DescriptionIn a region of lakes within the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Tahlequah has been the capital of the Cherokee Indian Nation since 1839. Old Cherokee government buildings still standing are the 1844 Supreme Court Building, the 1867 Cherokee Capitol Building and the 1844 Cherokee National Prison.
Designated a scenic highway, SR 10 winds 30 miles northeast from Tahlequah, intersecting with US 412 and US 59 in the town of Kansas. Two miles north of the junction of US 62 and SR 10, Elephant Rock Nature Park offers 120 acres with nature and hiking trails and access to the Illinois River for fishing, swimming and float trips.
Visitor InfoTour Tahlequah 123 E. Delaware St. TAHLEQUAH, OK 74464-2817. Phone:(918)456-3742
Self-guiding toursCity maps, announcements of community activities and brochures outlining self-guiding tours of Tahlequah's historic homes and sites are available at the Tour Tahlequah office.
Things to SeeCherokee Heritage Centersee Park Hill.
Murrell Homesee Park Hill.