Introduction to Muskogee, Oklahoma
Muskogee was officially incorporated in 1876, even though the settlement had existed for decades before that under the same name. It is believed that French traders established a temporary village near the town’s current location as early as 1806. The first permanent settlement was established on the banks of Verdigris River in 1817, north of the current location of Muskogee. When oil was discovered in the area in 1905, Muskogee began to develop very rapidly.
Muskogee and nearby Attractions
- Three Rivers Museum
- River Country Family Water Park
- Five Civilized Tribes Park
- Thomas-Foreman Historic Home
- Eagle Crest Golf Course
- Greenleaf State Park
Things To Do In Muskogee
Muskogee offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the River County Family Water Park, the Sequoyah State Park and the Greenleaf State Park for a range of outdoor recreational activities. The USS Batfish, a converted naval warship, and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum are popular local historical destinations. Local celebrations include the Azalea Festival and Railroad Days.
Air transportation is available from Tulsa International Airport.
Muskogee Higher Education
Bacone College and Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee are the local institutions of higher education. Other nearby institutes include Northeastern State University, Tulsa Community College and Oral Roberts University.