101 Things (and more!) To Do at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees

You’ll find there is always something going on around the Grand Lake area. Need vacation planning help? Visit www.360GrandLake.com for local attractions and upcoming events!

Around The Lake:

  • Enjoy a live music show
  • Host a family reunion
  • Drive below the dam in a 4×4
  • Take a horseback riding lesson
  • Get a massage at a local spa
  • Experience Grand Lake nightlife
  • Drive to see the Trail of Tears
  • Ride a bike at your own pace
  • Take an aerial tour of the lake area
  • Shop at the year round flea markets
  • Go bowling
  • Shoot a game of pool
  • Buy local arts and crafts
  • Pig out at one of our great area eateries
  • Pull out the binoculars and observe the diversity of bird life
  • Take a shopping tour
  • Savor tasty drink offerings-visit a local winery
  • See a first run movie on the big screen
  • Play a round of golf
  • Browse our gift shops
  • Plan a romantic get away
  • Search for arrowheads
  • Visit one of the many marinas
  • Take a hike
  • Attend a Native American Pow-Wow
  • Get married
  • Enjoy our seasonal and year-round attractions
  • Visit one of our many State Parks
  • Play a game of chance to win big
  • Dance at one of our nightclubs
  • Show off your car on Cruise Night
  • Break out the hamburgers and hot dogs and have a cookout
  • Explore Green Country while house hunting
  • Drive part of the original Route 66
  • Shop our many antique stores
  • Attend a rodeo
  • Enjoy a live drama program
  • Drive across historic Sailboat Bridge
  • Take a free tour of the Pensacola Dam
  • Worship at one of our denominational churches
  • Go sightseeing
  • Eat calf fries
  • See the Koi fish at the Japanese garden
  • Enjoy one of seasonal festivities
  • Explore a cave (spelunking)
  • Read a book while overlooking the peaceful lake
  • Attend boat smart classes
  • On the Lake:

  • Watch the sunrise over Grand Lake
  • Board a southern-style paddle wheel riverboat
  • Catch huge spoonbill from shore or boat
  • Explore any of the many coves
  • Take a dip in the Lady Grand
  • Go Para-Sailing
  • Rent a sailboat and sail Grand
  • Raft our rivers
  • Try sport fishing
  • Paddle a canoe
  • Snorkel Grand
  • Rent a powerboat
  • Behold the beauty of live sailing regatta
  • Cruise Grand after dark
  • Participate in a fishing tournament
  • Take a diner cruise
  • Hire a fishing guide and improve your angling
  • View over 1300 miles of beautiful shoreline
  • Raft out in Woodard Hollow
  • Jump off the cliff at Dripping Springs
  • Visit our beautiful marinas & yacht clubs
  • Try your hand at noodling
  • Watch the Pelicans fly
  • Go fish and frog gigging
  • Catch Bass, Catfish or Crappie
  • Boat to an on water dining establishment
  • Zip around the lake on a personal watercraft
  • Visit an historic enclosed fishing dock
  • Boat under the Historic Sailboat Bridge
  • Watch the sunset over Grand
  • Need vacation planning help? Visit www.360GrandLake.com for local attractions and upcoming events!

    Explore the unique communities around Grand Lake:

    Cowskin Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Grand Lake Casino
  • Cayuga Mission Church
  • Boy Scout Camp
  • Sycamore Valley Park
  • Grove Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Art galleries
  • Bike & hike trails
  • Cherokee Queen I & II
  • Har-Ber Village
  • Lendonwood Gardens
  • Grove Community Playmakers
  • Golf Courses
  • Grand Trolley
  • Cruise Nights
  • Downtown Shopping
  • Whitewater Jamboree
  • Kountry Kuzins
  • General Stand Waite’s gravesite
  • Historic Corey Hotel
  • State & City Parks
  • Home& Garden Show (February)
  • Grand Lake Boat & Sport Show (March)
  • Grovefest (September)
  • Lights at the Lake (December)
  • Jay Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Mariee Wallace Museum Delaware County Historical Society
  • Fish Gigging Contests
  • Historical Society Farmers Market
  • Bulldog Football
  • Huckleberry Canyon
  • Delaware County Courthouse
  • Lake Eucha
  • Huckleberry Capital of the World-Annual Festival (July)
  • Cruise Night (August)
  • Delaware County Fair (September)
  • Farm Fest (September)
  • Veterans Day Parade (November)
  • Miami Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Coleman Theatre
  • Laverne’s Wedding Chapel
  • Route 66
  • 9 Tribes
  • Golf Courses
  • Dobson Museum
  • Pow-Wows
  • Casinos
  • Spook Light
  • Tar Creek Superfund Site
  • Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle (Commerce)
  • Spoonbill Fishing
  • Neosho River
  • NEO A&M & NE Technology Center
  • Heart of America Rodeo (June)
  • Route 66 Sidewalk Sale (July)
  • OK 8-Man All-Star Game (July)
  • Designs of Autumn (September)
  • Chili Cook-Off (September)
  • Ottawa County Expo (December)
  • IBRHC Christmas Parade (December)
  • South Grand Lake Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Free Pensacola Dam Tours
  • Spillways
  • Golf Courses
  • Antique Shops
  • Wineries-Grape Stomp
  • 4×4 Off-road Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Alpaca Farms
  • Historic Buildings
  • Dripping Springs
  • State Parks
  • Craft Showsv
  • Walking Paths
  • Welcome Back Weekend/Casino Night/Poker Run (March)
  • Hot-N-Spicy Chili Cook-off (May)
  • 4th of July Duck Creek Fireworks & Air Show
  • Aquapaloosa (July)
  • Rock the Dock (August)
  • National Hook-N-Cook-off (September)
  • Land & Water Lighted Christmas Parade & Boat Review (November)
  • Polar Bear Plunge (December)
  • Monkey Island Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Nightlife
  • Para-Sailing
  • Shangri-La
  • Golf Courses
  • Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum
  • Bernice Nature Center
  • Vinita Area Activities/Attractions:

  • Birthplace of Dr. Phil
  • Oldest Family-Owned Restaurant on Route 66
  • Livestock Auctions
  • Vinnie Reams Cultural Center
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Eastern Trails Museum
  • Wineries
  • Historic Downtown
  • Route 66 Highway
  • World’s Largest McDonald’s (Square Footage)
  • Working Cattle Ranches
  • Pecan Orchards
  • Antiquing
  • Tour Historic Homes
  • Parades
  • Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo/County Fair (August)
  • Cruise Night (August)
  • Battle of Cabin Creek Reenactment (Every 3rd Year in September)
  • Big Country Weekend and World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival (September)
  • Oktoberfest (October)

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