Are you ready for a little getaway, maybe a day trip or overnight stay, but don’t want to travel very far? Don’t worry, Oklahoma is full of incredible trips for every budget and we found 11 trips that will change your life. From waterfalls to hidden resorts to waterparks, take a look at these places for a trip to remember. Click the caption fields to learn more.
Quartz Mountain Resort
Located in southwestern Oklahoma is Quartz Mountain Resort, nestled in the stunning Quartz Mountains. The resort is a premiere, yet secluded, lodge-style destination hotel that is surrounded by stunning mountains and rugged beauty. Guests of the resort can enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and golfing. Address: 22469 Lodge Road, Lone Wolf, OK.
Amtrak's Heartland Flyer Train Trip
Oklahoma’s Amtrak train is the Heartland Flyer and takes passengers from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas, with multiple stops along the way. The price ranges from $58 to $98 round trip, depending on the how far in advance you book your travel.
You can take this epic train ride and return the same day, or spend the night in Fort Worth and return the following day. Either way, this train ride will be unforgettable. Oklahoma City Train Depot Address:
100 E.K. Gaylord, Oklahoma City, OK.
Woods and Waters Winery & Vineyard
A trip to Oklahoma's largest winery is a day trip to remember. Tour the vineyards before enjoying an afternoon of wine tasting. Set on 250 rolling acres, the scenery alone is worth the trip. Address: 17153 CR 1380, Anadarko, OK.
Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park
Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton offers all the same fun of an outdoor waterpark, but in an indoor, climate-controlled building that’s 82 degrees year-round. From water slides to lazy rivers to wave pools, the park will keep you entertained all day long. Once you see how much fun is inside Water-Zoo, you’ll want to drop everything and visit this epic indoor waterpark. Address: 1900 Blvd. of Champions, Clinton, OK.
Nestled in the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma is the vintage cobblestone resort town, Medicine Park. Step back in time as you stroll the quaint Cobblestone Row filled with shopping, history and small town America. It is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, water running right through it and the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge right next to it. You can enjoy a day trip or weekend trip of breathtaking scenery, fishing, swimming, hiking, shopping, bike riding or just relaxing.
Oklahoma has many regions or "countries" that divide the state up based on its unique topography and cities. The area of south-central Oklahoma is known as Chickasaw Country and is home to waterfalls, scenic views, charming towns and cultural and historical places. Take a visit to this area and you’ll feel like you uncovered Oklahoma’s best kept secrets.
Lake Murray Floating Cabins
Lake Murray Floating Cabins are floating vacation villas right on Lake Murray. You'll love the living rooms with panoramic views of the lake and its wooded coves, white pine vaulted ceilings, stairs that take you up to a cozy sleeping loft, and sweeping verandas and balconies from which you'll watch the sunset or the sunrise. They offer many size cabins for large or small parties. Address: 3323 Lodge Road, Ardmore, OK.
Marval Fishing Resort
When it comes to places to fish in Oklahoma, Marval Fishing Resort in Gore is a prime destination to visit. This family-friendly campground is located along the banks of the Illinois River and at the foothills of the Oklahoma Ozarks just below the Lake Tenkiller Dam. Visitors can rent cabins on the grounds or camp for a more rugged experience. Either way, your stay at Marval Resort will be filled with lots of fun, loads of fish and memories to cherish. Address: 445140 E 1011 Road,
As one of the most beautiful places in Oklahoma, Broken Bow lies nestled in southeast Oklahoma near the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains – a subrange of the breathtaking Ouachita Mountains. The town lies within McCurtain County and with a population just over 4,000, Broken Bow is a gateway city to Beaver’s Bend Resort Park and Hochatown State Park. With a quaint town full of history, great weather, pristine water, spectacular views and an array of outdoor activities, this little town is one of Oklahoma’s best kept secrets.
Turner Falls Park
There are just some places in the state that are a must-visit, and Turner Falls is one of those places. It is one of Oklahoma’s most beautiful gems that lies nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma. Turner Falls is the largest waterfall in the state at 77 ft., and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Sooner State. It is the perfect getaway for the whole family to enjoy. Address: Hwy 77 South,
Great Salt Plains State Park
If you know Oklahoma, then you know we have lots of treasures and hidden gems hiding in our state. But there’s one such treasure that is literally hiding in our ground…selenite crystals. Great Salt Plains State Park in Jet, Oklahoma, is the only place in the world where you can dig for these hourglass-shaped crystals. Not only can you find these one-of-a-kind treasures, but you can also enjoy the only lake in Oklahoma that is half saltwater. Address: 23280 S Spillway Drive, Jet, OK.
Who’s ready to take a trip? What place do you want to visit first? Share with us in the comments section.