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Pioneer Coal Miner Memorial

Surrounded by gardens, a life-sized bronze statue pays tribute to the thousands of coal miners who worked the mines and lost their lives. The Coal Miners Memorial Plaza documents the impact of the coal mining industry in early Pittsburg County on the Coal miners Wall of Memories with more than 1

McAlester, OK Memorials

J. I. Stipe Recreational Center

The J.I. Stipe Recreational Center features separate exercise rooms for men and women each with equipment, showers, lockers and saunas. There is a racquetball court and basketball court as well as swimming pool. The Senior Citizens Center facilities included cafeteria, kitchen, and game room.

McAlester, OK Recreation

Oklahoma Prison Historical Museum

The Oklahoma Prison Historical Museum is the state's only museum detailing the history of Oklahoma's prison system. Exhibits include an actual ball and chain, "Ol Sparky," Oklahoma's electric chair, items owned by prisoners, and numerous historical photos.

McAlester, OK Museums


Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

The largest Masonic temple in the state houses a library/museum, a costume room, and a 1930 Kimball organ with over 3,100

McAlester, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do near McAlester, OK

Talimena Scenic Byway

Winding through the Ouichita Mountains with scenic and photographic turnouts, Talimena Scenic Byway runs along the crest of t...

Historic Markers Tour

ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3...

J. G. Puterbaugh House and Garrard Ardenium

Once the home of J.G. Puterbaugh, one of the founding fathers of the coal business in McAlester, this home and its grounds ma...