City of Muskogee, OK
Muskogee, known to many from Merle Haggard's famous song, Okie from Muskogee, is about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa. A popular motorcycling destination, the city also hosts many festivals, concerts and events. Surrounded by rivers, lakes, gardens and woodlands, the city offers a host of outdoor activities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Muskogee a "distinctive destination".For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Muskogee has a Walk Score® of 26.
Median Household Income$32,621
Median Home Price$83,000
Culture abounds in Muskogee, from music to art exhibits and wine tastings. Bull riding and outhouse races offer unique attractions and an escape from the ordinary. Native American Art Events
It's no surprise that a variety of musical stars got their start in Muskogee, Okla. Hardly a day goes by when there's not a live musical performance to catch. And the music scene here goes beyond country. It's included jazz artists like Barney Kessel and Pee Wee Russell, gospel singer Smokie Norful and the country duo the Swon Brothers. Here are just a few highlights Muskogee's music scene.
People who visit Muskogee often try to take a little piece of it home with them, and small wonder. From unique attractions to one-of-a-kind dining, Muskogee's charms can't be found anywhere else.
For a small town, Muskogee over-delivers in a lot of areas. Music scene: check. Arts and culture: check. And big-city food choices? Yeah, we’ve got those too. Here are a few delicious highlights: Lopez Grill
Muskogee residents are very clear about dining preferences: they like barbecue. In a town with a population of less than 35,000, there exist at least seven independently owned barbecue restaurants. Add to that a couple of barbecue chains, and you begin to understand the support and appeal it has here.
Restaurants in Muskogee showcase diverse menus, comfortable atmospheres and award-winning foods. International and Fine Dining Maxwell's Restaurant features casual fine dining with a view of the greens of Muskogee Golf and Country Club, the oldest country club in Oklahoma. The club is private, but Maxwell's is open to the public.
Residents of Muskogee find it easy to stay active thanks to the area’s wide range of recreational amenities. From athletic endeavors to more relaxing encounters with nature, there are lots of ways to play. River Country Family Water Park at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex
Founded in 1907, the Muskogee Golf and Country Club is the oldest country club in Oklahoma and one of the state's historic sports treasures.
In the hills 15 miles northeast of Muskogee lies Fort Gibson Lake, a popular fishing spot just a 25-minute drive from downtown. Big-league anglers flock to these waters on the Grand (Neosho) River for the wide variety of fish species that inhabit the lake. Sportsmen cast for black bass, white bass, crappie, several varieties of catfish and panfish, and Oklahoma’s unique paddlefish.
Muskogee has a variety of shopping destinations to choose from. Below is a listing of some of the stores available here. Book Dealers Ruth's Christian Bookstore, 501 N. Main St., (918) 686-0339 Authors & Artists Books, 4849 E. Davis Field Rd., (918) 686-6131 Clothing