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Vinita is located in Craig County in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. The population was 6,472 as of the 2000 census. Vinita was established in 1871 and has the distinction of being the first city in the state with electricity. A McDonald's restaurant built over the top of Interstate 44 in Vinita claims to be the worlds largest McDonalds restaurant in terms of area, occupying 29,135 people. Vinita is considered the gateway to the beautiful "green country" nestled in northeast Oklahoma, between Joplin, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are several attractions in Vinita. To begin with, historic Route 66 winds its way through the city's downtown district. Many historic landmarks, eateries, and attractions are located along this historic highway. The Eastern Trails Museum houses several exhibits which detail the story of the areas early years. Early pioneer and Indian artifacts are featured at the Museum. Not far from Vinita is Cabin Creek, which was the site of a huge Civil War battle. In 1864, Confederate forces captured over 100 wagons, about 720 mules and other goods valued at $1,500,000. The Battle of Cabin Creek is re-enacted every three years and in-between, you can visit the battle site, which is open daily. Vinita is also home to Summerside Winery, which is one of Oklahoma's award winning wineries. It is located just off of Historic Route 66 & the I-44 turnpike gate (Exit 289.) The winery is open daily year round and features a lovely outdoor patio, private dining room and wine cellar.

Surrounding areas: Grand Lake, Oklahoma (11.6 mi), Claremore, Oklahoma (34.4 mi)

Vinita Vacation Rentals

Vinita Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express - Vinita232 South 7th StVinita, OK (918) 256-4900
Super 8 Motel - Big CabinRt 3 Box 365Vinita, OK (918) 783-5888
Heartland Motel325 E LaytonChelsea, OK16.4 mi.(918) 789-3443
Best Western Timber Ridge Inn120 18TH StGrove, OK21.6 mi.(918) 786-6900
Stonebrook Inn10400 Hwy 59 NGrove, OK21.6 mi.(918) 786-9799
Microtel Inn & Suites2015 E Steve Owens BlvdMiami, OK23.0 mi.(918) 540-3333
Super 8 Motel-Miami Ok2120 E Steve Owens BlvdMiami, OK23.0 mi.(800) 800-8000
Comfort Inn & Suites307 Midamerica DrPryor, OK24.6 mi.(918) 476-6660
Microtel Inn & Suites315 Mid America DrPryor, OK24.6 mi.(918) 476-4661
Holiday Pines Motel II123 S MainJay, OK25.1 mi.(918) 253-4414

Vinita Weather & Climate

Northeast Oklahoma has a temperate subtropical climate with four seasons and occasional extremes in temperature and rainfall. Northeast Oklahoma is situated near the heart of Tornado Alley. Lightening is common in the spring months, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms containing large hail, damaging winds or tornadoes. There is also the potential for flooding in northeast Oklahoma, however, a comprehensive flood management plan is in place for the area. Summers are accompanied by high humidity. Autumn is usually short, but pleasant, consisting of sunny days followed by cool nights. Winter temperatures are generally mild, but occasionally experience extremes while annual snowfall averages about 9 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 24°F 1.88 in. -
February 52°F 28°F 2.05 in. -
March 62°F 37°F 3.93 in. -
April 71°F 46°F 3.92 in. -
May 78°F 55°F 5.48 in. -
June 86°F 64°F 4.64 in. -
July 92°F 68°F 3.28 in. -
August 92°F 67°F 3.24 in. -
September 84°F 59°F 5.42 in. -
October 73°F 48°F 3.97 in. -
November 59°F 37°F 4.50 in. -
December 48°F 27°F 2.88 in. -

Vinita Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tulsa International airport (TUL) located about 50 miles southwest of Vinita in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Joplin Regional airport (JLN) located approximately 50 miles northeast of Vinita in Joplin, Missouri, the Northwest Arkansas Regional airport (XNA) located roughly 53 miles southeast of Vinita in Fayetteville Springdale, Arkansas, and finally Davis Field (MKO) located around 68 miles south of Vinita in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Vinita Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Kiddie ParkBartlesvilleOK46.4 mi.
Route 66 Carousel ParkJoplinMO46.9 mi.
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK57.5 mi.
Water Parks
White WaterBransonMO107.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Vinita Golf & Tennis ClubVinitaOK 
Osage Golf CourseAdairOK15.9 mi.
Cherokee Grove Golf ClubGroveOK22.1 mi.
Patricia Island Golf ClubGroveOK22.1 mi.
Miami Golf & Country ClubMiamiOK22.4 mi.
Peoria RidgeMiamiOK22.4 mi.
Pryor Creek Municipal Golf CoursePryorOK25.0 mi.
Nowata Country ClubNowataOK26.7 mi.
State Parks
Cherokee State ParkOK12.5 mi. 
Little Blue-Disney State ParkOK13.4 mi. 
Bernice State ParkOK14.2 mi. 
Spavinaw State ParkOK18.7 mi. 
Snowdale State ParkOK23.5 mi. 
Salina State ParkOK24.2 mi. 
Twin Bridges State ParkOK25.0 mi. 
Lake Eucha State ParkOK28.1 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkOK30.4 mi. 
Rocky Ford State ParkOK36.9 mi. 
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical MuseumClaremoreOK34.2 mi.(History)
Joplin Museum ComplexJoplinMO46.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Spartan School of Aeronautics Online HistoryTulsaOK57.5 mi.(Technology)
Philbrook MuseumTulsaOK57.5 mi.(Art)
GilcreaseTulsaOK57.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK57.5 mi.
Dickerson Park ZooSpringfieldMO110.0 mi.

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