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The Red River Valley is your tourism gateway to the history, people and places that make Texas and Oklahoma legendary.
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A visit through the Red River Valley reveals a rich history of Native Americans, cowboys, rail heads, oil booms and national statesmen. See Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a still active Army post built during the Indian Wars. Explore communities settled in the days when Texas was its own country. Experience how the traditions of the Old West live on where the Chisholm Trail crossed the Red River.
From cattle barons to oil field wildcatters… from the home of a 24-term Congressman to the birthplace of a United States president… from heritage homes to historic downtowns – you’ll find it all in the Red River Valley of Texas and Oklahoma.
The Red River Valley also abounds in opportunities for outdoor recreation. Lake Texoma is the eleventh largest reservoir in the United States and the third largest in Texas. The LBJ National Grasslands, Ouachita National Forest, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Chickasaw National Recreation Area and a myriad of state parks in both Oklahoma and Texas beckon hikers, campers, birders and stargazers. The contrasts of flatlands, rolling prairies, and rising mountains add to the natural beauty of the Red River Valley region.
There’s always something fun to see or do in the Red River Valley. A 125-year-old trade day, the world’s oldest blue grass festival under original management, and the country’s largest sanctioned century bicycle ride all call the Red River Valley home. Then there’s the world’s second largest Eiffel Tower! You’ll find a zoo that grew out of a community circus in Texas, and an Oklahoma town that is the summer home to two circuses. Where else but the Red River Valley can you find festivals that feature a goat barbecue or a tribute to watermelon? Community theaters, art galleries, and history museums offer a wide assortment of entertainment and education. Antique shops, specialty boutiques, outlet stores and unique eateries are abundant.
Whether your visit to the Red River Valley is a one-day adventure, a weekend getaway or a multi-week excursion, you’ll find accommodations to suit your needs. Bed and breakfast inns, RV parks, and hotels are available in a wide variety of locations and price ranges.