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Muskogee is located in eastern Oklahoma in Muskogee County and is the county seat. It lies near the confluence of the Arkansas River, the Verdigris River and the Grand (Neosho) River.
The Creek Indians originally settled the area. Their language, Muskogee, eventually gave the town its name. A settlement developed in the 1870s and a federal Indian agency was established in 1874 followed by Muskogee's incorporation in 1898.
The city is an industrial, trade and transportation hub with a port at the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System on the Arkansas. Muskogee is the third largest manufacturing city in Oklahoma with it's economy driven by meatpacking, food-processing, dairy, oil extraction and refineries. A state school for the blind calls Muskogee home.
Area attractions include the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and the flower gardens of 132-acre Honor Heights Park, Ataloa Lodge, the Thomas-Foreman Home and War Memorial Park/USS Batfish.
Fort Gibson Lake, Chouteau Lock and Dam, Greenleaf State Park, Sequoyah Bay State Park and Sequoyah State Park offer nearby recreation.
History Five Civilized Tribes Museum |
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12/10 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
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.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
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.