Think Choctaw is just for slot machine lovers and card players? Think again! I had the opportunity to experience Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK recently with my friend, Jessica, and I am so excited to tell you about it! I’m not a huge gambler, so I set my budget low, once I cashed out, I had to find something else to do. I didn’t realize how much there was to do until I left without getting to it all!
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Go to the Spa
While these aren’t in any particular order, I have to say, the spa was my favorite part of this trip. It was such a great space and a completely relaxing experience. I soaked in the relaxation pool which was a warm but still comfortable temperature, tried out the hot tub and was massaged by the jets, and finished off in the sauna. Don’t forget the water, you’ll need it after releasing all of your toxins in this spa! Whether you get a massage (which was described as the best massage in their life by not one, but two people I spoke to on this trip) or just a day pass to the spa you’ll leave feeling like new.
Hit the Pool
There are a few things that make a pool great in my book: size, an area for adults only, and an easy-access bar. This one checks all the boxes being a massive collection of pools separated by waterfalls, bridges, and pool bars. The pool area at Choctaw Casino and Resort is called Oasis, and it is nothing short of just that! Complete with adults-only pools and not one, but two swim-up bars, this Oasis was begging me to stay another day.
Eat Your Feelings
Whether you won or lost you can find a meal to match your feelings! Go high end and stop at 1832 Steakhouse for a splurge-worthy meal, or if you lost, make a quick meal of Subway and try again tomorrow. With 17 restaurants, bars, and lounges to eat and drink in, you definitely aren’t short on options. I wasn’t there long enough to try them all, but I wish I could have!
Take A Nap
The hotel rooms were amazing. Choctaw has several different types of accommodations and building more, I was in the Spa Tower, and the rooms were spacious and comfortable, but the bed was my favorite part! It was super comfy and I had a full King size to spread out while watching TV at night.
Head to the District for Games, Bowling, and Movies
Did you know that there was an Arcade and Bowling Alley in Choctaw Casino and Resort? Me either! Ire these are the most fun things to do at Choctaw Casino and Resort because you can’t lose much more money at these ones, granted you also can’t win any. While you do have to pay to play them, you’ll find that some days they’re extremely affordable. They have great deals on different days of the week, such as $2 Thursdays where bowling or 30 mins of arcade games is only $2 (plus other food and drink deals)!
You can also see the latest movies at their cinema. If you’re looking for a relaxing evening, or aren’t ready to head outside yet, check out what movies are playing. Choctaw Casino and resort play both new releases and older films, and you won’t find a cheaper rate. Regular movies aren’t more than $8.50, but on Tuesdays, all movies are $5.
See a Concert
I drive past billboards advertising major artists coming to the Durant casino every week! No one was playing while I was there, but I’d definitely go back for a concert and stay the night! Check their website to see the upcoming artists and let me know when we’re going! Tickets to these shows are sold separately, however, you can always check out the free artists playing at Gilly’s or La Cantina. Choctaw frequently has artists performing in these restaurants (which you may be able to hear on the casino floor over the slot machines).
With four different stores inside, you’ll find what you’re looking for, or something you didn’t know you needed while browsing in Choctaw Casino and Resort. I wish I bought a sweater from one of them while I was there! I froze the whole time after forgetting mine at home!
Grab a Drink
There is no shortage of alcohol at Choctaw Casino and Resort. Of course, there are cocktail waiters and waitresses to bring you drinks while you play on the casino floor, but this post is about things to do at Choctaw Casino and Resort when you aren’t gambling, so head one of the bars for a cocktail or La Cantina for a margarita the size of your head!