10 Kid-Friendly Day Trips
Exploring Oklahoma with kids is our specialty. MetroFamily's owner actually got her start in the publishing industry by authoring books on the subject! We're passionate about getting local families out of the house to explore everything Oklahoma has to offer. We understand that traveling with young children can be challenging, so we've rounded up a list of family road trips that are all within 100 miles of the Oklahoma City metro.
No need to pack your bags or make a hotel reservation. These easy day trips are loaded with family fun. Within about an hour and a half, you'll be at a family-friendly destination where your kids can explore brand new attractions for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Guthrie is a quaint town north of the metro bursting at the seams with unique Victorian architecture and tons of state history. The expansive downtown area is a National Historic Landmark booming with charming restaurants and businesses. See our list of five ways to bring history to life on your trip to Oklahoma's first capital.
About 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Enid is a small town on the historic Chisholm Trail. The town is full of Old West history and has several attractions that provide hands-on ways for your kids to experience pieces of Oklahoma's past they learn about in the classroom. See our top five Enid destinations and start planning your trip!
If you're headed in the direction of Enid, there's no reason not to make a pit stop in Kingfisher. Another Chisholm Trail gem, this small town boasts big family fun. In addition to a history museum, top stops on our list of recommended attractions include an aquatic center and historic movie theater.
A little more than an hour northeast of the metro sits Stillwater. Best known as the home of Oklahoma State University, there are several family-friendly destinations that make this college town worth the drive. An award-winning children's museum tops our list of five reasons to visit.
If you're looking to encounter nature and see some of Oklahoma's most beautiful outdoor recreation areas, head south to Sulphur and Davis. These two towns are less than 10 miles from each other and there are at least six beautiful attractions between the two that make it well worth the drive.
If you're looking for an extra special road trip out of the metro, a Route 66 adventure is a must. Head west on the Mother Road to see a variety of roadside oddities and historical hot spots. Weatherford is a 70-mile journey and our list of family-friendly destinations along the way will have your family loving every minute.
A town you'll pass on your western Route 66 journey is Clinton. It's home to one of our favorite destinations in the entire state: Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park. It's a consistent balmy temperature year-round to keep your family having fun no matter the season.
Head east out of Oklahoma City about an hour and you'll discover another popular children's museum. The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum is an award-winning family destination in an unexpected location. Seminole is a small town but this kid-friendly attraction certainly makes it worth the drive.
Journey southwest of the metro and you'll discover varied landscapes and exciting surroundings. A terrific stop for families is Lawton, a history-filled town packed with opportunities to encounter wildlife and natural beauty. Our list of top stops for families includes a Native American cultural center and a wildlife refuge that houses impressive bison herds.
Hit the road out of Oklahoma City heading northeast and you'll find a one-of-a-kind Oklahoma experience in Pawnee. This town gives the whole family a taste of the Wild West and we have an insider's guide to getting the most out of the unique Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum.