Archive of: Exploring Oklahoma



Exploring Grove & Grand Lake April 2015

Exploring Grove & Grand Lake

Beautifully situated on the banks of Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, Grove offers an array of activities that will satisfy the outdoor enthusiast, the history buff or the casual sightseer. Only three hours from Oklahoma City, the charming Oklahoma town is close enough for a day trip but offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained for days. We sent OKC outdoor enthusiast Mae Kiggins to explore the area with her two kids and report back on the top family destinations.

St. Louis: Guide to the Gateway of Fun March 2015

St. Louis: Guide to the Gateway of Fun

Spring Break is fast approaching and summer break comes soon after. While there will be plenty of fun to be had in the metro, it never hurts to get out of town for a few days. MetroFamily’s calendar editor, Lindsay Cuomo, visited St. Louis with her husband and three kids and reported back about the can’t-miss attractions. The eastern Missouri city is a seven-hour drive away from the metro, making it an ideal out-of-state destination.

Road Trip to Sallisaw February 2015

Road Trip to Sallisaw

Are you looking for a good weekend trip that includes both indoor and outdoor activities? Something to satisfy the history lovers and the nature lovers? It’s time to head east to Sallisaw, where you can explore both the great outdoors and our great state’s history!

Family Fun on Route 66 December 2014

Family Fun on Route 66

Oklahoma has a storied history of adventurers and innovators. Take some time this month and follow their path—over land and to the stars—with a trip out west. The towns of Elk City, Clinton and Weatherford all have chronicled the journeys of these brave Oklahomans in some unique and interesting formats that are both educational and entertaining.

Uncover Ancient History in Lawton November 2014

Uncover Ancient History in Lawton

In exploring all that Oklahoma has to offer, there is a place where cultures both ancient and modern intersect, where one can experience the evolution of the U.S. Army and the technology used to secure and defend our country’s freedoms. There is a place where nature itself is supreme, offering a look at a vanishing aspect of the American frontier, and where a person can spend time in spiritual reflection, as well. Come along for the short drive to southwestern Oklahoma, and discover the Lawton/Fort Sill area.

5 Reasons to Love the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum October 2014

5 Reasons to Love the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum

Just a little off the beaten path in Seminole, you and your family will uncover an incredible children’s museum packed with educational exhibits and endless ways to make memories together.

Fall 2014 Pumpkin Patches October 2014

Fall 2014 Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin patches for fall 2014 open in and around Oklahoma City.

2014 Fall Fun Guide October 2014

2014 Fall Fun Guide

Cooler temperatures beckon Oklahoma families outside for fall fun. Whether strolling a pumpkin patch with a cup of warm cider or trying your hand at a nostalgic carnival game at a fall festival, embrace the season with a fun fall outing from our Fall Fun Guide.

Follow the Chisholm Trail to Family Fun in Kingfisher September 2014

Follow the Chisholm Trail to Family Fun in Kingfisher

Just an hour northwest of downtown Oklahoma City, Kingfisher offers much for families seeking a journey into Oklahoma’s pioneer past, but with some intriguing, modern attractions as well.

5 "Bone"-afide Reasons to visit the Museum of Osteology July 2014

5 "Bone"-afide Reasons to visit the Museum of Osteology

There is truly no other museum like it in the Oklahoma City area—or anywhere else in America for that matter. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this museum offers an up close look at skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Here are five reasons to explore this unique museum and give your kids a new appreciation of the natural world.

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