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Friday, July 24, 2020

Learn More About Convention & Visitors Bureau Services

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Services & Resource List

 

Site Visits and Inspections

Let us help with finding the perfect venue for your conference or event! We can facilitate tours of meeting and event venues and provide you with a site inspection checklist to assist with comparing multiple locations.

Welcome Bags

We want to join you in welcoming your attendees to the Lawton Fort Sill community! The CVB can provide welcome bags for your event filled with goodies and information about the wonderful things to see and do in Lawton Fort Sill.

Host Hotel Options

If you are looking for a hotel to host your group, we can help you find the ideal location that will meet all the requirements on your checklist.

Hotel Room Rate Requests

Want to provide your attendees with pricing options for hotel rooms? We will send out rate requests to local hotels and provide you with a list of room rate options to assist everyone in your group with finding the perfect place to stay.

Planning Options

Need help putting together the perfect event? We offer creative ideas to assist with making your event a success!

Opening Remarks and Dignitary Invites

We are happy to arrange for a welcome by the Mayor, a city representative, or a local dignitary.

Promotional Assistance

We will promote your event on our website and social media. Additionally, we provide enhanced advertising opportunities through the Chamber. Our team can also facilitate meetings with the local media to advertise your event.

Funding or Sponsorship Available by Request

Forms are available on our website for submission and committee review.

We look forward to partnering with

 you in planning a successful conference or event!

 

302 West Gore Boulevard, Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

Office: 580.355.3541 Toll Free: 800.872.4540

www.visitlawtonok.com

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Convention & Visitors Bureau Exclusive: Introducing The New Lawton Fort Sill Tourism Brochure!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We Invite You To See What We See!

For over a century, Lawton-Fort Sill has played an active role in shaping the great State of Oklahoma. Located near the historic Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Lawton-Fort Sill was founded upon the pioneering spirit and its rich history can be felt by every visitor to the community. Take a step back in time with a trip to Southwest Oklahoma.

We invite you to See What We See! Discover and explore the pioneering spirit of Lawton-Fort Sill. From the diverse and rich experience of Native American culture and western history to the awe-inspiring Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, it is not surprising that two million visitors each year are captivated by its charm and revel in its unique characteristics.

 

 

Designed By Barbour Creative

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

2020 Wichita Mountains Classic Show

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

The Wichita Mountains Classic Show

December 6-8, 2019

Comanche County Fairgrounds

920 S. Sheridan Road

                         

Register here for the 2020 Wichita Classic Show. 

Want to sponsor the show? Click here for more information.

 

For more information contact Chelsea Rogers at 580.355.3541 or email crogers@visitlwtonok.com  

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Apache Casino Hotel Presents Heroes of America Fireworks Show July 4th

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For more info, please visit apachecasinohotel.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kid-Friendly Online Learning Resources

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SwitchZoo Animal Games

SwitchZoo provides free games that allow users to design a biome, build an online habitat, feed animals, learn about more than 140 different animal species, and so much more! Switch Zoo is rated with SafeSurf and the Internet Content Rating Association.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera

Take the kids to the opera…but you don’t have to leave your couch@ New York’s Metropolitan Opera is offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. EST. The shows are March 16-22. The “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will be available for 20 hours on the Met’s homepage.

Virtual Museum Tours: Google Arts & Culture

Virtually walk through a dozen museums around the world with your kids! Learn about art, history, and science with Google Arts & Culture’s collection of virtual tours. Check out the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., browse Van Gogh’s work at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and discover ancient Mayan artifacts at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City!

National Geographic Kids

Geography and animals are at the forefront of National Geographic Kids! Little ones will love learning about some of the wackiest places on earth, giant pandas, and how to take care of our planet. Plus, there are great science experiments you can do at home…including some that will help your little one understand why washing their hands thoroughly is so important for killing.

 

Seussville

Fox in Socks, Willy Waterloo, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch — the gang’s all here! Check out Seussville and watch as your little one lights up when they see their favorite Dr. Seuss characters in games, reading programs, and more.

ABCya

Learning is fun with ABCya! Kids can work on their math and reading comprehension skills with fun games like a St. Patrick’s Day themed word search, crossword puzzles, and graphing adventures.

Highlights Kids

What makes stickers sticky? Learn the answer to that wacky science question and others on Highlights Kids! Discover easy recipes for your family, play education games, download crafts and activities you can do at home, and more.

 

Click here for more kid friendly activities

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Armed Forces Day Parade 2020

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Billed in years past as the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the nation, more than 100 participants are set to march in Lawton Fort Sill’s procession. This year's theme 70 Years of Celebrating Armed Forces Day, will highlight the monumental birthday of Fort Sill as well as recognize the history of our military by encouraging participants to incorporate elements of the past into their floats. The annual event serves to showcase our armed forces and community collaboration. 

 

 

Parade entry forms are available now and will be accepted up to 3 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Parade Entry Form

For more information on the parade, contact Logan Ralston, Convention & Visitors Bureau Projects Officer at 580-355-3541 or email lralston@visitlawton.com

 

PARADE ROUTE

Start point at Central Mall, 200 SW C Avenue

 

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wichita Mountain Classic Show 2019

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 

The Wichita Mountains Classic Show

December 6-8, 2019

Comanche County Fairgrounds

920 S. Sheridan Road

                         

Register here for the 2019 Wichita Classic Show. 

Want to sponsor the show? Click here for more information.

 

For more information contact Logan Ralston at 580.355.3541 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Wichita Mountains Motorcycle Route

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The following pages are excerpted from the Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide, which is produced by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. To order a copy, visit TravelOK.com/Brochures.

Click here to download the full route. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tourism Summit Features Keynote Speaker, LT. Governor Matt Pinnell On Latest Tourism Updates

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the Tourism Summit on Tuesday, April 9th featuring keynote speaker LT. Governor Matt Pinnell at the Apache Casino Hotel. The objective of the annual Tourism Summit is to highlight and provide insight on the State of Oklahoma’s Tourism industry. The Tourism industry continues to be a leading source of commerce to the state of Oklahoma, currently ranked 3rd. In addition to providing the update on current status of tourism within the state, the Tourism Summit will also educate guests on the newest tourism initiatives and trends.

Don’t miss you chance to hear the exciting new updates in tourism! Click here to RSVP.

Spring Into The New Year With Ware On C April 4th!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Ware On C returns on for the latest series of community events geared towards bringing residents out during after hours for fun families activities, local shopping, great music and so much more! On Thursday, April 4th from 5:30pm to 8pm, visitors and local residents can visit Lawton’s exclusive downtown known as the Ware District to check out some of the latest in food and entertainment highlighted in the area.

 

Ware On C Vendors Lineup

Scissortail Boutique
Whataburger Restaurants - #0473
Platt College
Nora O'Neal Adult Day Care
Ross Estates Apartments
Avon
The Buckle
ASYMCA
Museum of the Great Plains
Brookridge Retirement Community
Lawton Food Bank
Let It Be Chiropractic LLC
District SIX10
Dillard's
Cricket Wireless (Optimal Wireless, LLC)
The Red Cord
Lawton Philharmonic Society
Old Town North Candles
Intertribal Visions Unlimited
Grand Canyon Education
Paparazzi Independent Consultant - Andrea Cotton

This event is free and open to the public. Stroller and pet friendly.

 

Want to be a Ware On C Vendor? Click here. Interested in volunteering? Sign up to be a Ware On C Volunteer here.