Introduction to Vinita, Oklahoma
Vinita was originally an African American community and was known as Downingville. It was established in 1871 as a railroad town. It was the first city of Oklahoma with electricity. Later on, it was renamed after Vinnie Ream, the American sculptor who created the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The city is the county seat of Craig County.
Vinita and nearby Attractions
- Cherokee State Park
- Delaware County Historical Society & Mariee Wallace Museum
- Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace
Things To Do In Vinita
The Eastern Trails Museum provides insight into the area’s history. Grand Lake O" the Cherokees is located few miles away from the city. Shopping opportunities are available at the Carters Shopping Center and the Bull Creek Shopping Center. Some of the local celebrations include the World's Largest Calf Fry, Oktoberfest and the Summer Fest. Visitors can also play a game or two at the Cherokee Grove Golf Course, the Osage Creek Golf Club and the Patricia Island Golf Club.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Vinita Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Northeastern State University, Pittsburg State University or Missouri Southern State College.