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Positioned in Oklahoma's Comanche County about two miles south of town is Lawton Fort Sill Regional Airport. Mainly used for military flight operations the airport is also served by a commercial carrier.
At the airport facilities include, Betty's Airport Cafe, Airline ticket counters, restrooms, Buffalo Boutique, baggage claim desk, free WiFi, a Golf and Pro Shop, and car hire services from suppliers Budget, Hertz and Enterprise. Republic Parking offers visitors parking spaces outside the airport.
With car rental at Lawton Airport, arriving air travellers can conveniently reach the town of Lawton, located within a short distance of the stunning Wichita Mountains. Lawton is the area's commercial and cultural centre and home to large cotton fields and granite deposits.
The town is also home to the Comanche Nation's headquarters. Oklahoma's southwest was the home for numerous Native American tribes because of the natural resources provided by the ancient granite's outcropping, which is now known as the Wichita Mountains, with abundant wildlife, water and vegetation. This area can be explored by car.
The history of Lawton is inextricably tied to a locality named Fort Sill, which was founded in 1869 during the conflicts in the Indian Territory. The 1967 Medicine Lodge Treaty stated that this territory was granted to the Comanche, Apache and Kiowa tribes. Visitors should purchase a hire car to fully explore this region's historical attractions. Public transport services do not operate to all locations in the area and with your own vehicle you can avoid excursions with large groups of tourists.
Oklahoma is blessed with a moderate climate year-round, with annual average temperatures of 60°F. The summer months can be very hot, with July and August being the year's warmest months, with temperatures reaching up to 90°F.