There are few better ways to experience the varying landscapes of the Great
Plains than to take a tour in Oklahoma. There are many different options for
Oklahoma tours, depending on what your interests are. Oklahoma tours can bring
you to the museums of Oklahoma
City and Tulsa, to a quiet
cabin in the Ozark Mountains, or to the vibrant Bricktown
area of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City tours make for a perfect family outing because there is something to see and do for everyone. For a look at both contemporary and traditional art, stop in at the Oklahoma City Art Museum. The museum is located in Oklahoma City's historic downtown district and offers both permanent and temporary exhibits as well as a variety of art-related films. There is also a museum store selling print reproductions of artwork found in the main galleries as well as postcards and T-shirts. If your Oklahoma City tours include a stop at the art museum, it's best to give the museum at least three weeks advance notice so they can coordinate the details of your tour.
While you're visiting Oklahoma City, park your car and take a walking tour of Bricktown. The area by the canal has a collection of unique shops, restaurants, and sporting facilities all within walking distance of one another. Basketball fans might want to check out an Oklahoma City Thunder game at the Ford Center, while baseball fans can watch the Oklahoma City Red Hawks play baseball at the Bricktown Ball Park. If you're too tired to walk after a sporting event, continue your tour in Oklahoma City aboard a Bricktown water taxi. The water taxi cruises along the canal, stopping at various points. When taking Oklahoma City tours in Bricktown, make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to climb several flights of stairs.
A tour of the Oklahoma Aquarium near Tulsa will provide a first-hand look at some of the largest bull sharks in captivity. The aquarium is home to animals from around the world, from sting rays and sea horses that inhabit the ocean to raccoons and river otters that are native to the rivers and streams of Northeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Aquarium offers a reduced rate for tour groups of 25 people or more.
While you're in Tulsa, enjoy the environment of downtown Tulsa by taking a horse drawn carriage tour. Horse drawn carriage tours take place in a French-style carriage that can hold up to six people. The carriage is pulled by black Percheron horses that are specially trained to handle city noise and traffic. Horse drawn carriage tours can last anywhere between one to three hours and the route that the carriage takes can be completely customized.
Another way to experience Oklahoma is by taking a tour in Oklahoma of the Ozark Mountains. There are many tour companies that will take you on hikes through the mountains, stopping at rivers and lakes to go bass fishing. Lodging is usually at a campground or a cozy mountain resort.
No matter what your interests are, Oklahoma tours are an excellent way to meet new people and to learn more about the history and the landscape of the Great Plains.