Stilwell,,Oklahoma

Stilwell, Oklahoma

Strawberry Capital of the World!

A myriad of colors, from the redbud and dogwood in springtime to the lavish flora in autumn, blanket the Ozark foothills. Northeastern Oklahoma has an abundance of clear sparkling water. Together, these attributes help to make the Stilwell area a true scenic wonderland.

A major event of the spring season is Stilwell\'s Annual Strawberry Festival held the second Saturday in May. From a modest beginning in 1948, the Festival has grown to become a nationally known event with over 20,000 in attendance.

Stilwell has it all - fun, entertainment, relaxation, history, and may family-owned small shops staffed by friendly people to assist customers.

Come home to the peaceful atmosphere of Stilwell, Oklahoma. It\'s a neat place to be.

A little history ...

Arthur E. Stilwell, president of the Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Gulf Railway Co. (Now the Kansas City Southern) is responsible for establishing the town of Stilwell. After several years of preparation and obtaining funding the construction started in the late 1880s and was completed in 1897. Arthur Stilwell decided to build north of the Sallisaw Creek instead of through the town of Mayes on the south side. That was a devastating blow to Mayes. With statehood in the offing and the closing of the Flint District courthouse merchants began to move to the New Hope area. The post office was moved to the Dannenberg Trading Post in 1894, and later to the new town of Stilwell. The flint Lodge was moved to the second floor of the trading post. When the railroad established its division point the new town began to rise along Front Street. Under the supervision of Mr. James Ross, the railroad built shops, office buildings, an iced house, a water tank, and a large turntable inside the round house. When the town received its incorporation grant on January 2, 1897, it was named Stilwell after the president of the railroad.

Attractions near Stilwell, Oklahoma

Cherokee Strip Museum
Cherokee Strip Museum

Through the use of artifacts, photographs, and documents the museum traces the history of the Cherokee Outlet and its people....

SUN 'N' FUN Waterpark

SUN 'N' FUN Water park has water slides, wave pool, kiddie pool, go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, volleyball, picnic a...

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

If you are fascinated by trains, you will like the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Within the museum compound, there are six cab...

Geronimo's Grave
Geronimo's Grave

In 1894, Geronimo, the infamous Apache warrior, and 341 of his renegade tribe were brought from the prisons in Florida and Al...

Teamster's Cabin
Teamster's Cabin

The Teamster's Cabin is a rare example of a common frontier building. In the early 1880s, cedar logs were placed vertically i...

Atoka Golf Club

Atoka golf club is a public 9-hole course with bent grass greens with water in play. It was built in 1964, and designed by Fl...

Mattie Beal Home
Mattie Beal Home

The Historic Mattie Beal Home is a 3,580 square foot, 14-room mansion constructed in 1907-1909. It sits on a portion of the ...

Arbuckle Wilderness

Drive-through exotic animal theme park, food court, gift shop; seasonal rides and activities, games....

Mangum Library & Genealogy Center - WPA
Mangum Library & Genealogy Center - WPA

The Native stone building was built in 1936 and was a WPA project. The stone was dug from the ground and hauled in by teams a...

Texas County Activity Center

Texas County Activity Center is located in a complex of six buildings used for the Panhandle Exposition and Free Fair. The ac...

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Upcoming Events near Stilwell, Oklahoma

Bristow's Annual Western Heritage Days Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 12th
ACRA/CRRA RODEO, 8:00 p.m. Bristow Round Up Club Arena Bareback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 . . . . . ...

Collinsville RUC Annual Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 19th
ACRA/CRRA/ARA Sanctioned Locals Welcome Bareback, Saddle bronc, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Bre...

Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Organizers and musicians D.C. and Selby Minner unveiled the first Dusk to Dawn Blues Festival during the Labor Day weekend of...

Cherokee National Holiday

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
Labor Day weekend - Annual celebration for the Cherokee Nation offering more than 40 different events and attractions such as...

Cherokee Heritage Center Arts and Crafts Show

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
This event is held in conjunction with the Cherokee National Holiday and features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths....

Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow

Start Date: Fri August, 26th
The Eufaula Indian Community will host their Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-wow and Homecoming on Labor Day weekend. Fea...

Roy LeBlanc Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo

Start Date: Fri August, 5th
This rodeo is one of the largest African-American sporting events in America, as well as one of the oldest. Weekend activitie...

Native Holiday Market

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Artists of the Five Civilized Tribes will sell their creations, along with door prizes and refreshments. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Su...

Christmas Parade

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
A favorite holiday event, this community and family oriented parade features a variety of floats, autos, band, walking groups...

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Start Date: Fri November, 11th
Walk of Honor. Downtown Pawnee. 10 am. ...

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