100 Things To Do This Summer In Oklahoma

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#37: Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford. Photo courtesy Stafford Air & Space Museum.
#37: Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford. Photo courtesy Stafford Air & Space Museum.
  • 41. Be blown away by more than 50 vintage windmills at the Shattuck Windmill Museum in northwestern Oklahoma.
  • 42. View a sod home – the only known one in Oklahoma still existing – to see how the state’s early settlers lived at the Sod House Museum in Aline.
  • 43. Admire the cabin Sequoyah built in 1829 and now designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • 44. Tour Marshall Brewing Co. to see the process of beer-making. The tours, held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, are free, as are the samples.
  • 45. Experience the historic Mattie Beal Home, a house built more than 100 years ago in the Neoclassical Greek Revival style with dashes of Baroque and Mediterranean styles. The home, located in Lawton, belonged to Beal, the second person selected from a lottery to own a 160-acre parcel of land in the Lawton district.
  • 46. Learn about the history of artillery dating back to 1775 at the U.S. Army Artillery Museum at Fort Sill.
  • 47. View this year’s Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition June 15-Aug. 3 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
  • 48. Decide dinner from more than three dozen food trucks at one of Oklahoma City’s H&8th events.
  • 49. Imagine Vikings exploring Oklahoma’s beauty and leaving their mark by way of rock carvings in Heavener Runestone State Park.
  • 50. Take a bite out of the Porter Peach Festival July 17-19.
  • 51. Tour Oklahoma’s only antebellum home, built by George Murrell in Park Hill, Indian Territory. Learn the history of Murrell and his wife, Minerva, a member of a prominent Cherokee family, who came to Oklahoma from Virginia during the Trail of Tears.
  • 52. Rev your engine at Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, featuring more than 50 custom-built exotic vehicles, in Bernice.
  • 53. Cruise Grand Lake aboard The Cherokee Queen.
  • 54. Plan a “medieval” family vacation to Wentz Camp & Pool in Ponca City, where bunkhouses, mess halls and swimming are the attractions.
  • 55. Discover dinosaur tracks preserved in sandstone in Kenton. The tracks are located on private property, but daytime viewing is allowed.
  • 56. Learn the history of the American Indian at Ataloa Museum, located on the campus of Bacone College in Musokogee.
  • 57. Gaze at the so-called Methuselah Light Bulb, which has reportedly burned for 80 years, at a firehouse in Mangum.
  • 58. See how chocolate is made at the Bedre Fine Chocolate factory in Davis.
  • 59. Tour Guthrie’s majestic Scottish Rite Temple and Museum. Built in 1919 in the Classical Revival style, the temple was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
  • 60. Visit the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, a hidden gem that houses a wide range of art and artifacts, including the Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, the official State Dinosaur of Oklahoma. Collections include representations from North America, Central America, Asia and Africa.