Claremore, Okla. | Dec. 18, 2023 – Rogers County joined state and local leaders today to announce the launch of a new tourism initiative, Discover Rogers County, inviting visitors to experience the history, culture and adventure that defines the vibrant region.
A new website, discoverrogerscounty.com, launched today. Through a new campaign, social media channels and travel guides, visitors are invited to explore a destination that seamlessly blends authentic small-town charm with world-class attractions.
“As the third-largest industry in Oklahoma, tourism continues to be a leading source of economic revenue for our state,” said Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell. “Initiatives like Discover Rogers County help shine the spotlight on the one-of-a-kind attractions, experiences, and adventures that make Oklahoma a sought-after tourism destination.”
With an estimated 350,000 visitors to Rogers County in 2023, tourism is a leading economic driver for the region. This year alone, the estimated impact of visitor spending in Rogers County was $111 million, with an additional $14 million in indirect spending that supports the local economy.
The new online presence showcases the best of the region, including:
- Unique attractions, history, culture, recreation and leisure
- An interactive map highlighting featured attractions, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems
- Local events, featuring one-of-a-kind festivals, shows and community gatherings
“Whether you’re planning a day trip, a weekend getaway or a family vacation, our towns offer a diverse range of experiences, from art and history to breathtaking nature, culinary treasures and Cherokee Nation culture,” Ron Burrows, Rogers County Commissioner, District 3.
Rogers County, nestled along the iconic Route 66 and at the heart of the Cherokee Nation in northeastern Oklahoma, has been a hub that brings people and places together, offering must-see experiences that showcase the unique charm of its communities. From the iconic Blue Whale and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum to the world’s Largest Totem Pole, the region boasts a rich history that has captivated the hearts of travelers for years.
Visitors to Rogers County can look forward to:
- History and Charm – Experience the stories of Lynn Riggs, Will Rogers and Patti Page and the legacies they left in the historic towns, and visit where living legends like Zach Bryan and Edwin Evers, call home.
- Iconic Landmarks – Travel Route 66, visit the iconic Blue Whale, explore the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and see the world’s Largest Totem Pole.
- Cultural Diversity – Experience Cherokee Nation culture and enjoy some of the region’s most interesting agricultural destinations.
- Outdoor Adventures – From scenic trails and golf courses to fishing hotspots, Rogers County offers outdoor enthusiasts a playground of possibilities.
- Culinary Delights – Indulge in local flavors and hometown treats.
“Rogers County is located in the center of Cherokee Nation and home to landmark attractions highlighting the rich history of our Nation and its people,” said Kevin Easley Jr., District 14 Councilor for the Cherokee Nation. “Visitors can learn about Oklahoma icons and proud tribal citizens such as Will Rogers, Andy Payne and Lynn Riggs, or experience an afternoon of leisure at one of our area entertainment venues.”
For more information and to plan your visit, please visit discoverrogerscounty.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Discover Rogers County.
The Rogers County Tourism Interlocal Cooperative was created by the Rogers County Board of Commissioners through American Rescue Plan funding. Board members are appointed from the eight communities representing Rogers County and include a representative from the Rogers County Board of County Commissioners.