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Cherokee Trading Post & Travel Mart
The Cherokee Trading Post & Travel Mart in Calumet is conveniently located right off the highway and stocked full of unique American Indian clothing, decor, accessories and more. Stop in to look through their extensive selection of moccasins, Pendleton items and turquoise jewelry. You'll find leather handbags, one-of-a-kind hats, hand beaded items, books on Native American culture and even high quality cowboy boots. There's something for everyone at this Route 66 staple that opened in 1963.
Make time to walk around the art gallery, which showcases beautiful Native American work by various tribes, within the building. Also, the on-site 24 hour travel mart has everything you need to make your Oklahoma road trip a breeze. Whether you have to fill up the gas tank, grab a snack or just need a place to stretch your legs, the Cherokee Trading Post & Travel Mart in Calumet is an ideal stop. There is also a restaurant where you can get a great hot meal, and the trading post is within walking distance of the KOA El Reno West Campground.
Visitors to the Cherokee Trading Post are greeted by a very large statue of a Native American man that is underneath a sign you can see from the highway. It is made of fiberglass and the figure holds a tomahawk while donning traditional regalia including moccasins and medicine pouches. It is a unique photo-op for visitors traveling down I-40.
The travel mart is open 24 hours.