What It's Like to Live in the Tishomingo, Oklahoma Area

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The Tishomingo area in Johnston County Oklahoma is a great place to live, raise kids, retire, work, hunt and fish.  Our residents make great things happen like greeting visitors and locals in their shops and restaurants, to hosting family oriented community events, to lending a hand when a neighbor is in need.

Oklahoma communities in Johnston County that are all within 10 to 20 minutes of the city of Tishomingo include:  Mannsville, Ravia, Kenefic, Nida, Milburn, Coleman, Bromide and Wapanucka, Oklahoma.  You’ll find a great school system in Tishomingo, as well as Milburn, Coleman, Wapanucka, Ravia and Mannsville.  Plus, Tishomingo is home to Murray State College  that is well known for its Nursing Program, Gunsmithing School, Vet Tech Program, School of Business and so much more!

In  1898, construction began on the Chickasaw Nation’s National Capital Building that still stands today at 411 W. 9th Street, Tishomingo, OK.  It is now a museum with Guided Tours available by calling 580.371.9835.  Also in Johnston County, you’ll want to visit the Chickasaw White House just South of Milburn, and the Chickasaw Nation Information Center on Main Street Tishomingo.

Many people are surprised about what can be found in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, like a spa, boutiques, antiques, museums, furniture store, old style barber shop with a lady barber, wedding venues, a Blue Angel, Blue River, Pennington Creek, Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge, public hunting and fishing areas, golf course, small casino and tobacco shop (soon to be large casino and hotel), and The Voice and Country Music Star Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Entertainment Venue located on Main Street in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.  Ole Red’s includes 5,000 sq. ft. and houses a restaurant, bar, live music and retail space.  It’s based on Blake Shelton’s hit song Ol’ Red – take a listen!    I doubt we ever see Blake with long hair again like in the Ol’ Red video, but you never know when you’ll see Blake and his friends cruising the roads and eating out in Tishomingo at one of his favorite places!  You may remember a news story from the big flood in our area when Blake rescued a local from the flood waters and drove him home!  Now that’s Southern Hospitality and it’s good to know that Blake hasn’t forgotten his roots and how to help take care of his friends and neighbors.  –That’s what you’ll find here, plus great property in Tishomingo, Oklahoma for sale!


Things to do in the Tishomingo Area

Hiking and Jogging Trails, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Bird Watching, Gun Range, Splash Pad and Education Activities with the Chickasaw Nation

This is exactly why outdoor activities will make you want to find property in Tishomingo, Oklahoma…  For hikers, bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts, Tishomingo offers many opportunities to get your fill of nature.  If you enjoy hunting, you’ll find some great public hunting land in Johnston County.  Better yet, buy acreage of your own for hunting, camping and relaxing!  Live full-time, use it as a weekend get-away or retire on your own land!

Fishing and bird watching on Lake Texoma is especially sweet just east of Tishomingo at Murray 23.  You’ll want to check out the fishing dock they’ve added.  Duck hunting in the area is great, too!  There’s a slew West of Tishomingo in Washita arm of the Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge for public duck hunting.  There’s even a gun range in that area.  There’s also a gun range at Murray State College in Tishomingo.  For trout fishing, there’s nothing better than Blue River public fishing and hunting areas just North of Tishomingo!  During trout season the Wildlife department stocks trout every couple of weeks.  Late Summer, they stock catfish!!!

Many people who come to our neck of the woods start out coming for what they think is a one time fishing or hunting trip.  They soon ‘catch’ the fever and find themselves looking for property in Tishomingo, Oklahoma!  I’ve helped many people in this situation find their own acreage where they can invite family and friends to make memories that last a life time.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

My Favorite Places in the Tishomingo area

You’ll find plenty of great places to eat, shop and kick back and enjoy great entertainment in Tishomingo, Oklahoma!  If you’re too tired to cook, that’s not a problem in our neck of the woods!  Let’s start at one of my very favorite places, Sipokni West Lost Spur Restaurant.  This restaurant is located in an old west town near Reagan, Oklahoma, just a few minutes North of Tishomingo.  No kidding.  It’s a real old west town where many movies have been filmed.  This restaurant serves the best chicken fried steak my husband has ever eaten… and he’s eaten a lot!  Gonzales Mexican Restaurant is located on Kemp Street in Tishomingo and is easy to find, just one block north of Main Street.  Everything on the menu is good… I’ve tried it all!  Ask the manager if you’re looking for healthier options, too.   You’ll also find some great food at Ole Red’s, DQ, Boomerang Diner, Fish Tales, Cousins Diner — all in the Tishomingo area.  If you have a favorite place to eat in Tishomingo that I didn’t mention, send me your review, and I’ll add it to the list!

For all you shopaholics, check out the boutiques on Tishomingo’s Main Street like Leopard Vine, Stepp West, Ruby Ranch Boutique, Kedford Kids, Nikole’s Country Store and Murray on Main.  Or just head straight to Spa 211 for a relaxing afternoon while your significant other goes fishing or hunting!  Yes, the Tishomingo area has something for everyone in the family.  Don’t be surprised if you’re ready to check out Property for sale in the Tishomingo area sooner than you expected!