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Lawton Things to Do

  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

    Just outside of Lawton is a magnificent 60,000 acre tract devoted to the preservation of wildlife. It includes a great many species of animal and plant life but the most popular and visible ones are the buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle and prarie dogs. Under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt the park was set aside in 1901. An early goal was to...

  • Sight Seeing

    The Lawton View area is a misunderstood neighborhood where there is a lot of talent but just directed in another path. For example I met someone there who is very talented and he has a website, if your into R&B or rap you will like what he has to offer. His ambition is what made me notice how much talent is truly hidden in this small town. What...

  • Mount Scott

    The Wichita Mountains sometimes called the Ancestral Rockies because they are thought to have been that vast, with the younger Rockies at the tail of the ancient Wichita Range.These are the oldest mountains in the great plains. They mainly consist of granite, rhyolite, and some other igneous rocks and are considered to be about 300 million years...


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Lawton Restaurants

  • Straight from Pusan

    Pusan is a great place to get authentic Korean dishes. Anything from kimchi to bulgogi, it's all available. The bar is great at lunch time; it's all you can eat. Or, if you prefer, the menu provides several wonderful dishes. My personal favorite will always be dweji bulgogi, pork bulgogi. The blend of red pepper, red pepper paste, and shredded...

  • You choke it-they'll smoke it

    Crockett's is one of the best BBQ restaurants I've ever been in. The food is amazing. It's fall-off-the-bone good, with tender brisket, delicious chicken, and all the other extras that make a backyard BBQ great. Upon entry, the aroma attacks you; it's clear that you are in a real smokehouse. The flavor is in the air. There is no way to turn around...

  • Great Cinnamon Rolls

    THis is the greatest place to get breakfast the serve all kinds of coffee and muffins and cookies they have the best cinnamon rolls i have ever ate the price is great for the amount of food you get They also serve lunch although personally never been there for lunch it's just down from the college so I would go on my way to school. There cinnamon...


Lawton Nightlife

  • by damara86 Written Oct 27, 2006

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    the Cross Rhoades is a great place to hang out and the guys that run the place are so much fun it is hard to leave. Everyone is so friendly and fun. You also have to try a french kiss( it is a drinkbut if you are really nice maybe)

    Dress Code: Just come as you are..

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Lawton Local Customs

  • An Absolute MUST!

    There is a historic drive-inn eatery called WAYNE'S that sits on a Cache road, just south of Cache & Gore (main thoroughfares). It is absolutely the best! For many years it has served as the local high school's hangout serving up mixed drinks (non-alcoholic) that are to die for. My fav is a VANILLA PEPSI. Trust me, their drinks are much better than...

  • Avian ingenuity

    The barn swallows are among the most ingenious birds - they can build nests that seem to defy gravity. The ones here have nested en masse above the entrance to the Visitor's Center at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Seeing them here oblivious to the human traffic was a bonus for me. The visitor center is well worth a visit for some of the...

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Lawton Off The Beaten Path

  • by southj Written Mar 5, 2007

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    Meers, Oklahoma is a tiny little spot (the restaurant/store is also the post office). It is all that remains of the mining era boom roughly 100 years ago, when prospectors sought gold and silver in the Wichita Mountains. The restaurant has been in business continuously for over 100 years. But don't expect a quiet lunch or dinner, especially on weekends. There is always a line out the door for this place on Saturdays and Sundays. They raise their own Texas longhorn cattle and that is what they serve. GREAT barbecue and huge Meersburgers. You won't go away hungry.

    While you're in the area, take a hike at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (or just drive through). It's a beautiful place nearly unspoiled by humans. Great hiking, backpacking, and nature watching.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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