Join in the celebration in America’s heartland, where fireflies light up the sky and firecrackers fill the air with the sweet ring of freedom.
Oh, the summer night has a smile of light and she sits on a sapphire throne. – Barry Cornwall
There’s no place quite like Oklahoma for celebrating the Fourth of July. From the rusty red earth to the white-hot sun to the crystal blue waters, patriotic pride can be felt all around.
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! – Daniel Webster
Play a round of mini golf with shimmering Lake Murray as your backdrop.
Select your favorite flavor of hand-dipped ice cream at the classic 1950s-style Bedré Café.
Enjoy horseback riding and fishing Lake Texoma State Park as you wait for the fireworks display to begin.
Tip your hat to the grand old flag with a weekend full of experiences.
Lake Texoma State Park is home to one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Famous for its striped bass, Texoma has been dubbed the Striper Capital of the World. Kingston, Oklahoma, even celebrates the popularity of striper fishing with the Kingston Striper Festival held each June.
Beautiful Lake Murray is known for the clarity and color of its waters and its seemingly endless list of recreational opportunities. Framed by the thick forest of Murray State Park, this 100-foot-deep, spring-fed lake also houses a wide variety of birds, including the rare wintering bald eagle. Lake Murray is a popular destination for a variety of activities, including camping, swimming, hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, sailing, riding ATVs and more.
Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf offers family-friendly fun for visitors of all ages. After an action-packed day of kayaking or hanging out on a party barge, relax with a refreshing sno-cone and a quick game on the 18-hole miniature golf course.
It’s the most exciting way to experience the Arbuckle Mountains and Turner Falls! 777 Zip’s seatbelt restraint system sends you 777 feet in reverse to a viewing tower on the mountain above Collings Castle, from which point you’ll have a spectacular view of Turner Falls.
If you're traveling on Adventure Road through Davis, Oklahoma, you've got to make a stop at beloved local establishment Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. The shop whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies every day, whether you're in the mood for something sweet or are craving a rich and savory snack.
There's no way you'll be leaving hungry after a trip to Smokin' Joe's Rib Ranch, where the massive lunch and dinner platters stocked with smoked meats and fresh sides are big enough for two or even more.
Traveling to Sulphur? Satisfy your sugar craving at Sweet Swirlz, located in the Shops at The Artesian Hotel. Featuring Dippin’ Dots, fresh frozen yogurt and more candy varieties than you can imagine, Sweet Swirlz is sure to hit the spot!
Bedré Café, situated in The Artesian Hotel in downtown Sulphur, is a 1950s-style diner that serves made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate. Bedré Café is a great place to bring the family for a delicious American meal in a fun environment.
Since 1933, Bob's Pig Shop in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, has been a hotspot for barbecue aficionados from all around. Open six days a week, this local joint features everything from traditional favorites to Tex-Mex specialties in a rustic, friendly environment.
The menu at Capitals Ice Cream is merely a suggestion. Mix your favorite fruit, cereal, candy and cookies to create your own concoction! Stop in to try the latest locally brewed cup of coffee, beer or monthly flavor. This Midtown hangout is serving more than just the average vanilla cone.
Finding delicious treats made with fresh, seasonal ingredients is easy as pie! Pie Junkie serves everything from Apple Cranberry Crumble and French Silk to savory chicken pot pie and quiche. Come enjoy a slice while you explore OKC’s Plaza District or take one home for later.
Drive down historic Route 66 through Arcadia, Oklahoma, and you can’t miss the neon, 66-foot-tall soda bottle in front of POPS. Whether you need to stop for gas, are looking for a bite to eat or want to try one of their 700 varieties of bottled sodas, POPS is the perfect stop.
Take the storied Route 66 east to Wellston, Oklahoma, and you’ll come upon a barbeque joint that’s nearly as legendary as the Mother Road itself: The Butcher BBQ Stand. Here, a father-and-son team continue crafting their award-winning competition meats for hungry travelers Friday through Sunday, year-round.
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