Seminole is home to eight city parks providing a variety of activities for all ages. For the young, you’ll find Boom Town Playground or the Pagoda Playground for climbing, running, swinging, dangling and everything else kids love to do. Of course, summer would not be complete without a visit to the Seminole Water Park and Splash Pad for wonderfully wet fun. We also offer an Olympic-size outdoor pool and some pretty awesome water slides.
Teens and other have numerous choices including an awesome Skateboard Park and, of course, lighted ball parks.
For the young at heart, or the romantic of any age, take a stroll along the walking path or picnic beneath a covered pavilion. With eight parks to choose from, you’re sure to find a quiet space to enjoy some alone time. Bring the whole family for reunions or a simple afternoon of food, frolicking and fun.
This 18-hole public golf course is located next to Magnolia Park – the city’s growing wellness, health and recreation area. A challenging course, to be sure, it features rolling hills, wooded and tree-lined Bermuda grass fairways and eighteen holes with water leading to large, elevated Bentgrass greens. Facilities include a pro shop, snack bar, putting green and cart rentals. Call the course for more information at 405.382.3365.
A great place for people of every age, the rich history of Seminole can be found in area museums.
Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum: You’ll find an experience in this place of limitless imagination that is unlike any other. An indoor exhibit area covering 28,000 square feet and an outdoor play/maze area offer hours of educational exploration through interactive exhibits. In 2007, The American Automobile Association recognized the museum with its highest Gem rating as a tourist attraction. The Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum is a unique adventure and a “must-see/feel/hear/touch/smell” experience.
The Oklahoma Oil Museum: Take a step back in time to the Roaring 20’s Oil Boom style. Displays offer insight to Seminole’s past and a reminder that our history can be the door to the future. The museum provides visual programs that improve the intellectual, cultural, economic and moral environment of our society.
Just seven miles east of Seminole you’ll find the 350-acre Sportsman Lake nestled among a 1500-acre wildlife refuge. The lake offers a variety of activities including boating, fishing, camping (full & partial hookups) and primitive camp sites. Amenities include picnic tables and grills, playground and swimming areas, two covered pavilions and an indoor facility available for rent.
Within the grounds of the new Magnolia Park you’ll find Magnolia Lake. Take some time to traverse its wonderful paved walking trail or sit a spell and take in the deer, cranes, geese and other wildlife that make the wooded park their habitat.
If trail riding on horseback is your passion, look no further than Seminole. Offering one of the few Equestrian Trails in central Oklahoma, you’ll find folks from all over the region roamin’ along 35 miles of wooded trails that wind through 1850 acres.
Plan your route for a day, a weekend or even longer because once you’re here, you don’t need to leave. Stay as long as your provisions permit.
The horse camp has 12 overnight campsites, picnic tables, electrical and water hookups, concrete restrooms with showers and lots of serenity. Best of all, the trails are open year-round.
The Seminole Nation, one of the Five Civilized Tribes, was formed by several bands descended from the Creeks who initially migrated to Indian Territory, near Ft. Gibson, in 1836. An 1845 with the U.S. permitted the various bands of Seminoles to settle in Creek country, but they remained under the general laws of the Creek Nation.
Many tribal leaders never accepted being under the ruleof the Creek Nation and the Treaty of 1856 finally settled the discord with the Creeks and gave birth to the present-day Seminole Nation. In 1868, the refugee tribal bands settled in Seminole County and established its Council House in Wewoka, the county seat.