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“Beautiful place”

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Indiahoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A federally managed praire covering more than 59,000 acres.
Reviewed 10 November 2013

A wonderful place for a drive, hike, picnic or camping. Wildlife spot tongs. Holy city of the Wichita. Wonderful visitors center. Just a short drive out of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Thank fryfamilygermany
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Wildlife refuge just north of Lawton, OK. Herd of buffalo and long horn steer roam freely through out the preserve. While the buffalo and steer seem very comfortable near people, visitors need to remember that these are wild animals and it is not a petting zoo. Plenty of hiking in the area. Nice, informative visitors center. Don't forget to drive to the top of Mt. Scott, the highest point in the area. A lot of people travel to see the Holy City built by the CCC, but it seemed a little artificial to us.

Thank bankscottage
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely visit to this large wildlife preserve. Saw elk, buffalo, and longhorns, prairie dogs, geese, and wild turkeys! Trails were in great shape and visitors center has a friendly and helpful staff.

We stayed in Lawton one night and Medicine Park one night. Next time I will skip Medicine Park. Lawton was much cleaner and had things that stayed open later than 7pm. There was absolutely no where to get breakfast in Medicine Park.

Thank nbk5kly
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

What a great place for a weekend outing. Visited here in late October but still no color in the leaves yet. Maybe later for that. Start at the visitor center and be sure to watch the 15 minute film. The visitor center is nicely done and a good place for the kids to learn about area wild life. For us the drive west was best for wild life viewing; bison and long horn cattle, lots of them and very near the road. In the evening we saw white tail deer, turkey and elk. Hiking on the many trails a plus as is the beauty of the many streams, lakes and mountains. Lots of places for a picnic so bring some food along. I suppose there may be crowds in the summer months but we experienced none of that in October. Very few people around.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Be sure to stop at the store in Medicine Park and make a picnic of it. If you're lucky, you'll get to get up close with some buffalo or longhorns. But don't get too close.
Beautiful scenery and perfect for people who love to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

Thank angelsdream76
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