Named after the Seminole Nation, one of the Five Civilized Tribes who settled in the area, Seminole, Oklahoma is home to Seminole State College and the challenging Jimmie Austin Municipal Golf Course. Oil played a starring role in local history as the Greater Seminole Area was once one of Oklahoma's 22 "giant" oil fields (oil continues as a viable industry in the region to this day). Two museums showcase the town's diverse offerings: Explore the oil boom days of the Roaring 20s at the Oklahoma Oil Museum, and spur kids’ imaginations with the interactive magic of the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. Nearby Sportsman Lake offers 15 miles of shorelines, fishing and boat docks, playground and picnic areas, hiking trails and a rare find: equestrian trails.
A true Southern classic, fried catfish has always been an integral part of Oklahoma cuisine. Discover the best places to feast on freshly fried catfish with heaping helpings of coleslaw, hush puppies and green tomato relish with these nine stand-out catfish spots!
Discover Oklahoma’s ghostly history through these ten haunted tours. Perfect for Halloween or anytime you want a dose of fright, these eerie tours deliver spooky stories and, if you’re lucky, a glimpse of Oklahoma’s famous ghosts!
Just a short hop from each other, the towns of Shawnee, Seminole and Wewoka, Oklahoma offer an incredibly diverse range of things to do, making them the perfect place for an off-the-beaten-path getaway with unusual attractions.
Discover Seminole County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.