Favorite Oklahoma Getaway

Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Favorite Oklahoma Getaway

My friend has asked me to recommend some ideas for her and her husband for a relaxing getaway out of Oklahoma City, but still in state. Can you all give me your favorite places. Doesn't have to be cheap. Clean, fun, relaxing, but not urban.
Thanks - look forward to the ideas and why you like them!
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Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:26 PM
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I hate answer your question in a different form, but anyway here goes. We live in Eastern OK near Ft. Smith. Our very favorite place to go is The Buffalo River, which is in AR.

Other spots, Alabaster Caverns, Talimena Drive(peak time this week- All in OK

Sorry, but the Arkansas state parks blow away Oklahoma and I have lived in OK for 40 years
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Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:39 PM
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How about Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Grove, OK?
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Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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I live in NE OK and I would try down south towards the Beavers Bend, Broken Bow area.
I have heard nice things about Mar-Val Resort on the Illinois River, but I have never stayed there.
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Oct 23rd, 2009, 04:31 PM
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I don't fish much, but mapngo has some scenic areas with good fishing in mind.
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Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Ditto on Beaver's Bend in SE Oklahoma.
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Oct 28th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Thanks everyone - All great ideas!
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Oct 28th, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Have they ever been to Bartlesville? There's an interesting Frank Lloyd Wright building there, and Murphy's makes the best hamburgers ever. I also like Woolaroc, which is the old Frank Phillips ranch just outside of Bartlesville. However, this might be a bit too urban for them.

Grand Lake might be nice. I know there are places to stay there, but I don't know particular resorts. And there are resorts on Lake Texoma in SE OK ... and Fort Washita north of Durant.

But I"m actually more in line with spirobulldog. I'd suggest Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Love that beautiful little town, and there's a lot to see nearby in the Ozarks. Beautiful country.

Of course, lakes are of less interest in the late fall and winter.
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Oct 29th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Guthrie is a short drive north of Oklahoma City and is a fantastic place to visit this time of year. Actually, will be beautiful with lights and decorations in about a month.

I'm from Tulsa and would second the suggestion of Bartlesville.
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Oct 29th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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The Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka.

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Oct 30th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I have been to the Seminole Nation Museum and you are right, it's fabulous....Thanks!
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