Attractions & Museums
The Grand Lake area is home to more than just lake activities with an amazing variety of attractions and museums that showcase history, hot-rods and show much more.
It doesn’t matter if your planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway or just a day trip, you can find something that you didn’t expect when you visit the Grand Lake area.
Certainly the main attraction is beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokee, with over 1,300 miles of shoreline impounded by the impressive Pensacola Dam.
So, once your here…relax and check out these great Grand Lake area attractions.
Featured Grand Lake Area Attractions
The GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center, located at the West end of the Pensacola Dam in Langley, OK., is dedicated to greater ecosystems and lake management and education in Northeast Oklahoma.
And it is the home of the FREE Pensacola Dam tours every summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Ecosystems & Education Center is the home to the offices for GRDA permits, where people can find and submit applications for any kind of dock, event or construction permits that may be needed.
And the central location of the GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center provides a perfect location for the GRDA Police & Lake Patrol to headquarter throughout the busy lake season with easy access to both Grand Lake & Lake Hudson.
While the public benefits in many ways from this beautiful facility in Langley, ultimately it’s the Grand River Dam Authority who gets to use the Ecosystems & Education Center on a daily basis as a management tool for the entire Grand Lake region.
The facility is open year-round to the public with information on Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and the surrounding area of Northeastern Oklahoma.
Har-Ber Village Museum, located along the shores of Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees in Grove, Oklahoma, is the site of a pioneer-era village and history museum of over 100 exhibits displayed inside authentic log cabins and reproduction buildings.
The Village features monthly special events and regularly scheduled historic craft demonstrations and workshops.
In addition to the pioneer-era village museum, there is a nature trail, a cafe, and facilities rentals available.
Visit the website for hours and details: https://har-bervillage.com/
Lendonwood Gardens is an eight-acre botanical garden near Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma. Shady pathways meander through more than 1,200 different types of plants, including an amazing collection of rhododendrons, many varieties of daylilies, and several varieties of dogwoods.
Lendonwood is home to the Oklahoma Garden, featuring “Oklahoma Proven” plantings as identified by Oklahoma State University. These are plants that thrive in our unpredictable climate.
The garden is open you around during daylight hours with maps and information for self-guided tours are available inside the entrance at the gatehouse.
Visit the Lendonwood Gardens website for more details.
Pensacola Dam, which holds back the waters of Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ the Cherokee, is truly one of the most impressive sites in Oklahoma.
State Hwy 28 runs across Pensacola Dam from Langley on the west end to Disney, which is actually an island community, at the east end of the Dam.
Further east, through Disney, are two more flood-control spillways, which create Disney Island.
Pensacola Dam is open daily for FREE Tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9 am to 4 pm and you can also schedule tours throughout the year with groups of 10 or more by calling 918-782-4726.
The GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center is located at the west end of the dam in Langley and is open year-round for all of your Grand Lake area information.