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The Chickasaw National Capitol Building provides the ultimate trip back in time through Chickasaw history. The Victorian, gothic-style building was dedicated in 1898 and served as the Nation's capitol until 1906. Today, it acts as a stately museum representing the Nation's past.
If roughing it isn’t your style, then take a load off at the picturesque and newly renovated Lake Murray Lodge. Located right on the shore of Lake Murray, the lodge offers 32 lakeside guest rooms with private balconies and 56 park cabins as well as an on-site restaurant, meeting rooms, cozy lobby and gift shop.
In 1970, Ethel Goddard established the Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in honor of her late husband. Today, the center serves to provide cultural experiences and arts education for aspiring artists and performers of all ages.
If you're a cowboy or history buff, make it a point to tour the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West in Duncan, Oklahoma. This interactive museum immerses visitors in the rough-and-tumble world of the historic Chisholm Trail, which was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle from Texas ranches to Kansas railheads.
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.
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.
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!
Check out the growing art community in Sulphur, Oklahoma, home to the ARTesian Gallery & Studios. Opened in November 2013, the gallery showcases original Chickasaw artwork, plus studio spaces where you can watch artists as they weave, throw pots, paint and more.
The Rusty Nail is a locally owned and operated winery, tasting room, gift shop and bistro in downtown Sulphur. The winery is located in a restored building, constructed in 1906, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
As the only Native American tribe to create its own brand of fine chocolate, the Chickasaw Nation takes great pride in its Bedré products. Bring your sweet tooth, and get ready for melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Visitors receive a free sample just for stopping in.
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.
The Chickasaw Nation offers several convenient travel stops throughout Chickasaw Country for all your travel needs. The Paoli Travel Stop is located between Pauls Valley and Purcell and will set you up with everything you need to continue along Adventure Road.
For an exploration into Oklahoma's physical past, look no further than the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. It's one of the world's largest university-based natural history museums, containing roughly seven million objects. Be greeted by the world’s tallest dinosaur; the 40-foot-long neck and skull peek into the museum’s great hall. Don’t miss “The Clash of the Titans,” the museum’s centerpiece exhibit, featuring two dinosaurs in a battle to the death.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, located on the University of Oklahoma campus, is known as one of the finest university art museums in the country. Established in 1936, the museum now boasts a nearly 17,000-object permanent collection featuring such visionaries as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, as well as a large collection of Native American and American Southwest art.
STASH is a must-visit boutique in the college town of Norman, OK that stocks ethically + well-made housewares, gifts and accessories. The shop’s ever-changing stock of vintage finds and local products means you’re basically guaranteed a fresh selection each time you visit!
Did you know Oklahoma is home to America's only skeleton museum? SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology has over 300 skeletons and 400 skulls on exhibit, highlighting the form and function of the skeletal system in both humans and animals.
The Wheeler District is a burgeoning new area of OKC located just west of the Boathouse District. Featuring a grand Ferris Wheel, games, hammocks, food trucks and more, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with family and friends!
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.
The best of the best in the world of athletics are honored at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, where visitors can pay homage to everyone from Barry Sanders and Mickey Mantle to Shannon Miller and Troy Aikman. The Hall of Fame also annually issues the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, one of the nation’s top collegiate sports honors, recognizing performance on the field as defensive backs, athletic ability and character.
One of downtown Oklahoma City's most unique treasures, the American Banjo Museum is home to the world's largest collection of publicly displayed banjos, featuring over 400 individual instruments. The 21,000-square-foot facility honors the vibrant spirit and rich history of this beloved American symbol, from its humble African roots to its heyday during the Roaring ‘20s to its current standing in bluegrass, folk and jazz music.
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.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
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.
The name says it all: there’s something special about The Black Scintilla, that little spark of excitement that happens upon seeing the colorful spread laid out before you. Here's where cheeky notebooks meet chic leather boots, where the apparel is arranged in a rainbow stream just waiting for you to make a splash. This Midtown hotspot is a must-stop on your next road trip.
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.
With more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences plus daily planetarium and Science Live shows, the smART Space art galleries, a botanical garden and more, Science Museum Oklahoma continues its mission to enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science.
Witness the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art and artifacts that preserve the history and cultures of the American West. Be sure to check out the variety of works by renowned American artist Frederic Remington, as well as the massive “End of the Trail” sculpture that greets visitors upon arrival.
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.
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