As someone from Muskogee, I have seen the ins-an-outs of the town and witnessed what it has to offer. Though some might see it as a drive-through town, I see it as my favorite coffeeshop, my favorite antique store and my favorite people; my family. Here are some hidden gems of Muskogee you do not want to miss:
This hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, named after the owner’s Grandmother Erly, is a must-stop in Muskogee. It resides on the edge of Muskogee’s downtown Katy District and is the perfect pastry or cup of brew to begin or end your day.
Red Shed is a treasure trove of antiques and vintage items. If you are dying to get your hands on an old Coca-Cola sign or a rusty birdcage, the Red Shed most likely has it. This old-timey, cash-or-check only barn will surely empty your pockets as you find anything you were looking for and everything you were not.
Words cannot describe the absolute love I have for this barbecue joint. I have been going to My Place since I was a baby and it has never disappointed me. As a former and current workplace for many of my family members and a homemade barbecue sauce to salivate over, this rinky-dink restaurant has always felt like home.
Speaking of my childhood, I cannot recall how many summers I spent going to the River Country Water Park. This humble waterpark is by far, even if you just need a few hours of relaxation, the most fun. Take a float through the lazy river or take a turn down the slide. I promise you won’t leave this small waterpark unsatisfied.
Honor Heights has always been a meeting spot for my family. Whether for reunions or birthday parties, the park is a beautiful spot to check out. In the Summer and Spring, drive or walk through the many trails to witness the bloomed seasonal flowers or drive through in the winter and see the amazing Christmas lights display. Any time of year is a good time for a trip to Honor Heights Park.
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