Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, has been named one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America. Tour the recreated ancient Cherokee village of Tsa-La-Gi, located at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Float down what many consider the state's best canoe waterway, the Illinois River, or make a big splash at Lake Tenkiller. Tour the Tahlequah Original Historic Townsite District, an area where the street signs are written in English and Cherokee, and test your luck at the Cherokee Casino.
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.
If you really want to reconnect with nature, there’s no better way than tent camping. We’ve rounded up a sampler of 10 unique campgrounds in some of Oklahoma’s most popular outdoor recreation areas to inspire your next camping trip. Whether you’re looking for something cozy and secluded or prefer wide open spaces under a starry sky, pack up your tent, grab your compass and navigate your way to an amazing Oklahoma camping adventure.