There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Historic structures are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.Learn More
As a railroad hub in the early 1900s, Hugo, Oklahoma was a hotbed of activity, with a vivid mix of dance hall girls, hustlers and gunfighters, a Harvey House Restaurant, and at one time, a dozen circuses wintering nearby to take advantage of the moderate climate and easy rail access. The Frisco Depot Museum in the restored former Harvey House Restaurant captures some of this rollicking past, and Mount Olivet Cemetery showcases the final resting places for rodeo greats. The cemetery also features a special area known as "Showmen's Rest," which features unique headstones and gravesites for circus performers and owners. At the Endangered Ark Foundation, visit the second largest herd of Asian elephants in the U.S., and learn more about preservation efforts surrounding these endangered animals.