©

Spiro trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Spiro

Trip Planner USA  /  Oklahoma  /  Spiro
(3.7/5 based on 40+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: historic sites
Spiro is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,164 at the 2010 census, a 2.8 percent decline from 2,227 at the 2000 census. The town is notable for its proximity to the Spiro Mounds, one of Oklahoma's most important archaeological sites.HistoryIn 1895 - 1896, the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad established a station at the present site of Spiro, which it connected directly to Fort Smith, Arkansas, According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture this attracted residents from the nearby town of Skullyville and soon made Spiro the principal town in this area. The town population was 543 in 1900.The Spiro post office was created in 1898. There are several reasons given for its name. One claims that Spiro was the maiden name of the first postmistress. Another claims it was the maiden name of the mother of a Fort Smith banker. Yet another claims it was named for the father-in-law of a Fort Smith banker.Cotton was the basis for the local economy. In 1901, Spiro had three cotton yards and one gin. By 1910, there were three cotton gins and the population had grown to 1,173. Cotton declined during the Great Depression, but timber and livestock became important industries. The population declined to 969 in 1930, then rebounded to 1,365 by 1950.
Plan how to spend your time in Spiro and other destinations in United States using our United States vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Spiro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Spiro

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Spiro:
Museums, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wineries, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Oklahoma

37 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Fort Sill BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tulsa BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tulsa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Oklahoma & Hot Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Oklahoma BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Stillwater BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maui & Tulsa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM ICELAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Stillwater BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News