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Master Index of Locations

This page lists all of the locations featured on this site.

 

Index to Poteau Places of Interest

  • Advertise at Strikealot Lanes Bowling Alley in Poteau!
  • Deep South Steakhouse and Cheesecake BakeryPoteau’s Deep South Steakhouse and Cheesecake Bakery is one of the areas nicest resturaunts.  Formerly Montana Mike’s, the owners decided to improve upon the franchise by offering a greater variety ...
  • Mid America Karate in Poteau Poteau’s Mid-America Karate is a Martial Arts School that focuses on the Goju Ryu. The Dojo can be traced back to the early 1970’s.  At that time, the Dojo was located ...
  • Poteau Family Fitness 2300 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-649-4910
  • Sidewinders in Downtown Poteau Founded in July of 2005, Sidewinder provides a wide range of products and services to the Eastern Oklahoma area, as well as the online community. We offer custom decals and ...
  • The Viking Runestone Festival The Viking Runestone Festival is held bi-annualy at the Heavener Runestone Park.  The festival features a wide variety of entertainment set in what is believed to have once been a ...
  • Twyman Park Twyman Park is a 20 acre public park managed by the City of Poteau.  Constructed in the 1930’s, it was one of the areas largest WPA projects. The park features ...
  • Yellow Cottage Studios Art Gallery and Workshop Yellow Cottage Studios is the studio and showroom for Artist Dani Montoya, a potter and Gourd Artist. This creative space is open to the public to stop in, say hello and ...

 

Index to Poteau Attractions

  • Cavanal Hill and Historic Trail Cavanal Hill is dubbed “The World’s Highest Hill”, but there’s a lot more to it than just that.  The trail leading up to Cavanal Hill follows the old railroad line ...
  • Cedar Lake Cedar Lake is located in the Ouachita National Forest.  Cedar lake offers a large campground as well as other outdoor recreational facilities. The Lake and grounds cover 86 acres and is ...
  • Choctaw Casino Pocola Experience LeFlore County like never before at the beautiful Choctaw Casino Hotel. Hit it big on one of over 1,900 slots and table games, explore a variety of delicious dining ...
  • Choctaw Country Club Choctaw Country Club was incorporated in 1963 as a non-stock, not-for-profit corporation, with the mission of providing a place of recreation for the citizens of the surrounding area. Nine-hole Golf Course ...
  • Dunbar City Park Poteau’s Dunbar Park is located on what used to be the old Boy Scout Camp.  The park is named in honor of the old Dunbar School, which was an all-black ...
  • Fall Foliage Tours As fall arrives, Southeast Oklahoma becomes ablaze with a riot of colors.  The best time to take the Fall Foliage tour is between late September and early November. Begin your Fall ...
  • Heavener Deer Pen and Caboose The Heavener Lions Club maintains a deer pen for the public.  It is located on US-59 near the historic downtown area. The Heavener Chamber of Commerce has an old railroad car.  ...
  • Lake Wister State Park near Poteau, Oklahoma Lake Wister State Park, located within the Winding Stair Scenic Byway in southwestern Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Quachita National Forest. The focal point of the lake is ...
  • LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey The LeFlore County Museum is located in downtown Poteau.  Housed in the former Hotel Lowrey, the museum now consists of three floors of artifacts, a rotating exhibit, and an event ...
  • Long Lake Resort in Poteau, Oklahoma Long Lake Resort is one of Southeast Oklahoma’s best kept secrets.  Located just south of Poteau, Long Lake Resort offers everything from fishing to horse back riding.  For lodging, you ...
  • Maple Creek Blueberry Farm Maple Creek Blueberry Farm is a 2 acre site featuring a wide variety of blueberries.  Formed in 2003, Maple Creek Blueberry Farm has been a favorite location for agrotourism, drawing ...
  • Nashoba Skate Park in Heavener The Nashoba Skate Park in Heavener opened in 2013.  The park is a “Street style” skateboarding venue constructed by Colorado-based Native Skateparks.  The park is concrete and is designated for ...
  • Old Choctaw Jail The Old Choctaw Jail is located on Rock Jail Road.  From Panama, follow Rock Jail Road west for approximately three miles. The jail was originally built in 1840, and then rebuilt ...
  • Origins of Poteau’s Street Names and Other OdditiesDowntown Street Names Have you ever wondered where some of Poteau’s street names came from? Here’s a short list of some of the more interesting street names. Early Poteau (1885-1900) Beard Avenue: Named ...
  • Poteau Farmer’s Market 2018 The 2018 Poteau Farmer’s Market is here!! This year, the market is located in the bowling alley parking lot, in front of Strike-a-Lot Lanes. The first day of the market ...
  • Poteau WPA Tour During the 1930’s, the Works Progress Administration played a large role in Poteau, Heavener, and Wister.  In Poteau, there are a large number of WPA projects that are quite fascinating.  ...
  • Poteau’s Bill J. Barber Park Part of the Poteau Parks System, Bill J. Barber Park is located at 510 N. Paul Mathis and is situated next to a beautiful flowing stream.  The park includes a ...
  • Rotary Outdoor Complex and Mountain Hiking Trails The Poteau Rotary Outdoor Complex is a series of rough trails that run through the base of Cavanal Mountain.  The complex began life as a Girl Scout camp before being ...
  • Skate Reation Do you remember? Tall socks.. poofy hair.. and colorful outfits! Skate-reation is just around 40 years old.  Built in 1980, this was during the height of the roller skating craze; and they’re ...
  • Skatepark Off Broadway The Off Broadway Skate Park in Poteau opened in 2012.  The park is a “Bowl style” skateboarding venue constructed by Colorado-based Native Skateparks.  The park is concrete and is designated ...
  • Skullyville Cemetery and Fort Coffee Located in northern LeFlore County, both Skullyville and Ft. Coffee played an important role in the regions history. Following the Choctaw Trail of Tears, Skullyville was established as the new capital ...
  • Southern Belle Restaurant The Southern Belle Restaurant in Heavener, Oklahoma is a themed dining experience.  The restaurant is set in a 1905 railroad dining car.  The railcar was modified in the 1940’s to ...
  • Spiro Mounds The mounds at Spiro, Oklahoma, are among the most important archaeological remains in the United States. A remarkable assemblage of artifacts from the mounds shows that prehistoric Spiro people created ...
  • Strike-a-Lot Lanes Strike-a-Lot Lanes is a bowling and recreational facility in Poteau.  The bowling alley is fully modern, clean, and comfortable. There are various activities and special nights throughout the week.  The ...
  • The Heavener Runestone To learn more about the history behind the Heavener Runestone, check out this article.  
  • The Tower Drive In Theater and Movie Theater The Tower Drive in Theater is one of the few remaining Drive-in’s left in Oklahoma. Originally built in July of 1952, it has remained one of the most popular destination ...
  • Tour Poteau’s Black Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls run Amok in Poteau! In 2013, the City of Poteau and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce decided to create some local art.  In honor of the late Senator ...
  • Twyman Park Twyman Park is a 20 acre public park managed by the City of Poteau.  Constructed in the 1930’s, it was one of the areas largest WPA projects. The park features ...
  • Wild Things Farm Wild Things Farm is a poplular agritourism location in LeFlore County.  They have a wide variety of activities throughout their 90 acre working farm.  Popular attractions include the Corn Maze, ...
  • Wolf Ridge Country Club and Golf Course Wolf Ridge Country Club is an 18 hole golf course located on top of Wolf Mountain.  There is also a private members club on site.Address: 24175 Clubhouse Ln, Wister, OK ...

 

Index to Poteau Dining and Nightlife

  • Bev’s Home Cookin’ A great family restaurant. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come in and see us. We enjoy small or large groups. We love to meet new people.Located in Wister, Oklahoma, ...
  • Chili’s Grill & BarFamily-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style settingAddress: 4103 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 647-0507
  • China Taste China Taste is an Asian resturaunt in Poteau.Address: 1900 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-1370 
  • Choctaw Casino Pocola Experience LeFlore County like never before at the beautiful Choctaw Casino Hotel. Hit it big on one of over 1,900 slots and table games, explore a variety of delicious dining ...
  • D’s Cakes and More of Poteau 804-B North Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-649-0451
  • Deep South Steakhouse and Cheesecake BakeryPoteau’s Deep South Steakhouse and Cheesecake Bakery is one of the areas nicest resturaunts.  Formerly Montana Mike’s, the owners decided to improve upon the franchise by offering a greater variety ...
  • El Celaya Mexican Restaurant in HeavenerAddress: 304 W 1st St, Heavener, OK 74937Phone: (918) 653-2026
  • Fat Man’s BBQ 2629 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma(918) 839-5196
  • Geno’s PizzaAddress: 1701 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-0070
  • Heavener’s Simple Simon’s Pizza 107 E Avenue C Heavener, OK 74937 simplesimons.com
  • JAX’S BBQ of Shady Point US-271 Shady Point, OklahomaCall (918) 721-7088  RIBS CHOPPED BRISKET PULL PORK SMOKED SAUSAGE SMOKED BOLOGNA POTATO SALAD BAKED BEANS SMOKE SPAM “SATURDAY” SPECIAL CALL FOR DETAILS OR COME ON IN!!!
  • Kazoku Habachi on Wheels Kazoku Habachi on Wheels is a food truck that specializes in Asian Habachi Cuisine. They are typically located on Broadway, but may set up for special events.   602 N. Broadway 918-413-7351  
  • La Cabana Address: 510 Dewey Ave, Poteau, OK 74953
  • La Magia Del Trigo Mexican Restaurant in Heavener 106 W 1st St Heavener, Oklahoma(918) 653-3570
  • Lahuerta Mexican RestaurantAddress: 1900 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-0086
  • Leona’s Italian RestaurantAddress: 200 S Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-0222
  • Long Branch SaloonLong Branch Saloon tucked away on Long Lake Hill Rd in Poteau. Long Branch Saloon known for its country roots, customer service and golden oldies karaoke song selection. Locally owned by ...
  • Maria’s Mexican RestaurantAddress: 600 S Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-0811
  • Old Fashion Burgers in Heavener 501 W 1st St (By the Chamber of Commerce) Heavener, Oklahoma(918) 839-5474
  • Pizza HutAddress: 2102 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 647-3636Menu: order.pizzahut.com
  • Poteau Farmer’s Market 2018 The 2018 Poteau Farmer’s Market is here!! This year, the market is located in the bowling alley parking lot, in front of Strike-a-Lot Lanes. The first day of the market ...
  • Poteau Men’s Athletic Club (PMAC) 3101 N Broadway St Poteau, OK 74953 (918) 647-8111
  • Poteau Pizza Hut 2102 N Broadway St Poteau, OK 74953
  • Roberta’s CafeAddress: 2602 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 647-3663
  • Simple Simon’s Pizza of WisterAddress: US-271, Wister, OK 74966Phone: (918) 655-3373
  • Southern Belle Restaurant The Southern Belle Restaurant in Heavener, Oklahoma is a themed dining experience.  The restaurant is set in a 1905 railroad dining car.  The railcar was modified in the 1940’s to ...
  • Strike-a-Lot Lanes Strike-a-Lot Lanes is a bowling and recreational facility in Poteau.  The bowling alley is fully modern, clean, and comfortable. There are various activities and special nights throughout the week.  The ...
  • The Coffee CupAddress: 401 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 647-2622
  • Villas Tortilleria 501 East 1st Street Heavener, Oklahoma (918) 653-4820Mexican Food, exc. Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, and more! Outdoor seating, as well as indoor too, with air conditioning, and TV, and snacks.
  • Warehouse Willy’sAddress: 300 Dewey Ave, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 649-3400
  • Western Sizzlin 2210 N Broadway St Poteau, OK 74953 western-sizzlin.com
  • Wister Dairy Hut 304 East Highland Wister, OklahomaCall (918) 655-7718

 

Index to Poteau Shopping

  • Aarons Rent to Own of Poteau 2801-A North Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-5127 www.aarons.com
  • Arline’s Collectables Arline’s Collectables in Wister is one of the largest antique and collectable dealers in the Poteau area.  Arline originally started off in a building built during the late 1800’s in ...
  • Baetz Home Center of Poteau 601 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-4255 www.baetzhomecenter.com
  • Bargain ShackAddress: Old Wister Hwy, Poteau, OK 74953Phone: (918) 647-5060
  • Bernard’s 410 E. 1st St. Heavener, OK, United States 74937 (918) 653-739   
  • Best for Less Shop | Poteau Consignment Store 1916 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-8071
  • Bridgmans Furniture Established in 1896, Bridgman’s Furniture in Poteau is one of the oldest furniture stores in Oklahoma. Bridgman’s Furniture carries everything from furniture to gifts, including recliners, living room, bedroom, and kitchen ...
  • Carolea’s Gifts & More 111 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-3175 Visit the website
  • Cato At Cato, you’ll find the latest fashion styles for any occasion – work or play, dressy or casual in junior/misses and plus sizes. We’ve got great jewelry, shoes and accessories, ...
  • Dearly Creations Vintage Market Dearly Creations Vintage Market in Poteau is one of the areas most unique vintage furniture and home decor store.  The majority of the items found in this market are hand ...
  • Factory Connection Factory Connection of Poteau offers a wide selection of brand name fashions for Juniors, Misses, Plus, Men’s and Young Men’s, along with accessories and shoes.1938 N. Broadway Poteau, OklahomaCall (918) 647-4805  ...
  • Hibbett Sports Sporting goods retailer specializing in team sports. Offering a great selection of equipment, footwear, and apparel. USA. 3100 North Broadway, Suite 105 Poteau, OK 74953 hibbett.com  
  • Jazz-E-Jewels in Poteau 2018 N. Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-649-5206  
  • NAPA Auto Parts NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America’s growing need for a world-class auto parts distribution system. Today, NAPA has over 400,000 parts in inventory at 6,000 Auto Parts stores, ...
  • Poteau Crossfit 103 Dewey Avenue Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-721-3733
  • Poteau Health Foods 2409-A North Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-3555
  • Poteau Pets Poteau Pets is Family Owned & Operated! They have been serving the Poteau area for more than 15 years.  Besides live animals, they also sell all kinds of pets supplies ...
  • Poteau Petsense 2129 N 14th St Poteau, OK 74953 www.petsenseonline.com
  • Poteau Stage Shop Stage for brand name family apparel, shoes, jewelry, handbags, beauty, gifts, accessories and more. Expect exceptional value and service. Visit your Poteau store or online for top brands like ...
  • Poteau’s True Value Poteau True Value is owned by Chris Hoag who purchased the store in 2011 from the Holton Family. This store provides Poteau with plumbing, electrical, hardware, housewares, paint, tools, automotive, lawn ...
  • Ron’s Lumberjack Cafe 37850 US Hwy 59 Howe, OK 74940 www.ronslumber.com
  • Shara’s Consignment Boutique Shara’s Consignment Boutique in Poteau offers a variety of gently used appearal and fashion accessories.  The majority of what they offer is name brand clothing but at a fraction of ...
  • Shoe Sensation 3100 N Broadway St, Ste 108 Poteau, OK 74953 Shoe Sensation is a regional chain of family shoe stores selling quality name-brand shoes. Our stores carry a large selection of men’s, ...
  • Sidewinders in Downtown Poteau Founded in July of 2005, Sidewinder provides a wide range of products and services to the Eastern Oklahoma area, as well as the online community. We offer custom decals and ...
  • The Bamboo Orchid in Poteau Florist and Gift Shop Bamboo Orchid 2210-C North Broadway Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 918-647-2628 www.thebambooorchid.biz
  • The Gingerbread House The Gingerbread House in Wister is one of the most unique floral and gift shops in the area.  They offer custom arrangements for all events.  They also have numerous gift ...
  • The Little Red Wagon Boutique The L’il Red Wagon is a woman’s clothing boutique store in Poteau.  They offer the Crazy Train brand of clothing, as well as more styles from other fashion designers.Created in ...
  • Vapor Dynamix of Poteau“Owned and Operated by the wonderful people who brought vapor to Arklahoma. We offer a higher level of knowledge and expertise than any other vapor business in Arklahoma. We provide ...
  • Western Auto Western Auto in Poteau is a tire dealer and small engine repair shop in Poteau OK. Western Auto has deals on tires and much more. Save at Western Auto! Western Auto ...

 

Index to Poteau Area History

  • Articles on Poteau History Poteau Historical Articles Cavanal Hill Historic Route Bonnie and Clyde in Poteau, Oklahoma Belle Starr in Poteau, Oklahoma The Victory Theater in Poteau, Oklahoma Old Town Poteau, a Virtual Study Senator Robert S. Kerr In Poteau Heckabbe’s ...
  • Bridgman’s Furniture StoreBridgman’s Furniture was first established along Broadway in 1896.  For over one hundred years, the Bridgman family has remained a solid pillar of Poteau’s success. Robert S. Bridgman moved to Poteau ...
  • Downtown Poteau, Oklahoma: A visual history from the 1800s The history of downtown Poteau is fascinating.  Long before Dewey Avenue became the dominant street of the historic district, the original downtown was booming.  Centered around what is today the ...
  • Information from the Business Men’s League of Poteau Before the Chamber of Commerce existed, Poteau had the Men’s Business League of Poteau. During the early 1900s, they would produce many advertisements in the hopes that they would ...
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  • Origins of Poteau’s Street Names and Other OdditiesDowntown Street Names Have you ever wondered where some of Poteau’s street names came from? Here’s a short list of some of the more interesting street names. Early Poteau (1885-1900) Beard Avenue: Named ...
  • Outlaw Stories of Old Poteau, OklahomaThe Murder of Buck DavisBuck Davis was a pillar of the Poteau Switch community. He was instrumental in bringing people to the area, first with his ferry business and then ...
  • Poteau Crime in the Roaring 20’sBy the 1920’s, most of the outlaw days of Poteau was over. Still, there was a criminal undercurrent that ran through town that centered around whiskey and guns. These stories ...
  • Presidential Visits to LeFlore CountyThroughout the years, many U.S. Presidents have visited LeFlore County. Prior to Sen. Kerr, most of these visits were part of their campaign trails. Senator Robert S. Kerr helped make ...
  • Railroad Trains of Poteau during the late 1800s Early Day Trains in Poteau: Late 1800s Around 1875, the town of Poteau began to grow.  Prior to that, the area was considered wilderness, populated with small rural hamlets and farms.  ...
  • Rare Photos of Spiro Mounds Rare Photos of Spiro Mounds
  • Some Poteau Trivia Here are some fascinating mini- stories from the early days of Poteau: September 29, 1910: What promised to be one of the worst fires in the history of Poteau broke ...
  • Steamboats on the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers Some notes on the Steamboats that used to travel up and down the Poteau and Arkansas Rivers: There were steamboat landings at Skullyville, Tamaha, Webbers Falls, and Nevins Ferry. Nevins ...
  • The Amos Brothers Ax Handle Factory The Amos Bro’s Handle Company was one of the dominant industries of the area.  Located a quarter mile northeast of the St. Louis and San Francisco Depot, this factory was ...
  • The French in LeFlore County: Focus on LeFlore CountyIn the late 17th century, the French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle boldly claimed all of the land drained by Mississippi River for France. The area was named ...
  • The Hotel Judkin-Forbes in Photos The Judkin-Forbes in Poteau has a long and somewhat seedy history. The story begins with the Flener House. The Flener House was Poteau’s first and most affluent hotel. ...
  • The People of Poteau, Part I Through the years, we have had numerous photos sent to us from a variety of different sources. Many of the photos are easily identifiable, however, there are a lot ...
  • U.S. Marshals in LeFlore CountyDuring the 1800’s, Indian Territory was Outlaw Territory. Because Native American law did not apply to the white intelopers, crime ran rampant. The only law that existed was that of ...
  • Welch’s General Store By 1890, Welch’s store became one of the most visited stores in the area.  Welch’s store was close to 30 feet back from the edge of the present courthouse lawn. ...