If you’re ready to have some fun without spending a dime, check out these 13 places in Oklahoma that are all legitimately great places to go for free. From museums to iconic landmarks to waterfalls, you’ll want to put all of these on your list of fun places to go in the Sooner State.
1. Keystone Ancient Forest, Sand Springs
This 1,360 acre nature park is open to the public on select Saturdays and is full of hiking trails surrounded by 500-year-old post oaks and 300-year-old cedars. Address: 160 Ancient Forest Dr., Sand Springs, OK 74063.
2. Center of the Universe, Tulsa
The Center of the Universe is an acoustic anomaly – when standing in the center of the circle and making noises, only you can hear it echo…loudly! The Center of the Universe is a great spot for photos, a fun night out with friends or a cool place to keep kids entertained for hours. Address: Downtown Tulsa near the pedestrian overpass between Archer and 1st Street.
3. Martin Park Nature Center, Oklahoma City
Martin Park Nature Center is over 140-acres of an outdoor oasis focused on education. They have a hands-on nature center, three hiking trails, ponds, woodlands and places for animal watching. Address: 5000 W Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73142.
4. Express Clydesdales Ranch, Yukon
You'll find some of the world's most beautiful Clydesdale horses at Express Clydesdales Ranch at Chisholm Hills in Yukon. The ranch houses a 1936 barn and is open six days a week to visitors. Address: 12701 W Wilshire Blvd., Yukon, OK 73099.
5. Showmen's Rest at Olivet Cemetery, Hugo
In the little town of Hugo, Oklahoma sits a circus-themed cemetery dedicated to circus animals and performers. Showmen’s Rest is a section within Mount Olivet Cemetery filled with animal themed pedestals and gravesites. The town of Hugo was once known as “Circus City, USA” and is now the final resting place for many circus folks. Address: Trice & S 8th St., Hugo, OK 74743.
6. Robbers Cave State Park, Wilburton
Robbers Cave State Park is located in the San Bois Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. The area has over 12 miles of trails that wind you through caves, lakes, streams and breathtaking scenery. The popular caves are made of sandstone and were popular hideouts for outlaws Jesse James and Belle Star. Address: Hwy 2 N., Wilburton, OK 74578.
7. Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park, Tulsa
The park is committed to educating visitors on horticultural and environmental subjects. The center houses a beautiful rose garden, a historic mansion, arboretum, conservatory and fountains. Address: 2435 S Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114.
8. Conoco Museum, Ponca City
This state of the art energy museum is filled with memorabilia, interactive exhibits, oil industry replicas and much more. Address: 501 W South Ave., Ponca City, OK 74601.
9. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman
The University of Oklahoma is home to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum - one of the best higher education art museums in the country. You'll find an assortment of art ranging from Asian to Native American to French. Address: 555 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019.
10. The Round Barn, Arcadia
This iconic Route 66 landmark is the only true round barn in Oklahoma. The barn was built in 1898 and has been fully restored. It is open to the public and houses exhibits and a gift shop. Address: 07 E Hwy 66, Arcadia, OK 73007.
11. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lawton
Located in the southwestern portion of Oklahoma, The Wichita Mountains are rock promontories and rounded hills made of igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and large boulders. The area is an outdoor oasis filled with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state.
12. 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City
The museum features many aspects of Oklahoma's own 45th Infantry Division of the National Guard (also known as the Thunderbirds) along with American military history. Any history buff will love a visit to this fascinating museum. Address: 2145 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
13. Twister Museum, Wakita
The movie Twister was filmed in Wakita, Oklahoma and you can visit the town and see the water tower and other famous landmarks from the movie. The museum is open April-September. Address: 101 W Main St., Wakita, OK 73771.
Oklahoma is full of fun things to do! And while free places are fantastic, we found 10 more things to do in Oklahoma for under $10.
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