6 Getaways in Oklahoma for Fun
Oklahoma! No, not the Broadway play, the state. If you’ve never thought of Oklahoma as a place to getaway, you will be after reading about these 6 getaways in Oklahoma. Whether you are from Oklahoma, or not, you may never have considered these options for fun and, in some cases, educational, getaways.
You can’t miss out on visiting the state capital as part of the 6 getaways in Oklahoma. Check out just a few of the things you’d miss out on.
- Overholser Mansion
If you’ve toured historical homes before, Overholser Mansion is a different experience. Guided tours give an overview of the home’s history and its founder, the “Father of Oklahoma,” Henry Overholser, before letting visitors tour the home at their leisure.
- TapWerks Ale House
Based in the city’s famed Bricktown, TapWerks Ale House is one of the top 100 beer bars in the U.S., TapWerks offers 106 taps to choose from. TapWerks also has live, local music in the evenings.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
A must-see of Oklahoma City, the Memorial Museum and the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial honor those who were killed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Expect to spend a few hours at the museum, which includes self-guided tours.
Numerous hotels are available in Oklahoma City, with several in the Bricktown area. If you’re interested in something further from the downtown area, The Grandison Inn is a popular choice.
If you’re looking to avoid the city, Grove is a great option for a quiet retreat. Look at a few of the ways you can relax in Grove.
- Patricia Island
Home to a golf course and casino, Patricia Island offers a scenic view of Grand Lake. If you’d rather be on the water than the green, you can rent boats or jet-skis to cruise out on the water.
- Lendonwood Gardens
Close to Grand Lake, Lendonwood Gardens features seven gardens across eight acres. Peruse the various gardens, like the English and Azalea gardens, at your leisure.
Grove offers a few places to stay during your visit. A few resorts are in the area, as well as cabins. You can also camp at one of Oklahoma’s state parks, Honey Creek.
As the second-largest city in Oklahoma, Tulsa has a lot to offer. Check out just some of the places you should visit in Tulsa.
- Philbrook Museum of Art
You need to visit the Philbrook Museum of Art. It’s one of the top 50 fine art museums in the U.S., but also includes a tour of the Philbrook villa and its 25 acres of gardens.
If you’re looking for a light meal or a quick dessert, Chimera is the place to go. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, along with vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
- Center of the Universe
Quick and entertaining, the Center of the Universe is an easy stop. Stand and hear your voice echo. You’ll be the only one to hear it though – which is the main attraction.
So, where can you stay in Tulsa? Just about anywhere, from downtown to by the airport, a slew of hotels are available. You can also check out Airbnb for some great, affordable options.
Thirty minutes from Oklahoma City is the town of Shawnee. Check out a few of the places you can visit there.
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Home to one of the finest Egyptian art collections in the U.S., the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art also displays artifacts from ancient civilizations, such as Greece, and artwork from Oklahoman artists.
- Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center
Learn about the culture and influence of the Native American tribe, the Potawatomi, on Shawnee. The center also features an aviary, museum and a research center.
A few hotels are available in Shawnee, but since it’s close to Oklahoma City, you can always make Shawnee a day trip.
Country stars Toby Keith, Vince Gill and Garth Brooks all hail from Norman, Oklahoma. Check out some of the places to stop in Norman.
- Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History features exhibits on Oklahoma’s history, from prehistoric to present-day, and boasts 10 million artifacts and specimens.
- Meatball House
Unique, funny and delicious is one way to describe the Meatball House. Choose from local beers and build your own meatball entrée, while taking advantage of the patio seating.
- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
If you’re a college sports fan, then catch a game at the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. If you’re short on time, you can always visit the stadium’s lobby, which features memorabilia, murals and trophies.
Known for its state park, Beavers Bend, Broken Bow is all about relaxation and recreation. Check out some of the ways you can have fun in Broken Bend.
- Beavers Bend State Park Kayak, fish, paddleboard and more in Beavers Bend State Park. The options are limitless. Tons of tour and rental companies are located nearby.
- Museum of the Red River
Oklahoma’s own dinosaur resides at the Museum of the Red River, well at least a cast of it. Other displays include Native American artifacts. An added bonus is free admission!
Lodges and campsites are plentiful around Broken Bow, especially in the state park area. Lago Vista Bed and Breakfast, for example, offers a birds-eye view of the Broken Bow lake.
So, go! Check out Oklahoma!
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