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.
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 friday & 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: $15. 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
arbuckle trail rides
Guided trail rides on horseback over large area ranches and Chickasaw nat'l Recreation Area. Beautiful scenery and wildlife spottings. Voted #1 horseback Rides by ok Living Magazine. Experienced guides and well trained horses for beginners or advanced riders. Riding lessons available. Reservations required. Sulphur.
Phone: 580 993 0097 website: arbuckletrailrides.com or wolferanch.com
artists of the arbuckles
Gallery displays local artists' work; many mediums. Annual show & events: youth art, youth photography, adult photography, adult art, annual show at artesian art gallery. Contact gallery or check facebook for scheduled classes and events. Gift certificates and lay-away available. Fri-sat 1pm to 5pm, will accommodate groups by appt. 330 W. muskogee st., downtown sulphur.
580-622-5744 artistsofthearbuckles.com facebook
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: 800 738 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
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
Cross fit iron wolf & iron wolf fitness
want to stay fit and at your best while on vacation? are you temporarily located in the arbuckle area and want to keep up with your crossfit program? Iron wolf will help you be your fittest, healthiest and sharpest version of yourself. credentialed trainers, hour long classes coupled with a positive, challenging environment will keep you engaged and reaching your goals. Iron wolf fitness is more of a traditional style gym with high quality equipment (membership required). crossfit iron wolf at 103 N. 2nd st and iron wolf fitness at 111 e. Main, both in downtown davis.
405-626-5780 Check FB for class info email@example.com
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
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
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
Pauls valley opry
monthly music show. 1st saturday of each month. showcasing the best in local ®ional talent. host band the memory makers with musical taste and history rooted in classic country, country, gospel, bluegrass, 50's & 60's rock, southern rock, folk, and blues. doors open at 5:30pm, show at 6:30pm. admission price: $10. (Kids 12 and under are free) Great family atmosphere. pauls valley Jr. High auditorium, 302 N. willow st.
405-830-8405 Facebook pauls valley opry
Pauls valley water park
Outdoor water park. Toddler's catfish slide, water playground, sprays, huge tipping bucket./ for teens & adults, body slides, bowl slide, lazy river, 3 lane lap pool with diving board. relax pool side with umbrellas, lounge chairs, picnic area & snack bar. hwy 77, north side of pauls valley in wacker park
Santa fe museum
1905 depot, managed by pauls valley historical society. collection of old photos, school memorabilia and pioneer collectibles. steam locomotive & coal tender that once traveled over these tracks has found a permanent home near the depot; vintage red caboose rests behind the engine. closed sun & mon. 204 E. Paul, downtown pauls valley
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Facebook
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
toy & action figure museum
with over 13,000 action and pop culture figures, the museum has one of the largest collections in the world, colorful & imaginative displays, gift shop, drawings from Oklahoma's most famous cartoonist. Time Magazine named museum among "top 50 most authentic American experiences". Wed thru sat 10a to 5p, sun 1p to 5p. 111 S. Chickasaw, pauls valley. adults $7, Children under 12 $5, under 2 free, vets & military $5, seniors (55 plus) $5. Group pricing.
Treasure Valley Casino
This unique casino environment provides gamblers of every skill level with over 400 electronic gaming machines and table games, including blackjack match, three card poker with six card bonus, jack pot hold 'em and blackjack. attached to the treasure valley hotel, a 59 room & suite inn with a variety of amenities. at i35 exit 55 (hwy 7) on east side of service road at davis.
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) $16. 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