Introduction to Durant, Oklahoma
Durant was founded by Dixon Durant. The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad first entered the area in the early 1870s. The city was originally named Durant Station, but it was shortened to Durant in 1882.
Durant and nearby Attractions
- Briarwood Shopping Center
- Fort Washita Historic Site
- Three Valley Museum
- Indian Territory Art Gallery
- Forest Park Skateboard Park
- Red River Railroad Museum
Things To Do In Durant
Durant has a number of parks and playgrounds, including the Durant Park, the Carl Albert Memorial Park and the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. Lake Texoma has scenic campsites and is a popular local recreational spot as well. The Durant Golf and Country Club, the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course and the Silverado Golf Course provide facilities for golfers.
Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Durant Higher Education
Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Grayson County College, Collin County Community College-Central Park and East Central University.