Lawton-Fort Sill Tourism Attractions
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Historic Medicine Park
The story of Medicine Park began in 1908, when it was founded as Oklahoma’s first resort town. The founder, John William Elmer Thomas, fell in love with every aspect of it, from the unique cobblestone deposits, to the mountains and plains that surrounded the town, to the wilderness beyond the horizon.
Fort Sill Military Installation
Long known as the home of the U.S. Army’s Field Artillery , Fort Sill evolved from a frontier cavalry post into one of the most important military installations in the United States.VIEW MORE
Tour the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Driving through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is a favorite afternoon drive for locals and a vey popular destination for people all across the nation each year. The refuge covers over 59,000 acres and is home to buffalo, longhorn cattle, prairie dogs, elk and deer. It is also home to more than 50mammal species,240 bird species, 64 reptile species and 36 fish species.
Holy City of the Wichitas
Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge just 22 miles northwest of Lawton, the Holy City of the Wichitas stands on a 66-acre area that looks much like Israel during Biblical times. Inside the city, you’ll find numerous full-sized buildings and structures, including the temple court, the Lord’s Supper building, Herod’s Court and Pilate’s judgment hall, all built with locally-quarried granite in the 1930s.
Lake Lawtonka is a lake in Comanche County in the state of Oklahoma in the United States. The lake is 2 square miles in area. It is formed by a dam 60 feet and 375 feet long across Medicine Creek. The lake provides the water supply for the Fort Sill and Lawton communities as situated south of the water reservoir.
Lake Ellsworth, located in Comanche County, is a rugged and beautiful destination with 43 miles of shoreline and 5,600 surface acres. Lake Ellsworth is a fantastic fishing spot featuring catfish, crappie, bass and many other species. Just 80 miles from the metro area, Lake Ellsworth is also a convenient choice for those wanting a fun day trip for fishing, swimming, boating or one of the many other activities available nearby.
View From Mount Scott
For nature and animal lovers, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is only minutes away with several area lakes easily accessible as well. An adventurous ride to the top of Southwest Oklahoma’s famous Mt. Scott reveals the vast beauty of our world here in the Sooner State.
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