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.Learn More
Vian is also home to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, which hosts the largest concentration of snow geese in the state. Visitors will also find hiking trails, observation areas and a winding auto trail. If golf is your game, play a round at The Wolf at Tenkiller, an expertly maintained 18-hole golf course.
Make your trip to Vian even more memorable with a luxurious cabin stay. Lodging from Carefree Tenkiller Cabins, Clear Water Rentals, Sundown Cabin Rentals and Country Comfort Cabin is available year-round with all the amenities of home in a gorgeous setting. Larger groups will enjoy the Dwight Mission Camp, a former 1820s Indian school that offers dorms, cabins, a dining hall, meeting space and plenty of recreational activities.
Dining in Vian is a special treat. Head to the Lake Tenkiller Dam where you’ll find Big Daddy’s Restaurant, an enormous log cabin with indoor and outdoor dining spaces where visitors can enjoy exquisite barbecue, burgers and hand-breaded chicken fry. Another must-try Vian eatery, Clearwater Cafe at Pine Cove Marina, is available by land or water. Dock your boat and enjoy classic American favorites al fresco on a floating patio with colorful umbrellas and twinkling lights in the evening.
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