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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.

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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

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



Champion Trees and Trails

What makes a "Champion Tree?"

Oklahoma's Champion Tree Register is a cooperative project of the Oklahoma Society of American Foresters, the Oklahoma Forestry Association and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, forestry Services.

Champion Trees are measured by their "bigness,"

Idabel, OK Tours

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