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21 Things To Do With Kids in Oklahoma

Rodeos, state fairs, zoos, the wild outdoors, and professional sports are just a few of the things awaiting all Oklahoma-bound families.

Here are 21 kid-friendly suggestions for your trip to the Sooner State:

1. Spend a summer's day swimming in the waters of Broken Bow Lake at Hochatown State Park.

2. Catch the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, held near Tulsa during Memorial Day Weekend.

3. Enjoy the kids' carnival, delicious foods, a country concert, and much more at the PRCA Rodeo of Champions, held on Labor Day Weekend near Elk City.

Oklahoma Kids Activities

Wichita Mountains

4. Take part in Guthrie's 89er Days Celebration, which offers carnival rides, children's costume contest, and the ultimate BBQ meal.

5. Visit Guymon in May to catch the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo and witness the fun floats of the Pioneer Days Parade.

6. Excite the kids with fun-filled tours like In Search of Eagles and spend quality times in the great outdoors at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton.

7. Catch an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena.

8. Enroll your kids in educational programs like Roaming the Rainforest and Junior Master Gardener at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City.

9. Experience vivid and impressive artifacts from the Wild, Wild West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in OKC.

Oklahoma Kids Activities

Feeding Giraffes at the Zoo

10. Home to over 1,700 animals, the Oklahoma City Zoo thrills animal-lovers of all ages and is a great kid-friendly spot.

11. Join the festivities of the 11-day long Oklahoma State Fair, which features spectacles like  Disney on Ice, fun rides, and delicious foods.

12. Spend a leisurely day among the gardens at Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City. Don't miss the Festival in the Park in June.

13. See nationally recognized cowboys and cowgirls in action at the Memorial Day Poteau Frontier Rodeo in the town of Poteau.

14. Hit up the trails or go swimming in the Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area near Ardmore.

15. Revisit Route 66 history by exploring the shops and festivals of the Blue Dome District in Tulsa.

16. Catch a game of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, the AFL's Tulsa Talons, and the Central Hockey League's Tulsa Oilers at the BOK Center.

Oklahoma Kids Activities

Oklahoma State Fair

17. Visit Mohawk Park in Tulsa, one of the largest municipal parks in the country and home to hiking and biking trails and plenty of places to have a picnic.

18. See intimate concerts, musical performances, and family-friendly plays at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

19. Explore all that the Tulsa State Fair has to offer during its 11-day run in late September and early October. Drive in from nearby Muskogee.

20. See jaguars, grizzly bears, anacondas, Siberian cranes, and more at the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum.

21. Have a bite of the best crawfish in your life at the Chisholm Trail Round-Up Crawfish Festival in Yukon.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Plus Guymon Hotel & Suites

1102 NE 6th Street, Guymon OK 73942-4561
Phone: +1 580-338-0800  |  Fax: (580) 338-0801  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Lawton Hotel & Convention Center

1125 E Gore Boulevard, Lawton OK 73501-3023
Phone: +1 580-353-0200  |  Fax: (580) 351-9798  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn & Conference Center

4300 SW 3rd Street, Oklahoma City OK 73108-1024
Phone: +1 405-947-7000  |  Fax: (405) 948-7636  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Memorial Inn & Suites

1301 W Memorial Road, Oklahoma City OK 73114-1406
Phone: +1 405-286-5199  |  Fax: (405) 286-5198  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Barsana Hotel & Suites

7701 C A Henderson Boulevard, Oklahoma City OK 73139-2422
Phone: +1 405-601-1200  |  Fax: (405) 601-7076  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Airport

222 N Garnett Road, Tulsa OK 74116-6034
Phone: +1 918-438-0780  |  Fax: (918) 438-9296  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Tulsa Inn & Suites

3212 S 79th East Avenue, Tulsa OK 74145-1317
Phone: +1 918-858-2100  |  Fax: +1 918-858-2100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Woodland Hills Hotel & Suites

10143 E 62nd Street S, Tulsa OK 74133-1528
Phone: +1 918-249-8100  |  Fax: (918) 249-8101  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Yukon

11440 W I-40 Service Road, Yukon OK 73099-5146
Phone: +1 405-265-2995  |  Fax: (405) 265-2996  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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