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Port of Muskogee

216 West Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
P: +1 918-682-7887

Overview

Muskogee, known to many from Merle Haggard's famous song, Okie from Muskogee, is quick 45 minute drive from Tulsa.  A popular motorcycling destination, the city also hosts many festivals, concerts and events, as well as lots of live music, anchored by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Residents enjoy excellent access to outdoor activities, including city parks as well as places to play among surrounding rivers, lakes, gardens and woodlands.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Muskogee a "distinctive destination".  

Health care makes up Muskogee's largest economic sector, however the city is also home to well-known major employers such as Georgia-Pacific, Dal-Tile, Acme Engineering and Griffin Food Company, to name a few.  Muskogee Existing Industries

Theater

The Muskogee Little Theatre has been wowing theater lovers for 44 years, turning first a garage and then a former school “cafetorium” into a place where drama, musicals and arts education have made headlines. But now, MLT has realized a longstanding dream by opening a state-of-the art facility that will reward years of work and planning.

Thanks to a $5.5 million grant from the City of Muskogee Foundation, and an astonishing 6-month-long campaign that raised another $1 million in matching funds, Muskogee Little Theatre welcomed patrons in fall 2016 to a new facility. The new theater includes 270 seats in its main stage theater, dressing rooms with bathrooms, a real green room where actors can relax between scenes, a catering kitchen, and a beautiful new lobby that can accommodate 150-250 people and will be available to rent for special events. 

Muskogee Little Theatre in the news:  Muskogee Little Theatre Thinks Big

The Roxy Theater
Originally opened in 1948 as a movie theater, the Roxy re-opened as a multi-purpose venue. Seating 300 people, the Roxy is a showcase for local talent as well as professional touring acts. The theater officially opened it's doors to the public again in August 2001 after being closed for over 30 years. With a prime location in downtown Muskogee, the Roxy is in close proximity to the Muskogee Civic Center, Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, Three Rivers Museum, and other downtown businesses and restaurants. 

Music

Oklahomans have always had a rich and profound impact on the world’s music culture. In 1995, recognizing the need to educate the public about the influence Oklahomans have in the music industry, the vision for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame was born.
In 2005, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. was renamed Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc. Improvements to The Frisco Depot are continuing today with improved sound and lighting and production of a weekly television show, “Oklahoma Music Shop”.



G Fest Muskogee
Muskogee's premier music festival, G Fest held it's inaugural event at Hatbox Field in June of 2016 including four stages filled with music from 85 bands over three days, food trucks, vendor and auction booths, campsites, hammocks and anything else you could ask for of a music festival. 


Museums

USS Batfish
The USS Batfish is a submarine on permanent display at the War Memorial Park in Muskogee. This veteran of WWII is open for tours, allowing visitors to examine the vessel that sank three Royal Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour span, along with eleven other enemy vessels during her time in battle. Experience for yourself the tight spaces in which the crew lived and worked, including the crew cabins and torpedo room. The park also includes displays including a tank, cannons and missiles and the Walk of Honor, a moving tribute to all veterans.

Three Rivers Museum
Established in 1989, the Three Rivers Museum highlights the development of the region, which was one of the earliest areas west of the Mississippi to be settled. Housed in a renovated railroad depot, the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, and includes a gift shop, local multi-ethnic exhibits, 1940s-era diesel switch engine, and new to the museum grounds, Food Truck Thursdays featuring an assortment of area food vendors.

The Five Civilized Tribes Museum features an extensive collection of traditional art by artists of the Cherokee, Chicksaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole tribes of East Oklahoma. Exhibits include permanent pieces, rotating works and art competitions.

Atatola Lodge Museum
The Ataloa Lodge Museum is part of Muskogee's Bacone College and offers one of the finest collections of American Indian artifacts and traditional art in the country. Visitors can see exhibits of art, pottery, clothing and other relics or shop for authentic, Native-American gifts.

Events and Festivals


Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum 
After several years of fundraising and building the collection, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum opened its doors into the newly renovated Frisco Freight Depot.

Symphony in the Park
Music lovers here also flock to Honor Heights Park every summer when the Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Symphony in the Park.

Mud Volleyball 
Like your outdoor fun a little more down and dirty? Then go to, or even take part in, the Muskogee County Council of Youth Services and Women In Safe Homes' annual Muskogee Three Forks Harbor Mud Volleyball Tournament. Contestants battle in two feet of mud! 

River Rumba Regatta
 
And while you’re near the water, don’t miss the annual River Rumba Regatta, where you can build a cardboard boat to race by yourself or with a team in several different categories. 

Castle of Muskogee
 
Every May the Castle of Muskogee goes back in time for the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, a salute to all things English and medieval. The castle also plays host to the Haunted Castle and Castle Christmas, with multiple family-friendly events. 

National Soul Food Cook-Off
The National Soul Food Cook-Off pits cooks against each other to whip up everything from sweet potato pie to macaroni and cheese, and has become the go-to event for people in search of some serious comfort food. 

Chili & BBQ Cook-Off 
If soul food’s not your thing, then swing by the Muskogee Exchange Club’s Chili & BBQ Cook-Off. After 33 years, they’re still handing out blue ribbons for spicy entrees, plus there’s a kid zone and other activities for the whole family. 

Flying Fez Wine-Tasting Festival
 
There’s even more fun to be had at the Flying Fez Wine-Tasting Festival, put on every February by the Bedouin Shrine Flying Fez unit. More than a dozen Oklahoma wineries compete for top honors. 

Art Under the Oaks
Need some art to go with that wine? Head toward the Art Under the Oaks Market and Festival, which is held at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum. The show focuses on the cultural, useful artwork of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes. 

Bare Bones International Film Festival
 
For even more visual excitement, don’t miss the Bare Bones International Film Festival, which as been hailed by such publications as Moviemaker magazine.

For even more seasonal events in Muskogee, check out the Visit Muskogee Website here:  Muskogee Seasonal Events

Data Name Value
Accredited Museums None
Arts Institutions 5
Dance Companies 0
Historical Sites 1
Museums 3
Musical Groups and Artists 0
Other Performing Arts Companies 0
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1