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Duncan, Oklahoma: Crapemyrtle Capital of Oklahoma

The colorful crapemyrtle blooms from July until Autumn, and this town claims to have more of them than any other municipality in Oklahoma. Claim-to-fame mural is downtown.

S. 10th St., Duncan, OK
Duncan's claim-to-fame mural is downtown, on the southeast corner of S. 10th and W. Main Sts.
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Crapemyrtle Capital mural.

Oklahoma's Crapemyrtle Capital

Crapemyrtles (a.k.a. crepe myrtles) are popular throughout the South because they provide one of the few spots of color all summer long. They come in all shades of pinks and purple, plus white. Duncan bills itself as Oklahoma's crapemyrtle capital, with a large mural to that effect downtown, and a Crapemyrtle Trail outlined on a board in Duncan's Fuqua Park. The plants are usually in bloom from the first of July until the first frost.

[blakelylaw, 08/12/2013]

Wisely for Duncan, visitors can pose with its colorful mural all year long. But when they're in bloom, visitors can walk the "Crapemyrtle Trail" marked in town.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Heartbreak Hotel MuralHeartbreak Hotel Mural, Duncan, OK - < 1 mi.
Halliburton Statue - Memorial ParkHalliburton Statue - Memorial Park, Duncan, OK - < 1 mi.
Chisholm Trail Heritage CenterChisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan, OK - 2 mi.
In the region:
Johnny Bench Museum, Binger, OK - 60 mi.

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