Our family had a wonderful spring break road trip to Oklahoma!
A relative of mine was getting married there, so I decided why not take the week to see what fun things Oklahoma has to offer for the whole family!
To be honest with you, no one was really thrilled about spending spring break in “Oklahoma”. It really didn’t scream fun, so needless to say this challenged me. I was on a mission to make sure I find some cool places that the whole family would enjoy and remember!
Before long I easily was able to fill our days up for the week before the wedding on Saturday and without breaking the bank to top it off.
Things to do in Oklahoma with Kids
World’s Largest Totem Pole – This is a perfect landmark to stop and stretch those legs from a long drive. This FREE attraction lured me in off the path a little to check it, granted our week traveling was a bit brisk out it was nice to walk around. We were the only site seers that morning but we prefer it that way. The kids thought it was cool and sparked a lot of questions about the totem building. If it was nicer out and closer to lunch, this would’ve been a great place to picnic.
The Blue Whale – This was another FREE icon to visit while on the road. There were other visitors there checking out the whale, we were able to look around first before they started to show up. Still too brisk and early for a picnic lunch, but again there were tables if you decide to stay. The one downside to this attraction was the fact that you could tell it has not been updated in quite some time. Having the kids walk further along the whale made me a little nervous. I would recommend taking caution, but overall it made for some good pictures. The kids loved stopping to see the big blue whale.
The Golden Driller – This huge monument is located in front of the Expo Square in Tulsa. This was close by near a park in Tulsa as well near our hotel that night, so we had to drive by and get a glance. That was all we did though, then we visited LaFortune Park which had a perfect playground for both toddlers and older children to burn some energy.
Museum of Osteology – I’m so glad we added this on our list of things to do! C our 8 yr old daughter appreciated the museum a little more than our toddler, but we were surprised just how much he got a kick out of seeing the animals skeletons along with all the artifacts. C had fun following along on the scavenger hunt which was a great unique educational experience. She’s also really interested in science so this was very interactive for her. The museum had story time which, some crafts to make and a curator that was building a real skeleton right there for people to visit with!
45th Infantry Division Museum – This was a great place to stop if your interested in military artifacts. My husband is a combat veteran and sorta of a WWII history buff, particularly relating to air combat. He enjoyed the vast collection of military objects in this FREE museum. He was fascinated by everything and loved viewing all the tanks, aircraft, and guns located in & outside. It was a little difficult keeping the children happy while we were in there, but we managed. I wanted to make sure we stopped somewhere he would like.
Science Museum Oklahoma – This was above everyone’s favorite part of the trip! It pretty much was an all day excursion. We stopped and had an early picnic lunch before we went in close to 12 and didn’t leave until 5pm! All of us had soo much fun looking at all the different exhibits. I had expected a lot to be interactive but EVERYTHING was “hands-on”! It had it all! This is Must-See if your ever in Oklahoma City!
Other Family Attractions
Oklahoma State Capitol – I must say this was a beautiful state capitol building. Even though they were do some spring renovations we were still able to check out the building with a guided tour. I highly recommend attending the tour at the times there’s a trained volunteer to speak. It was nice to listen about all the interesting information the guide had to say. I could tel he enjoyed volunteering and sharing his knowledge about the building and it’s history.
Orr Family Farm – We were yet again amazed how much fun our family had visiting this destination. We could’ve easily spent a whole day here, we came a right after visiting the state capitol and ate a lunch before stopping here, but we were pretty much the last ones to leave when it was closing! The kids just loved all the attractions! Our toddler absolutely loved seeing and riding on the train, as well as seeing the farm animals and petting the ponies! Our daughter loved riding the pony, and of course playing in the large sand box. There was so many things to choose from there, it’s truly the perfect family destination for all ages no doubt!
Tiger Safari Zoological Park – Hands down money well spent! This was way better than visiting a zoo in our opinion! It was in the outskirts and had to drive up a gravel road but as soon as we arrived we knew this place was going to be fun! We decided to pay extra so we could participate in the VIP experience. During which we saw and touched some small animals, even held a snake! Yes my daughter and both had a snake wrapped around our necks! It was not as scary as I thought. Afterwards we got to get a picture with a lion cub and white tiger cub! (picture fee for both) but like I said my kids loved it! We got to pet them and hold the bottle while they drank!
The animals looked and acted very happy, plus they all very UP Close! This really excited us, especially compared to a zoo where most exotic animal exhibits were far away. The tigers here were HUGE and right in front of us! All-in -all it was on the expensive side but my thoughts were “why not!” This will be a lasting memory and we wont ever be able to do it again.
Myraid Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory – This was a beautiful place to visit no doubt! We came here on St. Patrick’s Day and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day outside. The kids loved playing in the “Children’s Garden” which was very imaginative playground! We walked around and admired the landscaping! There were waterfalls and blossoming flowers, of course because of the occasion they had a band paying festive music. There were so many paths to take with non-stop scenery, we had to stop and watch the ducks & geese for awhile in the water before heading inside to check out the conservatory.
The conservatory was astonishing! It was very impressing to see how much was in there! They had probably every tropical plant imaginable inside, a waterfall you could walk behind, and even Japanese Koi fish. If you looked close you could spot some butterflies and free-roaming amphibians living inside as well unfortunately we couldn’t find any amphibians while we were visiting. Such a great place to stop for kids!
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This was such a great road trip for our whole family!
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