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Tahlequah is located in Cherokee County (of which it is the county seat) southeast of Tulsa along SR 51 and U.S. Highway 62/SR 10 on the banks of the Illinois River near Fort Gibson Lake and the Cherokee Heritage Center. It is ranked among the best small towns in the U.S. and is the cultural center of the Cherokee Nation. The Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village (17th c.) and Adams Corner Rural Village (19th c.) are detailed reconstructions of two Cherokee settlements.

Local attractions include the Cherokee National Museum/Gift Shop, housing contemporary Cherokee art, and the George Murrell Home, the Cherokee Nation's only surviving landmark of the antebellum era (c. 1845).

Nearby recreational opportunities include Sequoyah State Park, Sequoyah Bay State Park, Greenleaf State Park and Cherokee Landing State Park as well as Lake Tenkiller, the Grand (Neosho) River and the Illinois River.

The town is the home of Northeastern State University--a four-year institution of higher learning.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 12,336, an increase of 1,750 since 1990.

Art NDN Art Gallery |
Northeast Oklahoma Campgrounds Petit Bay | Sizemore Landing Public Use Area | W W Hastings Indian Hospital |
History Cherokee Heritage Center | George Murrell Home | Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Elephant Rock Nature Park | Elk Creek Resort & Marina | Flintridge Park |

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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.
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.