Miami

Pronounced My-am-uh, the city is named after the Indian tribe that settled at the juncture of the Neosho and Spring Rivers. Route 66 winds through Miami, Oklahoma's downtown area, where the Coleman Theatre, a Mother Road landmark built in 1929, was recently refurbished. Take in live entertainment, a silent movie with an on-site organist or a classic film. Miami is home to nine Native American tribal headquarters. View artifacts from these and other American Indian cultures at the Dobson Museum, and try your hand at the tribal-owned casinos in town.

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