Watonga is home to gorgeous Roman Nose State Park. One of Oklahoma’s original seven state parks, Roman Nose State Park takes its name from a Cheyenne Chief and is set amidst a beautiful canyon with exceptional recreation activities. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, horse stables and even seasonal trout fishing.
Stay in one of the park’s cabins or head to the renovated lodge for exquisite guest rooms and an on-site restaurant. When you’re ready to venture out of the park, test out your luck at the Lucky Star Casino, catch a show at Liberty Theatre or explore local history at the T.B. Ferguson Home. Watonga is also home to Whirlwind Winery, which produces all of its wines from locally-grown grapes and fruit.
One of the city’s most popular festivals is the Watonga Cheese Festival. Held annually in mid-October, this two-day event offers a parade, art show, 5K run, carriage rides, vendors and, of course, plenty of wine and cheese tastings.
Want to see the greatest light show on earth? Look to the night sky at one of Oklahoma’s secluded stargazing hotspots. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the back porch of a resort lodge with all the comforts of home, or take in the show from your backcountry campsite at a state park. Whether you join one of the orchestrated “star parties” in remote corners of the state or strike out on your own stargazing adventure, come to Oklahoma and see the universe in a whole new light.Learn More
Step back in time and enjoy a show at one of Oklahoma’s many historic theaters. Go see a film, concert or performing arts event, or simply take in the stunning architecture that makes these time-honored movie houses true Oklahoma landmarks.Learn More
There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Unique natural features are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.Learn More
Anyone with mobility issues knows how difficult it is to plan a vacation. Let us take the guesswork out of your next getaway with this list of wheelchair-friendly places to stay and see throughout Oklahoma.Learn More