McAlester Villager Lodge
Travel Blogs from McAlester
Sunday, Oct. 27th. We had a wonderful drive through the Arkansas Mt's along route 270 in the western part of the state. Lots of autumn colors, beautiful mountain scenery, good road. Just the time we crossed over into Oklahoma things changed a bit! The road was in poor shape and there wasn't the attention to a litter free state that we had experienced in Arkansas.
We drove to Arrowhead ...
... and warm-hearted people today…what a nice town to spend a day in. As Cliff said, no one’s in a huge rush around here and everyone knows each other, so it makes for a very welcoming atmosphere. We were even told to keep the combination code to the gate lock at the fairgrounds in case we ever pass through there again and need a free place to stay. I really love small towns and I’m really humbled by how inviting they’ve been to us…
... some more info, and discovered that it was a good 2 hr detour in addition to the 45 min walk, and the hole was indeed dry... Glad we checked before making our way there!! We explored a couple of other options, but all would have added like 4 hrs to our already long drive, so Dardanelle it was, and we picked up some drive through Sonic that boasted 24 different milkshake flavors including peanut butter and bacon. Blech, we ...
... are the top of a plateau because all the trees are gone and you just have these rolling hills of grass. Once you cross the Oklahoma border, you are back into the treeline. Because it took over an hour and half to get lunch (note to self ... don't eat at the Chili's in Alexandria, LA), we didn't pull into our hotel until after 8pm. Made for a very long day. Two more long days of driving ... but it will be worth it in the ...
... checked them out on a very hot day in the high 90's. We followed the directions but we missed a small sign to get to the park so it took longer to get there off of Interstate 40 than we planned. Nice park but I don’t know if we would return since there are also 8 other COE campgrounds around this lake and some state parks. It only costs us $9 with a pass for the ...
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1400 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester | Hotelfrom $75
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711 South George Nigh Expressway, McAlester | 3 star hotelfrom $90
1137 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester | 3 star hotelfrom $76