Where: Southwest. Counties (14): Jefferson, Stephens, Grady, Caddo, Washita, Custer, Roger Mills, Beckham, Greer, Harmon, Tillman, Jackson, Comanche, Cotton. Includes: Altus, Anadarko, Burns Flat, Cheyenne, Duncan, Elk City, Hobart, Lawton, Marlow, Sayre and Weatherford.
10 Places to visit:* Quartz Mountain Resort & Lodge — set deep in the ancient hills of the Wichita Mountains, this multi-million dollar resort is perfect for family getaways and corporate gatherings. * Museum of the Western Prairie — Altus. Housing period stagecoaches and other remnants of our western heritage. * Medicine Park — North of Lawton. Tucked away in the shadow of Quartz Mountain, this picture-perfect resort town is unique in architecture and personality. * Chisholm Trail Heritage Center — Duncan. Home of the largest monument in America dedicated to the Chisholm Trail and the longest Chisholm Trail Walkway in the world. * Anadarko — the Indian Capitol of the Nation, Anadarko is home to Indian City USA, the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians and the Southern Plains India Museum. * Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge — North of Lawton. See buffalo, longhorn cattle, elk, moose and other animals roaming free across the landscape. * Route 66 — In addition having lots of drivable miles of Route 66, Great Plains Country has two museums dedicated to the Mother Road; the National Route 66 Museum & Old Town Complex in Elk City, and the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton. * Roger Miller Museum — Erick. A glimpse into the life of one of Oklahoma’s favorite entertainers. Features exhibits and memorabilia, as well as personal items. There is video footage of Miller performing, as well as a gift shop that has CDs of his most popular songs. * Black Kettle Museum — Cheyenne. Several award-winning displays and exhibits focusing on the history of the Cheyenne people and the Battle of the Washita, where Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry attacked Cheyenne Chief Black kettle’s village on Nov. 27, 1868. Nearby is the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site where the battle occurred. * Fort Sill — Lawton. The nation’s largest artillery training site for the U.S. Army. The post trains with some of the most advanced weaponry in the world.