Just north of Dallas in Texas, the state of Oklahoma is a totally great place to visit not just because of the cities, but because of all the best things to do in Oklahoma dotted all across the beautiful countryside. It’s a state that has a little bit of something for everyone.
Whether you’re driving between the best spots in Texas, or staying within Oklahoma for your whole trip, you’ll have a great time exploring. So to keep you exploring (and not get bogged down with all the research), I wanted to share with you some of the top places in Oklahoma we love.
Have the most amazing time exploring the state, it’s lovely to visit.
1.) Lake Murray
If you’re driving between Dallas and Oklahoma City, then a good stopping point for an afternoon trip is Lake Murray. It’s one of the best things to do in Oaklahmo, especially as it’s so accessible and easy to visit.
Just off Highway 35, Lake Murray is one place to stop if you love the great outdoors. After arriving, take some time to follow the hiking and walking trails and also see Tucker Tower which is north of Murray Harbor.
Not only that, it’s a pretty great place to camp (if that’s your thing). If that’s you, then check out Elephant Rock Camp that’s right on the shore. For a nice swim, head over to Sunset Beach that’s on the east side of Lake Murray. Here, you’ll find loads of spots to take a dip. Plus, you’ve got showers at Martin’s Landing close by.
Getting hungry? Head over to El Tapatio Restaurant for some of the best Mexican food in Oklahoma. It’s a casual eatery and has some of the tastiest tacos around.
2.) Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Now, you’re starting to see a theme with Oklahoma, right? There’s so much more to the state than just the cities; case in point with Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
Situated not too far from Lawton, you can spend a few days here and it makes a whole trip to visit the area. It’s one of the best things to do in Oklahoma if you love birdwatching, hiking or just want some time away from city life itself.
Best of all, you might actually see the likes of; prairie dogs, elk, bison and so much more.
We totally loved the French Trail and Elk Mountain Trail. Though the latter is probably the busier of the trails, it’s certainly the one we loved most. It’s a relatively easy trail and one that can be completed with the whole family.