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10 Hidden Gems in Oklahoma

Oklahoma may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of unique places to visit, but the state actually has a lot to offer. Here are some of the most unique places to stay and things to do in Oklahoma:

  1. Calico Heights Treehouse: Each unit offers a unique treehouse experience that is perfect for families or a couples getaway. The treehouses are fully furnished and include a kitchenette and bathroom.
  2. The Airstream at The Shady Dell: The Shady Dell in Bisbee offers a unique Airstream experience that is perfect for couples. The Airstream is fully furnished and includes a kitchenette and bathroom.
  3. 1925 Red Caboose: Located just 20 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City, the caboose is fully furnished and equipped with a shower, air conditioning, mini-fridge, and train-themed movies.
  4. A Castle Room at Echo Canyon Spa Resort: Echo Canyon Spa Resort in Sulphur offers a unique castle experience that is perfect for couples. The Cabernet Castle and Kathryn’s Kastle both feature an in-room Jacuzzi mineral bath and vaulted ceilings.
  5. A Conestoga Wagon or Teepee at Orr Family Farm: Toast marshmallows around the campfire as you discover the magic of a country sky. Then turn in for the night in your choice of a temperature-controlled wagon or teepee, complete with deluxe mattresses (though you will need to bring your own sleeping bags or bedding).

And here are some unique things to do when you stay here:

  1. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: This wildlife refuge in southwestern Oklahoma is home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, elk, and prairie dogs. Visitors can hike, fish, and camp in the park, or take a scenic drive through the mountains.
  2. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum: This museum and memorial honors the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The museum features exhibits about the bombing and its aftermath, as well as a memorial that includes a reflecting pool and 168 empty chairs, one for each victim.
  3. The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center: Located in eastern Oklahoma, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center features a collection of prehistoric Native American artifacts and burial mounds. Visitors can take a guided tour of the site and learn about the history of the area.
  4. The Philbrook Museum of Art: Located in Tulsa, this art museum is housed in a beautiful Italian Renaissance-style villa that was once the home of oil tycoon Waite Phillips. The museum features an impressive collection of art from around the world, as well as stunning gardens and grounds.
  5. The Blue Whale of Catoosa: No trip to Oklahoma is complete without exploring and getting some pictures with this Route 66 roadside attraction featuring a giant blue whale that was built in the 1970s.

These are just a few of the hidden gems that Oklahoma has to offer. Whether you’re interested in art, history, or the great outdoors, there is always something new to discover in this underrated state.

April 27, 2023

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