Small towns can be so charming and delightful, and those that are far from cities have an added bonus – that rural, pastoral quality that so many of us crave. If you’re looking for some quiet, peaceful and relaxing places to visit in 2017, take a look at these 10 small, rural Oklahoma towns.
1. Broken Bow
The approximately 4,000 people who are lucky enough to call Broken Bow home enjoy lots of rural recreation, from hiking to scuba diving to four-wheeling. You'll find this pretty little gem in McCurtain County.
The tiny town of Adair has fewer than 1,000 residents, so you won't find tons of shopping and amenities here. What you will find is some incredible big sky.
Perry is the county seat of Noble County, and just 60 miles from Oklahoma City, but it's definitely got that rural vibe. With plenty of recreation and lots of fields and quiet places, it feels like another world.
The town of Carmen is truly tiny - both in population and in size. It covers just 1.5 miles and has only about 350 residents, so if you're looking for a wonderful place to get away from it all, this town is perfect.
Just look at this gorgeous view! The fields surrounding this little town are downright pastoral. Poteau has a population of around 8,500 people, so you'll find plenty of peace and quiet here.
Sulpher is home to around 5,000 people, and it's truly delightful. The town is located right by the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, and also features some popular sulphur springs. This quiet place also hosts a wonderful community Christmas celebration.
7. Pryor Creek
With all the scenic beauty in this little town, it's hard to believe that it's just a half hour away from Tulsa. There are almost 10,000 people living here, but you'll find plenty of opportunities to take some scenic drives to find some solitude.
This rural Amish town has just 2,100 or so residents who live a simpler life. This place is full of wide open spaces.
This rural town hosts an annual World Cow Chip Throwing Championship - is there anything more rural than that? With just around 1,200 residents it's definitely got plenty of spots for quiet reflection.
This rural town in Kay County is just eight miles south of the Oklahoma/Kansas border and it's perfectly picturesque. Stop by and say hello.
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