Are you looking for things to do in Oklahoma, but don’t want to break the bank? Of course you can go bike riding, hiking or take in a beautiful sunset, but we wanted to give you a few extra ideas. Here are 10 awesome things to do in Oklahoma where admission prices are $10 or less:
1. Tour the Cave House in Tulsa.
This Cave House was built in the 1920s as a Cave Restaurant. Legend tells of many tunnels that also served as entrances and/or exits from "The Cave." The Cave House is available for tours by appointment for a $10 admission charge. It is located at 1623 W. Charles Page Blvd.Tulsa, OK 74127.
2. Explore the Myriad Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 17-acre botanical garden and interactive urban park located in downtown Oklahoma City. Its primary feature is the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - a 224-foot living plant museum featuring towering palm trees, tropical plants and flowers, waterfalls, and exotic animals. The Myriad Botanical Gardens outdoor grounds are FREE and the admission charge for the Conservatory is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
3. Spend a day at the Tulsa or Oklahoma City Zoo admiring all the animals and habitats.
Both zoos in Oklahoma have a tremendous amount to do and see. The charge for the Tulsa Zoo is $10 for adults and $6 for children. The Oklahoma City Zoo admission charge is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
4. Tour the historic Henry Overholser Mansion.
Henry Overholser (The Father Of Oklahoma City) built this mansion in 1903 and it stands as a tribute to one of Oklahoma City's truly remarkable families of today, managed by Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. The charge for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/children.
5. Explore all the creative things at Oklahoma Wondertorium in Stillwater.
The Oklahoma WONDERtorium is an award-winning children's museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It engages children and adults through inquiry-based exploration, creativity and learning through play. Open 6 days a week. $7 admission.
6. Immerse yourself in history at the Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum in Pawnee.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch was once the showplace of the world renowned Wild West Show entertainer, Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie. Visitors can now tour Pawnee Bill and his wife May's 14 room mansion, fully furnished with their original belongings. The five-hundred acre grounds include the original Ranch blacksmith shop, a 1903 log cabin, a large barn built in 1926 and an Indian Flower Shrine - all available for the public to tour for $5 admission for adults and $3 for children.
7. Go to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum explores the history of aerial propulsion, from propeller planes to rockets. The standing exhibits offer visitors a chance to get up close to real equipment or try their hand at piloting within simulators. Right now you can order a Groupon for a family package for 50% off. For $35 you can get a Family Pass which is good for admission for 2 adults and 4 children, including a Planetarium show. Buy your pass at
8. Visit Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City for loads of fun..
The Orr Family Farm is a spectacular family-friendly getaway located within the heart of Oklahoma City. The Farm offers a variety of rides, activities, educational opportunities, and birthday parties. Some favorites include giant jumping pillows, the animal barn and train ride. The spring season opens in March and concludes in late June. Check the website for fall dates. Use code SPRING
for special $10 admission tickets online only March 1-5, 2016.
9. Go to the Route 66 Museum in Clinton to learn all about the Mother Road.
For the ultimate Route 66 experience, visit the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK. The museum’s galleries were recently redesigned in 2012 to offer visitors a personal journey through the history of the nation’s most revered highway. Encounter the iconic ideas, images and myths of the Mother Road. The price for admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students and children under 6 are free.
10. Explore Alabaster Caverns near Freedom, Oklahoma.
The highlight of this 200-acre park is the 3/4-mile cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world open to the public. Daily guided tours of the cave are available on the hour from 9am to 4pm (fee charged). The charge to tour the cavern is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
Have you visited any of these places? What are some other inexpensive things you can do in Oklahoma?
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