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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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Most travellers will arrive by car via I-44 from either [[Oklahoma City]] or [[Wichita Falls]], [[Texas]]. US-62 connects the city with [[Altus (Oklahoma)|Altus]] and the [[High Plains|Texas High Plains]] to the west, while Oklahoma state highway 7 leads in from [[Duncan (Oklahoma)|Duncan]] about 25 miles to the east.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
LATS Lawton Area Transit System
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* '''Lawton Area Transit System''' (LATS)
 
==See==
 
==See==
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
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*<see name="Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center‎" alt="" address="701 NW Ferris Ave" directions="" phone="(580) 353-0404" url="http://www.comanchenation.com/Education/Museum/Museum.html" hours="Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm" price="Free." lat="" long="">Exhibits on Comanche culture.</see>
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* <see name="Mattie Beal Home" alt="" address="1006 SW 5th St" directions="" phone="(580) 678 3156" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lawtonheritage.org/" hours="Thu-Sun 12pm-3pm" price="Adults $4, children $2">Interesting historic home completed in 1910.</see>
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* <see name="Museum of the Great Plains‎" alt="" address="601 NW Ferris Ave" directions="" phone="(580) 250-0151‎" url="http://www.museumgreatplains.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Features a number of unique exhibits on Great Plains history including some original or reconstructed pioneer buildings and a restored Frisco steam locomotive.</see>
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*'''Comanche Nation Games''', 402 South East Interstate Drive, [[Lawton (Oklahoma)|Lawton]] ''+1 (580)'' 354-2000, [http://www.comanchenationgames.com].
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*'''Comanche Nation Casino''', 402 South East Interstate Drive, ''+1 (580)'' 354-2000, [http://www.comanchenationcasino.com].
Fort Sill Apache Casino
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* <do name="Comanche Nation Waterpark" alt="" address="501 NE Lawrie Tatum Rd" directions="I-44 at Gore Blvd." phone="(580) 353-6129" email="" fax="" url="" hours="From May 27 to August 18 the park is open Mon-Wed 10:30 am- 6 pm, Thu-Sat 10:30 am-8 pm, Sun- Noon-6 pm. Weekends only from August 18 until Labor Day." price="">12 acres of waterslides with a wave pool and lazy river.</do>
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* <do name="Fort Sill Apache Casino" alt="" address="2315 E Gore Blvd" directions="" phone="(580) 248-5905‎" email="" fax="" url="http://www.fsac.info/website/" hours="" price=""></do>
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
Central Mall Lawton
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* '''Central Mall''', 200 SW C Ave # 98, (580) 248-1742, [http://www.centralmalllawton].
Wal-Mart
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
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*'''Ted's Grill''', 810 SW D Ave., ''+1 580'' 355-1765.
 
*'''Ted's Grill''', 810 SW D Ave., ''+1 580'' 355-1765.
 
*'''Hot Wok Chinese Restaurant''', 1303 SW Lee Blvd, ''+1 580 355-7888.
 
*'''Hot Wok Chinese Restaurant''', 1303 SW Lee Blvd, ''+1 580 355-7888.
Mike's Sports Grill
 
Garfield's
 
El Chico's
 
Los Tres Amigos
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Gert's
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Scooter's Country Club
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The Spot
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Ramada Inn
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* <sleep name="Best Western" alt="" address="1125 E. Gore Blvd" directions="" phone="(580) 353-0200‎" email="" fax="" url="http://www.bestwestern.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Comfortable rooms and a clean pool.</sleep>
Best Western
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Motel 6
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* <sleep name="Springhill Suites" alt="" address="3 SE Interstate Drive" directions="" phone="(580) 248-8500‎" email="" fax="" url="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lawsh-springhill-suites-lawton/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Suites with kitchenette. A good breakfast is provided.</sleep>
Super 9
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Quality Inn
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Spring Hill Inn & Suites
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
This is probably the most important part about Lawton. Do this, immediately.
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* '''Fort Sill''' [http://sill-www.army.mil/Museum/HOME%20PAGE.htm] borders the city on the north. This US Army installation is the last operating fort of those built during the Indian Wars of the mid-1800s and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Cemeteries on the site are the final resting place for many famous American Indians, including Geronimo, Satanta, and Quanah Parker. A small museum documents the history of the fort and its use in various conflicts.
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* [[Medicine Park]], located just north of Fort Sill on Oklahoma-49, is a quaint little arts community with some unique shopping.
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* '''Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge''', (''Take Route 62 west of town about 6 miles, take a right on Scenic Highway 115 in Cache and drive for about 3 miles''), [http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/wichitamountains/]. This park provides a natural mixed-grass prairie habitat for bison, elk, deer, and longhorn cattle, as well as a wide range of smaller animal, bird, and plant species.
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Revision as of 07:27, 22 March 2010

Lawton is in the Great Plains Country region of southwest Oklahoma.

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Get in

Most travellers will arrive by car via I-44 from either Oklahoma City or Wichita Falls, Texas. US-62 connects the city with Altus and the Texas High Plains to the west, while Oklahoma state highway 7 leads in from Duncan about 25 miles to the east.

Get around

  • Lawton Area Transit System (LATS)

See

  • Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center‎, 701 NW Ferris Ave, (580) 353-0404, [1]. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Exhibits on Comanche culture. Free..
  • Mattie Beal Home, 1006 SW 5th St, (580) 678 3156, [2]. Thu-Sun 12pm-3pm. Interesting historic home completed in 1910. Adults $4, children $2.
  • Museum of the Great Plains‎, 601 NW Ferris Ave, (580) 250-0151‎, [3]. Features a number of unique exhibits on Great Plains history including some original or reconstructed pioneer buildings and a restored Frisco steam locomotive.

Do

  • Comanche Nation Casino, 402 South East Interstate Drive, +1 (580) 354-2000, [4].
  • Comanche Nation Waterpark, 501 NE Lawrie Tatum Rd (I-44 at Gore Blvd.), (580) 353-6129. From May 27 to August 18 the park is open Mon-Wed 10:30 am- 6 pm, Thu-Sat 10:30 am-8 pm, Sun- Noon-6 pm. Weekends only from August 18 until Labor Day.. 12 acres of waterslides with a wave pool and lazy river.
  • Fort Sill Apache Casino, 2315 E Gore Blvd, (580) 248-5905‎, [5].

Buy

  • Central Mall, 200 SW C Ave # 98, (580) 248-1742, [6].

Eat

  • Anna's German Quick Stop, 403 SW Sheridan Rd., +1 580 353-3928. Real German food.
  • Sams's Bar-B-Q, 402 SW Sheridan Rd., +1 580 354-0606.
  • Ted's Grill, 810 SW D Ave., +1 580 355-1765.
  • Hot Wok Chinese Restaurant, 1303 SW Lee Blvd, +1 580 355-7888.

Drink

Sleep

  • Best Western, 1125 E. Gore Blvd, (580) 353-0200‎, [7]. Comfortable rooms and a clean pool.
  • Springhill Suites, 3 SE Interstate Drive, (580) 248-8500‎, [8]. Suites with kitchenette. A good breakfast is provided.

Get out

  • Fort Sill [9] borders the city on the north. This US Army installation is the last operating fort of those built during the Indian Wars of the mid-1800s and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Cemeteries on the site are the final resting place for many famous American Indians, including Geronimo, Satanta, and Quanah Parker. A small museum documents the history of the fort and its use in various conflicts.
  • Medicine Park, located just north of Fort Sill on Oklahoma-49, is a quaint little arts community with some unique shopping.
  • Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, (Take Route 62 west of town about 6 miles, take a right on Scenic Highway 115 in Cache and drive for about 3 miles), [10]. This park provides a natural mixed-grass prairie habitat for bison, elk, deer, and longhorn cattle, as well as a wide range of smaller animal, bird, and plant species.

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