city and County seat of Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States

Lawton is in the Great Plains Country region of southwest Oklahoma.

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Most travellers will arrive by car via I-44 from either Oklahoma City or Wichita Falls, Texas. US-62 connects the city with Altus and the Texas High Plains to the west, while Oklahoma state highway 7 leads in from Duncan about 25 miles to the east.

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American Airlines has nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth from Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport.

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  • Fort Sill[dead link] borders the city on the north. This US Army installation is the last operating fort of those built during the Indian Wars of the mid-1800s and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Cemeteries on the site are the final resting place for many famous American Indians, including Geronimo, Satanta, and Quanah Parker. A small museum documents the history of the fort and its use in various conflicts.
  • Medicine Park, located just north of Fort Sill on Oklahoma-49, is a quaint little arts community with some unique shopping.
  • Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, (Take Route 62 west of town about 6 miles, take a right on Scenic Highway 115 in Cache and drive for about 3 miles). This park provides a natural mixed-grass prairie habitat for bison, elk, deer, and longhorn cattle, as well as a wide range of smaller animal, bird, and plant species.
Routes through Lawton
Oklahoma CityChickasha  N   S  Wichita FallsEND
ChildressIndiahoma  W   N  AnadarkoOklahoma City
Oklahoma CityChickasha  N   S  Wichita FallsAbilene
WatongaAnadarko  N   S  Wichita FallsSan Antonio
END  W   E  DuncanDavis

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