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McAlester is in the Choctaw Country region of Oklahoma and home to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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Old Town Historic District - the historic area of McAlester that offers shopping, antiques, a few restaurants, and historic sites. Located on North Main Street.






  • AmericInn by Wyndham, 609 S George Nigh Expy. Complimentary breakfast and indoor hot tub/pool. Tel: +1 918-426-1300. $64 (Dec 2021)

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Talimena Drive in the fall
  • Talimena Drive from Talihina, Oklahoma to Mena, Arkansas 54 Mile scenic drive in Oklahoma and Arkansas along the ridge of the Ouachita Mountains and the Ouachita National Forest. The drive has frequent turnouts so you can enjoy the scenery.
Routes through McAlester
Henryetta ← Jct  N  S  AntlersHugo
MuskogeeEufaula  N  S  AtokaGreenville
Oklahoma CityHoldenville  W  E  WilburtonHot Springs
Ada ← Jct N S  W  E  → Jct N STalihinaMena
Jct N S ← Jct N S / W E  W  E  → Jct S → Jct SBokoshe

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