Lose yourself in the beauty of Oklahoma's scenic drives. Wind your way through the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, home of the famous Talimena National Scenic Byway. Twist and turn into picturesque settings of breathtaking foliage in the fall and delicate wildflowers in the spring. Slow down to enjoy the drive along scenic highways and byways that crisscross Oklahoma offering access to the state's natural beauty and charming small towns.
Turn back time with a nostalgic road trip on Route 66 - America's Main Street. Oklahoma boasts the nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66 with over 400 miles of the Mother Road inside our borders. Visit quirky roadside attractions like the Blue Whale in Catoosa, sample authentic downhome cooking along the way and meet friendly people in Oklahoma's hometowns.
Twist your way up Mount Scott on the Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway for a panoramic vista over the ancient mountain range. Follow winding roads along the wooded riverbanks of the Illinois River or through the incredibly scenic Ouachita National Forest. Gaze out your windows and see majestic bison grazing in the Tallgrass Prairie or watch a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher dart across the sky before you. The scenic drives of Oklahoma showcase one incredible vista after another on our byways and back roads.
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.
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.