Reba McEntire Itinerary
A natural performer, Reba McEntire started singing as a self-described “kid from the sticks” on her family ranch in rural Oklahoma. Travel this ultimate fan route to see some of the venues that helped the Queen of Country get her start. Stroll the same college campus where McEntire attended classes and venture into museums that pay tribute to the star by displaying McEntire memorabilia. Travel small town roads to see her hometown of Chockie and snap a photo of the sign marking Reba McEntire Avenue, which runs near the ranch that’s been in her family for decades.
Oklahoma City, OK
Stop 1: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Reba McEntire was inducted into the museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers in 1995. Formerly known as the Cowboy Hall of Fame, this museum also features her father and grandfather, who both won the title of Steer Roping World Champion, in the museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Stop 2: McSwain Theatre
Reba McEntire performed live at Ada’s famous McSwain Theatre before she was discovered by Red Steagall during a performance of the national anthem in Oklahoma City.
Stop 3: Southeastern Oklahoma State University
In the 1970s, Reba McEntire attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The future country superstar graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in music.
Stop 4: Confederate Memorial Museum & Cemetery
This Atoka museum, located near Reba's hometown of Chockie, features a display of Reba memorabilia. Stop in to see photos of Reba, as well as one of her signature dresses.
Stop 5: Atoka High School Football Stadium
Fans gathered to see Reba perform at the Atoka High School Football Stadium on May 24, 1984. This historic structure was built in 1939 by a WPA project that President Roosevelt personally approved the funds to complete.
Stop 6: Reba McEntire Avenue
During her early career and first marriage, Reba McEntire was a proud resident of Stringtown, Oklahoma, where she owned a ranch. The town honored their famous resident by naming a local street Reba McEntire Avenue.
Stop 7: Chockie Mountain Road
Reba McEntire famously grew up on a 7,000-acre cattle ranch in Chockie, Oklahoma. Although the ranch is still a private residence, visitors can drive down Chockie Mountain Road and view the land Reba once called home.
Stop 8: Kiowa High School
Reba McEntire graduated from Kiowa High School in 1973. While earning her high school diploma, Reba McEntire was part of the Kiowa High School Cowboy Band and sang on the radio with her brothers as the Singing McEntires.