Introduction to Bixby, Oklahoma
Bixby became a town in 1899. The city was named after Tams Bixby, the chairman of the Dawes Commission. The Midland Valley Railroad built a depot in this area in 1904. It was incorporated in 1906 and its first election was held in February of 1907. Oil fields were discovered near the city in 1913, which helped Bixby develop economically.
Bixby and nearby Attractions
- Spartan Family Shopping Center
- Bixby Historical Museum
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Big Splash Water Park
- Battle of Honey Springs Site
- Lake Keystone State Park
Things To Do In Bixby
While in Bixby, one can shop at the Spartan Family Shopping Center and the Town and Country Shopping. Bentley Park, Charley Young Park and the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum are some of the local parks. The city also offers easy access to the Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park, the Walnut Creek State Park, Lake Keystone State Park, Woody Guthrie House, Fort Gibson and the Fred Drummond House. Every July, Bixby hosts the Green Corn Festival.
Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.
Bixby Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.