Cross Bar Off-Road Ranch
Arbuckle Trail Rides
Forgotten Wheels Museum
Start an Arbuckle Adventure
Get ready to be surrounded by nature and engulfed with fun! Whether you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors, travel back in time at a local museum or let out some steam at an arcade, the Arbuckles are filled with unique adventures and attractions that will entertain family members of all ages. Use the guide below to help you plan your family’s next Arbuckle adventure.
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Load the family up, or the neighborhood kids, or the Sunday school class, and kick up some FUN at The Clubhouse in Ardmore. Explore treehouses, visit the arcade, try your hand at mini golf then grab a bite to eat.
3rd Avenue Flea Market
Pickers, thrifters, antiquers, junknistas…whatever title you proudly wear, you will find your happy place at this flea market. Retro, vintage, re-purposed, antique & pure-de- junk can be found here. Fun family atmosphere, vendors ready to deal, huge variety of treasures. Indoor & outdoor booths. No admission charge. Every Saturday except holidays, 8am – 4pm, 100 3rd Ave NE, Downtown Ardmore. (East end of Main St, then 3 blocks north on Caddo St.).
Phone: 580 465 5355
A new way to zip in the Arbuckles. With Soaring Eagle-style ziplines, thrill-seekers are strapped into seats, leaving their arms and legs free. Riders of all ages and capabilities may share in the excitement. Brave youngsters meeting the height requirement of 42 inches are welcome. An exhilarating ride without harnesses, hiking or hurdles! Have a bird’s eye view of Honey Creek, Turner Falls and Colling’s Castle while belted in the 2-man formed seat. You will be pulled 717 feet to the tower rising 130 feet above the mountain top, then released to zip back to the launch site. The first zipline of this kind in Oklahoma. Ticket price: $13. single rider, $25. two riders (tax incl.) Ticket office and launch site at Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook, 6 miles south of Davis on Hwy 77 between I-35 exits 47 & 51.
Phone: 580-369 1887 Website: turnerfallszip.com
Geological tours of the Arbuckle mountains. great trip for any age or level of interest. Ever wondered about the odd rocks in the arbuckles? Half or full-day trips outlining the history, structure, and formations that make up the mountains. some collecting of minerals, rocks, and fossils. comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes are mandatory. trip leader is a veteran of more than 40 years of exploring the arbuckles. reservations required. $25 per person for half-day trips; $40 per person for whole-day trips. Discounts for youth under 12. March - October.
Phone: 580-310 4326 or 580 436 1626
arbuckle trail rides
Guided trail rides on horseback over large area ranches. Beautiful scenery and wildlife spottings. Experienced guides and well-trained horses for beginners or advanced riders. Riding lessons available. Reservations required. Sulphur.
Phone: 580 622 6326 or cell: 580 993 0097 website: arbuckletrailrides.com
exotic animals drive-thru & walk-thru park. see animals of all kinds, many quite unexpected. great outing for all ages; especially fun experience with kids. walk thru park has moonbounce, pony rides, gem mining, petting zoo, and reptile house. safari gift shop on site. groups of more than 20 may tour on safari bus (reservations required). Discounts for groups, seniors, military with id. Adults $16.99, children (4 to 11) $12.99, kids under 3 are free. open at 9 a.m., gates close at 5:30 p.m. summer, 4:00 p.m. close in winter. approx 1-hour drive. i-35 exit 51, south of davis, ok. From Hwy 77, turn on kay starr trail and drive 1 mile.
Phone: 1800 738 7275 website: arbucklewildernesspark.com
Beautiful, clear spring-fed river, rolling waterfalls, unusual rock formations that the area is known for, scenic beauty surrounding river. Great locations for fishing, hiking, camping, hunting managed by Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation.. Trout fishing - Nov 1 - March 31. Class II-III river for kayak float trips. Hunting & fishing license required, all visitors required to have a Wildlife Conservation passport. South entrance - from Tishomingo: 4 miles east on state Hwy 78, 6 1/2 miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590). North entrance - from Tishomingo: 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.
Phone: 580 443 5728
brown ranch hay maze
The fun side of Agritourism. Seasonal park for kids...even BIG ones. Run off energy with a hay maze, Merry-Go-Bounce, Chicken Chunking, Cowboy Dash and MUCH more. Games for all skill levels. Wienie roast and S'more making. Check website for dates (usually Oct.), directions, admission, and to preview games. South of Ardmore.
Phone: 580 465 7937 website: brownranchhaymaze.com
chickasaw national recreation area
Oklahoma’s first national park, mineral & fresh water springs, nature center museum, swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, ranger-guided programs, equestrian & mountain bike trail, hundreds of acres of ecologically diverse land. Encompasses Lake of the Arbuckles, southwest of Sulphur & Platt District on south edge of Sulphur. Free admission (boating & camping fees apply).
Phone: 580 622 7234 website: nps.gov/chic
cross bar ranch
largest off-road park in central us, 6500 acres, 200+ miles of trails. offers something for every skill level and any type of off-road vehicle from dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, jeeps, to utvs & trucks. diverse terrain of rocky mountainsides, hardwood timbered paths, prairie mountain tops, creeks, spectacular views for 30 miles. New trail to turner falls giving access to both parks; dual park tickets available. 28 RV hookups with water & electric (30/50 amp) $35/night (reservation required). unlimited primitive Rv with generator $15, tent camping $10, anywhere in the park. dump station with water access to fill tanks. night riding, camping along trails, and pet allowed/ cabin rental coming soon. entrance fee-Adults 16+ $20, kids 10-15 yrs. $10, under 10 is free. park open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for riding. avoid lines and pay online, or pay at cash drop box near the office. office open only on Friday-Sunday, 9a - 5p. phone answered 7 days a week, 9a-to 5p. 4550 dolese road. exit 55 of i-35 west 1 mile, south on dolese road 2 miles dirt road entrance.
Phone: 580 247 7244 website: crossbarranch.net
davis historical society museum
managed by Arbuckle historical society, housed in early day Santa Fe depot, listed on the national register of historic places. history of davis in pictures & artifacts; features schools, churches, medicine/dentistry, military, fire/police department, railroad memorabilia, Native American culture, geological formations. fort Arbuckle model, buffalo soldier, African American paratrooper, old print shop exhibit, visit territorial room to see a typical frontier home. also a museum library with general & family history books. Tuesday to Saturday 10a-4p. 12 e, main, downtown davis.
Phone: 580 369 2518
echo canyon spa resort
Island-inspired Day Spa Resort is here for your indulgence. Offers over 100 treatments, elegant lounge and bar area, beautiful treatment rooms, all designed for relaxation. The perfect place for romantic couples, ladies retreats or an escape by yourself. Treatments offered include massages, facials, body wraps, and manicures & pedicures. Beautiful country setting, stroll the orchards or relax on the covered veranda. Relaxation is the prescription, Rejuvenation is the result! Call for appt. times. 350 Lawton Ave, Sulphur.
Phone: 580 421 5076 website: echocanyonmanor.com
forgotten wheels museum
A unique collection of cycles & automobiles – some rare, “a little bit of motorcycle heaven on 77” is their claim. A few items on display: vintage motorcycles, cars, trucks, gas pumps, signs. Complete HD Hummer collection, Gift & antique shop. Handicap accessible, family-friendly, group/school tours upon request. Open March-Nov, Wed-Sat 10a-5p, (winter hours call or check FB). No admission, but donations help keep history alive. South of Davis, 1775 S. Hwy 77.
Phone: 580 369 2764 or 369 8406 or 369 8704
fun valley park & Campground
350+ acres to roam and ride, bordered by washita river with stretch of honey creek running thru. hike, fish, picnic, atv area, shady pecan grove for relaxing family time. kayak, canoe, tube in creek or lake (bring your equipment). river access for fishing, rv & Tent camping on site. great natural playground for day outing with plenty of room to enjoy. grab a picnic and dine along the freshwater stream. admission $10 per person day use, camping additional. i-35 exit 51, then 1/2 mile east on kay starr trail to entrance.
Phone: 580 369 2022
greater southwest historical museum
South Central Oklahoma’s History from mid-1800s to present. Housed in former National Guard Armory built-in 1936. Spans time from early Native American culture to the farmers, ranchers & townspeople. Exhibits include horse-drawn carriage, one-room schoolhouse, log cabin general store, and much more. New exhibit - Tools of Our Land highlighting area's agricultural past. History comes alive. Two more museums here: The Military Memorial Museum and Carter County Genealogical Society Library. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10a-5p, free admission-(donations accepted). 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore (2 blocks off Broadway) or I-35 exit 31A, then 1 mile east. (watch for signs)
Phone: 580 226 3857 website: gshm.org
lake murray state park
Clear water lake, water sports, camping, picnicking, scuba diving, airstrip. 18 hole golf, Lake Murray Nature Center & Tucker Tower. South of Ardmore on Scenic Highway 77.
Phone: 580 223 4044 website: travelok.com/state-parks/lake-murray-state-park
lake murray water sports
Everything for fun on the water. Motorized & non-motorized rentals. Canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats. Fishing boats, Island cruisers, wave runners. Play area has waterslide & trampoline. Mini-golf & concession overlooking lake. Guided lake cruises during day or evening. Party packages w/ combination of equipment & activities. Variety of rentals for all ages; family-oriented atmosphere. Open seasonally. 3 miles east of I-35 at exit 24, 3322 Lodge Road, Ardmore.
Phone: 580 223 7185 website: lakemurraywatersports.com
military memorial museum
Located at Greater Southwest Historical Museum in the 1930's Oklahoma National Guard Armory. "All eras, all branches" honored here. Spans from War with Mexico (1847) to Persian Gulf. Rare display of all 7 Uniformed Services of U.S., pup tent campsite, fallen solider memorial, POW/MIA "Table for One", paintings of cartoon depictions of military life from 1940's barracks,Hall of Honor presenting local veterans stories, and much more. great collection of artifacts. open Tuesday - Saturday, 10a - 5p. no admission fee, donations greatly appreciated. 35 Sunset Drive (2 blocks off Broadway), Ardmore. 1 mile east of I-35 exit 31A.
Phone: 580 226 3857 website: gshm.org
shady oaks boat rental
Don't have a boat? No problem. Pontoons, canoes, kayaks & stand-up paddleboards for rent on Arbuckle Lake. Driving instructions and life jackets provided. Tubes and toys available. Located at Point Boat Ramp on Cooper Memorial Rd, (from Hwy 7, west edge of Sulphur, go south on Cooper Mem. Rd. 5 1/2 miles, take a left at the "Y").
Phone: 580 622 6102 website: shadyoaksboatrental.com
sole'renity spa & little soles spa
Make your vacation complete with a break for relaxation and rejuvenation. A serene sanctuary. Treatments include whirlpools, steam rooms & saunas. Soothe the mind, body & spirit with a variety of massage services, mudwraps/soaks/scrubs, facials, mani/pedi & waxing. Little Soles Children's Spa introduces children to the benefits of health and wellness. Colorful setting, friendly atmosphere to serve little soles with alone time, time with mom or dad, or in a Sparty group; variety of services to treat their little hands and feet. Mon-Sun (closed Tues) 10a-7p 1001 W. 1st St (inside Artesian Hotel), Sulphur.
Phone: 580 622 8128 website: solerenityspa.com
sulphur historical museum
Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County. Located in old Fire & Police Station building erected in 1917. Still has city jail (great photo opp), courtroom, fire pole. platt national park & Sulphur history, diorama of Sulphur Springs, Indian Territory (prior to 1903), and current pavilion springs in cnra, old Belleview and Vendome swimming pools, boy scouts & Military items, vintage cameras. also exhibits of fire dept. equipment/records, antique switchboard, toy room, kitchen & reminders of past Sulphur businesses. Donations accepted. 402 W. Muskogee St., downtown Sulphur, Hours: Sat 1p-5p (winter by appt).
Phone: 580 622 5593 email:
New family entertainment center. enjoy treehouses, arcade area, soft play area, miniature golf, go-karts, and seasonal ice rink. take on a challenge with water wars, flight line zip or eagles landing adventure courses. clubhouse cafe is a great destination for any of your food cravings. lots to choose from, indoor or outdoor dining or carryout. open: peak season - mid-May- December) Tues-Thurs 10a-9p, Fri & sat 10a-11p, sun 12p-9p. winter hours: (January - mid-may) Wed-Sat 11a-8p, Sunday 12p-8p. 2705 north rockford road ardmore, ok 73401 (exit 33 of i-35, east 1/4 mile, inside regional park).
cafe: 580 221 2567 park: 580 221 2566
tishomingo national wildlife refuge
Protected park for wildlife and their habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore. Enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, wildlife watching and more. Lies within the upper Washita arm of Lake Texoma, fed by Washita River and Pennington Creek creating the Cumberland Pool, which is especially important to fish, migratory birds and resident wildlife. Come for the activities or to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Park is open 7 days a week. Visitors center is open Mon-Fri 7:30a-4p, for maps, brochures, checklists and activities. 11766 S. Refuge Rd, Tishomingo. From downtown: Take Hwy 78 to the east edge of town, go south on Refuge Road (at the high school, watch for sign). Follow Refuge Rd 3 miles.
Phone: 580 371 2402 website: fws.gov/refuge/tishomingo
turner falls overlook
Stop off at the top of the Arbuckles and have a free preview of Turner Falls. The 77-foot waterfall seen from high above is an awesome sight and provides a bird’s eye view of much of what the park has to offer. Launch site of 777 Zipline. Tourist info and restrooms available . Between exits 47 and 51 of I-35, 1 mile south of Turner Falls gate.
Phone: 580 369 1887
turner falls park
Scenic natural park, 77-foot waterfall, hiking, swimming, picnicking , trout fishing (nov-feb), camping, caves, geological formations, spring-fed creek and snack bars. pavillion by reservation. Children 12 & under MUST wear Coast Guard certified floatation device. Summer weekend rates: Adults $20. Children (6-12) $9. Ages 5 & under-free. active duty/ vets/seniors $13. weekday & Winter rates reduced, camping additional fee. Advance purchase tickets online recommended. Highway 77 just 4 miles south of Davis. I-35 between exits 47 & 51.
Phone: 580 369 2988 website: turnerfallspark.com