Two of the most promising words in the English language are “summer” and “break.” But when put together, they rival practically any other combination of syllables.
Then followed that beautiful season … summer … filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oklahoma summers blaze with a fury of adventure that can’t be denied. The waters flow, the red dirt bakes in the sun and the air is filled with the thrill of taking the season day by day.
To lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.– John Lubbuck
Feel your cares float away with the current under Turner Falls.
Order the biggest milkshake on the menu at Bedré Café.
Enjoy more thrills than you can imagine with RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures on the Oklahoma River.
Escape into an urban oasis with Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Catch a fly ball at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, imagining that the roar of the crowd is just for you.
Revel in the spirit of the season. It’s going to be an unforgettable summer on Adventure Road.
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.
Cascading 77 feet from the top of the Arbuckle Mountains, the park's Turner Falls is known as the tallest waterfall in Oklahoma. With sandy beaches, natural caves, swimming areas, a rock castle and cabins, Turner Falls Park is a perfect family destination.
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.
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!
Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, the Toy & Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the art and sculpting of action figures. Founded in 2005, the accredited museum features over 13,000 action figures, as well as hundreds of drawings from some of Oklahoma's most famous cartoonists in the Oklahoma Cartoonist Collection.
Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park is an action-packed escape with fun for the whole family. Located in Norman, the entertainment facility offers speedway go-karts, bumper cars, a climbing wall, batting cages, mini golf, a full-service arcade and more.
Stay and play all day with RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures on the Oklahoma River. This one-stop passport to adventure features a 700-foot zip line across the water, several high-speed spiral slides, a six-story adventure course, a state-of-the-art whitewater rapids facility and more.
Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District stands apart as one of the most unique attractions in the region. Here, you can get out on the water on a kayak, canoe, dragon boat, stand-up paddle board and more, plus quick lessons on the dock mean you’re sure to have fun.
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is the perfect place to remember the joy of falling in love with baseball for the first time. The ballpark, which opened in 1998, is home to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens act as a lush, landscaped oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently remodeled gardens’ 17 acres draw everyone from concert goers to families to those just looking to enjoy the natural environment.
Lake Overholser is the quintessential city lake with country views, and now you don’t even have to travel downtown to enjoy RIVERSPORT Adventures. Stop by Lake Overholser for a climbing wall, a double zip line across the water, kayak/SUP rentals and more.
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