Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs
Experience the thrill of live horse racing with trackside excitement from March to May, and September to November. Horse racing continues with hot simulcast racing action from around the country every day. The new casino and entertainment complex is open seven days a week and features exciting Las Vegas style electronic games and video poker. Will Rogers Downs feature special events and promotions year round. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am to 1:00 am; Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 am; Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 am; and Sunday, 10:00 am to 1:00 am.
Claremore Cinema 8
Robson Performing Arts Center
The Robson Performing Arts Center was built for and dedicated to the students of the Claremore Public Schools for their education and enjoyment. The PAC is home to the general public for great concerts, plays, musicals, and cultural events by regional and national performers. A complete event listing can be found on the website.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
Built in 1875, the house is an example of the vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival style of architecture typical throughout the South. (An almost identical house exists on the outskirts of Guntersville, Ala., a town founded by Will Rogers’ great grandfather.) The Oologah house is a comparatively rare surviving example of buildings on the former Indian Territory frontier. Clem Rogers added clapboard siding and the place was called “The White House on the Verdigris.” When Mary Rogers died in 1890, Clem Rogers moved to Claremore, but for fifteen years, the house had been a seat of power and site of culture.
The first floor is 1,536 square feet—48 by 32. The house was built with 10-inch logs, hand-hewed from indigenous oak, hickory and walnut hardwood. The logs extend past the second story and support the roof. Two stone chimneys support four open fireplaces. Typical for the times, the house was built from two main 16-foot-by-16-foot “front rooms,” divided by a dog trot that, when enclosed, became a foyer. A lean-to makes up the kitchen, dining room and spare bedroom. Two bedrooms are located upstairs over the two “front rooms.”
Will Rogers Inn
940 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. , Claremore, OK74017