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Lawton is in the Great Plains Country region of southwest Oklahoma.

Get in

Most travellers will arrive by car via I-44 from either Oklahoma City or Wichita Falls, Texas. US-62 connects the city with Altus and the Texas High Plains to the west, while Oklahoma state highway 7 leads in from Duncan about 25 miles to the east.

By plane

American Airlines has nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth from Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport.

Get around

  • Lawton Area Transit System (LATS)

See

Do

Buy

Eat

  • Anna's German Quick Stop, 403 SW Sheridan Rd, +1 580 353-3928. Real German food.
  • Sams's Bar-B-Q, 402 SW Sheridan Rd, +1 580 354-0606.
  • Ted's Grill, 810 SW D Ave, +1 580 355-1765.
  • Hot Wok Chinese Restaurant, 1303 SW Lee Blvd, +1 580 355-7888.
  • The Meers Store & Restaurant, OK Hwy 115 (1 1/2 miles north of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Meers). Famous for Meersburger - 7" diameter burgers made exclusively from Texas Longhorn beef, raised on the family's ranch. Voted the Best Burgers in Oklahoma. A must see if you are near Lawton. Be sure to bring cash as this is a cash only establishment.

Drink

Sleep

Go next

  • Fort Sill borders the city on the north. This US Army installation is the last operating fort of those built during the Indian Wars of the mid-1800s and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Cemeteries on the site are the final resting place for many famous American Indians, including Geronimo, Satanta, and Quanah Parker. A small museum documents the history of the fort and its use in various conflicts.
  • Medicine Park, located just north of Fort Sill on Oklahoma-49, is a quaint little arts community with some unique shopping.
  • Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, (Take Route 62 west of town about 6 miles, take a right on Scenic Highway 115 in Cache and drive for about 3 miles). This park provides a natural mixed-grass prairie habitat for bison, elk, deer, and longhorn cattle, as well as a wide range of smaller animal, bird, and plant species.
Routes through Lawton
Oklahoma CityChickasha  N I-44.svg S  Wichita FallsEND
ChildressIndiahoma  W US 62.svg N  AnadarkoOklahoma City
Oklahoma CityChickasha  N US 277.svg S  Wichita FallsAbilene
WatongaAnadarko  N US 281.svg S  Wichita FallsSan Antonio
END  W Oklahoma State Highway 7.svg E  DuncanDavis


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