The sun will soon set on summer, but opportunities for new and exciting adventures are always on the horizon. If you have the long weekend to enjoy, let’s make the most of it.
OKLAHOMA RIVER CRUISES
701 S Lincoln Blvd • Oklahoma City
Explore the city like you haven’t before on a ferry ride with landings in Bricktown, Stockyards City, Regatta Park and more Wednesdays through Sundays. Or make it an evening to remember and book a specialty cruise or private charter!
NEARBY: Omni Hotel, The Jones Assembly, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, Wheeler District, The Big Friendly
1 Remington Place • Oklahoma City
Thoroughbred racing returns just in time for Labor Day weekend! Experience the thrill of live, heart-pounding racing action at Remington Park Thurs., Sept. 1, through Sat., Sept. 3, with plenty more race days to enjoy through the end of the year. Admission and parking are always free!
NEARBY: Silks, OKC Zoo, Science Museum Oklahoma
OKC NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
620 N Harvey Ave • Oklahoma City
It’s not a visit to OKC without taking the interactive journey through the powerful story of April 19, 1995. The impact of this event is felt with every step, from the 50,000-square-foot Memorial Museum to the sacred grounds of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial.
NEARBY: Tamashii Ramen House, OKC Underground, The Skirvin Hilton, Black Walnut, ARTSPACE at Untitled
LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK
11500 Park Office Rd • Kingston
Squeeze in one last camping trip before fall. One spent fishing, swimming, wave riding, hiking, horseback riding and cooking dinner over an open fire. Texomaland has everything you need to enjoy the last of summer nights spent in the great outdoors.
NEARBY: Fort Washita Historic Site and Museum, Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, The Riverstar Casino, Spa 211
1001 W 1st St • Sulphur
If you’re in need of some restoration and healing, book a trip to Sulphur’s historic Artesian Hotel to experience The Art of Relaxation perfected through world-class amenities and treatments. With surrounding boutiques, outdoor recreation and dining, it’ll be a jam-packed weekend.
NEARBY: Springs at The Artesian, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, The Rusty Nail Winery
CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER
867 Cooper Memorial Dr • Sulphur
Summertime is a special time to visit one of the nation’s largest cultural centers, sprawling out at 184 acres. Come experience centuries of history, art, games, workmanship and traditions at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Stomp Dance demonstrations occur daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
NEARBY: Fat Bully’s, Lake of the Arbuckles, Bison Pasture Viewpoint
RIVER BOTTOM CAMPGROUND & TUBING
3629 Hwy 77 S • Davis
What better way to salute summer than with a float down the Washita River with a group of friends and an inflatable cooler full of beverages? Tube to your heart’s desire then head back to camp to grill up some grub and enjoy River Bottom’s amenities.
NEARBY: Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch, Turner Falls Park, 777 Zip, Cross Bar Offroad Park
This three-day weekend is for playing as hard as you work.
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.
Floating the river is a favorite Oklahoma pastime for a reason! River Bottom Campground and Tubing in Davis makes it easy and is located just south of the iconic Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch.
Chosen CNN’s top travel destination for Oklahoma in 2014, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. Come celebrate, embrace and share the heritage that binds the Chickasaw Nation together.
Unwind with the Art of Relaxation and an afternoon of pampering at Sole'renity Spa at The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa. This world-class facility provides everything from invigorating massages and facials to rejuvenating steam rooms and saunas, creating the perfect de-stressing experience.
Tour the city from the calm waters of the Oklahoma River! Choose from among the daytime ferry service, specialty and themed cruises in the evenings or book a private charter! Oklahoma River Cruises offers access to four major OKC districts and memorable views.
This breathtaking memorial honors the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Inside the Museum, walk through the events of, and response following, that fateful morning, and leave knowing the world holds far more good than bad. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, from the Survivor Tree to the Reflecting Pool to the 168 empty chairs in memory of the fallen, is a moving piece of American History that must be experienced.
When you have some of the nation's finest live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing, an incredible selection of diverse dining options, an action-packed casino, big promotions and giveaways, you’ve got a party that goes on and on. You’ve got Remington Park.
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