Incorporated in 1898
A thriving community in the heart of Northeast Oklahoma, you will find Vinita, a community known for its rich heritage and history, in the state of Oklahoma. It is not uncommon on any given day to see trucks and trailers roll down historic Route 66, where Vinita is known for its vast prairies that are home to many working cattle ranches. Our community offers many agriculture activities; home to the famous Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, Professional Bull Riders Rodeo, Craig County Fair, and the famous Calf Fry Event. Vinita is located on the famous Route 66 and along Interstate 44. Vinita is proud to be a member of the Oklahoma Main Street Community, with a "true" downtown. Many businesses reside on Route 66 such as unique shops, antique stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Also in our community, you will find many homes that have been here since statehood and before. Located on these well-traveled roadways; Route 66 and I-44, Vinita also has rail locomotives, which offer many amenities to our business and industrial community. Come see us and find out what Vinita is all about!
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More About Vinita:
Vinita is located in northeastern Oklahoma, in the region of the state known as Green Country. A booming town along Route 66, is rich with vast prairies and lush rolling hills, not far from the Grand Lake of the Cherokees and the middle destination for Tulsa, Oklahoma and Joplin, Missouri.
Our community, a population of roughly 6000 plus citizens and roughly six square miles was founded in 1870. In 1898 the city was incorporated into Indian Territory and was located along the Texas cattle trail way. Even today, two major railway crossings are actively utilized.
Many people recognize our community along Interstate 44 with the “Will Rogers Archway” crossing the Interstate. Built in 1957, it was the world's first bridged restaurant home to the largest per square foot, McDonald's.
Our community welcomes visitors at the Cherokee Nation Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center. Other attractions to our community are the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, Vinnie Ream Cultural Center, and The Eastern Trails Museum, along with numerous businesses, restaurants, and shopping along Route 66.