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Lawton (Oklahoma)

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

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.
  • Mike's Sports Grill
  • Garfield's
  • El Chico's
  • Los Tres Amigos

Drink

  • Gert's
  • Scooter's Country Club
  • The Spot

Sleep

  • Best Western, 1125 E. Gore Blvd, (580) 353-0200‎, [7]. Comfortable rooms and a clean pool.
  • Motel 6
  • Quality Inn
  • Ramada Inn
  • Springhill Suites, 3 SE Interstate Drive, (580) 248-8500‎, [8]. Suites with kitchenette. A good breakfast is provided.
  • Super 9

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.
  • 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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