Spring break is a great time of the year to take a road trip with your family! And who says it has to be out of the state of Oklahoma?! There are a lot of great destinations within 1-2 hours drive that everyone in the family would enjoy. See below for seven day trip ideas, and happy spring break planning!
1. Enid, OK
At the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, you and your family will get a glimpse into Oklahoma’s history as you learn about the settlement and development of Northwest Oklahoma, beginning with the Land Run of 1893! Through interactive exhibits, research, events, and programs, the Heritage Center makes learning a fun and engaging experience for all ages.
Next, head over to Leonard’s Children Museum for a fun day of exploration. This unique museum allows families to grow stronger together through interactive play and educational experience.
2. Turner Falls
Turner Falls is one of Oklahoma’s most beloved parks. This beautiful 77-foot waterfall and natural swimming hole is surrounded by beautiful tree covered hills and also has a rock castle and cave to explore. This is an enjoyable place for the whole family to swim, fish, hike and play!
3. Clinton, OK
Your first stop should be to the Route 66 Museum in Clinton. The museum offers visitors a personal journey through the history of the nation’s most revered highway. This place will truly take you back in time!
After your Route 66 experience, end the day at the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park. Enjoy more than 300,000 gallons of water, 500 feet of water slides, retractable roof, and lots of sprays and splashing!
3. Watonga, OK
Roman Nose State Park, named after a Cheyenne chief, is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, this area has activities galore for the whole family!
Also on the drive is Eischen’s in Okarche. If you’ve never been to Eischen’s, you’re missing out on eating the best fried chicken in the state of Oklahoma! Be sure to go hungry and enjoy the delicious food as well as the arcade games and friendly faces!
4. Tulsa, OK
Tulsa is home to many activities and adventures for your little ones. One of our favorites is the Tulsa Air & Space Museum! Experience historical exhibits, hands-on science exhibits, a computer flight simulator lab, and full-dome planetarium shows.
Next, visit the Oklahoma Aquarium for huge tanks of wildlife, touch ponds, playful otters, and so much more. Plus, starting this month they added a new three-level sea turtle exhibit!
Mount Scott is one of Oklahoma’s most prominent mountains as it towers 2,464 feet above sea level! Located in Lawton’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, you can visit the peak by driving a three-mile-long paved road all the way up. Also included in the refuge is a hands-on historical and cultural experience at the visitor’s center. Take a picnic and have an enjoyable day in this scenic area of southwestern Oklahoma!
6. Tuttle, OK
Are you a fan or Braum’s ice cream or their delicious milk sold stores? If so, head out to Tuttle to the Braum’s Family Farm for your own personal tour! At the farm, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the staff make ice cream, ice cream cones, cookies and milk. And to top it off, visitors get to sample some of their delicious treats, freshly made. Reservations are required and space is limited, so call (405) 228-4604 and book your tour today!
7. Stillwater, OK
The Oklahoma WONDERtorium is an award-winning children’s museum just 65 miles north of Oklahoma City. This special museum engages children and adults through inquiry-based exploration, creativity and learning!
For those of you who have kids with a love for insects, this is the place to visit! OSU’s Insect Adventure is the only live bug petting zoo in the state. This presentation comes with more than 25 species of living arthropods as well as a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining professional entomologist to walk you through your arthropod exploration and handling!
What are your spring break plans? Please share with us in the comments below!