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Oklahoma Caves to Explore with Kids

Oklahoma Caves to Explore with Kids

Imagine not being able to see your hand when it is only an inch from your face. This is what you will experience at Alabaster Caverns State Park and it’s a unique experience for kids (and their parents).
Summer Splash: 4 Natural Springs to Visit With Kids

Summer Splash: 4 Natural Springs to Visit With Kids

Although Oklahoma has been fortunate to experience mild weather the past few months, everyone knows those 100-plus degree days are just around the corner.
6 Kid-Friendly Fishing Spots in Oklahoma

6 Kid-Friendly Fishing Spots in Oklahoma

Fishing is a popular pastime and spring is the perfect time to cast a line in an Oklahoma lake or stream.
10 Spring Break Day Trips

10 Spring Break Day Trips

Spring break is a great time to hit the road on a new family adventure. We've rounded up 10 trips within 100 miles of Oklahoma City to keep the whole crew entertained.
Exploring Outside Oklahoma: Hot Springs

Exploring Outside Oklahoma: Hot Springs

Set against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains, Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas preserves a unique piece of U.S. history along with offering expansive trails.
An Okie's Guide to Winter Fun

An Okie's Guide to Winter Fun

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7 Things to Do With Kids in Santa Fe

7 Things to Do With Kids in Santa Fe

No matter what time of year you visit Santa Fe, it's a magical destination for families.
5 Festive Reasons to Visit Santa Fe This Christmas

5 Festive Reasons to Visit Santa Fe This Christmas

The allure and mystique of Santa Fe is only intensified by the community’s distinctive holiday traditions.
5 Reasons to Book a Trip to Bolivar Pennisula

5 Reasons to Book a Trip to Bolivar Pennisula

With gorgeous vacation homes and expansive views of both the ocean and the bay, this gem of a destination is just waiting to be explored.
A Kansas City Christmas

A Kansas City Christmas

Remember the scene in “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie and his friends are looking in the department store Christmas windows? Kansas City returns to that magical 1950s Christmas every year with magical light displays and over-the-top holiday events. The end of November is the perfect time to make the trek to Kansas City (about five hours northeast of Oklahoma City) to kick off the Christmas season in a festive family-friendly environment.
3 Reasons to Visit Dallas with Kids

3 Reasons to Visit Dallas with Kids

Dallas encompasses about 385 square miles, but its heart is in the downtown area. The epicenter of urban revival, downtown Dallas offers shopping, dining and a wild nightlife. It is also home to the West However, for many non-residents, Dallas is just that “really big city south of Oklahoma,” and hasn’t been known as a fun place to bring kids.
St. Louis: Guide to the Gateway of Fun

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.
Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

The Oklahoma City area is host to endless family activities, but if you're willing to cross the border into Kansas, two out-of-this-world attractions await.
Plan the ultimate family-friendly vacation in San Antonio

Plan the ultimate family-friendly vacation in San Antonio

Summer vacations are precious time to spend with your family, so you want to make sure to choose a destination that will offer something for everyone. Perhaps the most important factor in deciding on a family vacation destination is how kid friendly it is—and San Antonio offers something to please every member of your family.
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OKC Summer Bucket List

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