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Pryor
 

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Windsong Buffalo Ranch - Working ranch with a variety of animals, Native American Crafts and buffalo jerky. Located on SH-28, east of the city. (918) 785-2168.

Historic Dalton Gang Robbery - It was their most daring deed to date, on Thursday July 14,
1892, eight members of the Dalton held up the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas train at Adair, I.T.

Rock Creek Exotic Drive-thru Animal Park - Located 4 miles north of Adair on US-69. Addmission is $3. (918) 785-2355

Osage Golf Course - 18 holes, located on Will Rogers Turnpike, exit 269. (918) 785-4166

Chouteau Bend Recreation Area - Located on Lake Fort Gibson; Open year round. Hook-ups, seasonal grocery (Apr.1 - Oct. 20), picknicking, boat ramps/docks, fuel. Location: 3 1/2 miles East on US-412. (918) 476-6422

Mazie Landing resort - On Lake Fort Gibson - Open Mar 1 - Nov. 30, 8am-8pm. 10 Primitive sites, 1 cabin, grocery, restaurant, picnicking, boat ramps and docks, fuel. Located 4 miles S on US 69, 3 miles East of Chouteau on Mazie Landing Rd.
(918) 476-6588

Pensacola Dam - World's longest multiple-arch dam stretches across Grand Lake - Tours during summer. Admission is Free. Located on SH-28 E. (918) 782-3214 - Construction  spawned this lakeside community in 1939. Just south of the east end of Pensacola Dam, Disney is a good starting point for a Grand Lake getaway. Friendly merchants provide a good selection of camping and water sports equipment. Grand Lake vacationers can stock up on everything they need - from fishing tackle to picnic supplies. Shoppers will also find gifts and groceries as well as boat sales and service.

The town of Langley, at the west end of the Pensacola Dam on State Highway 82 and 28, offers plenty of good restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores and retails shops. Memorial Day through Labor Day the GRDA Lake Patrol office conducts tours of the hydroelectirc facility at the dam. 918-782-9594. Volunteers at the Pensacola Dam Tourist Information Center offer hospitality and information to visitors.

Grandiose - Oklahoma's only 65-ft Trimaran, a deisel-powered sailboat - Cruises by reservation. Located: SH-28, 2 miles East at Rapier Hollow Marina. (918) 435-8001

Picture in Scripture Amphitheater - Presentation of "The Man Who Ran" based on the biblical account of Jonah and the whale - June through August. Admission $10 for adults, $4.50 for children. Located: SH-28, 3 miles East.

Cherokee State Park - Recreation on 46,300-acre Grand Lake, including scuba diving and picnicking. Located SE of city. (918) 435-8066

Disney/Little Blue State Parks - Grand Lake recreation, camping and picnicking. Located East on SH-28. (918) 435-8066.

The Oaks - Festival Grounds, outdoor theater. Located on Main. (918) 435-8242

Locust Grove - Located at the southern end of Lake Hudson, just below Robert S. Kerr Dam, the town was once the site of the Civil War's Battle of Locust Grove was fought here.

Saline Courthouse - Only original remaining Cherokee courthouse - Admission is Free. Located 9 miles East on US-412, then 3-4 mile South.

Willard Stone & Sons Museum and Gallery - By appt. - Admission is Free. Located 1 mile Eat on US-412. (918) 479-5388

Pryor - Located in what has been described as "the most historical section of Oklahoma", a bustling city of more than 7,000 population, Pryor is the county seat of Mayes County. MidAmerica Industrial Park, with more than 60 firms, is the largest rural industrial park in the nation. The original name of Pryor was Coo-y-Yah, Meaning huckleberry in the Cherokee language. The huckleberry was a favorite fruit of the Indians and abounded in the area.

Coo-Y-Yah MuseumCoo-Y-Yah Museum - Indian artifacts of Mayes County - Open Wednesday-Friday & Sunday 1-4. Admission is Free. Located at 9th & US-69 S. (918) 825-2222

Rabbit Gallery - original paintings, pottery, sculpture, southwest jewelry and Kachina dolls - Open Monday-Saturday 10-6. Located at 231 S Taylor. (918) 825-3716

Pryor Creek Golf Course - 18 holes - Located 2 miles South on US-69. (918) 825-3056

 

Spavinaw Lake is the first man-made lake in northeastern Oklahoma.
Spavinaw State Park - Recreation on 1,636-acre Spavinaw Lake includes camping, picnicking and a playground - Located 3/4 miles South on SH-20 (918) 435-8066

 

This page was last updated on 03/31/09 . Mayes Co


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