LEARN THE LOCAL HISTORY
Becoming familiar with the history and culture of a place before visiting gives us a deeper sense of enrichment and heightened interest while traveling. Lucky for you, we’ve already done the leg work. Read up on the cool history and fun facts of Tuttle below.
Established in 1906, Tuttle developed as an agricultural community and was named after a local pioneer rancher and Choctaw by marriage, James H. Tuttle. This old Chisholm Trail town is located in a low-lying river basin along the South Canadian River about thirty minutes southwest of Oklahoma City, at the junction of State Highway 37 and 92. It is part of the rapidly developing Tri-City area, along with its neighbors, Newcastle and Blanchard. Boasting the best of three worlds, this trifecta of towns offers visitors a chain of small town charms with a convenient channel to an uber urban scene - that of O-K-C. And, as you see painted across the water tower, Tuttle is also the home to Jason White, the former Heisman trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Oklahoma Sooners in 2003.
Food of any place in the world is at the heart of its culture. Eating local gives us the pure nirvana of a new taste, a new atmosphere and a new experience. Try out this itinerary featuring a day of meals to remember in Tuttle.
Breakfast: Tuttle Donuts
Nothing’s better in the morning than the taste of homemade donuts and a warm cup of coffee. Stop by this hotspot donut stop on your trek into town to indulge in a sugar-glaze of morning joy!
Lunch: Pizza 360
Pile it on and all around at Pizza 360 for your delish lunch out in Tuttle. A true bang for your buck, this place offers a $5 All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Salad Bar Buffet. Be sure to try slices of the local fave - the specialty Chicken Bacon Alfredo and Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizzas.
Dinner: Lupita's Restaurant
What’s for dinner? As the locals would say, “Lupita's Everytime”! Served with the friendliest of faces, Lupita's features great food at good prices. With friendly staff and excellent meal choices, it is no wonder their customers keep coming back for more. While you are there, be sure to try their famous sweet tea. It may not be fine dining, but it tastes soooo good!
Shopping at local boutiques and stores gives travelers the opportunity to bring home pieces of the places that they visit to treasure for years to come. Take a stroll down shopping row on the historic Main Street of Tuttle and pick out a cool keepsake or unique gift from these local boutiques.
Lit’r Knot Plantation Antiques is a small antique store that is owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo. The pair’s passion for antiques has become a dream as they share their interests for vintage items, repurposed furniture, quilts, western décor and more with guests from all over!
Established in 1972, this local flower shop and gift shop boasts a frilly, flowery atmosphere and offers a charming assortment of custom gift items. Conveniently located next door to Movie Central, you will find everything here from unique accessories and crafty home décor to Made in Oklahoma scented candles, skincare products and spiritwear!
Sometimes we find the most fascinating things in the most unexpected places. All destinations, whether it be a bustling metropolitan or small country town, have trademark attractions and quirky scenes unique to any other place in the world. And those, my friends, are the places to see! Take these signature attractions in Tuttle for example!
Braum's Family Farm
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that Tuttle is home to the Braum’s Family Farm? This showplace farm is one of the largest dairy operations in the entire world featuring over 10,000 acres of land. The farm includes a state-of-the-art processing plant, private dairy herd, milk barn, bakery and more. Take a free guided tour of the Braum’s Processing Plant and Bakery and experience the “magic” behind the milk! Tour guests not only get the opportunity to watch as they make ice cream, ice cream cones, cookies and milk, but also get free samples of freshly-made Braum's Ice Cream!
If you really dig the Braum's Family Farm, be sure mark your calendars for the Annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in May! This lickity split festival of fun features live entertainment, kid's activities, vendor booths, a classic car show, homemade ice cream contest, ice cream princess pageant and all the Braum’s Ice Cream you can eat!
That's the Tuttle Travel Challenge!
To all our Chickasaw Country Travelers, let's turn a new leaf this year! Work less and play harder. Be spontaneous. Let loose and live a little. Experience the unknown. And last but not least... strap on and join us for a year of thrilling new adventures exploring the undiscovered towns of Chickasaw Country!