Fourth of July Adventure

Fourth of July Adventure

Stars and Stripes Forever

 

There’s no place quite like Oklahoma for celebrating our independence. From sun-scorched red dirt roads to crystal-blue waters, America’s heartland is open for star-spangled adventures. Set out to find on-the-water fun and fireworks at your favorite lake. Feast on Oklahoma’s best BBQ. Freedom is yours this holiday weekend.

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Freedom Is Calling

Watch as fireworks fill the sky above the expansive waters of Lake Texoma State Park.

Fuel up on delicious smoked BBQ at Smokin' Joe's Rib Ranch after soaring hundreds of feet in the air at 777 Zip.

Dig in to a slice or two of Pie Junkie’s incredible homemade cherry pie.

Feel the joy that comes from letting loose at Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini Golf.

Stop into Bedré Café, where you can enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream inside a classic 1950s-style diner.

Get your kicks at POPS 66, enjoying the perfect soda for the occasion.

Party in the USA

Tip your hat to the grand old flag with a weekend full of experiences.

 

Fourth of July Destinations

Lake Texoma State Park is home to one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Famous for its striped bass, Texoma has been dubbed the Striper Capital of the World. Kingston, Oklahoma, even celebrates the popularity of striper fishing with the Kingston Striper Festival held each June.

Lake Murray
Ardmore, OK

Beautiful Lake Murray is known for the clarity and color of its waters and its seemingly endless list of recreational opportunities. Framed by the thick forest of Murray State Park, this 100-foot-deep, spring-fed lake also houses a wide variety of birds, including the rare wintering bald eagle. Lake Murray is a popular destination for a variety of activities, including camping, swimming, hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, sailing, riding ATVs and more.

Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf offers family-friendly fun for visitors of all ages. After an action-packed day of kayaking or hanging out on a party barge, relax with a refreshing sno-cone and a quick game on the 18-hole miniature golf course.

777 Zip
Davis, OK

It’s the most exciting way to experience the Arbuckle Mountains and Turner Falls! 777 Zip’s seatbelt restraint system sends you 777 feet in reverse to a viewing tower on the mountain above Collings Castle, from which point you’ll have a spectacular view of Turner Falls.

If you're traveling on Adventure Road through Davis, Oklahoma, you've got to make a stop at beloved local establishment Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. The shop whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies every day, whether you're in the mood for something sweet or are craving a rich and savory snack.

There’s no way you’ll be leaving hungry after a trip to Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch, where the massive lunch and dinner platters stocked with smoked meats and fresh sides are big enough for two or even more.

Sweet Swirlz
Sulphur, OK

Traveling to Sulphur? Satisfy your sugar craving at Sweet Swirlz, located in the Shops at The Artesian Hotel. Featuring Dippin’ Dots, fresh frozen yogurt and more candy varieties than you can imagine, Sweet Swirlz is sure to hit the spot!

Bedré Café
Sulphur, OK

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.

Bob’s Pig Shop
Pauls Valley, OK

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.

Capitals Ice Cream
Oklahoma City, OK

The menu at Capitals Ice Cream is merely a suggestion. Mix your favorite fruit, cereal, candy and cookies to create your own concoction! Stop in to try the latest locally brewed cup of coffee, beer or monthly flavor. This Midtown hangout is serving more than just the average vanilla cone.

Pie Junkie
Oklahoma City, OK

Finding delicious treats made with fresh, seasonal ingredients is easy as pie! Pie Junkie serves everything from Apple Cranberry Crumble and French Silk to savory chicken pot pie and quiche. Come enjoy a slice while you explore OKC’s Plaza District or take one home for later.

Drive down historic Route 66 through Arcadia, Oklahoma, and you can’t miss the neon, 66-foot-tall soda bottle in front of POPS. Whether you need to stop for gas, are looking for a bite to eat or want to try one of their 700 varieties of bottled sodas, POPS is the perfect stop.  

Take the storied Route 66 east to Wellston, Oklahoma, and you’ll come upon a barbeque joint that’s nearly as legendary as the Mother Road itself: The Butcher BBQ Stand. Here, a father-and-son team continue crafting their award-winning competition meats for hungry travelers Friday through Sunday, year-round.

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