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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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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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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Visit Natural Falls State Park

While you’re exploring Oklahoma this summer, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit Natural Falls State Park in your RV. Its fantastical scenery will make you feel like you’re in another world. Located in the Ozark Highlands of Oklahoma in the state’s northeastern corner and sharing a border with Arkansas, the park contains everything from lush forests to gushing waterfalls.

Speaking of waterfalls, Natural Falls State Park is actually home to one of the tallest waterfalls in the state: the eponymous Natural Falls. Natural Falls stands at 77 feet tall and can be reached through the Dripping Springs hiking trail. This is a looped trail that’s only a mile around, so it’s fairly easy for anyone of any fitness level. There are numerous other trails to explore, including the Bear Trail, which is slightly longer and more strenuous. The entire park is 120-acres and is large enough for your visit to take most of a day if you’re not in any rush to leave.

More astute visitors may recognize some of the scenery in the park from the 1974 film Where the Red Fern Grows. The film had several scenes set in the park, including some of its waterfalls. If you’ve got the film handy or can rent it online, it might be a fun idea to watch it the night before you reach the park. The next day, you can keep your eyes peeled for the locations they used in the film.

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Visit Medicine Park this Summer

Medicine Park is one of Oklahoma’s best small towns, though you wouldn’t guess so from the limited number of tourists that the town gets. It definitely flies under the radar and doesn’t get as much attention as some of Oklahoma’s flashier attractions.

Medicine Park is that unique combination of quaint and worldly. Right next door to the town is the stunning Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, which is an awesome place to go after you’ve had your fill (or merely wish a break) of exploring Medicine Park.

At the center of Medicine Park is Cobblestone Row, which is probably the cutest main street you’re going to see in Oklahoma. It’s lined with shops and restaurants that lend their special something to the fabric of the town. You can easily burn an afternoon just exploring Cobblestone Row and the businesses that line it. The road is very charming due to the fact that every building features cobblestones in their construction.

The town is also ideal for hiking and biking. There are numerous trails that run along the picturesque Medicine Creek, which winds its way directly through Medicine Park.

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Visit this “Heaven in the Hills”

Lake Tenkiller State Park has been known by locals as “Heaven in the Hills” for decades now. If you visit in your RV this summer, you’ll see why it’s earned that nickname.

Located in the outer foothills of the Ozark Mountains and surrounded by lush Oklahoma woodland foliage, there’s plenty to see and do at Lake Tenkiller State Park, so pack up your Leisure Time RV and head there today.

The lake the park is built around, Tenkiller Ferry Lake, has over 130 miles of shoreline and 13000 square acres of land to explore, so there’s no shortage of nooks and crannies to discover.

Facilities include a scuba diving park, volleyball court, basketball court, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, amphitheater, playgrounds, community building, swimming pool nature center, picnic sites, swim beaches, fishing pond, paved hiking trails, and boat launches.

If you go in your RV, there are RV sites available with full hookups; just call ahead and ask about availability and reservations.

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Oklahoma’s Most Scenic Drives

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s the journey, not the destination”? Well these roads in Oklahoma reinforce that outlook. If you’re driving through Oklahoma this summer, no matter your destination, be sure to take one of these scenic routes in your RV. If you do, your journey might just be more of an experience than your destination.

Route 66

The section of the historic Route 66 that winds through Oklahoma is some of the best. Winding through 400 miles of Oklahoma countryside, Route 66 connects some of the state’s most interesting and diverse communities and showcases plenty of natural beauty along the way. The route connects Quapaw in the north to Texola in the south.

Talimena Scenic Byway

This one’s got “scenic” right in the name, so you know you’re in for some spectacular vistas. Winding through 54 miles of the Ouachita National Forest, the Talimena Scenic Byway traces the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain. There are numerous viewpoints and attractions along the way. Although the route only takes a little over an hour to complete if you chug right through, you can spend all day enjoying the sights if you take your time.

Cherokee Hills Byway

Hitting up Sequoyah, Cherokee, Adair, and Delaware counties along its 88-miles of roadway, the Cherokee Hills Byway follows Highway 10 north of I-40 to U.S. Hwy 412. Along the way you’ll see Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River as well as towering bluffs and verdant foliage.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV before you hit the any scenic roads in Oklahoma to make sure that your rig is road trip ready. If it’s time for your next new RV, come by and see the inventory of new and used RVs at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City.