LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey

LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey 303 Dewey Ave
Poteau, OK 74953

Phone: 918-647-9330
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The LeFlore County Museum is located inside Hotel Lowrey at the corner of Dewey Avenue and Witte Street in Poteau, but the building itself is a historical site to see. A luxury hotel from the 1920s, the Hotel Lowrey was situated between two railroad lines in prime real estate when it was constructed. A unique design feature of the Lowrey is the unique tile in each bathroom purchased from different failing tile manufactures that reflects the work of local artisans.

The full service hotel provided a barbershop, a café, and numerous small shops in the building for its customers ...

The LeFlore County Museum is located inside Hotel Lowrey at the corner of Dewey Avenue and Witte Street in Poteau, but the building itself is a historical site to see. A luxury hotel from the 1920s, the Hotel Lowrey was situated between two railroad lines in prime real estate when it was constructed. A unique design feature of the Lowrey is the unique tile in each bathroom purchased from different failing tile manufactures that reflects the work of local artisans.

The full service hotel provided a barbershop, a café, and numerous small shops in the building for its customers including businessmen. The first floor had an elegant two story lobby and café.  On the second floor mezzanine a private dinning room overlooked the lobby. The hotel was furnished with classic turn of the century good, serviceable furniture. The masonry construction helped cool the rooms in the summer and retained heat in the winter making it a true destination.

Beautifully restored in the 2008, the hotel has been repurposed as the LeFlore County Museum and a space for artifacts from around the county to be preserved and on display. The LeFlore County Museum fills the over 16,000 square foot, three story building with historical artifacts from the cities in LeFlore County including Heavener, Pocola, Talihina, Wister, Spiro, Pocola and many other communities in the area. Items already part of the museum include antique furniture, an early 1900s cash register, photographs and more. Visitors will also see the original hotel accommodations in a restored state to be able to see what a premiere hotel from the 1920s and '30s had to offer.

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  • Facility Amenities: Meeting Space Available

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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Tuesday

11:00 am

4:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am

4:00 pm

Thursday

11:00 am

4:00 pm

Also open by appointment.

Admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

From Hwy 59 turn south on Dewey. The museum is located on the corner of Dewey and Witte, three blocks from Hwy59

Primary Contacts:

Bonnie Prigmore




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From owner on 03/22/16

Mr. Kelly, you may contact Bonnie Prigmore the director at 918-647-9330 to discuss your photos and LeFlore Stock Certificate. Thanks so much


From owner on 03/22/16

Mr. Smith, I'm sorry that we missed your visit. We would love to have any information on the rune stones in our museum. You can reach me at leflorecountyhistoricalsociety@windstream.net or call me at 918-647-9330.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/21/16

William, we're sure the museum would like to hear from you! Please contact them directly by using the phone number, email address or website listed at the top of this page. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From William M Smith on 03/20/16

I am from Ohio and doing some runic research and hoping I could share some information that may help explain the rune stones you have at the museum. I am currently in town, however must depart Monday evening. 3/21/2016


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/25/16

Thomas, you can contact the museum director, Lorie Rutledge, by calling 918-647-9330 or emailing leflorecountyhistoricalsociety@windstream.net. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Thomas Kelley on 01/24/16

I would like to know if there would be someone to contact at the museum. I have a Leflore stock certificate and many pictures of what I believe is Poteau from my family on the Hochstrasser side. Any help in identifying the landmarks would be appreciated. If confirmed these could be placed in your museum.


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