The hometown-friendly city of McAlester, located 90 miles south of Tulsa and 120 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, is a major trade center for southeast Oklahoma and is one of the state's oldest communities. Unique attractions include the beautiful, historic McAlester Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Museum, which chronicles famous inmates, early chain gangs and prison escapes. The nearby town of Krebs is known as Oklahoma's Little Italy and is famous for its great cuisine.
Take in refreshing floral arrangements and decorative greenery when rain showers yield to springtime flowers. Travel to a lesser known Oklahoma garden or arboretum for a peaceful afternoon spent with nature.
Oklahoma’s events roll out the red carpet in May, so grab family and friends for weekend getaways or day trips to popular art fairs, hometown jubilees and major metropolitan festivals. Learn why May signals the start of Oklahoma’s summer event season!
It’s pretty hard to beat a weekend afternoon whiled away in an antique shop. While just over a century old, the state of Oklahoma has a surprising selection of antique malls and boutiques that will tickle the fancy of pickers and collectors of every stripe.