Durant Travel Guide

  • Bryan County Courthouse
    Bryan County Courthouse
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  • Durant Historic District
    Durant Historic District
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  • Three Valley Museum
    Three Valley Museum
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Durant Things to Do

  • Downtown Durant

    Downtown Durant is pretty a uneventful drive through the main street of Durant. There is nothing unusual that would really turned any heads. However the town is part of the Oklahoma's Main Street Program..

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  • Three Valley Museum

    Three Valley Museum is housed in the basement of a building which also serves as the Choctaw Nation headquarters. The museum features artefacts of early statehood..

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  • The Worlds Largest Peanut

    The Worlds Largest Peanut a 3 foot long man-made and still in the shell. It was erected as a tribute to the region's peanut industry,.

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  • A time capsule

    A time capsule was buried here in the courthouse grounds in June 1973 to commemorate Durant's centennial, to be opened June 2023..

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  • Memorial to the Confederate

    Memorial to the Confederate Soldiers stands in front of the courthouse. The inscription says "Erected in Honor of our galant soldiers 61 - 65 - By the Julia Jackson Chapter".

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  • The M-K-T Railroad Bridge

    The M-K-T Railroad Bridge crosses the Red River from Texas to Oklahoma. The line reach the Texas/Oklahoma border in November 1872 and was the first to reach Texas from the north. It was important in linking the South-west and bringing industry and business to the towns along its route..

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Durant Transportation

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    by keeweechic Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    By Car : If you take US75 from Texas you will practically run straight into Durant, Oklahoma. Or you can take US69 from the north.
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Durant Local Customs

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    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.
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Durant Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort Washita

    Fort Washita lies approximately 15 miles east of Durant. Spread out on a 150-acre site, this historical site contains the well-preserved, partially restored remains of an American Indian fort built in 1842. The fort was built for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for protection from the Plains Indians, as well as by pioneers travelling west. The...

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  • Denison

    Denison is located in Northeastern area of Texas in Grayson County which borders Oklahoma and Durant City. The most popular sight to visit in Denison is Dwight Eisenhowers Birth House (The 34th President of the United States). The Katy Railroad also plays a big part in this city and the Red River Railroad Museum also holds a lot of the city's past...

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  • Denison Dam

    Denison Dam is a 3 mile long structure which restrains 89,000 surface areas of water which provides North Texas and Southern Oklahoma with hydroelectric power. The river that flows below the dam is popular for fishing..

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Durant Favorites

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    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Durant is the first town in Oklahoma you will hit when driving from Texas on US Hwy 75. Our first trip was just a toe tap into Oklahoma however when we arrived home and read up on what there is to see there, we decided to see more on our next trip up that way.
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