Along the drive are several historic sites and numerous turnouts with panoramic vistas. Many of the sites have exhibits that explain the natural and historical significance of the area. Learn about the prehistoric Caddoan people, early settlers of Rich Mountain, the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Choctaw Nation (tribe) in Indian Territory. Discover interesting facts about the natural environment while absorbing the beauty of shortleaf pine and hardwood forests.
The Talimena Scenic Drive Association in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service developed an interpretive guide to the Talimena Scenic Drive. The original printing was in 1974 and the guide has been updated and re-printed numerous times over the years. Today that information is available to you online.
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