One of the best ways to learn more about Oklahoma or new interests are through tours. Whether you’re looking for something educational, fun or tasty, we found 10 in Oklahoma that are all worth the experience. Read on to find out more about each tour.
1. Oklahoma River Cruises, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma River Cruises offers sunset cruises, themed cruises or ferry fun cruises. You can also take the boat to different landings to discover more of Oklahoma City. Landing docks include: Regatta Park, Bricktown Landing, Exchange Landing and Meridian Landing. You'll discover many of OKC's hidden treasures as you enjoy the views from the boat.
2. Tulsa Spirit Tours, Tulsa
Tulsa Spirt Tours started in 2003 and was the first of its kind offering haunted tours to areas nearby Tulsa. They have expanded into food tours, walking tours, pub crawls, while continuing the haunted tours to out-of-town destinations. Not only will you be enlightened with folklore and urban legends, but you'll be thoroughly entertained.
3. Grisso Mansion, Seminole
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Grisso Mansion is an exquisite 26-room mansion that was built in 1928 by Doc and Maggie Grisso. Guided tours are available of all three levels of the mansion and include details about the Seminole Nation and the oil boom in Oklahoma history. After hours and paranormal tours are also offered at the Grisso Mansion.
4. Foodie Foot Tours, Oklahoma City
Embark on a 3-hour one-of-a kind culinary experience in Oklahoma City. Choose from 3 different tours at different locations in the city, visiting 3-4 restaurants on the tour. Purchase your tickets to taste OKC one plate at a time!
5. Tulsa Tunnel Tour by Tours of Tulsa
To experience downtown Tulsa in a unique way, take the Tulsa Tunnel Tour, walking over and under the streets of downtown via the Tulsa tunnels. Along the way you'll enjoy architecture, murals, sculptures and paintings. This fun and educational tour will only take about one hour and can accommodate groups of 1-15.
6. Bedre Fine Chocolate, Davis
Owned by the Chickasaw Nation, Bedre Fine Chocolates is a nationally recognized luxury brand of chocolate made right here in Oklahoma. While they do not offer guided tours of the 34,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility in Davis, it is open to tour yourself and view the operation through the floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also a gift shop to purchase the delicious chocolate.
7. Alabaster Caverns Tour, Freedom
Alabaster Caverns is located in northwestern Oklahoma and is home to a 3/4-mile cavern - the largest natural gypsum cave in the world open to the public. Daily guided tours are available daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8. Segway Tours, Oklahoma City and Tulsa
The two largest cities in the state, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, both offer segway tours of the downtown areas. The OKC tour is offered through Sure Beats Walking Co. and lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, including training. The Tulsa tour is offered through Tulsa Segway and and lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, including training. Both are guided tours and show off the beautiful scenery of the cities.
9. Oklahoma Capitol Building Tour, Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Capitol Building is a beautiful display of Greco-Roman architecture that sits on 100 acres in northeast Oklahoma City. Self-guided tours are available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm. Monday through Friday, trained volunteers conduct informative 45 minute capitol tours at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am and 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
10. Belvidere Mansion Tours, Claremore
Belvidere Mansion, located in Claremore, is a three-story Victorian mansion built in 1907. The mansion has been preserved and restored to reflect its beauty and preserve its history. Guided tours are available to the public and the mansion houses a quaint tea room that serves lunch from 11 am to 2 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Have you taken any of these tours in Oklahoma? Do you know of any more great ones to add to this list?