Timeless experiences abound in small Oklahoma towns. The air’s thicker, the colors are richer and the pace is just a bit slower. Visiting these less-traveled places is a sweet switch from the norm.
The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else always does.– Immanuel Kant
From Ada to Tishomingo, Ardmore to Sulphur, the makings of an unforgettable getaway await. Delve deep into each area’s specific southern culture, stopping to appreciate each new moment as it comes. The big city may have the lights, but spaces like these have just as much charm.
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.– Eddie Cantor
Experience the storied heritage of a bygone era at the Chickasaw White House.
Order a round of premium chocolate milkshakes for the family at Bedré Café.
Explore the downtown main street after a matinee at the McSwain Theatre.
Sample a flight of fruit-infused wine with friends at The Rusty Nail Winery.
Kick back in a rocking chair on the porch of the Montford Inn and Cottages, sipping a strong cup of coffee as you watch the clouds float leisurely by.
Go ahead and ignore the clock. You won’t need it on this getaway.
The Chickasaw White House was built in 1895 and served as the home of Chickasaw Governor Douglas H. Johnston. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chickasaw White House now operates as a museum open to the public, complete with furnishings that give visitors a glimpse back in time.
The tiny southern Oklahoma town of Gene Autry is home to none other than the Gene Autry, Oklahoma Museum, a special space dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of cowboys and cowgirls in popular culture. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of vintage cowboys in entertainment memorabilia from the 1920s to the present day.
Bedré Café, situated in The Artesian Hotel in downtown Sulphur, is a 1950s-style diner that serves made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate. Bedré Café is a great place to bring the family for a delicious American meal in a fun environment.
The Rusty Nail is a locally owned and operated winery, tasting room, gift shop and bistro in downtown Sulphur. The winery is located in a restored building, constructed in 1906, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mix Mercantile brings together some of the best vendors in the Chickasaw Country area to offer unique gift items and the ultimate shopping experience. The Mix carries brands like American Paint Company, Faux Real Mineral Paints, General Finishes and Okie Dokie Tees.
Built in 1920 as a home for silent films and vaudeville acts, the McSwain Theatre in Ada, Oklahoma, has been a diverse entertainment venue for years. Today, the historic structure plays hosts to concerts, movies and more.
Since 1933, Bob's Pig Shop in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, has been a hotspot for barbecue aficionados from all around. Open six days a week, this local joint features everything from traditional favorites to Tex-Mex specialties in a rustic, friendly environment.
Custom-designed to combine quaint elegance with country charm, Montford Inn & Cottages provides a relaxing bed and breakfast experience in the heart of the college town of Norman, Oklahoma.
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