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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 Marina Boat Rental
Rent a pontoon boat for a fun day on the lake. Head out for a picnic on the water, a day of cruising or fishing in the secluded coves. Easy access gets you on the lake quickly. Rentals include an introduction to the boat, operation instructions, life jackets and lake map. All boats are equipped with a 90 HP motor, bimini top, Bluetooth speakers. Marina store has food, drinks, ice, water toys & accessories, fishing license. Be sure to feed the giant catfish. Open 7 days a week Memorial Day-Labor Day; seasonal hours Sept-May. Call for info. Rent online. 1136 Boat Dock Road/I-35 exit 24 – East to Scenic 77, south ½ mile to Boat Dock Road.
Follow Splat, the Zone’s fun-loving mascot, through this 60,000 square foot facility featuring a state-of-the-art bowling alley w/ 24 lanes, 2-story lazer tag arena, mini golf offering 9 holes of black light fun, arcade w/ over 100 games, new kid’s games, & batting cages. If you work up an appetite, the Splat Shack has pizza, ice cream, drinks and more. Party/meeting rooms available. Southwest side of Ada, intersection of Hwy 1 & Main St.
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
Murray harbor Boat Rental
Luxury Tritoon boat, canoe and kayak rentals. Tritoons are 25’, room for 14, 150 HP, will pull skiers or tubers. Sound system, swim ladder, sun top. Life jackets and operation instructions included. Go to website to book your boat and view all policies. Canoes and kayaks for exploring the quiet coves. Skis, tubes, wake boards, wake pads available for rent. Ship store on site, BBQ food truck, new sandy beach area. On-site security. Boat store open 7 days a week mid-May-Dec 1st, seasonal hours Dec-April. 1379 Murray Harbor Lane, southeast side of lake, off Hwy 77S.
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
Red's Kayaks & Canoe Rentals
Red’s Kayaks & Outdoor Rentals – Rent a kayak, canoe, paddle board or pedal boat for outdoor fun. If you have never kayaked before, have no fear. Red’s guides will fit a kayak to you, give you detailed instructions, furnish life jackets and paddles. Guided tours are available. Adults, kids, tandem and single kayaks. Local delivery/pick-up to Arbuckle & Veteran’s Lakes. Full service. Due to National Park regulations, all reservations must be paid online. Check Facebook for info, scheduling, rates, and weight limits.
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 11a-8p, Fri & sat 11a-10p, sun 12p-8p. 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 Fish Hatchery
Located on banks of Pennington Creek, the hatchery is the largest warm-water National Fish Hatchery in the Southwest Region. Primary purpose is spawning, growth, and delivery of American Paddlefish, Alligator Snapping Turtles, Alligator Gar, and Channel Catfish. Hatchery staff conducts life history studies for two Federally listed species, Arkansas River Shiner and Leopard Darter. Comprised of over 250 acres with more than 50 ponds and four grow out buildings for fish culture. Visitors enjoy the nature trail, fishing in the only public owned portion of Pennington Creek, Eagle watching, and nature photography. Hatchery tours are available by appointment and the facility is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3:00pm at 5501 OK Highway 7 West, nine miles north of Tishomingo, OK 73460.
580-580-5463 – https://www.fws.gov/fish-hatchery/tishomingo
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.
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
Wilson Historical Museum
Managed by Wilson Historical Society, housed in former Dr. Darling/Wilson Post-Democrat building (1926). Records the life and times of Wilson, OK and surrounding communities. Town was established due to oil interests. A railroad was laid and an oil-boom followed, leading to a thriving village. Displays feature oil and railroad industries, area businesses, military, and Chuck Norris, a native of Wilson. Genealogical Research Library and a scavenger hunt are available. Open Fri & Sat, 10am-4pm. 1270 8th St. Check Facebook for info.