One of Pryor’s most appealing qualities is its far reaching lifestyle options and quality of life features. The community and its area offer several distinct lifestyles to meet the needs of its residents.
An abundance of lakes, parks and waterfalls provide opportunities for anyone who enjoys nature walks, fishing and all water sports at their finest. Pryor is located in the “Heart of Green Country,” less than 50 miles from more than 2,500 miles of lakeshore - and just 10 minutes from Lake Hudson one of Oklahoma’s most beautiful lakes and an angler’s paradise.
Formerly known as the Coo-Y-Yah Museum, which means "place of the huckleberries," the Mayes County Historical County Museum is housed in the Katy Railroad Depot. Artifacts and exhibits feature the Cherokee and Osage Indians, art and local history.
Our community enjoys an abundance of lush parks. Whitaker Park, located in the town center, provides a splash pad, tennis courts, a swimming pool, measured walking trail, fishing pond, sand volleyball and basketball courts, playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Centennial Park is also equipped with a measured walking trail, as well as fitness stations along the trail.
Additional city parks are equipped with walking trails, playground areas and ball fields. Pryor’s Baseball & Softball Complex enjoys 12 fields and is considered to be one of the most popular in Northeast Oklahoma. The Soccer Complex is equipped with 14 fields.
Discover Downtown Pryor - with blocks of unique locally-owned shops and boutiques. Take in a movie at the Allred Theatre - a restored 1916 vaudeville movie house. Stop by one of our restaurants for local home-style southern cooking and bar-b-que, as well as continental grills, Mexican, Chinese, and major chain restaurants.
Rabbit Studio Gallery - a working studio and gift shop of nationally acclaimed Native American Artists, Bill and Traci Rabbit. The Rabbit Gallery exhibits origional paintings and reproductions featuring imaginative Native American Imagery, nature scenes and portraits.
The community's quality of life commitment is never more evident than at the Pryor Creek Recreation Center (PCRC). The community-funded Center includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, state of the art exercise equipment, gymnasiums, walking track, child care center, and classrooms. Classes are offered include group fitness, aerobics, yoga, weight training and water aerobics.
The community is currently in the process of a public-private partnership which will see the completion of Pryor Trails - a network of off-road, multi-use paved trails and on-street bicycle facilities.