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, as well as lots of live music, anchored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Residents enjoy excellent access to outdoor activities, including city parks as well as places to play among surrounding rivers, lakes, gardens and woodlands. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Muskogee a "distinctive destination."
Health care businesses make up Muskogee's largest economic sector, however the city is also home to well-known major employers such as Georgia-Pacific, Dal-Tile, Acme Engineering and Griffin Food Co., to name a few.
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- Why study history in books when you can walk through it? These cities have made historic preservation a priority and recognized the potential it has for attracting tourists, residents and businesses. Community leaders in these towns are committed to protecting historic buildings and, to a greater extent, their city's identity.
- What better thing to celebrate than food? We've crossed the country looking for great food festivals and think you'll like what we're serving up. So go on, dig in.