Tonkawa, nicknamed “The Wheatheart of Oklahoma,” is located in north-central Oklahoma. Plan a visit to this city in Kay County for gaming, shopping, museums and more. The Tonkawa Hotel & Casino is always a great choice for a getaway. This gaming center offers over 500 slot machines and “Vegas Style” entertainment, as well as an onsite restaurant, bar and upscale hotel.
History buffs can learn more about the area with a trip to the Tonkawa Tribal Museum or the McCarter Museum of Tonkawa History & Centennial Park. Be sure to view the vibrant Listening Back, Dreaming Forward Mural on the Mediclaims Building, and explore the Heart in the Park Labyrinth — the only heart-shaped labyrinth in the world.
In addition to its wonderful attractions, Tonkawa also offers unique eateries. Visit the exceptional TS Fork on either Friday or Saturday night to enjoy a five-course, prix fixe menu focusing on fresh, local ingredients. If you’re looking to grab a quick bite, head to Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies for a flaky hand pie stuffed with your choice of sweet or savory fillings.
Oklahoma's rich agricultural tradition has inspired restaurants across the state to highlight local, seasonal ingredients proudly produced by Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. Take a tour of some of the best options for healthy, local and farm-to-table cuisine 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.