Check Out One of Oklahoma’s Most Delicious Landmarks

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When you’re cruising Oklahoma in your RV this fall or winter, we imagine you’ll be on the lookout for cool places to stop. After all, while the destination is always your goal, the journey along the way can get pretty stale if you never stop to smell the roses.

This delicious landmark has graced Oklahoma for over a century, but you can easily pass it by if you don’t know to look for it. It’s in a pretty nondescript building and doesn’t go out of its way to advertise and missing out would be a real shame.

Eischen’s Bar in Okarche is billed as Oklahoma’s oldest bar, founded in 1896, and it’s still going strong. Every day and night it’s got locals rubbing elbows with tourists, though everyone is there for the same reason: the simple yet delicious menu.

When we say simple, we mean there aren’t that many options on there. There is, however, a specialty: their famous whole fried chicken. At $11, you get 8 pieces of fried chicken with bread, pickles, and onion on the side. Eischen’s cooks over 4000 birds a week and gets visitors from all over the U.S. and beyond. There’s also BBQ and chili available at Eischen’s if you’re not big on fried chicken and, of course, plenty of beers on tap.

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Drive the Talimena National Scenic Byway

The Talimena National Scenic Byway, a breathtaking 54-mile route in southeast Oklahoma, is known for its spectacular fall foliage. Designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an official National Scenic Byway, the Talimena Drive was built specifically to highlight the area’s beautiful foliage and spans one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies.

Weaving through the brightly-colored trees of the Ouachita National Forest, Talimena National Scenic Byway is the perfect route to take in your RV this fall as you travel through southeast Oklahoma. The views don’t get better than this. Don’t forget to pack your picnic supplies, because there are numerous overlooks to stop at and stretch your legs and to enjoy a good meal.

Stretching between Talihina, Oklahoma, and Mena, Arkansas, the Talimena National Scenic Byway hugs the slopes and peaks of the mountains as you travel it, offering stunning panoramic views of fall forest sprawling to the horizon in all directions.

Awash in vibrant shades of red and gold, the forested slopes that surround the Talimena Drive have made this scenic byway an autumn hot spot and the crown jewel of the region. Numerous viewpoints and scenic turnoffs along the Talimena National Scenic Byway provide visitors with spectacular views of the fall color change. Stop at one of the 22 designated vistas along the route and take full advantage of the route’s interpretive signage as you take in the beauty of the area’s endless fall foliage.

 

Travel Throughout Oklahoma in Your RV

There’s no better way to admire Oklahoma’s fall foliage than in the comfort and convenience of an RV from Leisure Time RVs in Oklahoma City. Stop in and see us to start your new RV lifestyle today.

Float the River at Tahlequah, Oklahoma

While it may officially be fall, the weather here in Oklahoma doesn’t feel like it yet. That means there’s still time to get in some last second water-based adventures. From swimming holes to leisure days at the lake, Oklahoma has got you covered.

Maybe you’re more into canoeing, kayaking, and rafting? Head over to where the Illinois River passes near Tahlequah for some quality time on the river in your watercraft of choice.

It’s good time on the water for people of all ages and skill levels since the water is so gentle. That means it’s the perfect spot to take the whole family if you’re looking for a quick trip that everyone will enjoy.

The Illinois River in this area represents 60+ miles of scenic waterway as it winds through the Cookson Hills of northeastern Oklahoma. The area specifically around Tahlequah is made for a relaxing float down the river. There’s a high concentration of outfitters in that region along with plenty of extracurricular recreational opportunities, so all you have to do is show up and let the outfitters figure out the rest.

How you see the river is up to you, though canoes, kayaks, and inflatable rafts are the most popular.

Kayaks are a great option if it’s just you and another person since they’re the perfect size for two and are highly maneuverable.

Canoes are good for parties of about three and are also easy to maneuver.

Rafts are the go-to if you’ve got a big party and you’re not worried about getting anything done fast.

In any case, head out there the next time you’ve got some time off. It’s a great weekend or day trip that everyone will love.

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Before you hit the road this fall for any destination, be sure to stop by and see us at Leisure Time RV so that an RV technician can give your rig an inspection. It’s important that your RV is in good shape before you embark on any long journey, as it reduces the chances that you’ll encounter an issue that can derail your entire trip. If you’re looking to get into the RV lifestyle, come by and tour any unit at Leisure Time RV and find one that’s right for you.

 

Check Out These Oklahoma Swimming Holes

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Though summer has ended and fall is here, the weather has yet to take a turn for the colder. Seize this opportunity to take one last little trip to your favorite Oklahoma swimming hole and eke out that last bit of summer.

Turner Falls Park

One of Oklahoma’s most popular outdoor destinations, the park also draws visitors from nearby states. This isn’t a surprise if you’ve ever been to the park. The scenery includes mountains, waterfalls, and natural pools. Some of the pools actually have caverns behind their waterfalls, so you can swim on back and sit behind the falls in the shade. There are also hiking trails and caves to explore. Head towards Davis, Oklahoma, if you’d like to visit.

Blue Hole Park

Serving the Tulsa area for generations of swimmers, this popular swimming hole destination is a hit with families. With shallow areas for kids, concession stands when hunger strikes, and RV sites for extended visits, it’s a great place for some last minute fun.

Gage Artesian Beach

Created in the early 1900s when an oil drilling crew struck an underground spring, Gage Artesian Beach offers cool waters in natural form. After a brief time as a health resort, the beach is now better designed for swimming with cement boundaries and a sandy, lake-like bottom.

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Check Out Oklahoma’s Route 66 Attractions

Driving the course of Route 66 has almost become an American pastime. Did you know that there’s a fair chunk that rolls right through Oklahoma? There’s some pretty good stuff to see along Route 66’s Oklahoma stretch, so you’re in luck if you’re starting out here in Oklahoma City with Leisure Time RV.

Cain’s Ballroom

Celebrate the evolution of American music at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. From hard rock to blues to honky-tonk, this converted garage has turned into a musical center in Oklahoma. Stop in and visit for a dance or just to learn more about the evolution and culture of American dance halls.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Stop in at Oklahoma City, home of Leisure Time RV, to check out the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. With over 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum is a comprehensive look at what cowboys were really like through authentic items that were actually used back in the day. There’s also a gallery of world-class Western art pieces, including works by Remington, Russell, Moran, and Bierstadt.

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Located in Clinton, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is a must-see if you’re about to travel Route 66 or are just wrapping it up. Take a step back in time with interactive displays that will give insight into the history and lore of the route, especially as it pertains to Oklahoma.

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Whether you’re headed east to west, west to east, or even starting here in Oklahoma City, you’ll definitely want to add Leisure Time RV to your list of stops. We can help get your rig in good shape to handle Route 66 beyond Oklahoma or even show you some of our units for sale if it’s time you got into your own RV.

Oklahoma Destinations You Must See on Your RV Trip

The summer RV season is ending, but there are tons of gorgeous Oklahoma getaways you can still check out. The following are a few of our favorite places to park our RVs in the “Sooner State,” so fire up your RV and start making your fall reservations today.

Marval Family Camping Resort — Gore

RV getaways are all about enjoying fun in the sun with your friends and family, and the Marval Family Camping Resort is one of the best places to do just that. This scenic campground is located along the Illinois River with riverfront RV sites for your travel trailer, fifth wheel or big rig. Mature trees offer plenty of shade on hot Oklahoma days, and the splash pad, swimming pool, miniature golf, river fishing and game room offer non-stop action for your entire stay.

Lake Thunderbird State Park — Norman

When you’re looking for a country getaway that means pure relaxation, there’s no better place to be than Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman. Although, if you’re looking for some action, you’ll find it on the 18.5-mile hiking trail system, thrilling mountain biking trails and picturesque Lake Thunderbird. Thirty sites are equipped with full hookups, and 207 other RV sites offer water and electricity. Cool off in the lake, relax at the campsite or take part in the array of water and woods-based activities filling the park.

Little Sahara State Park — Waynoka

Little Sahara State Park is one of the best places in the state to get your fill of thrilling outdoor activities. ATV and off-road vehicle lovers come from around the country to camp and ride the massive dunes. The park is geared toward ATV riders, so it’s the perfect place to use your favorite toys without worrying about noise complaints.

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Oklahoma’s Most Charming Towns

If you’re traveling across Oklahoma this summer in your Leisure Time RV, it pays to take time to stop and smell the roses. Or, in this case, to check out the charm of some of Oklahoma’s best small towns.

Broken Bow

Broken Bow is the perfect headquarters for exploring Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend Resort Park, Ouachita National Forest, and the Mountain Fork and Glover Rivers. The area gets moderate temperatures in the summer along with plenty of rain, so the region is green and lush – perfect for hiking and outdoor exploration.

Davis

A classic destination in Oklahoma, Davis is home to Turner Falls Park, the oldest and perhaps best known park in Oklahoma. From the falls themselves and the pools they fill to the wildflowers and forests, Davis is surrounded by natural beauty.

Medicine Park

Medicine Park is a quaint town full of cobblestone streets and trendy boutiques. The resort town is adjacent to Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and has great views on all sides. The jewel of the town is its Bath Lake Park, which has been meticulously landscaped with gardens, trees, foot bridges, fountains, and plazas.

Pawhuska

The capital of the Osage Nation and located within Osage County, Pawhuska offers stunning views of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie on the planet. Sprawling across 39,000 acres, the preserve is a prime example of a very specific type of prairie environment and is home to a wide variety of fauna, the most majestic of which are bison, which you can see if you’re lucky.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV as you travel through Oklahoma this summer. Whether you’re shopping for a new RV or simply need to make sure that your rig is in good shape with a visit to our service department, Leisure Time RV can help you with your road trip.

The Top 3 Biking Trails in Oklahoma

Whether you’re into mountain biking, cycling or simply cruising on two wheels, Oklahoma is one of the best states in the country to find scenic biking trails. The following three trails are ones every Oklahoma traveler or resident should bike in their lifetime.

The Trails at St. Crispin’s — Seminole

Cruise to Seminole to ride the famed Trails at St. Crispins. These trails offer some of the best mountain biking that Oklahoma has to offer with technical climbs, mild singletrack sections, serious leg climbs, rocks and other thrilling terrain. There’s something for everyone at the the Trails at St. Crispin’s, which is what makes the area such a favorite among Oklahoma bikers. Even better, the site has restrooms, drinking water and is open for night riding and winter fat biking.

Katy Trail — Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s 7.3-mile-long Katy Trail stretches from Washing Park to Douglass Park and passes a number of famous OKC sites along the way. Visit he Science Museum Oklahoma, Lincoln Park, Remington Park, the Oklahoma City Zoo, Washington Park, the James E. Steward Golf Course and countless other parks and recreation areas. This easy ride also passes a number of parking areas, so you can make the trek as long or short as you please.

Lake Murray State Park — Ardmore

Bikers who want to travel a little farther will enjoy the intermediate level mountain biking excursion around Lake Murray State Park. The main trail is 20-miles-long and features short and long climbs, drop-ins, rock gardens, downhill sections and other natural features. The trail is more primitive than many others in Oklahoma, without restrooms or drinking water, but the adventure is worth the hassle of bringing your own drinks.

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Toy haulers are made for more than ATVs and motorcycles. They’re ideal for getting your bikes, paddleboards, kayaks and other outdoor toys to and from your favorite Oklahoma trails, streams and lakes. Log onto our website to see our unbeatable fall deals on comfortable and convenient toy haulers today.

The Best Flea Markets in Oklahoma

When you’re cruising through Oklahoma in your RV, you’re probably thinking about all of the campgrounds you’ll visit and the roadside oddities you’ll discover. If you’re just in the mood for a fun day of shopping and antiquing, however, mark some of Oklahoma’s best flea markets on your map. Flea markets hold some of the best treasures, antiques, and oddities you’ll find. From decorating your RV to taking them home, shopping at a flea market is a great excuse to hit the road in your rig.

Buchanan Markets

One of the finest antique flea markets in Oklahoma, it’s housed in a huge indoor space in Oklahoma City and is open once a month for treasure hunters and collectors to peruse the wares. Thousands of vendors and stalls are setup out on the floor and you’d be hard pressed to see it all. Besides the convenient air conditioned environment, you can also enjoy concessions from some pretty tasty food stalls.

Industry Flea Market

Probably Oklahoma’s biggest and baddest outdoor market space, Industry Flea Market in Oklahoma City is the perfect shopping spot for a nice day outside. It’s not open year round unfortunately, but that just means that there’s tons of awesomeness packed into the place when it is open. Located in the downtown area, mark October 7th on your calendar if you want to explore this flea market.

Tulsa Flea Market

Tulsa is also home to a huge flea market. Held once a month, the Tulsa Flea Market is the city’s largest indoor flea market. It’s known for an astonishing mix of eclectic objects that you won’t see anywhere else in Oklahoma. Come out for a fun and relaxing day of shopping.

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Visit Robbers Cave State Park

Located in Latimer County about 5 miles north of Wilburton along State Highway 2, Robbers Cave State Park offers scenic views of hilly woodlands and of the Sans Bois Mountains. It’s a favored park with rappellers, equestrians, and hikers especially. Hikers love the park due to its fantastic trail system. Some of the better trails include:

Coon Creek Ridge Trail – This trail is about 2 miles and loops with some moderately difficult slopes. It’s well marked though, so you don’t have to worry about losing the path. The trail runs through some heavy woods interspersed with large rock formations. There’s also a scenic overlook of Coon Creek. The trailhead starts at the information office and is a good place to start your hiking adventures at the park.

Robbers Cave Nature Trail – This trail takes you right past the eponymous Robbers Cave, so it’s a visitor favorite in the park. Besides Robbers Cave, there are many others to see as well. It’s only 3/4 miles long, but it links up with several other trails, so you can lengthen your hike simply by hopping onto another trail along the way. There are some steep grades at the beginning, including stairs, so this trail isn’t the most accessible trail in the park, but it eases up after the climb.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV this summer to shop for a new or used motorhome or travel trailer. Find one that’s perfect for your travel goals and for your family. Not looking for a new RV this summer? Let Leisure Time RV help you with RV maintenance then. If you’re going to embark on a road trip in your RV this summer, it’s a good idea to let a technician look it over to make sure that it’s in good shape before you hit the road.