Get a good view of the Ouachita National Forest from Poteau, Oklahoma's Cavanal Hill, dubbed "the world's highest hill" and just one foot shy of a designation as a mountain. Climb down and take a drive on the breathtaking Talimena Scenic Drive. Visit the Kerr Conference Center and Museum, the former home of the Governor and U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr, where you can stroll through the Kiamichi Mountains or discover the local history at the adjacent museum. Check out Poteau's annual Balloonfest and watch as a fleet of hot air balloons take to the sky. Stick around until after the sun goes down to witness the sky light up with magnificent balloon glows.
Once twinkling strings of lights brighten up the town, it’s time to look local to knock out holiday shopping lists. From one-day markets to seasonal shelves, shoppers are bound to find some of the most unique goods to gift in Oklahoma.
Farms across Oklahoma are throwing open their gates and inviting visitors to enjoy bountiful harvests of ripe berries, sweet peaches, fresh vegetables and more. Return to the farm for a seasonal u-pick experience and delicious produce.
Since the era of cattle trails and Western ranches, Oklahoma has been known for the savory art of grilling steak to perfection. Check out our picks for some of the top steakhouses in Oklahoma and indulge your inner carnivore with expertly prepared cuts of beef that will make your mouth water.