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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Beaver's Bend Mining Company
Beaver's Bend Mining Company

(580) 494-6102

9221 N US Highway 259
Broken Bow, OK 74728   Directions Website

If you're looking for a fun and educational day with your kids, look no further than Beaver's Bend Mining Company. The tourist attraction is located in Hochatown, near beautiful Broken Bow Lake, and offers various activities for kids of all ages. One of the most popular activities is gemstone mining. Your kids can try their luck at uncovering their very own precious stones with pre-seeded bags. They also have a fossil museum where kids can learn about dinosaurs and participate in a hands-on dino dig.

If you're looking for a unique and personalized souvenir, why not try our wax hand-dipping activity? You or your child can cast your hand in various colors. And for the little pirates in your life, they have a life-size, pirate-themed play area that's great for kids ages five and older. At Beaver's Bend Mining Company, they take pride in ensuring everyone has a blast learning and playing.

H2O Inflatable Water Park
H2O Inflatable Water Park

(918) 455-7943

2800 E New Orleans St
Broken Arrow, OK 74014   Directions Website

Ready for a fun summer activity that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than H2O Inflatable Aqua Park in Broken Arrow. This exciting attraction is like an obstacle course in the water, and it's sure to make a splash with visitors of all ages.

Located on the Graves Scout Reservation, H2O Inflatable Aqua Park is the perfect place to cool off and have some fun in the sun. So why wait? Head over to H2O Inflatable Aqua Park and enjoy some water park fun all summer.

Joseph H Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Joseph H Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

(918) 287-4803

15316 Co Rd 4201
Pawhuska, OK 74056   Directions Website

Have you ever heard of the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Reserve? It's an incredible piece of nature that boasts the last remaining 10 percent of natural prairie grass. The two-hour drive through the preserve is a nature lover's dream. You'll see grazing bison amid the 500 different plant species and great views of the city's outdoor landscape. It's truly a sight to behold.

Visitors to the reserve can experience the wide-open prairie and the patches of crosstimbers forest by circling the 15-mile bison driving loop, hiking along designated trails, and stopping to take in the views at various scenic turnouts. With over 700 plants, 300 birds, and 80 mammals, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve offers excellent wildlife-watching opportunities and exceptional views of diverse natural habitats.

Oklahoma Climbing Guides
Oklahoma Climbing Guides

(620) 212-4647

1338 N Rosedale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74127   Directions Website

Climbing is a challenging sport to get into, especially if you're in the South Central United States. There are few places to learn the skills needed to climb safely, and the learning curve can be steep. That's where Oklahoma Climbing Guides comes in. They have experienced instructors who have climbed throughout the United States and are experts in local climbing areas and styles.

Whether a beginner or an experienced climber, Oklahoma Climbing Guides can provide the instruction you need to become a better climber. They offer hands-on training and are dedicated to making rock climbing accessible to everyone in the South Central United States.

Oxley Nature Center
Oxley Nature Center

(918) 596-9054

6700 Mohawk Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74115   Directions Website

Visit Oxley Nature Center if you want a peaceful, natural escape in Tulsa. With over 800 acres of preserved land, you'll have plenty of space to explore and enjoy the diverse wildlife that calls the area home.

Whether you're interested in birdwatching or learning about butterflies, there's something for everyone at Oxley. It's a hidden gem in the city's park system and a great way to spend a day outdoors.

River Parks Authority
River Parks Authority

(918) 596-2001

2121 S Columbia Ave Ste 205
Tulsa, OK 74114   Directions Website

Check out the fantastic experience at the Arkansas River with Tulsa River Parks. You'll explore and ride along the river while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. With 22 miles of scenic trails on both sides of the river, you can jog, hike, or ride your bike while enjoying the picturesque views. River Parks boasts a range of entertainment options and fun outdoor activities that are available during seasonal months.

You'll find your happy place at River Parks. Whether you're into the Urban Wilderness of Turkey Mountain, the 41st Street Plaza with its splash pad, playground, and disc golf, or the River West Festival Park, where some of Tulsa's most significant events, there's something for everyone here.

Rugaru Adventures
Rugaru Adventures

(580) 494-2947

2658 Stevens Gap Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728   Directions Website

Are you looking for some unique and thrilling outdoor adventures? Rugaru Adventures is the perfect place for you. They offer the most exciting and exclusive zipline and Swincar adventures in Broken Bow, OK. Inviting your friends and family to join you and experience the outdoors with exciting year-round adventures is a great opportunity.

Rugaru Adventures has certified and trained guides who are experts in taking you on a zipline adventure tour that spans over half a mile while you enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You'll feel the thrill of the wind rushing past you as you fly through the air on the zipline. If you're looking for something more adventurous, then the Swincar tours are perfect. These all-electric ATVs are professionally guided, offering an unforgettable experience as you drive over hills and through the woods of Broken Bow, OK.

Sail Grand Waterfront
Sail Grand Waterfront

(918) 257-6000

57151 E Hwy 125
Afton, OK 74331   Directions Website

Enjoy a splash of fun for the entire family at the beautiful Sail Grand Waterfront. They offer an exciting world of water activities that will keep you entertained for hours. Whether you're here for a quick visit or an extended stay, we want to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.

Get ready for some water adventure. Rent watercrafts such as WaveRunners, ski boats, pontoons, or bass fishing boats. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Take your adventure to new heights with parasailing experience. Single and tandem parasailing rides are available for a bird's eye view of the gorgeous lake.

Skydive Cherokee
Skydive Cherokee

(918) 759-3483

1201 Sabre
Muskogee, OK 74403   Directions Website

Are you tired of just reading about history? Why not make your own? Skydive Cherokee offers classes and courses for the beginner, novice, and professional Jumper. The team of licensed instructors will safely take you to new heights through our various student programs. Experience one of life's most incredible adventures with tandem skydiving. No prior experience is required.

You'll be teamed up with one of our expert instructors and in the air, ready to jump in about an hour. Imagine yourself 2 miles above the Earth, your heart pounding with adrenaline, and the only sound you hear is the air whistling around you. Jump out of a plane, soar through the air, the chute pops open, sail to the ground, and land. Yes, this could be you. Book a jump today and have that rock star video to show your friends and co-workers.

Tulsa Botanic Garden
Tulsa Botanic Garden

(918) 289-0330

3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr
Tulsa, OK 74127   Directions Website

Explore the Tulsa Botanic Garden and be blown away by the natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The Garden covers a vast 170-acre site, with 60 acres dedicated to stunning gardens and facilities centered around a seven-acre lake. The remaining 110 acres conserve the native flora and fauna of the Cross Timbers forest and prairie.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just looking for a relaxing day out, the Tulsa Botanic Garden offers something for everyone. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the stunning displays of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. With over 200,000 bulbs in bloom, the spring display of daffodils, orchids, and tulips is not to be missed. And if you’re looking for something extra unique, check out one of the many special events held throughout the year. One of the highlights of my visit was the art in the Garden. The handcrafted, one-of-a-kind objects seamlessly merge design and functionality, adding to the Garden’s rich tapestry of stories, tastes, and sounds. Overall, the Tulsa Botanic Garden is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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