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First-time visitors quickly discover what makes Muskogee special and returning visitors are reminded why they keep coming back.
Among the many attractions in Oklahoma Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, is one of the oldest and most celebrated public parks in the Southwest. During the annual Azalea Festival, the park blazes with millions of azalea blossoms complemented by tulips, roses, and other flowers. A parade, chili cook-off, and arts and crafts show add to the fun for the thousands of visitors from across the country. Each August brings the River Rumba Regatta, a quirky flotilla of unlikely "boats" sailing in Three Forks Harbor.
During the Christmas season, Honor Heights Park is transformed into a winter wonderland for the Garden of Lights Festival. The celebration includes a drive-through display of more than one million shimmering lights strung throughout the park. Displays include a giant entrance tunnel of lights and animated creatures depicting the wildlife seen in the park.
Looking for something to do in Green Country? Muskogee's unique history is rooted in rich Native American traditions. Once called Indian Territory, Oklahoma was home to the Indians forced from their lands in the southeast United States.
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum is a tribute to the:
The museum displays Native American works of art, which link the past with the present through the history of the Five Civilized Tribes.
Other Oklahoma Attractions in Muskogee include:
- Ataloa Lodge Museum
- Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
- The Castle of Muskogee
- Three Rivers Museum
- U.S.S. Batfish/Muskogee War Memorial Park
From "Flying Fez" to "Bloomin' Azaleas" Muskogee events make this a Real Okie happenin' place to be.
- Martin Luther King Festival and Soul Food Cook-off - Jan.
- Home Sweet Home Chocolate Festival - Feb.
- Muskogee's Bedouin Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival - Mar.
- Azalea Festival - Apr.
- Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival - Apr.
- Chili and BBQ Cook-off - Apr.
- Oklahoma Renaissance Festival - May
- Mud Volleyball Tournament - June
- River Rumba and Regatta - Aug.
- Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival - Labor Day
- Halloween Festival - Oct.
- Heritage Days: A Living History Festival - Oct.
- Boare's Head Feast - Nov.
- Castle Christmas - Dec.
Garden of Lights - Dec.
WHERE TO STAY IN MUSKOGEE
Numerous accommodations are available in Muskogee:
- America's Best Value Inn
- American Inn Motel
- Budget Host Inn
- Budget Inn
- Catalina Motel
- Days Inn
- Comfort Inn
- Economy Inn of Muskogee
- Fairfield Inn by Marriott
- Graham Carroll Bed and Breakfast
- Hampton Inn
- Hayes House Bed and Breakfast
- Holiday Inn Express
- La Quinta Inn & Suites
- Motel 6
- Muskogee Inn & Suites
- Quality Inn & Suites
- Regency Inn & Suites
- Royal Inn
- Sooner Motel
- Super 8 Motel
- Three Rivers Knights Inn
- Travel Inn
- Western Motel
- Whitlock Wishouse Bed and Breakfast
WHERE TO EAT IN MUSKOGEE
Places to eat in Muskogee include:
- Charlie's Chicken
- The Daily Grind Coffee Shop
- Harmony House Tea Room
- Miss Addie's Tea Room and Pub
- Okie's Steakhouse & Saloon
Muskogee is located close to several beautiful lakes and state parks. Just a short drive from Muskogee, Greenleaf State Park is one of the most popular locations for family activities. Visitors can enjoy:
- Water skiing and many other fun activities.
In addition to lake-related activities, visitors will enjoy:
- Three public golf courses
- Ten public tennis courts
With such an assortment of exciting things to enjoy, it doesn't take long for visitors to realize why so many people boast they're “proud to be an Okie from Muskogee.”
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