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3 Reasons to Visit Oklahoma’s Choctaw Country

by Eugenia Lazaris

Mar 9, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Family travelers visiting Southern Oklahoma will be pleasantly surprised to discover themselves deep within Choctaw Country, a land where culture and nature offer non-stop adventure for inquisitive travelers. There is something for everyone in Choctaw Country, making it the perfect place to head, whether looking for peaceful relaxation or family-friendly fun. Check out these top three reasons why Choctaw Country should be on your next vacation itinerary.


Outdoor Adventure
Choctaw Country is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Whether you are into water sports, biking or horseback riding, you will find some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes to enjoy your family’s favorite hobbies or even discover some new ones. The area features nearly 20 unique campsites to let you be one with nature. You are sure to find the right one for your family, whether you prefer a bare-bones, rustic campsite to pitch a tent or a campground with full RV hookups. These sites are also a great way to enjoy Oklahoma’s well-known dark, clear skies and do some stargazing to find the constellations.


Cultural Discovery
Choctaw Country is rich, with a history dating back 14,000 years, and there are plenty of ways to discover the culture that evolved during that time. One of the best ways to do this is at Choctaw Cultural Center in Durant, where you can learn about the history of the Choctaw Nation, who made these lands home for centuries, by exploring the center’s many exhibitions and activities, including a living Choctaw village, a demonstration of traditional Choctaw dancing and showcases of gardening techniques. Another great way to immerse yourself in the local culture is by attending some of the great festivals happening throughout the year, like the All Indian Rodeo or the Magnolia Festival in the summer and the Bigfoot Festival and Choctaw Nation Annual Pow Wow in the fall.


Family-Friendly Fun
Choctaw Country is definitely a haven for outdoors enthusiasts, but its family-friendly attractions will keep your schedule full. Head to the city of Broken Bow, where you will find an incredible variety of family activities like Beavers Bend Mining Company, where your little ones can learn to pan for gold, or Hochatown Rescue Center and Petting Zoo, where you can meet amazing rescue animals in need of some TLC. The Maze of Hochatown, which features a 29,000-square-foot wooden outdoor maze to get lost in, is a great way for the family to bond while finding their way to the center of the maze, not to mention enjoy the fresh outdoor country air.


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