Historical Attractions in Muskogee, OK

Become acquainted with top historical attractions in Muskogee, OK, the USS Batfish and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum.

By on
U.S.S. Batfish War Memorial Park in Muskogee, OK
Michael Conti

Focused on preserving the art, history and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes, Five Civilized Tribes Museum in located the historic Union Indian Agency building.The museum, which first opened its doors in 1966, is home to a variety of exhibits, artifacts and traditional art. While some exhibits change frequently, others are permanent fixtures. In addition, the museum also offers the world's largest collection of original works by Jerome Tiger, a Creek-Seminole painter.

U.S.S. Batfish

Serving as the main attraction of the War Memorial Park & Museum, located in Muskogee, the U.S.S. Batfish is a submarine that first launched in 1943 and was used during World War II and part of the Korean War.Purchased by the state of Oklahoma in 1971, the U.S.S. Batfish's record earned the submarine nine Battle Stars, one Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, 10 Bronze Stars and one Presidential Unit Citation. It can be viewed by the public year round.

Check out more attractions in Muskogee, OK.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

more

More Articles About Muskogee, OK

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:22