Skiatook is a fast-growing community with a wealth of family-friendly activities. Bring the kids to Central Park to play on the playground, splash pad and pool. The park is also the trailhead to the Osage Prairie Trail, a 14.5 mile long trail that runs along the old Midland Valley Railway. This 10 foot paved trail crosses eight pedestrian bridges and stretches all the way to downtown Tulsa.
If water recreation is what you’re after, visit beautiful Skiatook Lake. Surrounded by gently rolling hills and mature hardwood trees, this 10,000-acre lake is known for its plentiful fishing, boating and swimming. Campsites, boat ramps, playgrounds and nature trails are also available.
Other Skiatook attractions include the Osage Casino Hotel, Skiatook Museum and Gander Way Vineyards and Winery. Take to the skies with Skydive Airtight or investigate the Healing Rock, which was considered a natural healing site by the Osage and Quapaw Indians in the 19th century.
Barbecue, barbeque, BBQ or bar-b-q: no matter how you spell it, the end result is nothing short of delicious. Smoked, braised, grilled, rubbed or smothered with sauce, Oklahoma’s delicious barbecue restaurants are waiting to serve up some tasty ‘que just how you like it.
Grab your best concert buddy and hit the road to experience one of Oklahoma's first-rate music festivals. Whatever sounds good to your ear—from jazz and heavy metal to classical music and the latest underground sub-genre you haven’t even heard of yet—you'll find a festival in Oklahoma that celebrates it with style.
Oklahoma is a haven for great tasting Mexican cuisine with restaurants that serve up everything from tasty tostadas to refreshing, top-shelf margaritas. If you love all things cheesy, spicy and south-of-the-border, visit one of these Mexican restaurants in Oklahoma for an unforgettable meal.
Oklahoma has played host to a variety of Hollywood films - heart-wrenching dramas, zany comedies and high impact thrillers have all been filmed here. Whether you’re a cinema buff or just catch the occasional flick, you’ll have fun exploring these filming locations in the Sooner State.
Discover Osage County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
All that riding and roping make cowboys work up an appetite as big as a western Oklahoma sunset. Here’s the inside scoop on where to get your fill.