Miami – (North End of Grand Lake)

Miami Coleman Theater Miami

Situated at the far north end of the lake, Miami’s small-town atmosphere is complemented by fun, entertainment and attractions.

A trip to Grand Lake isn’t complete without a stop in Miami on a 13 mile stretch of the original Route 66. A trip to beautiful Grand Lake isn’t complete without a stop in Miami. Situated at the far north end of the lake, Miami’s small-town atmosphere is complemented by fun, entertainment, attractions and numerous historical places of interest. An attraction that draws worldwide visitors to Miami is Historic Route 66. Since the opening of this famous road on November 11, 1926, travelers have embraced it, first for its appeal of the new, now for its link with the past. In Miami, you will find a rare 13 mile stretch of the original Route 66 Ribbon Road. This piece of history brings travelers from all across the United States. Visitors also come from England, Germany, Canada, and many other European countries. A road trip from Chicago to L.A. along Route 66 just isn’t complete without stop in Miami, Oklahoma. While visiting Miami, you may be surprised to discover the “jewel” of Route 66, the Coleman Theater Beautiful. This historical theatre opened to a full house of 1,600 at $1 a seat, on April 18, 1929. From that day forward the Coleman has never been “dark”. The theatre is currently selling out performances just as it did years ago. The Coleman is worth an estimated $8,000,000 and has played host to several famous performers such as Will Rogers, Sally Rand, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby. Today, the theatre hosts ballets, theatre performances, receptions, and conferences. Tours are given of this opulent structure for free on Tuesday through Saturday. Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum is home to Steve McQueen’s personal racing Husqvarna and his racing trophies. While there, you will also find the only 1919 GCS Australian Motorcycle left in existence. If you are drawn to an area rich with Native American history, then Miami is the place for you. Nine Native American tribes call the area home. In fact, the town of Miami itself actually got its name from one of the tribes. The most notable place in town to find historical Indian artifacts is at the Dobson Museum. In addition to these treasures, you will also discover a collection of china, glassware, an extensive jug collection, an area mining display, and an assortment of furniture and toys used by the first settlers. There are over 5,000 items on display for your viewing. In addition to this attraction, Indian Pow-wows are held throughout the year and are open to the public. Please refer to the calendar of events for a complete schedule listing. Miami, in the heart of Ottawa County, is home to numerous Tribal gaming facilities. These tribal casinos bring quality events to Miami such as concerts, comedians, and sporting matches. Concert entertainers in Miami have included Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Keith Anderson, Big ‘N Rich, ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, Brooks and Dunn, 38 Special, Sugarland, George Jones, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. If you are looking for family fun, Miami makes a big splash with the largest municipal pool in the State of Oklahoma. The water park boosts three slides, plus a great area for small children to have fun in the sun. Miami is full of things to do and places to see. With more than 500 hotel rooms, we have a space waiting for you. When planning a visit to the Grand Lake area, schedule time for a trip north to Miami. Log on to for a full list of events or call the

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