Introduction to Idabel, Oklahoma
Idabel was originally known as Pernell. It was later renamed after the wife of John Randolph Dillon, an executive and engineer of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad. The city is the county seat of McCurtain County.
Idabel and nearby Attractions
- Choctaw Village Shopping Center
- McCurtain County Veteran's Memorial Museum
- Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
- Museum of the Red River
- Beavers Bend State Park
- Little River National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Idabel
Idabel is home to the Museum of the Red River, while the Muscle Car Legends Museum and the McCurtain County Veteran's Memorial Museum are both nearby as well. The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area and the Little River National Wildlife Refuge provide amenities for several different types of recreation. The Beavers Bend State Park also offers facilities for camping, biking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, golfing and swimming. The Jumper Shopping Center and the Choctaw Village Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. The city hosts the Fall Fest every October.
Dallas Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Idabel Higher Education
Texas A & M University-Commerce, Tyler Junior College and Westark College are the local centers of higher education.