DISCOVER DURANT, the City of Magnolias! Durant’s high quality and affordable family-valued lifestyle is located a convenient 90 miles north of Dallas and 150 miles southeast and south from Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Visit Durant and experience our hospitality and strong sense of community while enjoying our recreation and entertainment.
Recreational opportunities and activities are abundant on beautiful Lake Texoma - only 15 minutes from Durant. With 89,000 acres of water to enjoy, Lake Texoma can make anyone’s vacation the ultimate experience.
Don’t forget to include historic Fort Washita in your agenda. Explore the fascinating history of Fort Washita, located 15 miles northwest of Durant at 3348 State Road 199.
The Magnolia Festival is one of the largest events in southern Oklahoma held annually the weekend after Memorial Day since 1997. The Magnolia Festival Festival is packed with family fun including a rodeo, carnival, live entertainment, unique shopping booths, food vendors, fireworks, 5K run, Rotary Bike Ride and more. Learn more about the Magnolia Festival.
Durant is fortunate to be the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Many of their business enterprises operate throughout Bryan County – among the most popular is the Choctaw Casino Resort. The Resort includes many options for luxurious lodging, delicious dining, Oasis Pool, The Spa, nightlife and more. The Grand Theater hosts many quality entertainment acts and The District includes a movie theater, laser zone, bowling alley, food court and arcade. As usual, the casino provides 24/7 entertainment.
Durant is also the proud home to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. SE enhances our rural setting by providing quality higher education, award-winning Aviation Program, entertaining Savage Storm sporting events along with excellent musical productions including the annual Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival.
Be sure to visit our charming downtown. The Durant Main Street program has enhanced the original business district through working with business owners, property owners, partners and volunteers. Along with a variety restaurants and unique shopping on Main Street, another asset to our downtown is the Three Valley Museum. Three Valley Museum received its name from the three rivers – Red, Blue and Washita – flowing through our area and features many historic articles and exhibits.
Whether you are venturing on a visit or establishing a permanent residence, we invite you to Discover Durant!