Introduction to Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Okmulgee was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. Since the American Civil War, the city served as the capital of the Creek Nation. The city derived its name from a Creek term meaning boiling or bubbling water. Okmulgee is the county seat of Okmulgee County.
Okmulgee and nearby Attractions
- Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
- Mission Lane Shopping Center
- Okmulgee Game Reserve
- Creek Council House Museum
- Okmulgee Lake
- Henryetta Territorial Museum
Things To Do In Okmulgee
Okmulgee offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can shop at the 2000 Shopping Center and the Mission Lane Shopping Center. The Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge is a popular tourist destination. Okmulgee Lake and Dripping Springs Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. Local festivals include the Pecan Festival, the Okmulgee County Fair, the Creek Festival & Rodeo, the Indian Art Festival, Septemberfest, Great West Chili and Bluegrass Festival and the Doo - Dah Day.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Okmulgee Higher Education
Oklahoma State University Okmulge and Green Country Technology Center are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.