Welcome to Hugo!

The Chamber serves as an invaluable resource for visitors seeking information on local sites, attractions, and events. From historical landmarks and cultural hotspots to hidden gems and recreational activities, the Chamber can provide detailed insights and tailored recommendations to enhance your experience. The staff is dedicated to ensuring that you make the most of your time in our city, offering maps, brochures, and insider tips that cater to your interests. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, art lover, or adventure seeker, the Chamber of Commerce is the key to unlocking the full spectrum of what our city has to offer.

Hugo is a city in and the county seat of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. It is located in southeastern Oklahoma, approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of the Texas state line. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,310.

The city was founded in 1901 and named for the French novelist Victor Hugo. In the postwar 20th century, the city served as winter quarters for some circus companies and performers. A cemetery has a section for circus personnel. Nearby is one of the oldest boarding schools west of the Mississippi: Goodland Academy, begun in 1848 as a Presbyterian mission, school and orphanage for Native American children.

The town is located in a cultural area of the state known as Little Dixie, as it was settled by Native American tribes, African Americans and European Americans from the southeastern United States. It is within the tourist area designated as Choctaw Country by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism.

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Historical Overview

As a railroad hub in the early 1900s, Hugo, Oklahoma was a hotbed of activity, with a vivid mix of dance hall girls, hustlers and gunfighters, a Harvey House Restaurant, and at one time, a dozen circuses wintering nearby taking advantage of the moderate climate and easy rail access. The Hugo Frisco Depot Museum in the restored former Harvey House Restaurant captures some of this rollicking past, and Mount Olivet Cemetery showcases the final resting places for rodeo greats. The cemetery also features a special area known as “Showmen’s Rest,” which features unique headstones and gravesites for circus performers and owners.

Parks & Wilderness 

Everyone is invited to take advantage of what beautiful Lake Hugo has to offer by enjoying the rustic comfort of Lake Hugo Cabins. With all the outdoor fun and indoor amenities, everyone is sure to create some of the greatest memories that will last a lifetime. So, join the fun and great outdoors at Lake Hugo Cabins located minutes from Hugo, Oklahoma! 

Notable Attractions 

Located only 10 minutes from Hugo, Oklahoma, the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Grant, Oklahoma has ongoing gaming, special events, and music venues throughout the year. Hotel accommodations and dining are also available for your pleasure.