Attractions in Muskogee, OK

by Jenna Pope

The Three Rivers region of eastern Oklahoma, which includes the city of Muskogee, is rich in the history of the 19th Century Western migration. There, you will discover Indian lore and American Indian culture, music history and more modern attractions like the River County Family Water Park and Muskogee's Outlaw Motor Speedway. Muskogee has something for each member of the family.

Three Rivers Museum

The Three Rivers Museum is just the place to immerse yourself in Oklahoma history. You'll learn about Muskogee's electric arch that debuted in 1910, Muskogee's jazz era of the early 1900s, the "Great Fire" of 1899 and the families of Indian territory of which Muskogee was a part. The museum also offers historic caravan and walking tours of Muskogee's oldest cemetery and other noteworthy Muskogee landmarks.

River Country Family Water Park

River Country Family Water Park offers an interactive water playground for small children, a sand playground for older children, a large pool for swimming, body slides that twist and turn, volleyball and an entire array of activities for family fun.

Five Civilized Tribes Museum

The Five Civilized Tribes Museum features the history, culture and art of the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee and Seminole Indian tribes. You'll witness authentic Indian music and dance performances, view Indian art and engage in a variety of Indian cultural activities that center around the Three Rivers region that includes the Arkansas, Grand and Verdigris rivers.

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Muskogee has a rich musical heritage that put Oklahoma on the map when country western singer Merle Haggard recorded his song, "Okie from Muskogee" in the 1950s. Inductees to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame include Merle Haggard, the Texas Playboys, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood and many others. Take a tour through the museum and soak up some of the local music culture.

Outlaw Motor Speedway

Outlaw Motor Speedway features stock car racing at its best and is the first NASCAR-sanctioned race track in Oklahoma. It offers pure stock, factory stock, modified, demolition and Grand National stock car racing. It is also the home of the Oklahoma Racing Hall of Fame. While you're visiting Muskogee, treat the entire family to a day of premier stock car racing and local racing history.

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