Oklahoma is a state filled with history, beauty, and adventure. Oklahoma has so many state parks where you can explore the great outdoors and experience the true beauty of its own backyard. This list has something for everyone, so grab your GirlCrew and start your Oklahoma weekend getaways with any of these amazing, unique sites below.
Turner Falls is an easy getaway that is fun for the whole family. Experience great hiking trails that offer terrific views, wading in the beautiful water, exploring a few caves and ending the day with a nice BBQ on their camp site.
Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Spend your days doing various water activities, like canoeing, water-skiing, and boating in the crystal clear water. Not a water fan? That’s ok. At Beavers Bend State Park you can hike, bike, ride horses, play golf, tennis, and much more at their amazing state park facilities. There’s not much you can’t experience at this amazing weekend getaway in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a must-see weekend getaway. There is so much to do and see at this facility, you could spend the whole weekend here. With over 1900 animals to see, great shows and attractions to enjoy, and thousands of plant species in their gardens it is great for people of all ages.
Broken Bow Lake
Connected to Beavers Bend State Park, Broken Bow Lake offers 180 miles of shoreline for visitors to swim, boat or float. Want more of an adventure for your Oklahoma getaway? Grab your dive gear and with the help of Broken Bow Scuba, explore the 200 feet depths of Broken Bow Lake.
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Take a road trip in Oklahoma along Route 66 and stop at one of the best museums there is for America’s Mother Road. With only $5 for admission, it is a cost-efficient and one-of-a-kind experience. Make sure to bring your cameras and take plenty of pictures is Oklahoma’s historic Route 66 museum.
Alabaster Caverns State Park
Alabaster Caverns State Park is a must-see on your Oklahoma weekend getaways bucket list. These mesmerizing caves are made from alabaster, a rare form of the mineral gypsum. These Alabaster caves are the largest natural gypsum caves in the world, located right here in Oklahoma’s backyard. Take a guided tour, which leaves every hour from 9am to 4pm, and explore this rare beauty.
Center of the Universe
Take a road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to have the unique phenomenon that is the Center of the Universe. Stand on the circle and hear your voice echo and revert back to you. It leaves over 10,000 visitors each year dumbfounded and in awe. When you’re done, explore the rest of what Tulsa has to offer.
Feeling thirsty? Take a trip to Arcadia, Oklahoma along Route 66 and quench your thirst at Pops. Offering over 700 soda flavors, there is a flavor for every taste preference. Take pictures in front of the 66 ft tall soda bottle, eat at their delicious diner and fill up your tank at their landmark gas station.
What do you think about these Oklahoma weekend getaways? Let us know in the comments below. While you’re enjoying and exploring the great state of Oklahoma, visit our favorite thrift stores for some cool finds. Are you more of a night owl? See Oklahoma city’s poppin’ nightclubs for a great girls night out. Download the GirlCrew app to find out more.
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