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Regional National Park Sites
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Springs, streams, lakes-whatever it's form, water is the attraction at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Little Niagara, and Rock Creek beckons waders and swimmers. Relax in the coolness of shaded stream or take a dip in a swimming hole. Veterans Lake calls anglers to test their skills. Lake of the Arbuckles provides excellent motor-boating, skiing, fishing and swimming.
Fort Smith National Historic Site
From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker's jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896, Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history. Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldier, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen who pursued them.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people, forcefully removed from their homelands in George, Alabama, and Tennessee to line in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. They traveled by foot, horse, wagon, or steamboat in 1838-1839.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
You can almost hear the whoops and cries of "All's set!" as trail hands hitched their oxen to freight wagons carrying cargo between western Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Follow the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through five states and you'll find adventure and evidence of past travelers who made this remarkable trip before you!
Route 66 National Corridor
U.S. Highway 66 - popularly known as Route 66 or the Mother Road - holds a special place in American consciousness and evokes images of simpler times, mom and pop businesses, and the icons of a mobile nation on the road. This travel itinerary aids the public to visit the historic places that recall those images and experiences that are reminders of our past and evidence of the influential of the automobile. The Route 66 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, in partnership with the American Express and World Monuments Fund Sustainable Tourism Initiative and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Hikes are by reservation, involve one mile of walking an elevation gain of 170' and take two hours. The monument protects a mesa covered in a lithic scatter carpet of flint, so thick you cannot walk without stepping on human generated flakes of Alibates flint. The quarries were dug, by hand, 1,000 years ago. However, gathering of flint from the mesa has been taking place for 13,000 years.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Within the dry and windswept high plains of the Texas Panhandle lies a hidden oasis, a welcoming haven where wildlife and humans find respite from the dry grasslands above. Through this plain, the Canadian River has cut dramatic 200-foot canyons, or breaks, where humans have eked out a living for over 13,000 years. Lake Meredith now occupies these hidden coves where early humans once roamed.
Nicodemus National Historic Site
Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Come view a dramatic landscape-a unique place of mountains, plains, and sky. Born of fire and forces continually reshaping the earth's surface, Capulin Volcano provides access to nature's most awe-inspiring work.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
The outdoor symbolic memorial is a place of quiet reflection, honoring victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the now sacred soil where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood, capturing and preserving forever the place and events that changed the world.
On June 23, 1960, the Black Kettle National Grasslands was officially designated. The National Grasslands contains 31,300 acres with 30,724 acres located near Cheyenne, Oklahoma, and the remaining 576 acres located near Canadian, Texas, and comprising the Lake Marvin Recreation Area. The McClellan Creek National Grassland contains 1.449 acres near Pampa, Texas, and includes the Lake McClellan Recreation Area.
Washita National Wildlife Refuge
The 8,075-acre Washita National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1961 to provide a resting and feeding area for migrating and wintering waterfowl. The refuge's mixed grass plains of west-central Oklahoma are superimposed on the upper reaches of the Foss Reservoir. The hungry birds feed on green wheat first. When the temperature drops, they will shift to the richer milo.
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1901, the 59,029 acre refuge hosts a rare piece of the past - a remnant mixed grass prairie, an island where the natural grasslands escape destruction because the rock underfoot defeated the plow. The refuge provides habitat for large native grazing animals such as the American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, and white-tailed deer. Texas longhorn cattle also share the natural grasslands as a cultural and historical legacy species. More than 50 mammals, 240 birds, 64 reptiles and amphibian, 36 fish, and 806 plant species thrive on this important refuge.
Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance
The Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance (OWPHA) was formed to provide enhanced coordination, cooperation and communications to conserve the short and mixed grass prairie's diverse habitat and unique wildlife which is found in Western Oklahoma. It distributes information to assist landowners, informs the region's communities and business, and serves as conduit for wildlife and prairie heritage programming opportunities. The OWPHA's main goal is to bridge the gap between programs and projects. The organization covers thirty counties of Western Oklahoma.
Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
The mission of the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is to undertake an attitude to maintain economic growth and prosperity for the community, it's professions, its businesses and its industry.
Let Oklahoma take you on an epic getaway filled with Western adventure, diverse outdoor experiences and historic wonders. Offering vibrant American Indian culture, stunning state parks, the nation's longest stretch of colorful Route 66 and a wealth of things to do, Oklahoma is ready to take the guesswork out of your vacation planning. With just a few clicks, you can begin a captivating journey that will fuel your soul.
Elk City Chamber of Commerce
Elk City Chamber of Commerce working together to foster an environment of growth and prosperity.
Sayre Chamber of Commerce
Our mission is to provide leadership that supports area business and promote economic growth while improving the quality of life through advocacy, education, and community enhancement.
Fort Supply Historic Site
Fort Supply was established in November 1868 as part of General Philip Sheridan's Winter Campaign against the Southern Plains Indians.
Fort Sill National Landmark and Museum
In late 1868, General Philip H. Sheridan arrived in the area with the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer, the 10th U.S. Cavalry under Colonel Benjamin Grierson, the 19th Kansas Volunteers and the 6th U.S. Infantry. The new post was soon staked out and construction began on the permanent stone buildings in 1859-1870. The post was soon named Fort Sill in honor of Joshua Sills who was killed during the Civil War in 1862. All four of the Black regiments that were later referred to as the "Buffalo Soldiers"; the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry and the 24th and the 25th U.S. Infantry, served at Fort Sill during the late 19th Century.
Fort Sill's primary purpose was to control the Comanche, Cheyenne, Kiowa and other tribes of the Southern Plains who were making frequent raids on settlements in Texas and Mexico.
Fort Reno Historic Site
Fort Reno began as a military camp in 1874 in the Indian Wars Era. It was established at the insistence of Agent John Miles at the Darlington Indian Agency, to pacify and protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho there.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is America's premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West. More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.
Oklahoma State Parks
Get a sense of the natural allure of Oklahoma by visiting one of our 35 state parks. In addition to relaxing in the beautiful surroundings - lakes, mountains, sand dunes, and forests - you can hike, bike, fish or participate in organized park activities. Then rest in a comfortable lodge or cabin, or camp in your own tent or RV.
Southern Plains Indians Museum
45th Infantry Division Museum
Metcalfe Museum (Durham, OK)
Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma
Fort Riley Historic Site
Fort Hays Historic Site
Fort Wallace Historic Site
Fort Elliott/Old Mobeetie Texas Association