Oklahoma's natural beauty combined with its family-friendly attractions
make it an ever-popular choice for family vacations. Oklahoma vacations are
also perfect for history buffs
wanting to explore the Trail
of Tears National Historic Trail as well as fishing
enthusiasts wanting to catch a large bass in one of many Oklahoma
lakes, such as Lake Murray
and Grand Lake. Tulsa
provides many opportunities for cultural experiences, such as exploring the
Philbrook Museum or the theatres of Oklahoma
City and Tulsa. Oklahoma getaways provide something for everyone, no matter
what your interests are.
If you're traveling with small children, there are a number of options for Oklahoma vacations that the kids to enjoy. The Kaleidoscope Children's Museum in Tulsa has a variety of hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages. Children can play on giant rock climbing walls or a multilevel playground, or pretend to be a chef or a doctor in a special part of the museum called Kid's City. The museum also has an amphitheater and an interactive detective lab.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is another fun attraction to see on Oklahoma family vacations. Some of the highlights of the zoo include a butterfly garden featuring thousands of native butterflies and plants as well as a building that houses rare pachyderm birds and Indian rhinos. The zoo also has a safari tram that drops visitors off at various points throughout the zoo, such as the entrance to the ape and cheetah exhibits. The zoo has several cafes and concession stands and a large gift shop near the museum's main entrance. The zoo is open all year round and offers group tours.
The majority of Oklahoma vacation spots are located near Oklahoma's lakes and rivers where camping and hiking are popular activities. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area ranks as one of the state's largest camping areas, offering six different campgrounds. Some of the campsites are large enough to accommodate groups, while are some are just big enough to accommodate a small tent. Some campsites are handicapped accessible. The recreation area has over twenty-eight miles of trails for hiking as well as places to go fishing and boating. There is also an 18-hole golf course with putting greens and a driving range.
Oklahoma getaways are often spent learning more about Native American history. At the Cherokee Heritage Center, visitors can learn more about the Trail of Tears by exploring six galleries containing artifacts and historical documents from the time. The heritage center also has temporary exhibits and a genealogy center where visitors can get more information about the Cherokee people.
Oklahoma vacation spots such as Lake Murray are popular with fishing enthusiasts. The lake is known for its huge population of sunfish, walleye, crappies, and bass. Many people like to spend their Oklahoma vacations competing in bass fishing competitions on Lake Murray or on the river shores of Oklahoma.
With so many Oklahoma vacation spots to choose from, you'll never run out of options for exciting Oklahoma getaways.