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. At the Marlow Area Museum, learn more about how this community came to be settled by an Old West family living along the banks of Wildhorse Creek.
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.