Thursday, February 22, 2018

Poteau and Surrounding Areas

Poteau, Heavener, and Wister; an Introduction:

Poteau is a thriving small town in Southeastern Oklahoma.   Both Heavener and Wister are both less than a ten-minute drive away.  This tri-city area is full of natural beauty, abundant history, and fascinating local attractions.

As Poteau is the county seat, it is also the hub of activity. Traveling from Broadway to Main Street, you can find a plethora of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Heavener, located just southeast of Poteau is the home of the Heavener Runestone.  On the way is southeast Oklahoma’s tourist headquarters and Oklahoma’s best-kept secret, Long Lake Resort.

Wister is a small town just to the southwest of Poteau.  Once a thriving railroad hub, Wister is a charming little town best known for being the gateway to Lake Wister.  Lake Wister is a large man-made lake that offers a wide variety of activities.

No matter what you enjoy, you’ll find something here that excites you! Welcome to Poteau!

Poteau Attractions

Origins of Poteau’s Street Names and Other Oddities

Downtown Street NamesHave you ever wondered where some of Poteau’s street names came from? Here’s a short list of some o...

Poteau History

Poteau Shopping

Poteau Stage

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Poteau Places of Interest

Deep South Steakhouse and Cheesecake Bakery

Mid America Karate in Poteau

Poteau Family Fitness

Sidewinders in Downtown Poteau

The Viking Runestone Festival

Yellow Cottage Studios Art Gallery and Workshop

Twyman Park




Poteau, Oklahoma and the Poteau Improvement Project

The Poteau Improvement Project was formed to help promote and beautify the Poteau, Wister, and Heavener areas, otherwise known as the Tri-City area.  We are a group of community volunteers that care passionately about the area we live in.  These projects are funded by Eric Standridge along with generous donations from community businesses and citizens.

The Mountain Gateway Community Alliance is a for-profit charity that focuses on bettering the community through tourism, economic development, and beautification projects.