Springtime means warm weather, sunshine, spring break and fun around Oklahoma. We picked out the best things to do in springtime around Oklahoma. Whether you want kid friendly fun, date ideas or a girls’ weekend away, there are activities waiting for you. Check out our list and get active this spring.
Top 10 Things to do around Oklahoma
Take off for a day trip or weekend getaway to explore all that this beautiful state has to offer. Have you been to any of these incredible locations?
1. Catch a film at Admiral Twin Drive-In
There is nothing quite like catching a movie on a warm spring night in your car. Many consider watching a film here to be a must-do while living in Tulsa. There are 2 screens on the east and west sides. Films are shown Friday through Sunday, from 6:00pm – 2:00am.
The Admiral Twin Drive-In is located at: 7355 E Easton St, Tulsa, OK 74115
2. Explore a rainforest in Oklahoma City at the Insamuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory at Myraid Botanical Gardens.
Take a road trip to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, within the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The unique building has been recently renovated and includes 13,000 square feet of plants in two different climates: The Tropical Wet Zone and the Tropical Dry Zone.
There are over 750 varieties of plants and waterfalls in this magnificent attraction, along with new paths and gift shops.
The Insamuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory at Myraid Botanical Gardens is located at: 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
3. Go fishing at one of Tulsa’s urban fisheries.
There is something relaxing about casting a line and getting some fresh air. Tulsa is home to many urban fisheries that offer rest and relaxation out in nature, along with some great fishing opportunities. So round up your fishing gear and a few friends and head outside!
Check out a list of the best places to fish in Tulsa.
4. Take your kids on a dinosaur adventure at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.
A family favorite destination is the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. This is a perfect place to check out the permanent and rotating museum exhibits. Children 3 and under get free admission!
The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History Museum is located at: 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072.
5. Find your inner cowboy at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Put on your cowboy boots and head to The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Check out the 16-seat movie house, lots of interactive games, and activities paying homage to cowboys and cowgirls of the silver-screen.
Children 5 and under get in for free! The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is located at: 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
6. Walk along dinosaur tracks in Kenton, Oklahoma.
Preserved in Sandstone strata next to Carrizo Creek, these dinosaur tracks were discovered in the 1980s. Scientists are not sure what species made these tracks but you can certainly see the two sets of prehistoric tracks along the creek bed.
You can only visit the dinosaur tracks in daylight hours, since they are on private property. Located at the East End of Black Mesa, Kenton OK 73946.
7. Explore the Talimena National Scenic Byway
To experience the beauty of nature in East Oklahoma and West Arkansas, check out more than 50 miles of the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Enjoy adventure with majestic views, hiking trails, camping locations and an adventure in the Winding Stair Mountains.
8. Spend a Weekend in Dripping Springs State Park
You can bounce between Dripping Springs State Park and Okmulgee State Park for relaxation and some family friendly fun. Go fishing for trophy bass in Dripping Springs Lake, choose from two campgrounds, go for a swim, and relax among the Oak trees.
Dripping Springs State Park is located at: 16830 Dripping Springs Lake Rd, Okmulgee, OK 74447
9. Experience another culture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center
The Chickasaw Cultural Center is a fascinating, educational experience with interactive exhibits, traditional Chickasaw dancing, and the Chickasaw language. There is plenty to do and see with shops, dining, fine art galleries, exhibits, and activities.
The Chickasaw Cultural Center is located at: 867 Charles Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur, OK 73086
10. Write a poem at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry.
The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is a family friendly museum celebrating the art of poetry and Oklahoma culture. This hands on museum has plenty of opportunities to get active and create and personalize your own poems.
The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is located at: 6603 S 438 Rd. Locust Grove OK 74352.
Take off for a day trip or weekend getaway to explore all that this beautiful state has to offer.
What do you think? How many of these sites have you been to? What would you recommend to friends and family? Let us know in the comment section below!
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