Monday, March 17, 2014
As I travel our state, I am always impressed by the range of activities Oklahoma offers. There are many reasons for our best and brightest to stay right here, and one of those is the number of exciting things to do in our state. As spring break comes upon us, and the time that we get to spend with family and friends increases, I thought it would be timely to highlight some of the fun events and destinations our state offers.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, look no further than the majestic Wichita mountains. Miles of trails that wind up and down the peaks and past lakes and prairies where buffalo truly roam makes this one of the best places in our state to get some fresh air and quiet solitude. Another excellent choice for an excursion is Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park, which feature excellent walking trails and some of the best views in the Midwest. Both Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park are family and kid friendly, with Broken Bow Lake having excellent camping and picnic spots and Beavers Bend State Park offering dining, swimming, fishing, and more.
If you prefer a quiet day in, both the Sam Noble Museum and the Oklahoma Museum of Modern Art have some excellent exhibits. Of course, no visit to Oklahoma City is complete without going to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, featuring beautiful Native American artwork and historical exhibits outlining the history of our state. Topping a day of museum hopping with dinner at one of our city’s many excellent restaurants, such as Park House Restaurant at the Myriad Botanical Gardens makes even a weekend visit to Oklahoma filled with things to do and see.
If you want a little adventure, you’ll certainly find it easily. Robber’s Cave State Park, once the hideout of the James Gang, offers rappelling that is sure to satisfy your appetite for excitement. Or, head to Guthrie where, every Saturday, the Guthrie Gunfighters reenact famous shoot-outs. Try your hand at trekking across Little Sahara, a natural sand dune near Waynoka.
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you and your family safe travels and fun adventures on your Oklahoman stay-cation! Find more ideas, events, and family-friendly activities at www.TravelOK.com.
As always, my office is open and ready to assist you in any way we can. I am excited to hear your ideas. Feel free to visit our website at www.ok.gov/ltgovernor, find us on Facebook and Twitter (@LtGovToddLamb) or call our office at 405.521.2161.