Get outside for summer’s preamble.
What do you do when you have three days of uninterrupted freedom? You take to the open road to enjoy rest, relaxation and fun in the sun at some of Oklahoma’s most scenic destinations. With summer hot on our heels, we’ve rounded up our top picks for kicking off the season in style – from lake activities to live sporting events. Let’s get going, weekender.
Lake Texoma State Park
Whether you come to fish for striped bass, lounge on sandy beaches or cruise the open waters, Lake Texoma State Park is a popular Memorial Day Weekend destination for visitors from both sides of the Red River. Off the water, adventurers can enjoy horseback riding, hiking and camping. Plus, if you’re looking for a little extra excitement, head to Texoma Casino to enjoy its selection of more than 300 electronic games.
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
You can catch the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship May 25-30 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark! There will be 14 guaranteed games played, so come grab a box of cracker jacks and root for your favorite team as they compete for the title. Be sure to grab your All-Session tickets while you can – you won’t want to miss any of the action!
Oklahoma City Zoo
Get wild while visiting your favorite exotic animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo and take your visit to the next level with a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters experience! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with grizzly bears, Galapagos tortoises, Indian rhinos, sea lions and Asian elephants. Don’t forget to visit the new Sanctuary Asia expansion while you’re there!
Turner Falls Park
Explore a towering rock castle, swim under Oklahoma’s tallest waterfall, climb through natural caves and take in sweeping views of the Arbuckle Mountains from a zipline hundreds of feet long. You can do all this and more at Turner Falls Park in Davis! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch to enjoy delicious Oklahoma BBQ.
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies
It’s not a summer road trip through Davis without stopping for an Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pie. Every day, the shop whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies in flavors like cherry, apple, coconut cream, chocolate, even pepperoni pizza and a breakfast pie! There are many other locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi, but there’s something extra special about visiting where it all began. You may just have to order a few extra for the road.
As Oklahoma’s oldest and largest state park, Lake Murray knows a thing or two about a fun holiday weekend. Outdoor enthusiasts will have a tough time choosing between all the activities available like fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, hiking, tennis, golf, trail riding and more. Of course, you have to stop in to Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini Golf to play a round and enjoy a sno cone before taking your favorite water craft out on the water. Not sure where to stay? Visitors have many options between campsites, Lake Murray Lodge and Lake Murray Floating Cabins.
To kick off Memorial Day Weekend right, grab tickets to cheer on Energy FC as they take on Memphis FC at home in Taft Stadium on May 29. If you haven’t seen live soccer in action, now is a great time to get acquainted with the world’s sport and support our state’s first professional soccer team!
There’s so much fun to be had this Memorial Day Weekend, and only three days to do it! What’s at the top of your list?