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taoshum

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Oklahoma?
« on: March 25, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
We are discussing a potential trip to Oklahoma.  Never been there except to drive though it but now we are learning that there are quite a few places to see and things to do.  Western art and history?  Maybe in early May?  We would be coming from the west probably via Highway 412?

If you know of great RV parks, where to go and what to see please respond with suggestions.

We appreciate any and all suggestions.

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 03:11:49 PM »
Eastern Oklahoma is fascinating. Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee nation with loads of things to do in the area. Tulsa has world renowned art museums. The Gilchrist has some truly outstanding Impressionist pieces. Woolaroc near Bartlesville is incredible. Stop by the Pioneer Woman museum to understand life around the time of the Oklahoma land runs. Oklahoma City has the Cowboy Hall of Fame, an area called Bricktown with a canal, shops, and restaurants, plus the memorial to the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing - very moving. Lawton has Fort Sill, a lovely old historic fort with a nice museum, Wichita Mountains Willife Refuge, and the famous Meers restaurant (try the Meers burger). Elk City has a surprisingly interesting museum too.

Source: born and raised in Oklahoma. Great grandmother was one of the original settlers during the land runs.
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 04:19:09 PM »
Lots to see but we went thru there 2 weeks ago and the roads we were on were TERRIBLE !  And if I were ever to go back it would most certainly not be in the month of May as tornados seem to love that place in May.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 04:56:42 PM »
Gary, we stayed at a nice State Park near Norman, which is not too far from Oklahoma City.  A MUST SEE is the memorial downtown to the bombing victims.  It is very moving and well done, well worth the time to walk around.  We enjoyed the week we spent in the area, lots to see and do.

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »
In OK City there is  a wonderful Banjo Museum , not to miss.  Ditto everything posted  by UTTransplant.
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 06:40:42 PM »
It's been on our stop and visit list for a long time but every single trip has been THROUGH the city as fast as possible because we've been dodging storms and/or tornados.  Not fair!  We haven't even stopped for a meal in our haste to get to a safer area.  :'(

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taoshum

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 07:00:47 PM »
It's been on our stop and visit list for a long time but every single trip has been THROUGH the city as fast as possible because we've been dodging storms and/or tornados.  Not fair!  We haven't even stopped for a meal in our haste to get to a safer area.  :'(

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Thanks Ardra  here's the data:  http://www.ustornadoes.com/2016/04/06/annual-and-monthly-tornado-averages-across-the-united-states/

May is the peak month!!!!
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 07:06:08 PM »
Thanks Betty. The banjo museum sounds like a place we need to visit.
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 07:43:47 PM »
While Oklahoma does get hot with a terribly annoying, constant wind, June would have the advantage of guaranteeing all the seasonal activities are open. And don't let the tornado possibility scare you unreasonably. You know when they are possible if you listen to the weather reports, and if one gets close you can hear it. They really do sound like freight trains. If you are in an area in danger, find a solid building to go to, leaving the RV without a second thought.
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2018, 08:08:09 PM »
Eastern Oklahoma is fascinating. Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee nation with loads of things to do in the area. Tulsa has world renowned art museums. The Gilchrist has some truly outstanding Impressionist pieces. Woolaroc near Bartlesville is incredible. Stop by the Pioneer Woman museum to understand life around the time of the Oklahoma land runs. Oklahoma City has the Cowboy Hall of Fame, an area called Bricktown with a canal, shops, and restaurants, plus the memorial to the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing - very moving. Lawton has Fort Sill, a lovely old historic fort with a nice museum, Wichita Mountains Willife Refuge, and the famous Meers restaurant (try the Meers burger). Elk City has a surprisingly interesting museum too.




I second Woolaroc and don't miss the shrunken heads there.  Phillips of Phillips Petroleum started the museum which has a lot of original western art.  Phillips also started the Boy Scout Philmont Scout Ranch but that's not in Oklahoma.   

And yes to OKC and the Murrow Memorial with the chairs and time of the explosion on both sides of the memorial.  The Cowboy Hall of Fame is good as is Bricktown.    Will Rogers also has a museum in Claremore.  Always went there as a kid when the grandparents came. 
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taoshum

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 01:15:36 PM »
Eastern Oklahoma is fascinating. Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee nation with loads of things to do in the area. Tulsa has world renowned art museums. The Gilchrist has some truly outstanding Impressionist pieces. Woolaroc near Bartlesville is incredible. Stop by the Pioneer Woman museum to understand life around the time of the Oklahoma land runs. Oklahoma City has the Cowboy Hall of Fame, an area called Bricktown with a canal, shops, and restaurants, plus the memorial to the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing - very moving. Lawton has Fort Sill, a lovely old historic fort with a nice museum, Wichita Mountains Willife Refuge, and the famous Meers restaurant (try the Meers burger). Elk City has a surprisingly interesting museum too.

Source: born and raised in Oklahoma. Great grandmother was one of the original settlers during the land runs.


Quite a list!  We definitely plan to go at some point.  A while back we went to Ft. Worth and found many spectacular museums.  Thank You.

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 05:22:16 PM »
If you make it all the way over to the east side of the state consider Queen Wilhelmina State park in Arkansas (about 5 miles from the Oklahoma state line).  It is a nice little mountain top state park with RV campground, though be aware most if not all sites are back in, and many are short.  There are also some nice scenic drives around the area, though if you go there drive in on OK 1 or AR 88,  don't try to take US59 / US 270 and connect through on AR 272 in an RV, I managed it (barely) in my 28 ft class A and would not want to try it again, due to steep transitions and switch backs (was worried I would scrape bottom), and overhanging limbs.
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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 06:24:51 PM »
The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is worth a visit.  It is situated in the family home of Waite Phillips, who is also the man that bequeathed the land in New Mexico that became the Philmont Scout Ranch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philbrook_Museum_of_Art

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philmont_Scout_Ranch

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Re: Oklahoma?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 06:47:44 PM »
You can't forget the Wrestlers Hall of Fame in Stillwater Ok. :D
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