Top Destinations for Family Fun in Broken Bow

Whether you prefer a round of mini golf or a high-flying trip in a hot air balloon, you'll find fun for the whole family in Broken Bow.

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Broken Bow offers a plethora of activities perfect for kids and families. Spend a day outdoors at Beavers Bend State Park, wind your way through the massive Maze of Hochatown or go for a ride on a replica steam train at Beavers Bend Depot.

Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park is the perfect Broken Bow destination for outdoor family fun. With loads of activities like hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and fishing, Beavers Bend will keep you busy during your stay. The state park is also pet-friendly, so even furry family members can tag along.

Take in the beautiful, mountainous scenery with a family hike down one of many nature trails or canoe through the crystal-clear waters of the Mountain Fork River. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their line from a number of spots along the river or Broken Bow Lake to catch fish like trout, bass, sunfish and catfish. Golfers can play a round at Cedar Creek Golf Course while kids can try out the mini-golf course. After a long day outdoors, settle in for a family dinner at Lookout Kitchen, the official restaurant partner of Oklahoma State Parks.

A visit to Beavers Bend State Park isn't complete without a stop at the Forest Heritage Center. The nature center showcases art, memorabilia and artifacts of local history. Visitors can expect to see dioramas painted by Harry Rossoll, an artist best known for his role in the creation of Smokey Bear, alongside antique forestry tools and unique wood art like Peter Toth's Indian Statue.

Maze of Hochatown

Lose yourself in 29,000 square feet of twists and turns that make up the Maze of Hochatown. The wooden, outdoor maze will keep the family busy all afternoon with puzzling passages and stairways. While you attempt to make it to the end, collect several stamps found throughout the labyrinth to prove you completed the entire puzzle.

Chili Dippers Golf Club

Conveniently located next door to the Maze of Hochatown, Chili Dippers Golf Club is an 18-hole mini-golf course perfect for adults and children alike. This fun attraction will challenge both pro golfers and newbies with tricky sand traps and rolling green hills. After a round or two, grab a snack and drink from the on-site concession stand and watch other golfers take a swing at the course.

Beavers Bend Mining Company

Dig for gems like rose quartz and garnets at Beavers Bend Mining Company in Broken Bow. This unique attraction features a 66-foot sluice where kids can pan for gemstones and other treasures. Depending on your chosen mining experience, there are chances to find gemstones, fossils, arrowheads, amethysts, gold and more. No matter what the kids find, they'll love filling up a bag with unique treasures to take home.

Beavers Bend Mining Company also offers a unique Dino Dig experience perfect for little paleontologists. Participants will receive a tour of the on-site interactive dinosaur museum followed by a trip to a dig site. With the help of knowledgeable staff members, kids will dig for a full fossil skeleton and learn how to identify different dinosaur teeth.

Beavers Bend Mining Company also offers several other family activities in addition to mining experiences. Kids, families and couples can make a wax hand sculpture for a unique and personal souvenir or play a round of mini-golf on a pirate-themed course.

Broken Bow Balloon Rides

Get a bird's eye view of Broken Bow with a trip in a hot air balloon from Broken Bow Balloon Rides. The local balloon tour agency offers hour-long private flights above the scenic terrain of Broken Bow. Book a trip to soar over beautiful southeastern Oklahoma in a rainbow passenger balloon for an unforgettable addition to your vacation.

Beavers Bend Depot & Trail Rides

Tour the beautiful natural surroundings of Broken Bow by train or on horseback with a visit to Beavers Bend Depot and Trail Rides. Choose a two-mile horseback ride for an up-close look at wildlife or board a replica steam train for a thrilling ride through Wahoo Hill and Beavers Bend State Park. After your trip, return to the gift shop for a cold ice cream cone and souvenir to commemorate your trip.

Old West Town Mini-Golf

Play a round of golf together at Old West Town Mini-Golf in Broken Bow. The Western-themed attraction offers an 18-hole course surrounded by a 19th-century replica town complete with a blacksmith, post office, jail and stagecoach. Navigate your ball around tricky curves and in between Western characters like the Undertaker, Sheriff and iconic landmark Jeb the Mini-Golf Muffler Man.

Northside Ice Cream Parlor

No matter how you choose to adventure, end your day with something sweet at Northside Ice Cream Parlor. The sweets shop serves up old-fashioned, hand-dipped ice cream cones in delicious flavors like milk chocolate, classic vanilla, butter pecan and mint chocolate chip. Order a cone piled high with all the toppings or opt for a shake, float or banana split.

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