Medicine Park
Medicine Park
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Beverly L
New Bern, NC20 contributions
Mar 2022
Wonderful walkable town perfect for a long weekend. We really enjoyed staying in the Creekside cabin through Airbnb. The wildlife refuge is a very short drive away. Cute shops, stands and cafes. We especially enjoyed dining at The Plantation Restaurant and those fried green tomatoes! The Tacos at Small Mountan Street Tacos are also worth a mention. The other eateries were average.
Found some great gifts at Comanche Shirt Company and The White Buffalo shop.
The weather shifts were pretty drastic in mid March. We saw lows in the teens our first night, some snow on day one and low 60’s on day two. Still a wonderful long weekend.
Written March 20, 2022
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Gil H
Oregon, WI139 contributions
Sep 2020
The historic Medicine Park is a very enjoyable place, but it is filled with many people during the day - weekdays and weekends. The main street through town is narrow, 10mph, and one where people just walk right down the middle of the road blocking traffic.

We never did get out to visit any of the restaurants or shops because of the volume of people and lack of parking. However, we did stop at the dam and took some pictures of the Lake Lawtonka and Mount Scott, which could be seen across the lake.

We found that we could cross the catwalk over the dam and then found a bike and hiking trail. We went out nearly half a mile before turning around and returning to the dam and our car. The trail is filled with rocks protruding from the ground and one needs to be careful where to step. This is a well-used trail for mountain bikers and we had about half a dozen pass us by, being very respectful of us on the trail.

We found some clearings in places and took more pictures of Mount Scott. Someday, we'll find where this trail leads to and take a longer or the full loop.
Written September 26, 2020
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Uh60av8or
Edmond, OK175 contributions
Oct 2021
Cool town for a day trip. Nice views of the stream from the cafe and the pub, though the pub is run down and smells like mildew or stale cigarette smoke (which won't bother you if your outside). The creek makes the town worth visiting.
Written October 26, 2021
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RoaringCrab
Oklahoma City, OK314 contributions
Jun 2021
We'll often stop by Medicine Park on our way to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge (just up the road). It's a cute little town with historic rock buildings. There are a handful of restaurants, most with a form of outdoor dining. There are also some shops too. When we were there a week ago they had a lot of construction going on and were working to renovate the historic buildings and homes. I think with the right planning and attention to detail they could really make this place a destination and much like the adorable town on the outskirts of a national park, like Estes Park. I would recommend them putting in more sidewalks along main street as there were a few times you had to walk along the road.
Written June 9, 2021
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Carson
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
Cabin our Family rented was beautiful, Loved it! Comfortable! Was in a residential area, not good! They only allow four vehicles on cabin sites. Even if we weren't blocking anyones entry or exit! There were a handle full of friendly folks did not feel "Welcomed" at all. Had lunch down town Medicine Park, bunch of frowns. You say hello to anyone they give you dirty looks. The guy at the rental location where you picked up keys was nice but his women assistant was not. This is not a Family friendly area its more of a keep quit and to your self type of atmosphere. Had another cabin booked for August will cancel, we are taking our money where we can actually enjoy our time....where we feel Welcomed! Do not recommend for Family get togethers
Written July 6, 2020
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DiLAhl
2 contributions
Mar 2022
This is not the sleepy little Medicine Park that many might remember from the 70s-early 90s. This is a loud, center of activity. When I say loud...I mean loud. I would advise staying anywhere near the main street. Bars/Restaurants are open until around midnight. If you do don't plan on getting any sleep before that time. Motorcycles with loud music and same coming from the bars until around midnight. I saw many families there which seems like a good day trip but don't think you would want little ones around in the evening. Probably great for partying adults.

The Old Plantations Restaurant is also not what you will remember. It has been redone completely and other than the exterior of the building and the name it has no similarities. The down-home welcome of Grandpa and Grandma are not there anymore and those enormous dinner rolls with the burnt bottoms have been replaced by smaller ones that have the appearance of being mass produced.

The nearby Wichita Mountains are your sanctuary from this crazy town!
Written March 13, 2022
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Tammi L
Denton, TX278 contributions
Jun 2020
We really enjoyed driving around and seeing the beautiful lakes and mountains. Wild life? We did see a buffalo, long horn cows and a lizard. But a fun time during the pandemic when you have to keep away from people
Written June 26, 2020
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Susan S
Ada, OK176 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We love the beauty of the area. We expected a crowd due to the music festival which was great! The crowd, however, ruined our experience. I get it that it was a free event but the heavy cloud of marijuana hanging over the venue and the drunk and rowdy crowd made it unbearable for a family event. It would have been nice for security to help with crowd control. Unfortunately we most likely won’t return.
Written September 5, 2021
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alphabetsoupemporia
Emporia, KS14 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
The views are amazing as well as the history of the area. We saw bison and prairie dogs on the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. This quaint town with cobblestone houses is fairly busy on the weekends, but be prepared: the shops are not open Monday through Wednesday. It was a great little getaway. We had our teenagers and 6 and 8 year- old granddaughters with us. They all had fun. Don't miss driving to the peak of Mt. Scott. It was hard to believe we were in Oklahoma with the gorgeous mountain views. We would definitely like to go back and maybe do some fishing. Lots of lakes in the area.
Written October 18, 2020
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Kiedis75
Galesburg, IL144 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Absolutely love this place! We visited on July 4 for the street festival. A few of the restaurants and stores were closed, which in a way I was surprised, since it was a festival, but I also understand since it was a holiday. But if you're a hippie and/or a free spirit, this is the place for you. The scenery, the atmosphere, the live music, it's all so serene.
Written July 7, 2022
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