The town of Skiatook is one of the most preferred tourist attractions in northeastern Oklahoma. Offering a wide range of attractions and activities for tourists of all ages, whether you want to spend some time relaxing in the outdoors or explore cultural and historic sites, you can be assured that you will have your desires fulfilled.
Skiatook Lake is located about 4 miles west of Skiatook and is one of the most visited attractions in the area. A picturesque lake that has a surface area of approximately 10,500 acres, its shoreline stretches for a total distance of 160 miles. It is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills with lush forests of post oak and blackjack trees, as well as the tall grass prairie, and some parts of its shoreline are made up of steep bluffs that provide wonderful views.
Discover nightlife with a short trip to Tulsa and experience Club City Fountain and Cain’s Ballroom. These beautiful facilities are sure to fill you desire for exciting nightlife. For example, Cain’s Ballroom, which became a national site when the “Sex Pistols” performed there, now houses a plethora of musical acts. Cain’s Ballroom also serves as a historical music venue since it was the Bob Willis and the Texas Playboy’s first broadcast on radio. This venue still attracts crowds of people throughout the year, but call if you want to ensure your seat as this legendary site hosts only 25 tables. With a spring loaded dance floor and a nice and helpful staff, Cain’s Ballroom is a must see.
If you wish to learn about the illustrious history of the town of Skiatook, you should definitely pay a visit to the Skiatook Museum. This museum is housed in a historic building built in 1912 and chronicles the significant events that took place throughout the history of the town. During your visit, you will get to see interesting artifacts, furnishings, photographs, scrapbooks, mementos, letters, and other items that belonged to past residents of Skiatook. The museum’s extensive collection of documents makes it possible for residents to trace their family histories back to the time when the town was first established.
The Healing Rock is another famous attraction in Skiatook. It is a natural structure that has great historical significance, located just a few hundred feet south of the Skiatook Lake project office. During the 19th century, the Indians in the region believed that the rock had miraculous powers, bringing their sick ones to the rock to seek healing. Archaeologists have confirmed that the rock was naturally formed and its perfect vertical alignment was created by natural erosion. The Healing Rock is 12 feet high, 17 feet wide, and 15 inches thick and it is a monument that represents a unique era in the history of Osage County.
Besides the abovementioned attractions, there are many other places that you can visit when in Skiatook. These include the Skiatook Statuary, Captain’s Cemetery, Civil War Battle Marker, Javine Hill, Hillside Cemetery, horse and cattle ranches, John Zink Boy Scout Ranch, Christmas tree farm, Cross Timbers Marina and Golf Course, Cedar Crest Golf Course, Crystal Bay Marina, Herbert Pinc Auditorium, antique shops; and others.