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Oklahoma Vacations Travel Guide

 

General Information

Baby Equipment Rentals - companies in Oklahoma that rent baby gear and equipment including car seats, strollers, cribs and more

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation - visitors information with maps, places to eat, accommodations, activities, what to see, calendar of events and more.

 


Zoos

Little River Zoo
3405 SE 120th Ave. (3/4 mile south of Hwy 9E)
Norman, Oklahoma, 73026
Phone: (405) 366-7229
The Zoo sits on 50+ acres located in Norman near the beautiful and award winning Lake Thunderbird Resort area. It is surrounded by an endangered ecosystem call the Cross Timber Forest, one of the last remaining ancient forests of North America. Fed by the natural waters of the Garber-Wellington Aquafir, the zoo is peaceful, comforting setting where visitors feel completely in harmony with nature.

Oklahoma City Zoological Park
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Phone: (405) 424-3344
The Oklahoma City Zoo brings all of the world's most rare and exotic animals close to home. Come eye to eye with a lion. Just a few feet away from a gorilla. Just inches away from ... adventure. See how we've taken the far out of safari.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
Phone: (918) 669-6202
The zoo is located on 78 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, nearly 1,500 animals (436 species) are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.

 


National Parks

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 497-2742
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Sulphur, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 622-3165
Springs, streams and lakes are the attractions at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the first national park in the state of Oklahoma. Visitors to the park find a variety of activities including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting and enjoying nature. The Travertine Information and Nature Center and its adjacent environmental study area offer a glimpse of our natural world through exhibits, nature walks and other educational programs.

 


Museums

Route 66 Museum
2229 W. Gary Blvd.
Clinton, Oklahoma
Interpreting the Route 66 experience with exhibits, displays, videos, memorabilia and collectibles.

Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Avenue (University of Oklahoma Campus)
Norman, Oklahoma 73072
Phone: (405) 325-4712
Over 300 million years of Oklahoma’s natural history can be seen in a 195,000 square foot facility. Five galleries feature thousands of artifacts in 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating natural and cultural history of Oklahoma.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 N.E. 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Phone: (405) 478-2250
The Mission of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is to preserve and interpret the heritage of the American West for the enrichment of the public.

Omniplex Science Museum
2100 NE 52nd St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
(405)602-OMNI
The Hands-On Science Museum at Omniplex has over 350 hands-on exhibits and an array of educational programs designed to enlighten, entertain and educate the entire family. The museum's exhibits are grouped around science themes such as: Perception, Light, Sound, Life Sciences, Energy, Meteorology, Math, KIDSPACE, Physics, Agriculture and Nutrition. Omniplex has a "please touch" policy in this museum and welcomes curiosity from kids of all ages.  With one of the nation's premier collections of aviation and space artifacts, aircraft and memorabilia, the Air Space Museum takes visitors through the history of aviation and space.  Oklahoma's first large-format, dome-screen theater is a 70-foot diameter dome screen that virtually surrounds the audience, while worlds of adventure envelop the senses from Iwerks Entertainment's 15/70 projection system, the largest, most technologically advanced in the world.  Planetarium and much more!

 


Theme Parks, Amusement Parks & Water Parks

Six Flags Frontier City
I-35 between N.E. 122nd & Hefner Rd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73131
Phone: (405) 478-2412
Get ready for your share of western-style thrills at Frontier City. From the new Hangman to The Wildcat, Silver Bullet and Diamondback roller coasters to the Gunfighters Stunt Show, Frontier City has plenty of wild west action for the whole gang. Plus, enjoy a dozen concerts to boot.  There are also plenty of family rides and great rides for the small children.

 


Family Activities

Rustic Acres, LLC
RR 1 Box 139A
Okemah, OK 74859
Phone: 1-888-866-2703
Fall family fun on the farm including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, tricycle maze, inflatable bouncer, cornstalk tunnel, beanbag toss, pumpkin checkers & more.

 

If you know of a family activity in Oklahoma, let us know and we will add it here.

 


Summer - Family Vacation Hot Spots (Beaches, Lakes, etc.)

Tenkiller Lake - Fishing, camping, boating, swimming and many recreational areas located all around the lake including Burnt Cabin Ridge, Pettit Bay and Cherokee Landing. Located 28 miles east-southeast of Muskogee off Oklahoma State Routes 10 and 10A.

Robert S. Kerr Lake - Fishing, boating, camping and historical areas around lake. I 40 and U.S. 59.

Eufala Lake - Fishing, boating, camping, swimming and many recreational areas are located on the lake along with many coves and forks.  Located about 45 miles northeast of McAlester off Oklahoma State Routes 9 and 71.

Oologah Lake - Fishing, camping,, swimming, boating and nature walks.  Located in Will Rogers land about 30 miles north of Tulsa U.S. 169.

Kaw Lake - Fishing, boating, swimming and camping.  Located about 10 miles east of Ponca City off U.S. 60.

Great Salt Plains Lake - Boating,, swimming, fishing and camping.  Located 39 miles north-northwest of Enid off U.S. 64 and Oklahoma State Route 38.

Lake Thunderbird - Boating,, swimming, fishing and picnicking.  Located southeast of Oklahoma City Off I 35.

Zoos, Museums, National Parks listed above.

 


Winter - Family Vacation Hot Spots (Ski Resorts, etc.)

Zoos, Museums, National Parks, Theme, Amusement and Water Parks listed above.

 


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