Chickasaw national Recreation Area
Lake of the Arbuckles is reputed to have some of the best bass fishing around, but don’t discount the smaller Veterans Lake. Rock Creek Multi-use trail system allows hiking, biking and horseback riding. Ranger-led programs acquaint visitors with the local plants and wildlife, and there are excellent exhibits at the Travertine Nature Center. Platt Historic District, which at one time was the nation’s smallest national park, is located within Chickasaw. Find Discount Hotels near Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
A two park pass can be purchased to enjoy Frontier City’s thrill rides plus a water park (a few miles away). The classic wooden coaster is tame compared with exciting Diamond Back’s backwards and forwards steel loop! Pint-sized rides and a petting zoo are available to keep the littlest kids happy, while the Log Flume and whitewater Renegade Rapids thrill the teens. Family-friendly live dancing and singing shows are lots of fun, as are first-rate concerts. Sister park, White Water Bay, boasts a variety of thrill rides, slippery slides and sparkling pools, plus summertime Dive-In Movies. Find Discount Hotels near Frontier City.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
The site of the 1995 Federal Building bombing has been turned into a lovely, touching memorial, close to downtown Oklahoma City. The Field of Empty Chairs representing those who lost their lives, next to the Reflecting Pool, combine to create a beautiful, sobering setting. Tour the adjacent National Memorial Museum to learn more. Find Discount Hotels near Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Roman Nose State Park
With its stunning canyon setting, Roman Nose boasts gypsum cliffs and 3 natural springs. An 18-hole, par 70 golf course is available for play, and riding stables are popular for trail rides and pony rides for the kids. Two lakes and hiking trails provide all sorts of outdoor recreation; for convenience, the park rents canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and mountain bikes. Find Discount Hotels near Roman Nose State Park.