Comfort Inn & Suites
2113 Main Street, Durant, Oklahoma, 74701, United States
Travel Tips for Durant
The annual Magnolia Festival
The annual Magnolia Festival is held in June. There is everything from arts, crafts and an antiques show and sale to music and entertainment. There is also a carriage tour of historic homes. The Children’s Village provides rides, games, clowns and a petting zoo.
Annual Spring Rendezvous and Reenactment is held in April at Fort Washita which is 14 miles northwest of Durant. You can step back in time and see history come to life.
The Choctaw Inter-Tribal PowWow is held in April and features authentic dances, costumes and tribal customs.
Lake Texoma is only 12 miles from Durant and is the 10th largest lake in the United States. The lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma and is widely recognised as a top fishing lake and one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest.
Durant sits in south-central Oklahoma on the border of Texas, 150 miles south of Oklahoma City and only twelve miles from Lake Texoma, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. Durant is the seat of Bryan County and is known as the Magnolia Capital of the Oklahoma for its large number of magnolia trees which line the streets as well as those on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus. There is even an annual Magnolia Festival which is held the weekend following Memorial Day.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) has its home in Durant and also provides cultural activities for the city. The Aviation Department was one of the first in the country and is recognized as a leader in aviation. Durant is also home of the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation, the third largest Indian tribe in the United States. The Choctaw were the first ones to settle in this area after they were removed from Mississippi. They established several schools in the area during the mid to late 1800s.
Fort Washita is a 150-acre site which contains the well-preserved, partially restored remains of an American Indian fort built in 1842. The fort was used by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for protection from the Plains Indians, as well as by pioneers travelling west. The Confederate Army last occupied the fort during the Civil War.
The Fairchilds Museum holds a collection of American Indian artwork which includes a 300-year-old doll collection, oil paintings, bronzes, beadwork and rugs. The Three Valley Museum also holds a lot of Choctaw Indian memorabilia.
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