A lottery drew the lucky numbers of Ponca City, Oklahoma's settlers, and oil made it into the thriving cultural center it is today. Honor the brave women who settled Oklahoma at the Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum. Tour the Italian "Palace on the Prairie", the Marland Mansion, built by oil baron and Governor E.W. Marland. Dig deep into Ponca City's oil history at the Conoco Museum, honor Native roots at the Standing Bear Museum & Park or go green with a tour of the Cann Memorial Gardens.
Once twinkling strings of lights brighten up the town, it’s time to look local to knock out holiday shopping lists. From one-day markets to seasonal shelves, shoppers are bound to find some of the most unique goods to gift in Oklahoma.
Escape the winter doldrums with these fun and unique ideas for wintry fun in the Sooner State. Whether you’re looking for a cozy, rustic getaway, a luxurious weekend in the city or something in-between, these three itineraries will point you in the right direction.
Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.
Take in refreshing floral arrangements and decorative greenery when rain showers yield to springtime flowers. Travel to a lesser known Oklahoma garden or arboretum for a peaceful afternoon spent with nature.