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Alva, Oklahoma

  • 26miles East of Alva
    Great Salt Plains LakeGreat Salt Plains Lake is located on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River and is well known as a premier lake in northwest Oklahoma for excellent channel cat fishing. The lake consists of 8,700... continue

Attractions and Upcoming Events

World War II POW Camp

A World War II POW Camp was located just south of Alva in the 1940s. More than 5,000 prisoners were interned at a time when the population of Alva itself was only 3,500.

Alva, OK Military History

Outdoor Murals

The Cherokee Strip Land Run - Robert Cooke, 1998 Northwest wall at 6th and College

Alva, OK Arts

Historic Churches

The Alva Friends Church was established in 1901 and located at this spot in 1919 as Alva's first Church. The Fire Bell was Fire Bellplaced in this church in Wichita, Kansas, in 1893, and was moved to Alva, Oklahoma, in 1895.

Alva, OK Historic Churches

Centennial Marker

The Alva Centennial Marker ( 1893 - 1993) is "dedicated to the Cherokee Outlet's pioneers whose sacrifices made the prairie bloom and provided the descendants with a proud heritage."

Alva, OK Historical Markers


Things to do near Alva, OK

Scenic Drives To All Surrounding Towns

Highway 50, which runs through Freedom, provides the traveler with one of most scenic drives in the southern great plains....

Major County Historical Society Museum

Antique farm machinery, pioneer exhibits, veterans memorial. ...