There are countless places to visit and many experiences to be had in Oklahoma. Its rich history and wide-open landscape offer adventures for kids and adults alike. Here are just a few of the must-see places to go in this beautiful southern state.
Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park is located by Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. The park, along with the nature center and Forest Heritage Center, is free to visitors. There are plenty of things to do here including hiking, swimming, fishing and grilling out at the picnic area. There are playgrounds for the kids and an 18 hole golf course for the adults. If you want to stay close to nature, you can camp at a nearby campground. If you would rather rest in comfort, check out Beavers Bend lodging.
The Tulsa Zoo sits on 84 acres and is home to over 3,000 animals. The Zoo is known for its rare species and interactive exhibits. The new Lost Kingdom exhibit fully immerses guests in gardens inspired by Asian culture. It is also home to Malayan tigers and snow leopards.
The Tulsa Zoo offers summer camp programs for children along with monthly events for families. They even have events for adults over 21 years old, like Conservation on Tap which is held early in the summer.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
If you are a lover of the wild west, then you should plan a day at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It is located in Oklahoma City and has over 28,000 artifacts related to cowboys and Western culture. There are vintage pictures of old rodeos, authentic cowboy gear and trophies from when rodeos were the main attraction in the state.
The Annual Chuck Wagon Festival is a popular event held at the end of May. They also have space that can be rented for private events. This is a truly unique destination that will have you feeling nostalgic for simpler times.