Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

Fall Foliage Tours

As fall arrives, Southeast Oklahoma becomes ablaze with a riot of colors.  The best time to take the Fall Foliage tour is between ...

Poteau History

Poteau Shopping

NAPA Auto Parts

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Poteau Places of Interest

Queen Bee

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 passionatly about the area we live in.  These projects are funded by Eric Standridge along with generous donations from community businesses and citizens.