21 miles West of Salina on Hwy 20
20900 S. 4200 Road Claremore, OK 74019
Just 20 minutes from Salina, you can experience the thrill of Oklahoma’s #1 Racino – Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs offers all the exciting casino gaming action you could want and a whole lot more. Experience the thrill of live horse racing with trackside excitement including quarterhorse racing September through November, thoroughbred racing from March to May and hot simulcast racing action from around the country every day. The new casino and entertainment complex, open seven days a week, features exciting Las Vegas style electronic games and video poker. If you love great food, fabulous entertainment and dancing, then northeast Oklahoma’s newest nightspot, Dog Iron Saloon is the place to be.
One-mile racetrack,1/2 mile training track, 2,700 grandstand seats, 250 electronic gaming machines, 100 simulcast TVs, Turf Club seating for up to 400 people, over 42,000 sq ft of meeting/banquet space, Dog Iron Saloon, Mercedes Room, 400 RV hook-ups, guest clubhouse, 600 horse stalls, paved parking .
Must be 18 years of age and have valid photo ID to wager on horses and play electronic gaming machines. Must be 21 years of age and have valid photo ID to enter bar area or drink alcoholic beverages at the Dog Iron Saloon.
JM DAVIS ARMS AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
26 miles West of Salina on Hwy 20
330 N. J.M. Davis Blvd. Claremore OK. 74017
This museum is home to the largest private gun collection in the world. and
a whole lot more. With over 50,000 items to see and experience…saddles, spurs, local ranching brands, German beer steins, World War I posters, military weapons, John Rogers statuary, Native American artifacts…something for everyone. In fact, this place is loaded! It is a definite must see.
WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
27 miles West of Salina on Hwy 20
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK. 74017
Open 365 Days a Year: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Will Rogers Memorial is a 19,052-square-foot museum in Claremore, Oklahoma that memorializes entertainer Will Rogers. The museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and manuscripts pertaining to Rogers’ life, and documentaries, speeches, and movies starring Rogers are shown in a theater. Rogers’ tomb is located on its 20-acre grounds overlooking Claremore and Rogers State University.
The land for the museum was originally purchased by Rogers, a Claremore native, in 1911 for the site of his retirement home, but was given to members of the Rogers family after his death, and later donated to the State of Oklahoma. The museum opened in 1938, three years after his death.
31.7 Miles S. of Salina on Hwy 82 and Scenic Hwy 10
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Oklahoma is home to many scenic rivers throughout the state. It’s not just coincidence that Oklahoma’s float-trip capital, the Illinois River, is also the perfect stream for fly fishing or an overnight camping trip. With so many outfitters and campsites nearby, you have everything you need right here. All you have to do is arrive, you are sure to have lots of family fun.
One of the things that makes the upper Illinois River so popular among paddlers is its Class II rating – it’s a gentle river with a moderate current and few hazards. Novice paddlers will feel right at home here. Scenery is another huge draw for the Illinois River. Situated in northeast Oklahoma among the Ozark foothills, the surrounding bluffs and hills are covered in shortleaf pine, red and white oak, hickory, sycamore, dogwoods and redbuds. The upper part of the Illinois River flows from just north of Watts at the Oklahoma-Arkansas border to Lake Tenkiller. The upper Illinois River is also a great fishing stream for bass, catfish, perch, and crappie
For the fishermen the lower Illinois River has year round trout fishing and trophy striper. . The lower section of the Illinois River flows from the Lake Tenkiller dam to the Arkansas River. This part of the river has cool water and some serious fishing. Rainbow trout and brown trout are found in the lower Illinois River, as well as trophy striped bass (striper). In the summertime the striper run up in this cool water and feed on the trout and shad.
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