
Sunfest, Oklahoma Indian Summer, the Tabouleh Fest and Wildflower Run and
and Woolaroc’s Kidsfest. Festival of Lights. Lake Mesina and City Park Native Made Art Festival
provide great fishing and boating, and Heyburn Jenks
Lake is close-by for more recreational


800.922.2118 2014 Guide to Green Country 7

Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Osage County; Fishing on Copan Lake; Chimpanzee at the Tulsa Zoo; Frank Phillips Home, Bartlesville; Kaw Fest Sand
Sculpture, Kaw Lake; Cardboard Boat Race at the Boats, Melons and BBQ Festival on Keystone Lake; Boomtown Theater, Drumright.

• Broken Arrow provides the tranquil There is always something new to see at the second Saturday of each month) is
atmosphere of a small town while the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks with located in the Crosstimbers Region with
offering a variety of cultural, shopping constantly changing exhibits. The Extreme trees 300, 400 and 500 years old. NOTE:
and sporting opportunities. It’s close to Amazon, featuring tunnels for kids to crawl Highway 151 over Keystone Dam will
a variety of attractions, lakes and rivers. through and come eye-to-eye with giant be closed for repairs during 2014.
Enjoy its many restaurants and shopping fish, is the most recent addition.
spots such as Stone Mill BBQ for fabulous • In the nearby towns of Cleveland,
barbeque and delicious steaks, and • Ponca City, in north-central Oklahoma, Mannford, Pawnee and Sand Springs,
Yesterday and Today’s Antique Mall. welcomes you with the Marland Estate you’ll discover unique shopping, great
Mansion and Grand Home, the Pioneer restaurants, golf courses, tennis facilities,
Sports and outdoor activities abound, Woman Museum, Conoco Museum and and museums. In Cleveland, visit the
and outstanding sports facilities attract Standing Bear Museum. The restored Triangle Heritage Museum and the town’s
yearly tournaments. The fast-growing city 1916 home of E.W. Marland includes charming downtown shopping district
boasts hiking trails, a nature park, nine an extensive “101” Ranch collection, where you’ll find Nick Nack Memories and
public and private golf courses and the and the Poncan Theatre with its ornate Hickory House Restaurant.
Rose District downtown. interior recall the luxury of this circa
1927 vaudeville house and movie palace. Mannford, offers the Keystone
The city is home to Bass Pro Shops, Dine in one of Ponca City’s eateries like Crossroads Museum, and Pawnee invites
a destination in itself. Events include UnWINEd and Head Country Bar-B-Q, and you to Pawnee County Historical Society
Rooster Days, Tuesdays in the Park and shop the many local boutiques including Museum and Dick Tracy Headquarters.
the always popular Rhema Christmas Embellished and The Prairie Rose. See a Wild West Show at the Pawnee Bill
lights. Ranch and learn about showman Pawnee
• Near-by Kaw Lake, the first lake in the Bill. Enjoy the Sand Springs Cultural and
• Drumright played a major role in the state to be created on the Arkansas River, Historical Museum housed in a classic Art
state’s oil industry as it was the heart of the boasts 17,000 acres and 168 miles of Deco building.
oil field. Check out city destinations on the shoreline. From boating to camping,
National Register of Historical Places, stop fishing to nature watching, you’ll enjoy • Pawhuska, nestled in the rolling hills
by the Boomtown Theatre, the beautiful your outdoor time here. Annual festivals of Osage County, serves up the state’s
home of the Drumright Community Players, and tournaments thrive in the lake area. American Indian and oil history in
the Drumright Historical Museum, housed museums and landmarks. Be sure to
in a 1916 Santa Fe Depot and top off the • Crave natural beauty and serenity? You’ll admire the beautiful, rare stained glass
visit with the Tidal School, an 8,000 square love Keystone Lake, a mere 20 miles windows in the French Gothic Immaculate
foot historical school building transformed west of Tulsa. With 330 miles of shoreline, Conception Church and hear the story
into a premier winery and vineyard. the lake offers excellent recreation: behind them. Other must-sees include the
boating, fishing, sailing, yachting, and refurbished Constantine Theater, where
• Nestled on the west bank of the Arkansas basking on the lake’s sandy beaches. history was on stage; Osage County
River, Jenks is proud of its river The Bald Eagle tour program in the winter Historical Museum; Osage Casino; and
entertainment area including RiverWalk attracts numerous bird watchers to view the Osage Tribal Museum atop a huge
Crossing where various dining venues the magnificent birds. The Keystone hill overlooking town. The Osage Tribe’s
overlook the meandering river. Ancient Forest Preserve (open 8am-2pm authentic artifacts are must-sees.

8 2014 Guide to Green Country


For history on the hoof, drive north of visitors. A few miles from Tulsa, historic
Pawhuska through the Tallgrass Prairie Sapulpa is preserved in the authentically
Preserve where more than 37,000 acres renovated storefronts. An Oklahoma
preserve prairie flora and fauna. Be Main Street Community, Sapulpa is on
amazed as you watch hundreds of bison the National Register of Historic Places.
graze in a prairie paradise. Browse
through the gift shop stocked with local The town boasts friendly merchants,
treasures. unique shopping, many restaurants,
parks, a golf course, lakes and many
• A short drive away, Shidler welcomes annual events. Enjoy some local fare
with an unexpected treasure, the Bivin at Freddie’s Steakhouse & BBQ or Go
Garden. Here you’ll discover themed West Restaurant & Saloon, and browse
gardens surrounded by huge trees. the interesting shops such as Little Bit of
Picnics are in order to complete a visit to Country. Stop in the Sapulpa Historical
this relaxing, unexpected haven on the Museum, full of artifacts and exhibits,
prairie. and enjoy Heritage Park—a one-of-a-
kind playground for all ages.
• Resting in the Osage hills between Tulsa
and Bartlesville, Skiatook is a growing • Tulsa offers a myriad of attractions,
city that’s proud to be the gateway to activities, festivals, nationally renowned
Skiatook Lake. The 10,190 acres of performances, sporting and equestrian
clear water draws those seeking all events. Oklahoma’s second largest city
sorts of recreation—fishing, camping, showcases a cosmopolitan style while
picnicking and boating. boasting a rich oil heritage. Gilcrease
and Philbrook Museums are two of the
In town, be sure to visit Skiatook city’s world-class cultural attractions,
Historical Museum, Skiatook Statuary, both claiming ties to oil barons.
Cedar Crest Golf Course and John Zink
Park. Dine at Lakeside Grill and enjoy T-Town’s music fame, both past and
browsing the Antique Mall. present, is legendary. Everything from
Country and Western to Jazz is heard
• In near-by Hominy, delight in the town’s in local nightspots and in huge music
charming attractions, ranging from the festivals. With the César Pelli designed
Drummond House and Osage Round BOK Center, the city is among the
House to the Little Stone School. Again, nation’s top entertainment destinations.
history is there for the asking.
In the Brady District, Cain’s Ballroom,
• Route 66, the “Mother Road,” ribbons the restored “Home of Western Swing”
its way through downtown Sapulpa, a invites your nostalgic visit. Performances
community with a knack for welcoming and events also draw thousands to the

800.922.2118 2014 Guide to Green Country 9


Tulsa Performing Arts Center, historic Architecture buffs know Tulsa’s
Brady Theatre and Expo Square’s multiple prominence in the Art Deco world. A
venues including the Pavilion, an Art Deco downtown walking tour is a must to see
jewel. these surprising treasures. Save time for
visits to the Tulsa Zoo, the Tulsa Air &
Several entertainment districts feature Space Museum and Planetarium, Sherwin
a wide variety of restaurants, shopping Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Historic
and Las Vegas-style gaming. Your Tulsa Route 66 gems, Tulsa Garden Center, and
dining choices are huge … from the Fuji the River Parks Trails System.
Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Brookside
to the Polo Grill and P.F. Chang’s in Utica Events include Tulsa International Mayfest,
Square … to Kilkenny’s Irish Pub & Eatery Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Ride & Race,
and McNellie’s Public House in downtown. Tulsa State Fair, the Oklahoma State
Add favorites like Hideaway Pizza, Billy Sugar Arts Show and one of the Nation’s
Simms BBQ, Ti Amo’s Ristorante Italiano top Oktoberfest celebrations.
and The Spudder Steakhouse (extensively
decorated with oil field memorabilia) and • Known as the original home of Red Dirt
you have the menu for some succulent music, Stillwater is conveniently located
dining experiences! just one hour from Tulsa. Stillwater has
served as the choice location for some
of the largest events held in the state and
surrounding region.




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Scenic Byways • State Parks • Wild Horses • Blue Lakes • Museums
Bison • Casinos • Wineries • Outdoor Adventure • Proud Osages

Big Heart Day, Tallgrass Musical Festival, KawFest Celebration,
Tallgrass Musical Festival, Ben Johnson Steer Roping, Cavalcade,

Kiheka Steh Pow Wow, Shidler Car Show, Pioneer Day
Wynona Car Show, Indian Taco Championship, Heart of the Osage Craft Fair


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Held at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, OK 2014 Area Events
Skiatook Annual Chamber Banquet - February
July 14–20, 2014 Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt - April 19
Oklahoma Championship Wagon Races - May
World's Largest Amateur Rodeo!
Tallgrass Music Festival - June 5-7
Over 1,600 Contestants & Over 100 Roundup Clubs Skiatook Education Foundation Golf Tourn. - June 13
Wild Horse Race • Chuck Wagon Race • Bulls • Broncs & More
“Dance Under the Stars” held after each nightly performance Fantasy In The Sky Fireworks - July 3
45TH Annual Kihekah Steh Pow Wow - July 25-27
headlining some of the hottest acts in country music.
Skiatook Pioneer Day Festival - September 20 Fantasy on Wheels Car Show - September 20

Skiatook Trunk or Treat - October
Skiatook Chamber Annual Auction - November

Skiatook Christmas Parade - December 12
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Our festivals and events fill the days with play – Rooster Days with carnival rides and games, Tuesdays in the Park with live music and great
food; softball and sports tournaments; Saturday farmers market treats and entertainment; and family-friendly stage and theater productions
in our new Performing Arts Center. There’s a new adventure hiding around every bend of the six trails at Ray Harral Nature Park, delightful
fun at our two aquatic centers and four splash pads, delectable ice cream from our own Blue Bell Creamery, and fantastic events from sand
castle building to amazing chalk art displays.


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Summer Crime Floral • Furniture & Home
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Dec Christmas Parade Restaurants & Bars • Decor
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June - Antique & Collectibe Fair & Sale September - Dewey Western Heritage Chamber, Swing, Folk, and String.
June - Woolaroc Kidsfest
July - 4th of July Celebrations Weekend Performed by world-renowned New
July - Glen Winget American Legion October - Kiddie Park Spook-A-Rama York musicians, Grammy award-winners,
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Dewey is...

Family Fun

• Antique
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• Dewey Hotel
& Museum

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• Wild West Show
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Picture In Scripture Amphitheater, Disney; Belvidere
Mansion, Claremore; Rocklahoma Music Festival,
Pryor; The Blue Whale on Route 66, Catoosa; Sailing
on Oologah Lake; Har-ber Village, Grove; Pensacola
Dam, Langley.



Catoosa Locust grove
Chouteau Mazie
Claremore Miami
Disney Pryor
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Ketchum vinita


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Cherokees Arrow Eucha
2 Lake Hudson
3 Oologah Lake Cherokee Turnpike
4 Spavinaw/Eucha

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G Creen ountry’s

• Claremore, located on Historic Route • Near-by Catoosa is home to the Hard EvENTS

66, thrives on its history. Just visit the Rock Hotel and Casino, offering gaming, Complete Calendar - page 58

many museums including J.M. Davis Arms a luxurious hotel, challenging golf

& Historical Museum, Will Rogers Memorial course, restaurants and live performances 16th Annual Home Feb
& garden Show, grove 7-9
Museum, Oklahoma Military Academy in a state-of-the-art concert hall. Nearby

Museum, Belvidere Victorian Mansion, and the iconic “Blue Whale” is found on Route

the Lynn Riggs Memorial Museum. Totem 66. Outdoor Sporting Expo Feb 28-
Claremore Mar 2
Pole Park, home of the world’s largest totem • The town of Oologah and Oologah Lake
pole, is found on Route 66 in Foyil, a short are a short drive away for more water Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma Mar 1
distance from Claremore. adventures and a stop at the Will Rogers Stomp Dance, Miami

The city’s entertainment options and its Dog Iron Ranch & Birthplace Home. The 2014 Bass Extravaganza Apr 1
grand Lake May 18
special events are second to none. The Blue famed Cherokee humorist and film star

Grass and Chili Festival in September really was born in 1879 in the log-walled, two-

heats up the fall season. Will Rogers Days story home. Rocklahoma Music May
Festival, Pryor 23-25
celebrates the birthday of Oklahoma’s • grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, “Daddy
native son each November. The Cherokee of all Lakes” is one of the most popular Will Rogers & Wiley Post Aug 17
Casino Will Rogers Downs provides recreational and fishing lakes in northeast Fly-In, Oologah
hours of fun and entertainment. Oklahoma’s Green Country. With 1,300 miles

Fine dining and downtown antique of shoreline, 46,500 surface acres of water and Bluegrass & Chili Festival Sep
Claremore 4-6
shops are major visitor magnets. 62 miles of lake, Grand Lake offers boundless

Browse the more than 250 merchants recreational opportunities for boaters, skiers, Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour Sep 6
offering antiques, collectibles and swimmers and fishermen.

gifts, such as Willow Tree Antiques, On the forested shores, wildlife thrives. The Coweta Mission Civil War Oct
Nesting Necessities Boutique and lake is a haven for migratory fowl and is famed Weekend, Coweta 17-19
Hudson-Metcalf Antiques. Enjoy as the winter lake home of the American White
dining at the Hammett House, home Pelican, honoree of the area’s annual Pelican Camp Dry gulch Nov 3-
of mile high pies; The Pink House, Festival. When the floodgates of the world’s Christmas Train, Adair Dec 31
a favorite lunch spot for delightful
salads and sweet treats; Hot Mama’s longest multiple arch dam, the Pensacola
Deli, inside the Nut House on Route Dam, are open, the American Bald Eagle and
66; and the Belvidere Tea Room. the Osprey search the racing waters for fish.

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Battle at Cabin Creek, Vinita; “Will & Soapsuds” on Cooweescoowee Avenue, Oologah; Route 66 Ribbon Road, Miami; Horse Racing, Cherokee
Casino Will Rogers Downs, Claremore; Lake Hudson; Bike Riding, Grand Lake.

Grand Lake boasts numerous marinas, Coves wander off, inviting fishermen to Coleman has enjoyed massive, authentic
golf courses, tennis courts, state parks follow. Sportsmen hook a large variety renovations and is currently selling out
with public boat ramps, picnic and of fish on Lake Hudson including large performances just as it did years ago.
camping facilities, hiking trails, lake side mouth, black, spotted and white bass; Tours are available at the grand ole’
eateries and more. crappie; bluegill; channel catfish and theatre.
walleye. Wildlife thrives in the area, with While in town also visit the Dobson
The Grand Lake area includes the pelicans and eagles becoming inhabitants Museum, the top-rated Peoria Ridge Golf
communities of grove, Jay, Disney, in the fall and winter months. Course and several casinos.
Ketchum, Langley, Pensacola, Duck Dining options include Waylan’s Ku-Ku
Creek and South grand Lake offering • The state’s first white settlement was Drive-In for delicious burgers; Stonehill
accommodations, shopping, attractions founded in 1796 on the banks of the Grill for steaks; and Woody’s on Route
and tasty dining fare. Be sure to tour Grand River near present-day Salina. 66. Browse some local favorite shops
the historic Pensacola Dam and delight Be sure to visit the Chouteau Memorial like Chapters Bookstore and Coffee Shop,
at a performance at Disney’s Picture in Museum to learn about the Three Rivers Classy Brass Antiques and Route 66
Scripture Amphitheater on select summer area and catch a glimpse of life in a Vintage Iron.
weekends. trading post.
• Lake Hudson, south of Grand Lake is • Miami is home to many fun-filled, family
often referred to as “the best bass lake friendly attractions and events. Boasting
in Oklahoma.” Lake Hudson accepts that the longest stretch of Historic Route
honor and adds more. It’s a beautiful lake 66—13 miles ribbon through Miami and
with 200 miles of panoramic shoreline Ottawa County—Miami is also home
rising to majestic bluffs. A variety of water to the Coleman Theatre. Built in 1929,
sports are available, and public access the Coleman’s stage held the likes of
is made easy with ample boat ramps, Will Rogers, Bob Hope, Sally Rand and
recreation areas and marinas. Groucho Marx. Lavish in its styling, the

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• A few miles north is Commerce, the boyhood home of YOUR ENTERTAINMENT OASIS
baseball legend the “Commerce Comet”, Mickey Mantle. The
home is located at 319 S. Quincy Street. Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is just 30 minutes
from Tulsa and features live Thoroughbred and Quarter
• Nearby quapaw showcases the tribal history in the Quapaw Horse racing in the spring and fall. There’s also year-round
Museum. simulcast racing, 250 electronic games, the KOA RV Park
and live entertainment at the Dog Iron Saloon. We have
• If you appreciate beautiful scenery, you’ll enjoy Pryor. With an ample facilities at our Event Center to host your next
abundance of lakes, parks and waterfalls nearby, nature is at banquet, meeting or event.
its finest. Pryor is less than 50 miles from more than 2,500
miles of lake shoreline. Lake Hudson, a mere 10 minutes
away, is one of the best fishing lakes in the entire state! Other
nearby lakes round out your opportunities for all types of water

Notable attractions and events on land include Dry Gulch U.S.A.
featuring the ever-popular Christmas Train; Rocklahoma Music
Festival; DAM J.A.M. Bicycle Tour and more. Favorite eateries
include J.L.’s Barbeque and Mid-American Grille. Browse
some unique shops such as Village Shop, Rhinestones and
Ruffles and You Look Awesome.

• History buffs enjoy the town’s Coo-Y-Yah Museum, housing
Cherokee and Osage Indian artifacts, art and local history
items. Near-by towns hold historical significance: Chouteau
is the location of the state’s first mission, and a famous Civil
War battle was fought in Locust grove.

• Like so many communities along historic Route 66, vinita
was a railroad town. Today visitors find a thriving shopping
district, a variety of eateries, and a historic district filled with
quaint shops and structures reminiscent of the town’s Victorian
history. Clanton’s Café is the oldest, continuous family owned
restaurant on Oklahoma’s Route 66 and is a treat for all.

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JANUARY • 16th Annual Peoria Pow-Wow OCTOBER Waylan’s Ku-Ku Drive-In
• NEO A&M College HS Basketball • Picher All-School Reunion • British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony hosts a Rt 66 Cruise
• D-Day Adventure at the Bunker Night the 4th Saturday of
Tourney • Oklahoma 8-Man Football All-Star at the G.A.R Cemetery the month, April through
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Pryor ... Where Oklahoma Meets

Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, The Future
the beautiful scenery around Pryor attracts all
who love the outdoor life. An abundance of lakes,

parks and waterfalls offers opportunities for all
who enjoy nature, hiking, fishing and all water
sports at their finest.

Pryor Area Annual Events

Mar-Oct (Saturday) – Mayes County Farmers
Market, Whitaker Park

Apr-Nov (1st Saturday) – Traders’ Day
Whitaker Park

May – Rocklahoma Music Festival
July – 4-Way Rodeo ACRA/CRRA
July – American Cowboy Trade Days
& The Celebration of the American Cowboy

Sep – Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour
Sep – Mayes County Fair

Sep – Pryor Fever Race and Mud Run
Sep-Oct – NE Oklahoma Art Show

Nov-Dec – The Christmas Train at Dry Gulch USA
Dec – Christmas Parade of Lights

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Okmulgee Antique Car Show; Honey Springs Battle
Reenactment, Checotah; Sunset on Lake Eufaula;
Sequoyah State Park Golf Course, Wagoner/Fort Gibson
Lake; Tubing on Lake Tenkiller; 14 Flags Museum,
Sallisaw; Renaissance Fair at the Castle at Muskogee;
River Rumba Regatta, Muskogee; Cherokee Heritage
Center, Tahlequah; Azalea Festival in Muskogee.


Cherokee Turnpike

COMMUNITIES BArrorokewn Turnpike

Creek 3 Fort
Checotah Okmulgee
Eufaula Sallisaw Haskell
Fort gibson Tahlequah 1 6
gore Wagoner
Henryetta Springs/
Muskogee Okmulgee Lake

LAKES 4 64
1 Dripping Springs/ B
Okmulgee Lakes
Indian Nation Turnpike Lake
2 Lake Eufaula Eufaula
3 Fort gibson Lake
4 McClellan-Kerr 2

5 Robert S. Kerr Lake
6 Tenkiller Lake


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G Creen ountry’s

• Lake Eufaula’s area of forested hills and The city of Eufaula is situated at EvENTS

valleys echo the historical tales of those who beautiful Eufaula Cove and serves Complete Calendar - page 58

left their imprint on this land—the Native as the gateway to all varieties of

Americans, outlaw gangs, pioneers, and Civil outdoor activities. The Whole Hawg Western Hills Winter Jan
Bluegrass Festival 16-18
War soldiers. Days Festival, held in July, attracts
Wagoner, 405-273-8578 Apr
The Battle of Honey Springs, the largest and visitors of all ages. While in town, 25-26
most important battle fought during the Civil enjoy fine dining and antique Red Fern Festival May 10
War in Oklahoma, took place in 1863 on a site shopping. Locals love JM’s Tahlequah
near Checotah. Re-enactments take place Restaurant, a city fixture since Jun
periodically to the delight of audiences. 1955, and Our Favorite Place is Strawberry Festival 5-7
home to art, décor and Made In Stilwell Jun
At times, the area was home to some notorious Oklahoma products. Diamond Daze Festival
Sallisaw Jul 24
outlaws, including Belle Starr, the Younger • Fort gibson is a quaint town with
Brothers and Frank and Jesse James. Muscogee (Creek) Aug 22
However, today you’ll find restaurants, craft antique shops and local eateries, but Nation Festival
showcasing its impact on history is Okmulgee Oct 11
shops, boutiques, and antiques. While
here, plan to visit Oklahoma’s newest its prime focus. Ft. Gibson offers many Whole Hawg Day
opportunities to explore the area’s past Festival & Rodeo
town, Carlton’s Landing.
including the Ft. Gibson Historic Site, Eufaula

Lake Eufaula is the largest lake located a national landmark that includes a River Rumba and
entirely in the state of Oklahoma, with reconstructed 1824 stockade with 7th Cardboard Boat Regatta
102,000 surface acres. The 600 miles Cavalry displays, museum, trail and gift
of shoreline range from sandy beaches shop. The Ft. Gibson National Cemetery Muskogee
to impressive rocky bluffs. Numerous is east of the city and is a must-see for
parks offer fishing docks, stables, boat ancestry buffs. The Garrett Historic great West Chili Fest
ramps, golf courses and campgrounds. Home, former commanding officers’ & Car Show, Okmulgee
The lake is home to large mouth and quarters built in 1867, is on the National
sand bass, crappie and catfish and is
Register of Historic Places.

host to many fishing tournaments.

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Dripping Springs, Okmulgee State Park, Thomas Jones photographer; Ataloa Lodge, Muskogee; Fort Gibson Stockade; MarVal Resort, Gore;
Webbers Falls; Sequoyah’s Cabin, Sallisaw; Tenkiller State Park, George Harris photographer; Stilwell Annual Strawberry Festival.

Vacationers also are drawn to beautiful • The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River A spring visit to the city rewards with an
Ft. Gibson Lake, five miles from town and Navigation System serves both amazing display of more than 40,000
a short drive from Tulsa, Muskogee and commercial and recreational needs with Azalea plants and flowering trees at Honor
Wagoner. The lake area offers boundless 445 miles of low-cost transportation Heights Park. The park is also home to the
recreational activities with more than route and scenery ranging from pastoral Garden of Lights and Christmas Kingdom
17,000 acres of public hunting, 4,500 to towering cliffs. Private pleasure crafts of Holiday Inflatables.
acres of waterfowl refuge and several easily navigate the system, which includes
marinas. 145 Oklahoma river miles of adventure, LAKE TENKILLER
attractions and activities. Towns along the
The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park invites waterway include Catoosa, Muskogee, Muskogee offers many dining options
you to enjoy golf, horseback riding, Gore and Sallisaw. including Harmony House Tea Room
swimming, mountain bicycling and hiking. located in a stately historic home in the
• Nestled in the center of Green Country, downtown district. The city boasts a wide
• Nearby Wagoner is steeped in history— Muskogee offers visitors history, art, choice of motels, inns, and B&Bs.
fur traders, Native Americans and the nature, entertainment, shopping and
United States military all left their mark. more. History buffs love exploring the • Sallisaw is a friendly town with much to
Be sure to visit the Wagoner City Historical Native American heritage at the Ataloa offer vacationers, from historic treasures
Museum. In addition, the town’s Maple Lodge & Museum and the Five Civilized to lake activities. Some of the most
Park and Wagoner Water Park await your Tribes Museum, housing artifacts and art beautiful scenery in Green Country’s
visit. of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, “Foothills” region is in and near Sallisaw.
Creek and Seminole nations.
• Two lakes and a town that take pride in Visits to Fourteen Flags Museum, the
their history make the Okmulgee area Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, offers burial site of “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Dwight
the perfect Green Country destination. It’s recreational vessel docking space. This Mission, the Overstreet Kerr House and
easy to fall in love with the town and feel 20-acre harbor provides improved boating the home-site of Sequoyah, creator of the
its pride in being an official “Main Street” access to the Arkansas, Verdigris and Cherokee alphabet, provide an in-depth
winner. Browse the local eating favorites Grand Rivers, and the inland waterway view of the region’s history. A stop at
and antique shops before heading out for system. The annual River Rumba Regatta, 18-Wheeler Diner is a must for “down-
the lakes. brings a flotilla of cardboard boat racers, home cooking” and a visit to the Cherokee
to the harbor each year in late August. Casino could prove beneficial as well.
Nearby Okmulgee Lake was created in
1927 with many rock structures built Downtown in the historic “Depot District”
by the WPA. Dripping Springs Lake was the Three Rivers Museum is housed in
completed in 1988 and encompasses the Midland Valley Depot. A popular stop
245 acres. The parks offer nearly 200 is the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and
campsites, picnic pavilions, fishing docks, Museum in the Frisco Depot. You’ll also
trails and swimming areas. want to visit the U.S.S. Batfish, a retired
naval submarine that is the cornerstone
for a military museum.

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• If you book your vacation at the MarVal Cherokee Heritage Center which Eighteen park areas dot the shores, sporting
Family Camping Resort near gore on the houses the Cherokee National Museum, boat launching ramps, swimming beaches,
Illinois River and below the Lake Tenkiller the Trail of Tears exhibit, the Cherokee picnic areas and campsites. Don’t forget the
Dam, you’ll find 105 acres bustling with National Archives and Diligwa-1710 casinos and golf courses for more vacationing
activities such as trout fishing, swimming, Cherokee Village. They occupy an area fun. You’ll also enjoy the shopping, restaurants
golf, horseback riding and more. This where the Cherokee National Female and lodging. A meal at The Branch Restaurant
award-winning resort offers log cabins Seminary first stood in 1887. or Kelly’s Tea Room is sure to please.
and camping sites.
This charming town, nestled in the Tahlequah and Lake Tenkiller go hand in
• The rolling hills and fertile soil near the Cookson Hills between the Illinois River hand in offering visitors to Green Country the
thriving town of Stilwell are just what and Lake Tenkiller, is often referred utmost in vacation fun, relaxation and happy
strawberries need to flourish. Perhaps to as one of the most historically memories!
that’s why Stilwell basks in its famous significant cities west of the Mississippi
title, “The Strawberry Capital of the River. The city’s Murrell Home and the U.S.S. Batfish
World.” Its summer strawberry festival is Thompson House also showcase local Submarine
a crowd pleaser. and Cherokee history.

Attractions in this scenic area include • Lake Tenkiller offers a picturesque

Adair State Park, offering fishing, shoreline painted with flowering trees,

campsites and playgrounds; the Little scenic overlooks that take your breath

Log Cabin on the Farm; and Old Baptist away, and outstanding opportunities

Mission, marking the end of the Cherokee for enjoying a variety of lake activities.

Trail of Tears. Whether you visit the area to enjoy a

• It’s on to Tahlequah to experience float trip down the Illinois River or
Cherokee history and culture at the scuba dive in the clear waters of Lake
Tenkiller, you’ll be glad you came.

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‘Gee Happenings
Apr 2014 Spring Azalea Festival

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> May 2014 Renaissance Festival
Aug 2014 River Rumba & Cardboard Boat Regatta
Unreal Characters. Oct 2014 Haunted Castle

Nov - Dec 2014 Garden of Lights
Christmas Kingdom


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For a free Visitors’ Guide visit or call 1-888-963-8947

Lake Tenkiller Area

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• Reunion Hall • Fishing on River
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Oklahoma’s Largest Lake


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Sallisaw … the end of the trail begins here!

Things to see & do: Festivals & events:

• Sequoyah’s Cabin • Cherokee Nation Casino • Lion’s Club IPRA Rodeo
• 14 Flags Museum • Applegate Cove Marina • Freedom Fest 4th of July
• Sequoyah National • Unique shopping & dining
• Robert S. Kerr Lock & Dam Celebration & Fireworks
Wildlife Refuge • Dwight Mission • Diamond Daze Festival
• Brushy Lake Park • Farmers Market • Annual Bassnanza

& Campground Fishing Tournament

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His toric Wa gon e r
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Foothills Region C & MUSEUMS
Checotah, 1863 Honey Springs Muskogee, 888.682.5514 x7283 Tahlequah, NSU Campus, 918.456.5511
Battlefield Road, 918.473.5572 The original Cherokee National Female seminary
Civil War Battle of Honey Springs, won by the Union Built in 1932 on Bacone College campus, it is (from 1887 to 1909), was completely restored in
Army on July 17, 1863, was the largest ever fought Native American operated and houses more than 1994 (including its historic Kiowa murals) and today
in the Indian Territory. The Battle is re-enacted 20,000 pieces of traditional and contemporary houses academic and faculty offices for NSU.
every three years. Native American art.
Checotah, 918.473.6377, Muskogee, Agency Hill—Honor Heights
Restored 1890 wooden MKT depot, houses local Drive, 877.587.4237, The Heritage Center includes the Cherokee National
artifacts, railroad memorabilia, Honey Springs An 1875 Union Indian Agency building, listed on Museum, Trail of Tears Exhibit, Cherokee Family
battle and steer wrestling exhibits and serves as the National Registry, preserves the heritage of the Research Center, Museum Store, Diligwa-1710
Checotah’s Information Center. Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, & Seminole Cherokee Village and Adams Corner Rural Village.
tribes. The building houses a museum, art gallery
Tahlequah, 918.456.2751
Fort gibson, 918.478.4088 OF FAME AND MUSEUM Mansion built in 1845 by George Murrell, who Muskogee, 918.687.0800, married the niece of Cherokee Chief John Ross.
Reconstructed 1824 log fort and outbuildings, Housed in the 100 year old Frisco Depot, hear and Known as “Hunter’s Home” after George’s fondness
depicts its role in the development of the Indian see over 75 videos, bios and concerts. Experience for fox hunting. Today it is the only remaining
Territory frontier. On site is a gift shop and museum Oklahoma’s significant musical talents. antebellum plantation home in Oklahoma.
with period artifacts.
HENRYETTA TERRITORIAL MUSEUM Muskogee, 918.686.6624 Wagoner, 918.485.9111
Henryetta, 918.652.7112 Large display of historic and antique fashions dating This museum relates the story of the settlement and over 150 years, along with artifacts from the area.
Located in Henryetta’s original 1905 one-room development of the Arkansas, Verdigris, and Grand
school. Henyretta Territorial Museum is the official Rivers housed in the beautifully restored railroad
home of the Joseph W. Hardin photography depot, Midland Valley.
collection. Coal mining, oil drilling and other local
historical artifacts give the museum a unique U.S.S. BATFISH AND WAR
Muskogee, 918.682.6294
An actual World War II submarine that sank 3
enemy submarines and 11 other enemy vessels.
Visitors can tour the inside of the submarine.

Sallisaw, 918.775.2413
Exhibit of pre-Civil War cabin of Sequoyah, the man
who developed the Cherokee alphabet.

46 2014 Guide to Green Country CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY, TAHLEqUAH

High Plains Region

Barnsdall Broken Arrow, 918.258.2616 AND ARCHIvES
Named after prominent Osage Chief James Pawhuska, 918.287.5441
Bigheart, the museum includes Cherokee and Tuesday through Friday - 10:00am to 4:00pm,
Osage Nation artifacts and area history, including Saturday - 10:00am to 2:00pm, Closed Sunday & Displays and artifacts relating to Osage culture
the story of how the town name changed from Monday. from the 1600s to present are exhibited, along with
Bigheart to Barnsdall. archives and photo collections.
Bartlesville, 918.336.2491 Dewey, 918.534.0215 PAWNEE BILL RANCH, HISTORIC SITE Period furnishings, glassware, clothing and rare AND MUSEUM
26-room mansion of Frank and Jane Phillips, photographs of early day life in the area are Pawnee, 918.762.2513
Oklahoma oil industry pioneers. displayed in this restored Victorian Hotel. Closed
FRANK LLOYD WRIgHT’S PRICE TOWER January. 1910 mansion and other structures of Wild West
AND PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER showman Gordon W. Lillie. Known as Pawnee Bill
Bartlesville, 918.336.4949, TOM MIx MUSEUM he promoted Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show which
Wright called his tallest built skyscraper “the tree Dewey, 918.534.1555 traveled all over the world from 1888–1913.
that escaped the crowded forest.” This arts center
attracts visitors from around the world for its Features a 30-seat theatre featuring Tom Mix PAWNEE COUNTY HISTORICAL
architecture and world-class exhibitions. movies, exhibits and a life-size replica of his horse, SOCIETY MUSEUM AND DICK TRACY
BARTLESvILLE AREA HISTORY MUSEUM Tony. This silent western movie star once worked as HEADqUARTERS
Bartlesville, 918.338.4290 a bartender, deputy sheriff, prizefighter and athletic Pawnee, 918.762.4681, coach in Oklahoma. Items of interest include artifacts from area ghost
Bartlesville’s heritage unfolds with stories of towns, genealogy research materials and a special
oilmen, Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, DRUMRIgHT HISTORICAL MUSEUM area devoted to Pawnee native, Chester Gould,
school teachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and Drumright, 918.352.3002 creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.
many others who helped to shape a tiny frontier
settlement into a modern city. Housed in a 1916 Santa Fe Depot, located in MARLAND MANSION
Drumright, one-half mile from the discovery well, Ponca City, 800.422.8340
WOOLAROC MUSEUM AND WILDLIFE the museum continues to grow and improve in
PRESERvE, BARTLESvILLE fulfilling its mission to take its visitors on an exciting The Marland Estate Mansion, a beautiful 55-room
trip to the past. Italian Renaissance villa, was built between 1925
SW of Bartlesville, 888.WOOLAROC Drumright, 866.258.1903 MARLAND gRAND HOME
(966.5276) x10, Ponca City, 580.767.0427
The ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips, founder This 8,000 square foot historic school building has
of Phillips Petroleum, was built in 1925. The been restored and transformed into Oklahoma’s Restored 1916 home of E.W. Marland, includes an
museum houses a world-class collection of western premier winery and vineyard. extensive 101 Ranch collection, Native American
art, artifacts and special exhibits. The ranch is a artifacts of the Plains Indians and a DAR museum.
3,700-acre wildlife preserve. FRED DRUMMOND HOUSE
Hominy, 918.885.2374 PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM
800.922.2118 As a reflection of financial success, Frederick Ponca City, 580.765.6108
Drummond, turn-of-the century business leader
built this substantial Victorian-style home in Hominy. Exhibit of artifacts honoring the history of women in
Oklahoma and their influence on the development of
OSAgE ROUND HOUSE HOMINY the state and nation.
Round House Square in Indian village
The Osage Round House is the only surviving PONCAN THEATRE
community round house in Osage County, Ponca City, 580.765.0943
traditionally used for village activities and traditional
events of the Osage Indians. The ornate interior, elaborate ceilings and stained
glass, recall the luxury of this circa 1927 vaudeville
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH house and movie palace.
Pawhuska, 918.287.1414 WHITE HAIR MEMORIAL
Known for its rare stained glass windows, this Ralston, 10 mi West of Hominy
1910 French Gothic-style Catholic Church was the on Hwy 20, 918.538.2417
principal church of the Osage Tribe, known to many Preserved 1920s house of Osage, Lillie Morrel
as “The Cathedral of the Osage.” Burkhart and learning center for Osage culture and

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Tulsa, 918.596.2700, OF JEWISH ART grove, 918.786.3488,
The world’s largest comprehensive collection of Tulsa, 918.492.1818, A reconstructed turn-of-the century village that re-
American Indian and Western art. There are exhibits Utilizes art and history to preserve Jewish culture. creates all aspects of the area’s early settlement.
on America’s prehistory, settlement and expansion. The collection includes art and artifacts spanning COLEMAN THEATRE
It also houses the worlds only signed copy of the over 4,000 years. Miami, 918.540.2425,
Declaration of Independence. This historic theatre was built by George L. Coleman
TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Sr. in 1929. Originally a vaudeville theatre, the
gILCREASE MUSEUM, TULSA & PLANETARIUM opulent structure has Louis XV interior design.
Tulsa, 918.834.9900 DOg IRON RANCH
Tulsa, 918.584.3333 Featuring static and hands-on exhibits about Tulsa’s Oologah, 918.275.4201,
Harwelden was originally the home of Mr. And Mrs. aerospace heritage with rare and vintage aircraft. Site of the log-walled, two-story home where famed
Earl Palmer Harwell. Built in 1926 in the Collegiate Cherokee humorist and film star Will Rogers was
Gothic, or English Tudor style, it is today a Tulsa TULSA HISTORICAL SOCIETY born in 1879.
landmark. 2445 S Peoria, Tulsa COO-Y-YAH MUSEUM
OKLAHOMA JAzz HALL OF FAME Pryor, 918.825.2575
Tulsa, 800.348.9336, Tuesday through Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm, Katy Depot houses Cherokee and Osage artifacts
Located in the historic Union Depot, it is the state’s Closed Holidays. and art, local history items, a rare salt-glazed
only facility devoted to gospel, jazz and blues pottery collection and an 1800’s printing press.
musicians with Oklahoma ties. great Lakes Region CHOUTEAU MEMORIAL
MUSEUM OF ART DARRYL STARBIRD’S NATIONAL ROD The Chouteau Memorial Museum documents life in
Tulsa, 800.324.7941, AND CUSTOM HALL OF FAME the 3-Rivers area, offering a glimpse of life around
The 1927 Tuscan-style estate of oilman Waite Afton, 918.257.4234, a trading post.
Phillips, named one of the top 60 art museums in “The only institution in the world dedicated to CABIN CREEK BATTLEFIELD
the country by the AAM and is one of only five U.S. the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods vinita, 10 mi south of vinita, 918.256.7133
museums with the unique combination of historic and Custom Cars while honoring the vision, The site of two Civil War battles, in 1863 and 1864.
home, gardens, and collections. craftsmanship and tenacity of the men who built The Battle of Cabin Creek is re-enacted every three
ROUTE 66 vILLAgE them.” Darryl Starbird years.
See restored Frisco 4500 Steam Engine and the BELvIDERE MANSION TOTEM POLE PARK, FOYIL
world’s tallest oil derrick. Claremore, 918.342.1127
A magnificent three-story Victorian mansion built
in 1907. The mansion is now owned by the Rogers
County Historical Society.

Claremore, 918.341.5707
World’s largest privately owned museum, houses
over 20,000 unique firearms, Western memorabilia,
musical instruments and 1,200 steins from all over
the world.

Claremore, 918.341.0719,
Will Rogers Memorial is the tourism destination
showcasing the life, wisdom, humor and legacy of
Oklahoma’s native son, Will Rogers.

Foyil, SH-28 A, 918.342.1127
Folk artist Ed Galloway developed this nine-acre
park as a monument to the American Indian. The
centerpiece, totem pole, rises from the back of an
enormous turtle.

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EXPLORE THE With more than a half million surface acres of water
GREAT LAKES OF and more shoreline than the East and Gulf coasts

G reen combined, the Great Lakes of Green Country offer fun
and relaxation to outdoor enthusiasts.


Lake Eufuala has always delighted visitors with its beauty. With more than 660 miles
of shoreline, the lake presents natural beauty marked by meandering chains of bays
and channels set in a rolling prairie and backed by lofty hills.

Numerous park areas are available and include stables, nature trails, service
docks, launching ramps, golf courses, campgrounds and airparks. Major
camping sites and picnic areas are furnished with picnic shelters, drinking water,
charcoal grills and rest rooms.

Fishing on Lake Eufaula is rated excellent for striped, large mouth and white bass,
crappie, catfish, walleye and numerous species of sunfish. Principal game species
include bobwhite quail, deer, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, duck, geese and
mourning dove.

Fort gibson Lake is located on the grand (Neosho) River five miles Northwest of
Fort Gibson and lies in Wagoner, Cherokee and Mayes counties, extending upriver
to the Markham Ferry Dam.

Just a short drive from Metropolitan Tulsa and Muskogee, recreational opportunities
abound! The area offers more than 17,000 acres of public hunting, 4,500 acres of
waterfowl refuge, eight marinas and the The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park
where golf and horseback riding are available.

Wagoner and Fort Gibson have a historic past that includes fur traders, Indians and
the United States military who used the waterway and the “Old Texas Road”, now
known as US 69, traveling between St. Louis and Texas. Sam Houston had a trading
post and from this area traveled to Texas to meet his destiny.

Today you’ll find great antiques, museums, good food, a water park, special
events, cabins, camping and more.

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