Oklahoma

Oklahoma Travel Guide

Here, travelers can horseback ride along scenic trails or jump on a miniature replica of an 1863 C.P. Huntington train.

On a rainy day, head to this rink to roller skate to the tune of 80s classics. Planning a family reunion? You can also rent out the whole rink.

Owner Tiffany Magness won Cupcake Wars, a Food Network series, for her tasty creations, many of which—the salted caramel, happy birthday chocolate, and sopapilla cheesecake—are gluten free. The cheerful bakery also serves a weekly-changing lunch.

This park is replete with activities from trout and fly-fishing to hiking and bird watching. Be sure to stop by the nature center to get yourself acquainted with area critters such as hawks, owls, chipmunks, and snakes.

This 17-acre park in downtown Oklahoma City has jogging trails, dog parks, and splash pads for the kiddos.

You’ll find stylish kids wear—brands like Kicky Pants and French Toast for boys and girls—at this fashion-forward boutique.

You’ll find responsibly sourced gifts—Tom’s shoes, Lily and Laura bracelets which are crocheted by women in Nepal, graphic tees by Oklahoma-based designers Louis & Cluck—at this creative gift shop.

This downtown acreage is a backdrop for lots of city events, including concerts, a Sunday flea market, and free movies.

Stop in the former mansion of the Philips 66 family, now an impressive art museum, to see pieces ranging from ancient Egyptian coffins to contemporary works by Gary Simmons. Also walk hand in hand around the pristine grounds dotted with fountains and flowering trees.

The American Banjo Museum spotlights Oklahoma's homegrown genre, Red Dirt Music, and features replicas of early banjos that slaves crafted plus intricately decorated instruments from the 1920s.

Pops — a combination gas station, diner, and soda shop north of Oklahoma city, has added a futuristic twist to the iconic highway. With its dramatic cantilevered steel canopy and 66-foot bottle sign, the store is impossible to miss from the road.

Tulsans, too, are surprised to come across a world-class day spa beside a Panera sandwich shop in a strip mall south of downtown. The year-old spa has handcrafted shoji doors, white marble steam rooms, and a hydrotherapy capsule.