Welcome to Marlow, a city steeped in tradition. This small southwest Oklahoma community has a big history dating back to its founding citizens, the Marlow brothers. Their fascinating story has even been told on the big screen as “The Sons of Katie Elder” starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Pay tribute to the heroic, yet tragic story with a visit to the Marlow Brothers Monument. Then, learn more about the community that was founded by Old West settlers on Wildhorse Creek with a visit to the Marlow Museum.
Marlow also offers plenty of antique shopping, multiple parks and the picturesque creek-fed Lake J.W. Taylor where you can fish and camp. Children love the sprawling 13,000 square foot western-themed playground called the Hideout, located at Redbud Park. While you’re there, schedule a guided tour of the legendary Outlaw Cave where the Marlow brothers were said to have hidden from the law.
The Chisholm Trail has left a permanent hoof print on the culture and heritage of western Oklahoma. Travel along this famed trail to experience the stories of pioneering cattle drives on a legendary piece of the Old West.