It may not seem like it, but vacations are the perfect time to learn something new. During your getaway with Beavers Bend Adventures, maybe that means racing go-karts for the first time or riding in a single kayak instead of a double. You can also learn about McCurtain County’s past by exploring historical Oklahoma landmarks found in the area. Not only will checking out these attractions lead you to discovering more of the area, but you’ll also gain a deeper appreciation for the people that once called the region home.
A Checklist of 5 Historical Sites and Attractions
The history of southeastern Oklahoma spans centuries. The people and events from these years helped shape the area into what it is today. There are countless historical landmarks and attractions throughout McCurtain County, but some are closer to your Broken Bow cabin rental than others.
- There are several spots found within Beavers Bend State Park. One such spot is the Forest Heritage Center Museum. This museum is home to 14 dioramas that teach visitors the important role forestry plays.
- Make the short drive to Idabel to visit the Barnes-Stevenson House. This was the first county judge’s home and was constructed between 1911 and 1912. Tours are only available by appointment.
- Another spot in Idabel is the Museum of the Red River. Wander exhibits filled with artifacts dating back to prehistoric times to learn about the world’s artistic heritage and contributions made by Native Americans.
- Found on State Highway 3, about 20 miles west of Broken Bow, rests the Alikchi Court Grounds. This landmark marks the Alikchi Court Grounds for the Apukshunnubbe District, Choctaw Nation. It is the site where justice was delivered in the 19th century.
- Keep your eyes open for the Eagletown Choctaw Settlement marker in Broken Bow. Eagletown was the first settlement for Choctaws arriving from Mississippi on the Trail of Tears in the 1800s.
Keep the Learning Going at Your Broken Bow Cabin
After visiting nearby Oklahoma landmarks, keep expanding your horizons by trying new recipes at your Beavers Bend Adventures cabin. Each rental comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, the perfect place to make some Southern comfort food.
After you’ve gotten your fill, settle in for a movie night in your cozy living room or sit out under the stars around a bonfire. You won’t have any trouble unwinding and feeling at home in one of our spacious Broken Bow cabins. Call 214-789-5322 to learn more about reserving your stay and ways to save.