Plan a trip to Antlers in Pushmataha County, the Deer Capital of the World. Get up close and personal with resident deer and other area fauna at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum, which has two 7,000 square foot deer exhibit enclosures as well as a 3,100 square foot log cabin that houses interactive exhibits.
When you’re looking for overnight accommodations, check out Rebel Hill Guest Ranch where guests can stay in cabins or in a refurbished 1911 80-foot Victorian passenger train. This third generation working horse ranch offers fishing and paddle boarding on a 15-acre private lake, hiking, bird watching, guided horseback rides and a wildlife park with 100 head of horse, elk and deer on site.
If your travels take you to Antlers in early October, head to the Deer Festival & Outdoor Show, a wildlife-themed festival with displays of hunting and fishing equipment, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a chili cook-off and the Whitetail Wall of Fame.