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Gardner Mansion and Largest Tree


category : Historic Homes
The 1880 mansion is the former home of Jefferson Gardner, principal chief of the Choctaws, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Still standing on the grounds near the mansion is a 2,000 plus-year-old bald cypress tree, once believed to be one of the largest trees east of the Rockies.




Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for children
Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in winter
Address: 6 miles East on US-70
Phone: 580-584-6588

Come visit us in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wheelock Church

The old rock Wheelock church is the oldest church building in Oklahoma, built in 1846. Across the road is a cemetery, the final resting place of reverend Alfred Wright, physician and missionary to the Choctaw Indians who translated the New Testament and many other books into their native language.

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Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

White-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, yellow-breasted chat, screech owl, eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake, gray tree frog. What do these species have in common?

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Wildlife Museum

Come into the great outdoors! See and hear elk bugling on a crisp fall morning, wolves howling in a snowy arctic scene. Finally see the fish that live in the legendary Fluecy Creek. These and other wildlife dioramas are designed to educate and entertain all age groups.

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Forest Heritage Center

The Forest Heritage Center is located in beautiful Beavers Bend Resort Park, a short drive north of Broken Bow. The museum describes the evolution of southeastern Oklahoma forests told through a series of dramatic dioramas. Exhibits include the Forest Art Gallery, chainsaw carvings, a 100

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Cedar Creek Golf Course

It is the kind of golf course one would imagine finding in a pristine, pine-laden wilderness. And, in fact, the 18 holes that constitute Cedar Creek Golf Course were literally carved out of the wilds (the golf course abuts the McCurtain County Wilderness Area)

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