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April Reader Responses

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Summer brings warmer weather, longer days, school vacation, and the chance to get out and explore our great state! From state parks and resorts to world class venues and attractions, exploring all that the Sooner State has to offer is a great way expose your family to the communities, culture, and collective history that make Oklahoma unique.

Our April Question of the Month asked you to share your favorite destinations within the state and we discovered some true road warriors among our readers. From the northwest to the southeast, your answers spanned every region of Oklahoma as you shared your favorite regional destinations.

With rising gas prices, there has never been a better time to explore the treasures in our own backyard. Staycations seem to be increasing in popularity, with 22% indicating that your favorite travel locations were found within Frontier Country in central Oklahoma. Not to be outdone, Arbuckle Country in south central Oklahoma ranked high as a favorite landing spot to just over 16% of respondents. The beautiful views of southeast Oklahoma came in third with nearly 11% of our readers heading towards in Kiamichi Country. And more than 10% of you simply couldn’t chose just one destination and opted instead to say that any of our fine national parks, lakes, or tourist spots would be a great place to visit this summer.

Going to the State Fair!!! — Diana M., Oklahoma City
All over – places that are off the beaten path. Yummy places to eat! 🙂 — Misty K., Oklahoma City
Any of the great state parks! — Amber C.
Anywhere my grandkids like to go. — Darline S., Oklahoma City
Anywhere my kids can enjoy while learning — Jennifer C., Warr Acres
Anywhere outdoors — Jennifer I., Oklahoma City
Anywhere! — Breea B., Norman
ANYWHERE! Our family explores a new State Park at least every other month! — Kacy O., Noble
Anywhere!! — Courtney C , Moore
Arbuckle Lake — Mandie D., Okeene
Arbuckle wilderness — Mariel C., Oklahoma city
Bartlesville — Carol L., Edmond
Beaver’s Bend — Beth F., Arcadia
Beaver’s Bend — Kerrie G., Oklahoma City
Beaver’s Bend — Lisa N., Edmond
Beavers Bend State Park — Floris R., Norman
Broken Bow — Sherri F., Oklahoma City
Broken Bow. We split a big cabin with friends one weekend, and enjoyed hiking, making smores by the campfire, and sight-seeing. It was hard to believe we were still in Oklahoma. — Rhonda M., Mustang
Canton Lake! — Mandie D., Okeene
Canton Lake! — Kelli K., Alva
Canton, Oklahoma — Mark H., Oklahoma City
Downtown to sporting events — Jamie M., Mustang
Dowtown OKC — Jennifer S., Yukon
Eufaula Lake — Jenifer K., Jones
Grand Lake — Aubry G., Edmond
Great Salt Plains & Wichita Mountains! — Amanda D., Edmond
Hafer Park in Edmond — Mandy B., Edmond
Home, I love the Tulsa area! — Anna C., Norman
I like to go where there are good bicycle riding trails. — Brenda R., Purcell
I love the Lake Murray area! — Rebekah N., Midwest City
I love the Okc zoo — Mariel C., Oklahoma City
I love the Witchita Wildlife Refuge and Turner Falls! — Annette G., Yukon
I love to go to the Wichita Mountains. I love all the little lakes and seeing the buffalo. It soothes my soul to go to Holy City and be at peace with nature. The view from Mt. Scott combined with the idea that those are the oldest mountains in the world is really something. — Mikel I., Oklahoma City
I love to travel anywhere in Eastern OK, the landscape just gets so much prettier the further east you go. — Melissa C., Prague
Jenks — Regina C., Norman,
Jenks Aquarium — Melissa B.
Kaw Lake — Susan M. 
Kingfisher~indoor pool, OKC zoo, Tinseltown movies/OKC, Tulsa…any road trip for a free or nearly free event will do… — Carlene T., Oklahoma City
Lake Arbuckle — Deanna A., El Reno
Lake Eufaula — Kimberly W., Oklahoma City
Lake of the arbuckles — Michell C., Oklahoma City
Lake tenkiller — Jamie M. , Elmore City
Lake Tenkiller — Jennifer K., Yukon
Lakes — Shelley S., Edmond
Lawton — Stephanie S., Oklahoma City
Medicine Park — Irma D., Blanchard
Medicine Park — Shawna R., Blanchard
Medicine Park and Tulsa — Connie B., Oklahoma City
Medicine Park by Lawton. I love the mountains and the town itself has a neat creek where the kids can smiw and fish. — Nikki B., Chickasha
Medicine Park is my favorite camping spot, but downtown OKC is my favorite day trip. — Lisa M. , Kingfisher
Medicine Park near the Wichita Mountains has the best views to offer visitors. The town is made up of artists and nature lovers that provide wonderful entertainment, sights, and treasures galore. I can’t wait until my next visit. — Erica E., Oklahoma City
Muesums — Teresa T., Lexington
Musems are our favorite — Karen D., Harrah
My family loves going to the Great Salt Plains! It’s like digging for treasure! — Jennifer C., Piedmont
Myriad Botanical Gardens — Justin B., Moore
Myriad Gardens — Jamie R , Moore
Norman oklahoma — Destiny M., Edmond
Not a big traveler, the Oklahoma City Zoo. Would love to go to the Tulsa Zoo! — Justine R., Oklahoma City
Not really sure. I enjoy going to amusement parks with the family and going out to the lake. — Casie R., Norman
OKC — Lauren B., Norman
OKC zoo — Carol G., Edmond
OKC Zoo is usually always our top pick for the weekend. We also love the Tulsa zoo and Aquarium. — Melissa G., Del City
Oklahoma City — Nanette H., Shawnee
Oklahoma city — Cathy S., Newalla
Oklahoma City — Danielle T., Midwest City
Oklahoma City Zoo — Stricklin W., Paden
Oklahoma City, OK — Suzanne M.,
Our family loves Beaver’s Bend Oklahoma! — Kerrie G., OKC
Our family loves the Wichita Mountains wild life preserve! — Ryan F., Moore
Prague — Kelly T. 
Quartz Mountain State Park — Melissa B., Oklahoma City
Red Rock Canyon is great fun but havent been in years! — Cathy W., Midwestr City
Robbers Cave — Danielle B., Prague
Robbers Cave in Eastern Oklahoma — Rachel C., Oklahoma City
Roman Nose — Claret L., Midwest City
Route 66 — Rachel H., Choctaw
seminole — Martha A , OKC
Southeast Oklahoma — Traci M., Moore
Southeastern OK — Kerri G., Oklahoma City
Southeastern Oklahoma to see the fall foliage — Stacy C., Oklahoma City
Stillwater — Kristi S., Paden
Stillwater — Rebecca M.,, Moore
Stillwater — Lynn W., Piedmont
Sulphur — Jamie L., Choctaw
Sulphur, ok — Jeannie T., Edmond
Texoma — Deanna F., Oklahoma City
The lake, any lake to relax — Julia C. , Midwest City
The OKC zoo! — Lara G., Edmond
The Oklahoma Aquarium in Tulsa. — Laurie M., Edmond
The SE areas of Oklahoma. — Amanda M., Moore
There are so many wonderful places to go in Oklahoma. I have made a goal to try and visit all of the state parks. So far I think Robber’s Cave is my favorite. — Sarah H., Norman
To our Nana and Papa’s house in GREEN COUNTRY!!! (and visit Grand Lake while we’re there!) — Angie F. , Edmond
Tulsa — Stacey A. , Edmond
Tulsa — Mandy D., Edmond
Tulsa — Kristi C., Oklahoma City
Tulsa — Keysha C., Edmond
Tulsa — Abby F., Shawnee
Tulsa — Jason T., Edmond
Tulsa — David H., Oklahoma City
Tulsa — Allison C., Edmond
Tulsa area — Teresa T., Norman
Turner Falls — Anita W., Noble
Turner Falls — Jessica K., Oklahoma City
Turner falls — Julie H., Norman
Turner falls — Jemina R , Oklahoma City
We enjoy the Wichitas, but would love to travel to the Black Mesa! — Amie F., Moore
We haven’t explored the state too much, but our favorite places within the city limits are the Downtown library and the Route 66 Park. — Katie S., Yukon
We love the zoo! — Emilie G., Oklahoma City
We love to take weekend trips up to Tulsa. — Lyndsey S., Yukon
We love to travel to new places in oklahoma to see new all the new and old interesting things that oklahoma has to offer — Jemina R., Oklahoma City
We love to travel to Prague, OK. We have family there, but the best part of teh town is Kolache Festival, which is the first weekend of May, every year! — Rachel K., Moore
We love traveling to Tulsa for weekend trips to see family. We also love finding out about different small town festivals and making a weekend trip out of them, like the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival and Stilwell Strawberry Festival. Really any festival featuring food is great! — Jourdan A., Edmond
West Watkins Reservoir — Destiny H., Oklahoma City
Whichita Mountains — Beverly T., Norman
White Water Bay — Vernica L., Oklahoma City
Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Great camping, hiking, places to bike, fishing. Great opportunities to see buffalo, deer came right up to our camp site. Visited the Holy City, toured very unique Medicine Park, lots of art, music, beautiful scenery. Can’t wait to go back! — Chris W., Edmond
Wichita Mountains — Jackie S., Bethany
Wichita Mountains — Amber B., Blanchard
Wichita Mountains — William W., Edmond
Wichita Mtns — Linda B., Oklahoma City
Wichita Wildlife Refuge — Michelle C , Oklahoma City
Wichita Wildlife Refuge area. We love Sulfur Springs as well. — Natalie C. , Oklahoma City
Wichita Wildlife refuge. Oklahoma at it’s most finest. — Katie H., Oklahoma City
Woolaroc — Kristi D. 
Zoo — Dixi B., Oklahoma City
Zoo — Tiffany B , Oklahoma City

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