• Highway 325 near Kenton

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  • Route 66

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  • Talimena Scenic Drive

    Photo by: Lisha Newman/Oklahoma Tourism

  • Talimena Scenic Drive

    Photo by: Michael Ives/Oklahoma Tourism

Scenic Drives

Lose yourself in the beauty of Oklahoma's scenic drives. Wind your way through the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, home of the famous Talimena National Scenic Byway. Twist and turn into picturesque settings of breathtaking foliage in the fall and delicate wildflowers in the spring. Slow down to enjoy the drive along scenic highways and byways that crisscross Oklahoma offering access to the state's natural beauty and charming small towns.

Turn back time with a nostalgic road trip on Route 66 - America's Main Street. Oklahoma boasts the nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66 with over 400 miles of the Mother Road inside our borders. Visit quirky roadside attractions like the Blue Whale in Catoosa, sample authentic downhome cooking along the way and meet friendly people in Oklahoma's hometowns.

Twist your way up Mount Scott on the Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway for a panoramic vista over the ancient mountain range. Follow winding roads along the wooded riverbanks of the Illinois River or through the incredibly scenic Ouachita National Forest. Gaze out your windows and see majestic bison grazing in the Tallgrass Prairie or watch a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher dart across the sky before you. The scenic drives of Oklahoma showcase one incredible vista after another on our byways and back roads.

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The magical autumn season conjures visions of warm sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant hues of fall foliage. Discover six foliage drives in Oklahoma where you can watch the landscape explode with vivid autumn colors as you venture down winding roads chasing the breathtaking scenery beyond. read more

A cruise along Oklahoma's stretch of Route 66 during the winter months is a surefire way to cure cabin fever and warm up your winter with the nostalgia and friendly faces of the Mother Road. read more

Explore these top five routes for motorcycles in western and south-central Oklahoma and enjoy the freedom of Oklahoma’s bike-friendly highways. read more

Fruit stands, cattle ranches and wide open vistas greet travelers on this stretch of road. read more

Hop on your motorcycle, put your kickstand up and discover five of the best routes for motorcycles in eastern Oklahoma. read more

Find places to hit the road from the Talimena National Scenic Byway to Route 66. read more