By Hannah Fell, Visit Muskogee
The Oklahoma weather is starting to settle into its late fall/early winter temperatures, but don’t let the cool air bring you down, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do in Muskogee this time of year! We are here to guide you through some of the best fall activities available to you, your family, your friends, and loved ones.
Pecan Creek Winery
The lovely fall weather can only be perfectly paired with a just as lovely seasonal local wine. Pecan Creek Winery boasts a fabulous selection of locally grown and produced wines, ranging from dry, semi-dry, to sweet fruit wines. There are many opportunities to grab a bottle of this delicious wine at local retailers across Oklahoma, but there is truly no better experience than going straight to the source and tasting a flight of wines right next to the vineyard itself. For more information about upcoming events or how to book a tasting visit Pecan Creek Winery’s website.
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Take a day to explore the rich history of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole tribes at the Five Tribes Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving and to teaching visitors about the traditions, the cultures, and the arts of the tribes that once solely occupied the lands of Oklahoma. There is no better season than now to reflect upon history and appreciate those who came before us. For more information on how to buy tickets, memberships, or tours, email the Five Civilized Tribes Museum at email@example.com.
Muskogee Little Theatre
Warm up your body along with your soul at a family fun show in Muskogee’s historic theatre, The Roxy. The Roxy was built in 1948 as a movie theatre and is now used as a multi-purpose event space for all kinds of local and national acts. From comedy shows to movie viewing parties there is sure to be something for everyone available at The Roxy. Check out their website for more information on upcoming shows and events. Don’t miss the chance to experience this historical venue.
Honors Heights Park
The cold weather may encourage people to stay indoors where it is warm, but there is no better time to take a hike than when the leaves are changing. Zip up your jackets and head out to the crown jewel of Muskogee’s park system, Honors Heights Park, to absorb the beauty of nature. This 132-acre park features picnic areas and shelters, a pavilion, a gift shop, and public restrooms. Take advantage of the nice weather before winter and spend some extra time outside by bringing along your own picnic setup to share with family and friends.
What better way to celebrate the season than to experience the tastes of fall. Head down to local hotspot, Harmony House, for the chance to grab freshly baked goods and delicious sandwiches. Bakery selections are made daily and are a favorite of local Muskogee residents for lunch time. Don’t leave until you bite into one of their cookies too, which were once mentioned in Southern Living as “Oklahoma’s Best Cookie”. For more information on what’s on the menu, visit Harmony House’s website.