Hugo,established in 1901, is the county seat of Choctaw County. To circus fans “Hugo” is known as “Circus City USA” because it is winter quarters for three traveling circuses: Carson & Barnes, Kelly-Miller & Culpepper-Merryweather.
The Frisco Depot Museum built in 1914 is the third largest depot on Frisco rail lines in Oklahoma. It is located at Hwy 70 and the railroad crossing on West Jackson Street in Hugo. You can visit the Harvey House Restaurant and museum filled with items dating back many years. Come see vintage school rooms, Harvey House Restaurant boarding room, circus memorabilia and a wealth of information about early Choctaw County History. Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Frisco Depot RV Park is across the street from the museum. It has 48 full hookups, 30/50 amp breakers, full shower & bathroom facilities, and an adjacent 3,000 sq. ft. hospitality room with a full cooking and meeting area. Daily or monthly rates are available. For information about the museum or the RV Park call (580) 326-6630 or (580) 743-6033.
We offer a guided site seeing tour of our rich history to RV groups and bus tours. The tour includes the Frisco Depot Museum, the Ft Towson/Doaksville site and firing of the civil war cannon, feeding of the elephants at the Endangered Ark, and Showman’s Rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The tour can be customized to meet your time schedule. For information about the guided tours contact the Hugo Area Chamber at 580-326-7511.
The Early Bird Bluegrass Festival is the last weekend in March (Fri. & Sat.). You can enjoy the oldest bluegrass festival west of the Mississippi. Come enjoy the great bands and the toe tapping music.
Hugo has a rich rodeo history, plan to attend the annual PRCA Rodeo the first weekend in June and the annual Freckles Brown Bull Ride is the second weekend in October.