Check out All Oklahoma Has to Offer
While some people think the only way they can really say they’ve traveled on their vacation is to go international, the fact of the matter is there is plenty to see and do in the continental United States. Maybe you want to take a vacation but you don’t want to be going to all the usual tourist stops. One place that people might not think of all that much when it comes to figuring out a place to travel to is the state of Oklahoma.
There are a number of reasons to head to the state, but it doesn’t have a ton of places like Disney World or the Grand Canyon. There are still plenty of places you can go to in the Sooner state and see things that are incredibly interesting to see and do things that are plenty fun to do. You just need to know exactly where to go and what to see when you get there.
Museums in Oklahoma
Some of the first stops–should you decide to plot out a trip to Oklahoma–is to check out some of the really cool museums the state has to offer. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is one of those places that everyone should check out in order to get a feel for the real “old west.” While people always think of Texas as the birth place of the cowboy, the fact of the matter is the Sooner state had and has plenty of cowpokes itself. This place is great if you’ve got kids, because it has a place called the Children’s Cowboy Corral.
If you are wanting to head to someplace that commemorates a piece of history that happened more recently, you can take yourself to the Oklahoma City National Memorial. This isn’t a museum in the strictest sense of the word. Rather the monument will give you walking tours of the commemoration of those who were killed or wounded in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. The tour will give you a chronological feel for what happened on that horrible day.
There might not be a Disney World in Oklahoma, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some theme parks you can check out if you want to have some good old fashioned fun riding some rides. The Frontier City Theme Park has more than 50 rides to enjoy including four rather large roller coasters.
White Water Bay Water Park is a theme park of another color when you’re comparing it to Frontier City. There are a number of different rides that are all water themed including slide rides and raft rides. This has more than simply water based rides though. This theme park also has a dine-in movie theater and a number of different musical shows in order to keep you and your family entertained when you’re all tuckered out from being in the sun and having a fun time in the water.
While theme parks and museums in Oklahoma are always interesting, you might want to head to the state and find the culture that makes the state what it is. Quite a bit of that culture is based on the Native American society that is strong and has roots that go deep in the state. One area that will help you truly understand this state and the reasons it even exists is by heading to an area that the locals refer to as Chickasaw country.
This part of the state offers some truly interesting and original attractions in Oklahoma. There are cultural centers that will tell you all about the area you are traveling through. There is a welcome center that can show you different attractions that you won’t easily find on a map. You can even find some of the best chocolate stores this side of the Rio Grande. The area that is in the center of Chickasaw country will allow you to check out the capitol of the Chickasaw Nation. You won’t regret any side trips you end of taking through this beautiful state.
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