The Unconventional Activity Every Oklahoman Should Try Once

Every year, millions of Mexican free-tailed bats return to The Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area near Freedom, Oklahoma as part of their migratory path. The bats travel over 1,400 miles to give birth to their young and care for them in this protected area. The bat cave is closed to the public except for special events, and during July it is open on eight select nights for only a limited number of visitors who pre-register. Here are all the details you need to know about this special event:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Click here for the registration link to the Selman Bat Watch. If you’re looking for aboveground caves to explore, check out the caves at Robber’s Cave State Park.