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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

Northwestern Oklahoma State Museum

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Museum houses one of the top taxidermic bird collections in the United States and also has natural history exhibits, fossils, and Indian artifacts.

Alva, OK Museums

Cherokee Strip Museum

In 1975 the Cherokee Strip Museum Association acquired the former Alva City Hospital building with its 40 rooms to house one of Oklahoma's best collections of pioneer exhibits. Several of the rooms are set up to display specific period artifacts. * Gun Room * Hat Room * Drug Store *

Alva, OK Museums


Things to do near Alva, OK

Celebration Park and Stone City Park

Celebration Park is located on the west side of Buffalo. The well maintained park contains playground equipment, charcoal gri...

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...