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Lawton is located in southwest Oklahoma, about 88 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The city of Lawton is home to several interesting attractions. The Lawton-Fort Sill Discovery Trail takes visitors on a tour of four of the area's top attractions. Easy to follow Discovery Trail cards are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of the Great Plains. The first stop on the trail is Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museums, which was founded in 1868-69. Nearly all of the original buildings constructed survive, comprising the most complete fort from the Indian Wars period still in existence today. Designated as the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark by the Department of Interior, 50 original buildings are included at the site. All of these structures house exhibit galleries, historic property storage areas and research collections comprising the largest museum in the U.S. Army system. Also included along the Lawton-Fort Sill trail is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, the Museum of the Great Plains and Holy City. Built in the 1930s, Holy City includes 110 acres in the middle of the wildlife refuge and features 22 native granite buildings, including the 1936 World Chapel. Other Lawton attractions include the Historic Mattie Beal Home and the Leslie Powell Art Gallery. For outdoor recreation, Lawton is near several lakes, which offer swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping, paddle boats, miniature golf, hiking and more.

Surrounding areas: Meers, Oklahoma (15.5 mi), Duncan, Oklahoma (26.5 mi)

Lawton Vacation Rentals

Lawton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Baymont Inn & Suites-lawton1203 NW 40TH StLawton, OK (580) 353-5581
Days Inn3110 NW Cache RdLawton, OK (580) 353-3104
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Lawton201 SE 7th StLawton, OK (580) 248-5500
Hampton Inn & Suites Lawton Ok2610 NW Cache RdLawton, OK (580) 355-8200
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites209 SE Interstate DrLawton, OK (580) 248-4446
Howard Johnson Hotel & Convention Center1125 E Gore BlvdLawton, OK (580) 353-0200
Motel 6 #1412202 Se Lee BlvdLawton, OK (580) 355-9765
Ramada Inn601 NW 2nd StLawton, OK (580) 355-7155
Red Lion Hotel Lawton3134 NW Cache RdLawton, OK (580) 353-1682
Spring Hill Suites3 Se Interstate DrLawton, OK (580) 248-8500
Super 8 Motel2202 NW Hwy 277Lawton, OK (580) 353-0310
Century Inn906 Hwy 81 SMarlow, OK26.7 mi.(580) 658-6695
Holiday Inn-duncan1015 N Hwy 81Duncan, OK27.3 mi.(580) 252-1500

Lawton Weather & Climate

Southwest Oklahoma has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. Dry, sunny weather generally prevails throughout the state. Precipitation varies but averages 50 inches in the southwest. Snowfall averages 9 inches a year in Oklahoma. Southwest Oklahoma is tornado-prone. Tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but are easily most frequent during springtime. April, May and June represent the months of peak occurrence. May's average of 20 tornado observations per month is the greatest. The winter months each average less than one tornado per month. Most, but not all, of Oklahoma's tornadoes travel to the north and east.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 26°F 1.15 in. -
February 55°F 31°F 1.44 in. -
March 64°F 40°F 2.54 in. -
April 73°F 49°F 2.91 in. -
May 81°F 59°F 5.08 in. -
June 90°F 68°F 3.97 in. -
July 95°F 72°F 2.01 in. -
August 94°F 71°F 2.36 in. -
September 86°F 63°F 3.37 in. -
October 75°F 51°F 3.24 in. -
November 61°F 39°F 1.89 in. -
December 52°F 29°F 1.68 in. -

Lawton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lawton Fort Sill Regional airport (LAW) located about 2 miles south of Lawton, Halliburton Field (DUC) located approximately 27 miles southeast of Lawton in Duncan, Oklahoma, the Clinton Sherman airport (CSM) located roughly 67 miles northwest of Lawton in Clinton, Oklahoma, and finally the Will Rogers World airport (OKC) located around 71 miles northeast of Lawton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lawton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Frontier CityOklahoma CityOK79.0 mi.
Water Parks
Native Sun Water ParkLawtonOK 
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK79.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Lawton Municpal Golf CourseLawtonOK 
Lakeside Park Golf ClubWaltersOK18.6 mi.
Al & Ems Golf CourseMarlowOK26.9 mi.
Duncan Golf & Country ClubDuncanOK27.8 mi.
Twin Oaks Golf CourseDuncanOK27.8 mi.
State Parks
Great Plains State ParkOK33.8 mi. 
On the Chisholm Trail Statue and MuseumDuncanOK27.3 mi.(History)
Kell House MuseumWichita FallsTX47.5 mi.(History)
Red River Valley MuseumVernonTX57.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK79.0 mi.

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