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Idabel, Oklahoma

Idabel, Oklahoma

Idabel, Oklahoma is fast becoming known as the "Dogwood Capital of Oklahoma" and the "City of Murals." Drive downtown Idabel and see four giant murals painted by Idabel's local artist. Visitors can tour the newly expanded Museum of the Red River and historic homes. A driving tour is available for admiring nine state champion trees as well as dogwood trails in the spring.

Surrounded by scenic beauty, excellent hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, water recreaction, and golf, Idabel also offers antiques, bowling, roller skating, movies, bingo, and off-track horse racing at the Choctaw Gaming Center.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

City of Murals

Tour downtown Idabel and see the murals painted by Idabel artist, Betty Helms, and her students. One mural is dedicated to Native American culture and another to dogwoods. Idabel'

Idabel, OK Arts

Red Slough Wetland Reserve Project

This premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area has sighted more than 270 bird species, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state. Birders have likened this area to the Gulf Coast habitats of Louisiana and Florida. The 5,814

Idabel, OK Wildlife Preserves

Ouachita National Forest

Over 1.6 million acres of natural wonders awaits you at one of the three national forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest national forest in the South. The forest is named for the Ouachita Mountains, (pronounced, Wash'ita)

Idabel, OK National Forests


Museum of the Red River

The Museum of the Red River attracts both scholars and vacationers with its outstanding American Indian collections and informative exhibits. Local prehistory and early Indian history is featured, but the museum'

Idabel, OK Museums

Things to do near Idabel, OK

Sardis Lake Fishing

If fishing is what brings you to the lake, then that's what most of the 400,000 plus visitors have been enjoying annually at ...

Nanih Waiya Lake

Operated by ODWC, 31 acres, boat ramp, fishing jetty, swimming. ...