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Medicine Park the Cobblestone Community

March 21, 2009

Last weekend we went to Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Park which was Oklahoma’s first planned resort area. Many of the buildings were built with round rocks thus the nickname Cobblestone Community and a number of these cobblestone buildings remain today. The area was a playground of the elite until the great depression and onset of World War II when it began to decline. A new revitalization began in the 1990’s and the area once again started attracting visitors.

Due to the warm weather there was lots of bike riders in the refuge and many stopping at Medicine Park at Chaps My Ass, a motorcycle supply store. Whether you ride or not if you love bikes you may want to stop at this shop and check it out.

I was intrigued with the three metal sculptures in Medicine Park. One was an eagle in flight, then a lion (I’m a sucker for large cats), then of course a buffalo which is one of the protected animals in the refuge. We ate at the Old Plantation Inn Restaurant which has just recently been reopened. I have heard great comments about Riverside Cafe so will try it out next time I’m in the area. A stop at the Winery of the Wichita’s to check out their wines I discovered they have opened a restaurant the Buffalo Bistro. The menu here looked great. They sit on top of the hill overlooking Medicine Park.

For more information on Medicine Park visit their web site at http://www.medicinepark.com

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