Durant, the “Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma”, is a quickly growing city that is the capital of the Choctaw Nation. The city offers a combination of small-town friendliness and historic roots that date back to the early 1800s.
The Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum offers exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into the area’s history. While the fort first operated as protection for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes, it later served as a supply depot for the Confederate troops in the Civil War. Additional Choctaw and Native American history can be seen at the Semple Family Museum of Native American Art, with art displays from 26 tribes.
Nightlife is alive and well in Durant. Check out Lost Street Brewing Company’s family-friendly environment, or a more adult evening at the Hometown Hideout. Things really pick up during the Durant rodeo, which has been held in June for over 75 years. Check out the various shows and events to get a true Oklahoma experience.
Catch a concert or try your hand at the poker table at the Choctaw Casino Resort-Durant. The adjacent luxury hotel has a spa, waterpark and a dozen dining options.
A jet charter airport in Durant lets visitors easily reach Lake Texoma State Park. Whether visitors want to camp, fish, or hunt, they can do it all at the park. A trip to Oklahoma’s second-largest lake will leave visitors wanting more of the wildlife viewing, numerous fishing guides, hiking trails, and well-equipped campsites.