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McAlester is located in eastern Oklahoma in Pittsburg County. It is located between U.S. Highway 69 and the Indian Nation Turnpike southwest of the southern arm of Eufaula Lake. Smaller Lake McAlester lies just northwest of town.

The town's stategic location at the crossroads of the old California Trail and the Texas Road allowed the town to grow rapidly and prosper. Today, it hosts several annual events, including the Indian Festival of the Buffalo and the Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo on Labor Day weekend.

A museum buffs's paradise, the city proudly displays the Coal Miners Memorial Plaza, the J.G. Puterbaugh House (he founded the area's coal industry), the McAlester Scottish Rite Temple, the Oklahoma Trolley Museum, the Tannehill Museum (of early weapons), the Garrard Ardeneum, the International Order Rainbow Girls Temple, the McAlester Building Foundation, the Pittsburg County Historical Museum and the Oklahoma Prisons Historical Museum.

Kiamichi Area Vocational Tech Sch Sd 7-M | Lake McAlester |
Southeast Oklahoma Campgrounds Elm Point | Juniper Point |
History Garrard Ardeneum | Oklahoma Trolley Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Comfort Inn | Super 8 Motel & RV Park |
Oklahoma Counties Pittsburg County |

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03/31 Coming to The area
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.