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When Beverly Madison and Pete Madison purchased 200 acres of land next to Creek Nation Duck Creek Casino outside of Beggs, Okla., they had only one purpose in mind, the Tulsa World reported.

“We opened with the idea of having an RV park, nothing more,” Pete said.

Tulsa RV Ranch might be the poster child for one thing leading to another.

Today it has full amenities for RV guests — bath house, game room, convenience store, workout room, computer room, church services — as well as a 3,500-seat covered rodeo arena, saloon, restaurant, gift shops, indoor horse stalls, skyboxes, go-kart track, miniature golf, horseshoe pit, concession stand, banquet facility, a motorcycle racing track and mud bogs for tractor pulls and ATV events.

And it all has come together, piece by piece, in three years.

They first tried a motorcycle track, but it didn’t go over well, so a bull-riding pen was set up on the motorcycle track, and the first event drew about 700 people.

“That’s when it all changed,” Pete said. “You know how people say it’s not their first rodeo. Well, it was my first rodeo.”

That led to building the arena. Madison bought arena fencing from the Rocklahoma people near Pryor and shipped in stands left from a drag strip he once owned in Florida.

“Every time I wanted to do something, it rained, so I needed a roof over the arena,” he said. “Then I found we couldn’t get equestrian shows without a stall barn, so I built a 100-stall barn and extended the roof for a covered warmup area.”

Then came open-air private boxes, skyboxes, a remodeled saloon, the Silverado Steakhouse, banquet facility, gift shops and 15 western-themed guest cabins available to rent all year.

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