Water may be in shorter supply in northwestern Oklahoma’s Red Carpet Country, but there are still plenty of amazing places to take a swim, cast your line or take out the boat in this geographically distinct area. Characterized by majestic mesas and wide swaths of shortgrass prairie, Red Carpet Country is home to some of the most unique lakes in Oklahoma. We covered Kaw Lake in Ponca City in our overview of the state's major lakes, so now read all about these high-plains oases and make plans to visit this one-of-a-kind region today.Learn More
Castle on the Hill Mural
Alva Mural Society commissioned local artists to create this pentagonal “Castle on the Hill” mural in memory of the castle that burned in 1935. Warren Little, Rod Dunkin and Jim Richey painted the Northwestern Oklahoma State University building in Alva, which was modeled after the Alva castle designed by John Foucard in 1898.