Trailblazing Through Time


Northeast Oklahoma is a treasure trove of rich history and vibrant culture, waiting to be explored. This captivating region offers a unique blend of Native American heritage, cowboy and Western traditions, and a storied past in the oil industry. From the heart of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, to the historically significant town of Muskogee, the culturally rich capital of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Okmulgee, and the cosmopolitan charm of Tulsa, each town provides a fascinating journey through time. Discover the legacy of the Cherokee and Muscogee Creek peoples, the tales of the American frontier, and the rise of the oil boom as you plan your group’s adventure through these storied towns. Join us as we delve into the historical and cultural gems that make northeast Oklahoma's Green Country an unforgettable destination for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

Tahlequah | Cherokee County

Known as the capital of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah holds significant historical and cultural importance for the Cherokee people. The city is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, offering scenic landscapes and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Home to Northeastern State University, Tahlequah boasts a vibrant community with a rich blend of educational, cultural, and natural attractions. Its heritage is celebrated through various events, museums, and landmarks, making Tahlequah a unique blend of modern amenities and deep-rooted traditions.

Some highlights of the Tahlequah area include:

Cherokee National History Museum - Allow 1 hour
Cherokee Nation Gift Shop - Allow 1 hour
Cherokee National Prison Museum - Allow 1 hour
Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum - Allow 1 hour
Hunter’s Home - Allow 1 hour
John Hair Cultural Center & Keetoowah Museum - Allow 1 hour
John Ross Museum - Allow 1 hour
Mister Ed’s Gravesite - Allow 30 minutes
Thompson House - Allow 1 hour
Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway - 2–3-hour drive


Historically significant as a hub during the American Civil War and the Indian Territory days, Muskogee has evolved into a vibrant community with a rich cultural heritage. The city is known for its diverse attractions, including the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and the annual Azalea Festival, which draws visitors with its stunning floral displays. With its blend of historical significance, cultural richness, and economic vitality, Muskogee offers residents and visitors a unique glimpse into the heart of Oklahoma.

Butterfly Papilion - Allow 1 ½ hours
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival - Allow 3-4 hours
Five Civilized Tribes Museum - Allow 1 hour
Honor Heights ParkAzalea Festival & Garden of Lights - Allow 1 ½ hours
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame - Allow 1 hour
Pecan Creek Winery - Allow 1 ½ hours
Roxy Theater - Allow 2 hours per performance
Three Forks Harbor - Allow 1 hour
Three Rivers Museum - Allow 1 hour




Deeply rooted in Native American history, Okmulgee is the capital of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The city's heritage is displayed through landmarks like the Creek Council House Museum and annual cultural events that celebrate the traditions and history of the Muscogee people. Okmulgee is also home to Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, which plays a crucial role in the community by providing educational opportunities and contributing to the local economy. With its historic downtown, vibrant cultural scene, and strong community spirit, Okmulgee offers a unique blend of small-town charm and significant cultural heritage.

Creek Council House Museum - Allow 1 hour
Redstick Gallery - Allow 1 hour
Muscogee Nation Festival - Allow 3 hours
Lumberjack Attack Axe Throwing Company - Allow 1 ½ hours
Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge – Cussetah Bottoms Boardwalk Trail - Allow 1 hour




Tulsa is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city known for its rich history in the oil industry, earning it the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" during the early 20th century. Today, it boasts a diverse economy encompassing energy, finance, aerospace, technology, and manufacturing. The city is renowned for its striking Art Deco architecture, a legacy of its prosperous past, and cultural landmarks such as the Philbrook Museum of Art and several other museums, as well as the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tulsa's thriving arts scene, combined with an array of parks and outdoor activities like those found along the Gathering Place, enhances its appeal.

Tulsa Air & Space Museum - Allow 1 ½ hours
Tulsa Art Deco Museum - Allow 1 hour
Elsing Museum - Allow 1 hour
Greenwood Cultural Center - Allow 1 hour
Greenwood Rising - Allow 1 hour
National BMX Hall of Fame - Allow 1 hour
Philbrook Museum - Allow 2 hours
Route 66 Village - Allow 45 minutes
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art - Allow 1 ½ hours
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum - Allow 1 hour
Tulsa Spirit Tours - Allow 2 hours
Spotlight Theatre - Allow 2 ½ hours
Tulsa Zoo - Allow 3 hours
Oklahoma Aquarium - Allow 2 hours
Bob Dylan Center - Allow 1 hour
Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios - Allow 1 hour
Center of the Universe - Allow 1 hour
Creek Council Oak Park - Allow 1 hour
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza & Route 66 Neon Sign Park - Allow 1 hour
The Church Studio - Allow 1 hour
Outsiders House Museum - Allow 45 minutes
Tulsa Botanic Gardens - Allow 1 ½ hours
TulsaRama Town Square & Decopolis Discovitorium - Allow 45 minutes
Woody Guthrie Center - Allow 1 ½ hours


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