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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

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

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

Outdoor Murals

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

Alva, OK Arts

Things to do near Alva, OK

Kaw Lake ORV Area

Kaw Lake's off-road vehicle area is located just across OK-11 from the Sarge Creek Cove Recreation area. The terrain is heavi...

Outdoor Activities

KiwaniTrain and fun rides, Meadowlake Park. Train rides are 75 cents from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Meadowlake...

Sandstone Creek Project

The Sandstone Creek Project was the world's first upstream flood prevention project. It was the first complete watershed trea...

Boiling Springs Hiking Trails

Boiling Springs State Park offers three trails for the enthusiast. The Burma Road Trail, approximately 11/2 miles long, is us...