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Passport Program Gets Kids Moving

Passport Program Gets Kids Moving

Imagine hiking up a hill at Beavers Bend State Park or digging up selenite crystals at the Great Salt Plains State Park. Feel your body stretch as you do a few yoga poses. Breathe in the crisp air as you walk down hidden trails. Feel the adrenaline of kayaking down a feisty river or reeling in that big catch of the day while fishing. If the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has its way, kids of all ages in Oklahoma will experience just that. Offering a free passport to Oklahoma’s state parks, the department is encouraging kids to get outside, get active and get healthy while having fun in the state’s most beautiful places.
Top Oklahoma State Parks for Families

Top Oklahoma State Parks for Families

There's never been a better time to visit an Oklahoma state park! Our state boasts 34 breathtaking state parks just waiting to be explored. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health has just revealed a Passport Program to encourage local kids to visit state parks. Read about the program here and then head to one of these incredible state parks to start earning your passport rewards.
Explore Outdoors: Q&A with mom & nature expert

Explore Outdoors: Q&A with mom & nature expert

Mae Kiggins has worked as a park ranger, research assistant, forest policy intern and environmental sciences academic adviser. Now a mom of two (her son Macen is 5 and her daughter Sydney is 2), Mae blogs about her outdoor experiences with her kids. There’s no one better to shed a little light on the joys of outside adventures. Read her thoughts on the importance of outdoor play then plan to explore an Oklahoma state park.
Exploring Grove & Grand Lake

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

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

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!
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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.
Exploring Galveston on a Budget

Exploring Galveston on a Budget

Think a beach vacation isn’t in your budget? Think again. Limited funds or not-you can still squeeze in a great Galveston vacation on a tight budget thanks to the long list of cheap or free attractions and the hidden savings in lodging around town.
Pirates, Planes & the Science of the Sea: Exploring Galveston

Pirates, Planes & the Science of the Sea: Exploring Galveston

Many, if not all, of Galveston Island’s top attractions have a learning component built into the activity and offer an opportunity to gain new insights and interests. The best news is that the kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice that you snuck some science and history into their summer.
Plan a Perfect Vacation to South Dakota

Plan a Perfect Vacation to South Dakota

This summer, take a trip north into a wild state filled with mountains, forests, roaming buffalo and so much American history that your family may feel it has stepped back in time. If you are looking for the perfect family vacation, it can be found in South Dakota.
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MetroFamily Field Guides seize the learning opportunities that come along with family outings. A child’s educational journey extends way beyond the walls of a classroom and we encourage parents to take a leading role in ensuring learning success.

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Exploring Oklahoma with Children 2012 Digital Edition
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Exploring Oklahoma with Children 2011 Digital Edition
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Exploring Oklahoma with Children 2010 Digital Edition
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