Great Plains Country

Golden short-grass prairie, ancient granite mountains, Indian legends and dramatic sunsets weave an alluring travel tapestry. Get ready to be romanced by the West in all its glory at a host of historic sites and museums in Great Plains Country. Explore the captivating towns dotting this magnificently rugged landscape or take a trek on the old Chisholm Trail, and then top off your travels with the ultimate road trip along the always-engaging Route 66.

For more information, visit the
Great Plains Country Association.


Originally named Frazer, the word “Altus” is Latin for “high place,” which is appropriate considering Altus was renamed when the town moved to higher ground after a flood in the late 1800s. It is also home to high-flying planes and the Altus ...

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Settled on the western plains of Oklahoma, Anadarko has a rich Native American history. It is the self-proclaimed “Indian Capital of the Nation” and Native Americans make up the near-majority of the population. The Southern Plains Indian ...

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Nestled next to the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Black Kettle National Grasslands and Red Hills Country, the picturesque town of Cheyenne offers a profoundly poignant and meaningful American Indian experience. The battlefield's ...

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Known as the “Hub City of Western Oklahoma,” Clinton has become a major city along Route 66 and is home to the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. Let the audio tour and exhibits guide you through over sixty years of history, catch a movie at the drive-in ...

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Small-town allure and Old West charm combine to make Duncan a one-of-a-kind destination. Unique lodging options, stunning scenery and Main Street shopping make Duncan a standout among small Oklahoma towns. Duncan is considered the “Crapemyrtle ...

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Elk City

Step back in time in the Route 66 town of Elk City, Oklahoma where The Old Town Museum Complex keeps history alive. The multi-museum property allows visitors to steer through all eight states of the Mother Road at the National Route 66 Museum; ...

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Lawton Fort Sill

Lawton, Oklahoma is your passport to adventure. Learn area history at The Museum of the Great Plains, which features archaeological and cultural artifacts and a replica of a trading post. Read a chapter of Oklahoma's rich military history at Fort ...

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Medicine Park

Known as America's cobblestone community for the round red rocks dotting this tiny picturesque town, Medicine Park, Oklahoma has a fascinating history. The Plains Indians were well acquainted with this quiet oasis long before its time as a colorful ...

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Historic Route 66 runs through the heart of Sayre, Oklahoma which was founded in 1901. East Main Street holds an iconic reminder of Sayre's significance on the road – the Beckham County Courthouse, which had a Hollywood moment when it appeared ...

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Cruise Route 66 for some kicks in Weatherford. Blast off into Smithsonian-quality exhibits at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, which chronicles the career of the Weatherford native and U.S. astronaut or feel the rhythm at Southwestern Oklahoma State ...

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