Vinita is located in Oklahoma’s Green Country, the perfect place to enjoy a friendly, small town environment with quick access to metro areas and the beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Located in the middle of America where US Highways 60/69 and Interstate 44 intersect, Vinita’s location - just 6 hours from more than 8 major markets, including Bentonville, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Dallas and St. Louis – makes it efficient for companies to ship and receive goods in all directions. A recent expansion of State Highway 2 provides 4-lane access to Vinita’s Don Yarger Business Park.
The Don Yarger Business Park features shovel-ready lots, as well as 174 acres ready-to-develop. The Park offers many incentives as it is located on former Indian land and in a federal Opportunity Zone, Enterprise and New Market Tax Credit Zones.
Vinita is within 1 hour of waterway and air transportation. The McCllelan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, a 455-mile liquid highway, offers cost effective and energy efficient transportation to and from locations around the world. The Tulsa International Airport offers many non-stop destinations for commercial flights and Vinita’s municipal airport is located just outside the city for private aircraft.
Our location is central to several colleges and universities and within 20 minutes of a campus of the Northeast Technology Center, part of a nationally recognized system of career and technology education.
All types of housing is available in the area from Vinita’s stately historic homes and established neighborhoods to small farms and ranches on our outskirts and Grand Lake front condos within 20 minutes from Vinita. Quality schools, a cost of living 23.9% lower than the national average and living in one of Oklahoma’s Top Ten Safest Cities are among the reasons people relocate to Vinita.
Our central location and quality workforce have built Vinita into a regional healthcare hub with access to two of the state’s largest health systems, Cherokee Nation health services, and Veterans Administration Clinic. Through these facilities, area residents have access to many specialty physicians and services. The area is served by paramedic level ambulance service, as well as air ambulance. Vinita is also home to several behavioral and mental health facilities including Grand Lake Mental Health, Rose Rock Recovery Center and Oklahoma Forensic Center.
America’s Main Street is our Main Street, too! Historic Route 66 in Vinita is lined with a variety of shops, antique stores, cafés and more. In fact, Cyrus Avery, known as the Father of Route 66, called Vinita home just prior to statehood. In addition to authentic aspects of Route 66, visitors to Vinita can also enjoy a wealth of rich history. A central part of the Cherokee Nation, home to one of the longest running rodeos in Oklahoma – the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, crossroads of two major railroads, and other treasures that make Vinita unique can be enjoyed throughout the city. Visitors can learn details about our history and more at the Eastern Trails Museum. While touring the town, stop by one of our 3 municipals parks that boast a variety of activities including a splash pad, swimming pool, disc golf and skate park. Vinita Lake Park, located just north of town, provides a serene place for enjoying nature with activities including fishing, kayaking, and primitive camping.