Barbecue, barbeque, BBQ or bar-b-q: no matter how you spell it, the end result is nothing short of delicious. Dry-rubbed, salt and peppered, or smothered with sauce, Oklahoma’s delicious barbecue restaurants are waiting to serve up some tasty 'cue just how you like it.
Skiatook is a fast-growing community with a wealth of family-friendly activities. Bring the kids to Central Park to play on the playground, splash pad and pool. The park is also the trailhead to the Osage Prairie Trail, a 14.5-mile-long trail that runs along the old Midland Valley Railway. This 10-foot paved trail crosses eight pedestrian bridges and stretches all the way to downtown Tulsa.
If water recreation is what you’re after, be sure to visit the beautiful Skiatook Lake. Surrounded by gently rolling hills and mature hardwood trees, this 10,000-acre lake is known for its plentiful fishing, boating and swimming opportunities. Campsites, boat ramps, playgrounds and nature trails are also available.
Other must-see Skiatook attractions include the Osage Casino Hotel - Skiatook, Skiatook Museum and Gander Way Vineyards & Winery. Take to the skies with Skydive Airtight, or investigate the Healing Rock, which was considered a natural healing site by the Osage and Quapaw Indians in the 19th century.