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The Cayuga Mission Church
In 1886, Mathias Splitlog began constructing a church of local hewn limestone for his wife, Eliza Splitlog. Today, the Cayuga Mission Church is the only church in Oklahoma, and perhaps in the U.S., which was built by a Native American with his own funds for the religious use of all people. The inside is embellished with beautifully hand-carved imported wood, and 15 stones, each carved with an Indian symbol, form the arched doorway. Although the church was still unfinished when Eliza Splitlog passed away in 1894, her funeral was held in the partially completed building. The bronze bell, cast in Belgium, first tolled in memory of Eliza Splitlog during the dedication in 1896. In 1897, in the church he dreamed of, financed and built, Mathias Splitlog’s mass was held. The faithful are still called to worship today when the old mission bell rings, spring, summer, fall and winter, pealing out over the streams and valleys of what was once the Seneca Nation, now known as the Cowskin area.
Northeast of Grove on E 260 Rd. 26211 S. 670 Rd.
- Donations accepted
- Sunday services at 8:30 a.m.
- Open by appointment for groups.
Paddlewheel Riverboat Excursions Aboard the Cherokee Queen II
This paddlewheel excursion boat, one of the most popular and unique attractions on Grand Lake, takes you on a tour of beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, featuring breathtaking lakeside and natural scenery, beautiful homes and exciting attractions. Also available are romantic sunset dinner cruises and a special July 4th Fireworks cruise (with or without a meal).
Prices and schedules are subject to change, call (918) 786-4272 for information. 11350 Hwy. 59N at Sailboat Bridge.
Sightseeing cruises daily Wednesday – Sunday – adults $18.00; children (5-10) $9.00; children under 4 free.
Groups (20+) 10% discount when paying with one form of payment.
Prices include tax.
Group and Private charter rates available – call for pricing.
Open May through October. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Call ahead as times and days are subject to change.
Historic Corey Hotel
Once a lively business in Grove, and now listed on the Oklahoma Historical Registry and the National Historic Registry, the Corey Hotel was built in 1886 by Colonel Charlie Corey and is a piece of history you don’t want to miss. It is open to the public but is no longer a hotel. The lower floor houses the Heritage Law Firm with Charles Brackney Attorney at Law. He gladly welcomes people to come by and see the hotel. Please call in advance (918) 787-2889 to confirm availability and schedule a tour time. Presently the second floor is undergoing renovation and is unavailable for viewing. Future plans are to open a fully restored upper floor that will serve as a museum for area history with its main focus on the history of the down town Grove area. Currently, visitors can learn about the Corey family and the hotel from photographs and historical vignettes placed throughout the hotel.
208 S Main St. Grove
Opened in 1968, Har-Ber Village is one of the largest antique museums in the U.S. Built as a gift to the public by Harvey and Bernice Jones, the museum is a reconstructed turn-of-the century village with over 100 buildings, collections and exhibits.
The village sits on beautifully landscaped property on the shores of Grand Lake O ’ the Cherokees. Each year national and international visitors enjoy the endless collections and beauty of the area’s natural environment, including the new Ecology Center, Nature Trail, and Sweet Annie Herb Garden, exciting exhibits and a new Visitor Center.
4404 W. 20th St., Grove, 3 miles west of Main St. on 13th St (aka Har-Ber Rd.)
$10.00 14 yrs. – 62 yrs.
$7.50 Seniors 63+
$5.00 Kids (6-13)
Children under 6 years are FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 10 children 13 and under): $30.00
Group Tours (10 or more): $7.50 each
School-Sponsored Tours $25.00 administration fee
Membership opportunities available
Open March 1 through November 15, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
October 15 – November 15, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission Office Gate closes 1 hour before closing time. All gates locked at designated closing time.
Self-guided tours. Cafe on grounds, outdoor Ecology Center and Visitor Center Gallery Room available for weddings, group meetings, reunions, events, etc. Advance reservations and fee are required.
Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum
A nationally recognized tribute to the leading street rod and custom car builders throughout the country, this museum features over 50 world-famous exotic vehicles by Darryl Starbird and other renowned car designers. On display throughout this ultra-modern museum are automotive artwork, thousands of photographs and automotive memorabilia.
Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day – closed Tuesday.
$8.00 adults; $5.00 ages 8-12; under 7 free; groups of 10+ receive $1.00 off adult admission.
The Playmakers Live Performances
Comedy, music, drama, readers’ theatre and youth theatre come together in a full season of live theatre throughout the year by The Playmakers, Grove’s award-winning community theatre, and Oklahoma’s Theatre of the Year 2006. Visitors to Grove can enjoy five bright new shows.
For information about Season productions go to gcplaymakers.com. Make reservations online, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call The Playmakers at 918-786-8950.
Spectacular Lendonwood Gardens
Gardening enthusiasts and those who simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors will be thoroughly enchanted by the unique and beautiful tour at Lendonwood Gardens. Over 1,500 different plants shaded by towering oak trees are displayed at this three-acre botanical garden, which also displays a variety of chamaecyparis, daylilies, and an enclosed Zen garden with 80 exquisite bonsai. The grass pathways are lined by rhododendrons, azaleas, hostas, a cascading stream with nine waterfalls, perennials, roses and towering trees. One of 12 botanical gardens in Oklahoma, Lendonwood Gardens is also a Natural Display Garden for the American Hemerocallis Society and offers the Midwest’s largest collection of chamaecyparis trees and rhododendrons. A traditional Japanese tea pavilion on the edge of a Japanese garden pond is stocked with thousands of koi fish. The Angel of Hope is the newest addition to this spectacular garden.
1308 W 13th St
- $5 adults (contribution) and children under 12 free
- Garden open year-round during daylight hours
- Guided and self-guided tours available
Helicopter Advantage, LLC
Helicopter Advantage offers helicopter sightseeing flights over Grand Lake, OK. Fun! Exciting! Relaxing! Informative! Tour the Grand Lake area, points of interest, landmarks, scenic countryside or create your own adventure. Considering relocation to the area? Real estate shopping by helicopter gives you the ability to view more property, shoreline, access and features than by auto or boat and quicker too. Flights originate from the Grove, OK Municipal Airport. Available for one or two passengers with flight durations starting at 30 minutes.
All flights by appointment. Please call (918) 791-1419. Also visit our website www.helicopteradvantage.com How about your event, business, company party, customer appreciation day, corporate retreat? Let Helicopter Advantage bring a helicopter to your location and Give chopper rides to everyone!
The first hydroelectric facility in Oklahoma, Pensacola Dam also provides flood control for the Grand River. For 70 years, the dam has generated renewable power for the Grand River Dam Authority to provide electric service in 24 counties, plus businesses both in and outside the State of Oklahoma.
The Pensacola Dam remains today a true wonder, and still one of the longest multiple arch dam in the world, spanning 5,145 feet with 51 arches and 21 spillways. Rising 150 feet above the river bed, the dam holds the waters that form Grand Lake’s 1,300 miles of scenic shoreline, surrounding approximately 60,000 surface acres of water. The Dam is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
- Free tours Memorial Day through Labor Day everyday including holidays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contact GRDA’s tour office at
918-782-4726 or email@example.com for more information. Pensacola Dam is located at the Junction of Hwys 28 & 82 in Langley.
Bernice State Park Nature Center
The Bernice State Park Nature Center is dedicated to educating the public about the natural habitat and history of northeast Oklahoma and the Grand Lake region. Inside the Nature Center explore hands on exhibits, live animal and mounted wildlife exhibits, view an indoor active beehive, and see the fish that call Grand Lake home in a 750 gallon fish tank. Venture outside of the Nature Center to the animal enclosures or explore the 66-acre wildlife refuge. The Refuge boasts a ½ mile paved nature trail that has rest benches along the way, primitive trails, two observation towers that will give you the bird’s eye view, and several shoreline access points. Guided nature hikes, hands on activities, and presentations are available with a classroom facility also available. These services are free of charge and available to the general public, groups, schools, and organizations.
Open year round Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00 – 4:00. Contact the Park Naturalist for further information about the Bernice State Park Nature Center and Nature Trail at 918-257-8330.
This memorial, along with the walkway containing the names of over 500 veterans who served in the armed forces, was donated by and totally funded by the Grove business community and its citizens. It is located at the Grove Community Center in downtown Grove.
Zena Suri Alpaca Ranch
Nestled on 78 rolling acres near Grand Lake, Zena Suri Alpacas is the only ranch in eastern Oklahoma that exclusively raises 100% Peruvian Suri Alpacas. Zena Suri Alpacas is a great spot for family visits, picnics or school field trips. If you would like to own something alpaca, an ever-expanding shop is on site and mail ordering is available.
Come visit and watch the alpacas roam, touch their soft fleece, help feed and care for them and you may be rewarded with soft “alpaca kisses.” To arrange a visit, please call 804-389-2579 or 801-828-8581. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our blog for day-to-day ranch living at http://zenasurialpacas.wordpress.com.