Oklahoma January 14, 2020
7 Historic And Charming Small Oklahoma Towns That Are Worth Visiting In The Winter
For some, winter is a time to stay home and hibernate. But if you suffer from cabin fever, that’s definitely not your best option. Luckily, Oklahoma has plenty of delightful small towns that seem especially pleasant this time of year. Here are seven spots you can (and should) visit before spring.
Guthrie was established in 1887 as a railroad station called Deer Creek. These days, The town is subtly Victorian themed, and even in the winter, it stays lively.
Chandler dates back to 1891, and it still maintains quite a historic charm. This little town is full of museums, shops, and the notorious McJerry 66 Gallerie.
Claremore is home to the famous Will Rogers Museum, where you can explore Will's life and accomplishments. But that's hardly all there is to do in this historic town. The Victorian style Belvidere Mansion is open all year, and so is Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park.
Named after the Chickasaw chief who died of smallpox on the Trail of Tears, Tishomingo is a small town with a ton of character. It was a simple, sleepy town until recently, when Blake Shelton opened his Ole Red Restaurant here. But even with the eatery's popularity, this place maintains a quiet vibe.
Alva might be a tiny town, but you'll never run out of things to do there, even in the winter. Bundle up and check out the Mural District, spend the afternoon being pampered at Spa Deco, then enjoy a meal at one of Alva's tasty restaurants, like El Maya.
Woodward was once on the Great Western Cattle Trail, and before that, the area was occupied by the Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. Boiling Springs State Park is quiet this time of year, but it's as beautiful as ever.
7. Pauls Valley
There's so much to love about Pauls Valley. You could spend an entire day exploring the Toy & Action Figure Museum, but you'll want to save some time for the Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza.
Get out and explore Oklahoma before spring — these are just a few of the charming little towns that await you.
Address: Guthrie, OK, USA Address: Chandler, OK 74834, USA Address: Alva, OK 73717, USA Address: Pauls Valley, OK, USA Address: Tishomingo, OK 73460, USA Address: Claremore, OK, USA
Address: Woodward, OK 73801, USA