Hello and welcome to my next Travel Destination Guide sharing Amazing Travel Adventures – Oklahoma. Are you a nature fan? A bridges fan? A crystals fan? Travel with me and discover Oklahoma has something for everyone.
Recreation Areas and Nature Reserves and Relaxing Locations – Oklahoma
1. Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The Park is the oldest in Oklahoma and covers over 9,000 acres. Swimming, hiking and camping are a few of the amazing adventures that take place at the Park. Visit their website at www.nps.gov or click here and learn more of what the Park has to offer.
2. Tucker’s Tower in Lake Murray State Park is located in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The tower opened to the public in 1954 as a museum. In 1981 the tower changed and it is now a nature center. With breathtaking views, classrooms and exhibits, Tucker’s Tower is an amazing travel adventure. For more information and an event calendar visit their website at www.lake-murray.org/tucker-tower or click here.
3. Turner’s Falls Park is located in Davis, Oklahoma. The falls are over 70 feet tall and drop into a swimming pool. Turner Falls claims to be the highest waterfall in Oklahoma, and I believe it! Turner Falls is a great place for a day trip or weekend getaway. To learn more about parking, camping and fees visit www.turnerfallspark.com or click here.
City Sights and Stadiums and Swinging Bridges – Okalahoma
1. Bricktown is located in Oklahoma City. It is a must do entertainment and sight seeing adventure. Looking for a great restaurant, specialty clothing store or a dinner cruise, Bricktown OKC has something for everyone. For more information about Bricktown’s sights and sounds visit www.bricktownokc.com or click here.
2. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is located on the Oklahoma University Campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The Stadium is the largest sports arena in the state and holds over 86,000 fans. As of the time of this post, OU football announced they will be playing to a full stadium this season. To learn more history, schedules and ticket prices visit www.soonersports.com or click here.
3. The Pawhuska Swinging Bridge is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Built in 1926 the bridge spans over 150 feet across Bird Creek. The more people that are on the bridge at the same time the more the bridge swings. This amazing adventure is not for the faint of heart. You can wait until no one else is on the bridge if you would like, less swing! The bridge itself does not have a website but, Google has several references and videos.
Centers and Catousa and Crystals – Oklahoma
1. The Center of the Universe is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is an amazing place where what you say echoes back to you but, louder. The Center is an acoustic phenomenon that needs to be heard to be believed. If you are standing outside the circle while someone is talking in the circle you will not hear what they say!
2. Blue Whale of Catoosa is located in, you guessed it, Catoosa, Oklahoma. The Whale was created in the 1972 and is a landmark must see when driving Route 66. What started as an anniversary gift is now owned and maintained by the city of Catoosa. There isn’t a website for this amazing adventure but, information is shared on its Facebook page.
3. Great Salt Lake Plains State Park is located within the Salt Lake Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Jet, Oklahoma. The Salt Lake Plains is left over salt from an ocean that covered Oklahoma. The state park has camping, hiking, swimming, digging for crystals and much more. The Great Salt Like Plains State Park is an amazing travel adventure. To learn more about the Park visit http://www.state.parks.com or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Oklahoma
Thank you for traveling with me through Amazing Travel Adventures – Oklahoma. Discovering an ocean once covered Oklahoma was mind blowing! The Oklahoma water adventures still remain. Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Lake Murray, and Turner’s Falls only name a few water spots. Did your favorite Oklahoma water spot make my list? If not please share in the comments. I love adding places to my must see list!
Looking for more places to check off your must see list? Read my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Missouri or click here. Missouri has so much more than the Gateway Arch to see and do. Although I do recommend taking the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch. The view is breathtaking!
Until Next Time,