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  • Published on Jan 30, 2017
    2017 Travel Bucket List: Top Destinations around Oklahoma

    2017 Bucket List

    Top Destinations to see Around Oklahoma

    It’s a new year and the time for new adventures.  Sometimes those adventures can lead to discovering new things. For your 2017 travels, consider exploring places new and old; fun and informative; beautiful and inspiring.  Here are the top destinations around Oklahoma to add to your 2017 travel bucket list.

    1. Natural Falls State Park- The famous movie “Where the Red Fern Grows” was filmed at this beautiful state park.  Located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border, in the Ozarks, the park features a 77-foot waterfall that flows over rock formations down to a narrow V-shaped valley creating a private and serene atmosphere.  There are 2 overlook points at the falls for spectators to view the best vantage point of the waterfall. 
    2. Turner Falls Park- another picturesque waterfall in Oklahoma is located at Turner Falls Park. This is the largest waterfall in the state of Oklahoma.  During warmer months this is the perfect spot for family fun and a little relaxation.  The park features man-made waterslides and diving boards, beautiful natural swimming areas and sandy beaches.  There are also caves to explore and hiking trails to travel throughout the park. Camp overnight and explore the beauty of Oklahoma.
    3. Black Mesa State Park and Natural Preserve- Black Mesa Plateau is the highest point in Oklahoma at 4,973 feet above sea level.  If you enjoy a challenging hike, this one is a favorite among avid hikers.  Enjoy the beautiful surroundings from the “top of Oklahoma”. 
    4. Ghost Town in Cogar, Oklahoma- one of the more interesting stops on your travels could include a bit of mystery and history.  Ghost towns are a great way to get a feel of past life in small towns.  They can be eerie to see and walk through but interesting non-the-less. There are hundreds of Ghost towns in Oklahoma so you’re bound to run into a few along our travels. Get out and explore one for yourself.
    5. Roman Nose State Park- Named after a Cheyenne Indian Tribe Chief, Roman Nose is one of the original 7 state parks in Oklahoma.  The park features stunning canyons and picturesque hiking trails as well as plenty of other recreational activities that feature the parks beauty.  Swimming, kayaking, boating, and paddling on the parks 2 lakes are popular summer activities. There is an 18 hole golf course and a 22 room lodge on the grounds that was built back in the 1950’s.  Roman Nose State Park is definitely one to check out on your travels and won’t be as crowded as some of the other state parks in Oklahoma.
    6. Alabaster Caverns – Located within Alabaster Caverns state park, the Alabaster Caverns are the largest gypsum caverns in the world. It is open to the public making it the only gypsum show cave in the United States.  Guided tours are offered daily of the 200 acre park.  Come explore the unique underground wonders.
    7. Oklahoma City National Memorial- a more well-known destination in Oklahoma City that features a tribute to one of the most devastating bombings in U.S. History.  The victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing are captured on a special monument where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood. It’s a very moving and inspiring monument that highlights all the victims, heroes, and survivors of this devastating attack.

     

    There are hundreds of other destinations in Oklahoma that can be added to your 2017 travel bucket list but these are a good start.

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