Tag Archive: Things to do in Oklahoma

Jan 27

Beavers Bend: Oklahoma State Park

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Beavers Bend is THE family outdoor destination in southeastern Oklahoma.  Located alongside Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend has just about all a person needs to get away from the rat race.  Time was in a ‘no passing zone’ once we were in the park.  There was just something about the place that made it very easy …

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Sep 27

Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Unique Experience

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The Chickasaw Cultural Center was one of the finest museum experiences that my wife and I have ever been on.  Sprawled out over 109 acres the Chickasaw Cultural Center immersed us into the distant past and gave us a glimpse into a fascinating rich culture.   Divided up into several areas and buildings this world class …

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Sep 25

Natural Falls: Oklahoma’s Waterfall

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Natural Falls is a beautiful spot in the northeastern part of Oklahoma.  Located in Natural Falls State Park this 77 foot waterfall is tied with Turner Falls as the tallest waterfall in the state.  Easy to get to with a parking lot within I would say 100 yards or so of the waterfall this is …

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Sep 19

Vendome Flower Park: Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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Vendome Flower Park was my three year old’s favorite part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  The well fed artificial stream that flows through the park was a big hit and she just loved walking, splashing, and playing in it. The stream flows through the area eventually connecting to Travertine Creek by a 10 foot …

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Sep 15

Antelope and Buffalo Springs Trail

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Antelope and Buffalo Springs Trail is a short 1.2 mile round-trip trail located at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  It is very easy hard packed/gravel trail that starts at the Travertine Nature Center.  Make sure you check out the nature center either before or after your hike.  It is one of the more popular hikes …

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Sep 10

Natural Falls State Park: A Treat for the Senses

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Natural Falls State Park is home to one of the two tallest waterfalls in the state of Oklahoma.  Natural Falls  shares the honor of being the tallest with Turner Falls located in the Arbuckle Mountains in the south central part of the state.  Natural Falls aka Dripping Springs Falls is a beautiful multiple waterfall flowing over …

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Aug 25

Sam Noble Museum: A University Best

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The Sam Noble Museum, located on the University of Oklahoma’s campus, might be passed over by many a traveler as just another college natural history museum, but it shouldn’t be.  The quality of the Sam Noble Museum’s exhibits rank up there with more of the common name big city museums that my family has visited.  …

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Aug 23

Little Niagara Falls

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Little Niagara Falls is a real Oklahoma treat of a waterfall. Located in beautiful Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Little Niagara Falls is the perfect backdrop to one of the best countrified swimming holes in the area.  The crystal clear waters of the spring fed Travertine Creek flow throughout the park creating many small but pretty waterfalls in the recreational area.  …

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Mar 18

Turner Falls: Oklahoma

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Turner Falls located in the Arbuckle Mountains of Southern Oklahoma is nestled in a beautiful park, one that you will appreciate more the less people that are there.  If you do a quick search of the park on Tripadvisor you will see that people love it or hate it and the reviews seem to have one …

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Dec 26

Christmas in the Park: Yukon

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Christmas in the Park in Yukon was much bigger and better than we were expecting and it was free! The trifecta of a good family outing, in our minds, (bigger, better, and free) was in effect the other night so we had a wonderful time.  We left being really impressed with the city of Yukon …

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