Visit/Tour the Kerr Center

Public Tours

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday, April through September.) During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Advance registration is required.

Please contact us by calling 918.647.9123 or emailing (please put “public tour” in subject line) at least a week in advance to let us know you are coming and what you are interested in seeing.

We want you to have the best possible experience! Please keep in mind that projects change seasonally.

Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.  Morning tours start at 9 a.m.; afternoon tours start at 1 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.

Pay at the time of tour.

Tour dates for 2024:

  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10

Special Tours

All other visits/tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange such a visit.

What You Will See

The Kerr Center is a working ranch and farm, as well as an educational center. Our emphasis is on sustainable methods of meat and vegetable production and natural resource management. Check out our calendar of events to learn about workshops and other events at the center.

Driving Directions:

The Kerr Center is located at 24456 Kerr Road, just off Highway 271, about four miles southwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Look for the Kerr Center sign (see photo) on the south side of the road.

From Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on I-40, exit onto highway 59 south, traveling 36 miles to Poteau. Continue on highway 271 through Poteau and south to Kerr Center.

Alternatively, as you enter Poteau, take the Highway 59 by-pass (Cavanal Expressway) to the Highway 271 exit. Turn right (south) and go about four miles. Turn onto Kerr Road just before Kerr Center sign.

From McAlester, Oklahoma, highway 69. Take US 270 East through Wilburton, Red Oak and Fanshawe. When highway 271 joins 270, continue east/northeast through Wister. Kerr Center is located two-three miles beyond Wister. Watch for Kerr Center sign on right and turn onto Kerr Road just after passing sign.

Tour Photos

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