Attractions January 04, 2018
11 Charming Small Towns In Oklahoma You Simply Can’t Ignore In 2018
If you’re ready to plan out your 2018 calendar of places to visit in Oklahoma, I found several charming small towns you can’t ignore. Every part of the state has towns that are full of history, character, delicious fare, unique shopping and outdoor recreation. Here are 11 of them that you’ll definitely want to visit this year.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Claremore offers a historic downtown area full of unique shopping and dining establishments, the Will Rogers Raceway, the Cherokee Casino and the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, along with many more interesting things to do. It's also home to the famous Will Rogers Museum, where you can explore the life and accomplishments of this celebrity.
2. Pauls Valley
Pauls Valley is located in Garvin County, Oklahoma and has a population of around 6,000 residents. It's tucked away off Highway 35 and is the perfect place to go for a day out of the big city. The town might be small, but it's jam-packed with things to do.
For more information on Pauls Valley, read our full article
3. Carlton Landing
Carlton Landing is Oklahoma’s newest town that is anything but ordinary. Situated on the rolling hills overlooking Lake Eufaula, Carlton Landing is a New Urbanist town where you might feel more like you’re in Seaside, Florida than in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Southern Living called this charming eco-friendly town a "storybook town" and we couldn’t agree more.
For more information on Carlton Landing, read our full article
Nestled in the rolling prairie of cross-timber country, Sulphur is known as the gateway to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, a popular destination for many tourists located just east of town. There's also a charming downtown and the beautiful hotel, The Artisan, to check out.
For more information on the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, read our full article
5. Medicine Park
Medicine Park is best known for its quaint, cobblestone streets overlooking the gorgeous Medicine Creek at the edge of the Wichita Mountains in southern Oklahoma. It’s the kind of town that people travel from all over the state to enjoy the charm, character and scenery not found in other small towns in Oklahoma.
For more information on Medicine Park, read our full article
Don't let the laid-back feel of Tishomingo fool you, it's still a town full of spunk and personality. It might be slower paced, but sassy Main Street will keep you on your toes. The population of Tishomingo is 3,068 and is home to Blake Shelton's new restaurant Ole Red.
For more information on Ole Red in Tishomingo, read our full article
7. Broken Bow
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.
For more information on Broken Bow, read our full article
Alva is a tiny town in northwestern Oklahoma in the region known as Red Carpet Country with a population just under 5,000. History lovers, mural artists and museum seekers will be pleasantly surprised to find out it’s a little mecca for the arts. You could spend all day in this town and never run out of things to do.
For more information on Alva, read our full article
Poteau is full of wide open spaces and gorgeous views. The town has a population of around 8,500 residents and is also home to the largest hill in the world - Cavanal Hill.
For more information on Cavanal Hill, read our full article
Davis is home to one of the state's most famous tourist attractions -Turner Falls Park - the largest waterfall in Oklahoma. Zipline through the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains at Air Donkey Zipline, visit Bedre Chocolate Factory and see how candies are made while sampling their fine chocolates or shop and eat on Main Street.
For more information on Bedres Fine Chocolates in Davis, read our full article
This quaint town is located on the beautiful Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma and is a favorite spot for lake lovers, whether vacationing or living in the area. Tour the country's largest outdoor museum, Har-Ber Village, take a ride on the Cherokee Queen or visit the beautiful Lendenwood Gardens.
For more information on Grove, read our full article
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