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Oklahoma! The very name conjures up images of settlers, the Wild West, and pioneers. Travelers here will find one of the most geologically diverse terrains in the nation, and the perfect place for the ultimate outdoor adventure. Whether you're looking for a step back in time, an urban thrill, or to experience rich Native American heritage, your one tank trip adventure starts here!
Located on historic Route 66, Elk City has a well-deserved reputation for hospitality, and is very proud of its history. There are several museums in town that spotlight Elk City’s colorful past, including the Old Town Museum, which is dedicated to telling the tale of Western pioneers who settled the area in the late 1800s, and the National Route 66 Museum, which highlights the highway that cuts through eight states, running from Chicago to California.
Heading on I-40 E, your next Oklahoma RV Camping stop of Clinton is waiting for you a little over 20 miles away. In addition to great shopping and golfing, Clinton is home to Foss Lake, which boasts a large population of striped bass and catfish. Rent a boat and try your luck, or maybe fasten on a pair of water skis and skim across the water on a sunny afternoon. Grab a tasty lunch at the floating restaurant, a popular attraction here at the lake. If you’ve had no luck with fishing, you just might be able to turn it around at the casino located on Indian land, or enjoy the great buffet there.
Driving fifty miles further east on the I-40 takes you to the city limits of El Reno, a fun little city located between Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail. The historic Old Town district has a wide selection of shops where you’ll find souvenirs and antiques from the Victorian era and the days of the Old West. You can tour this area either by foot or with the trolley system that takes you from downtown to Heritage Park. We recommend taking the trolley, as it’s the best way to see this city. While you’re here, head over to Lake El Reno and see the herd of buffalo that calls this area home, or enjoy the 300-acre lake by jet skiing, boating, or taking a swim. Once you take a look around town, you’ll see why this town is growing in popularity as a tourist destination.
Time to hit the big city. The state capital of Oklahoma City is 25 miles east of El Reno via the I-40, and is packed with so many adventures to occupy your time that there’s no way to cover it adequately. For the history buff, there are museums and monuments aplenty, ranging from the Oklahoma Railway Museum to the Governor’s Mansion. Arcadia Lake and the Chesapeake Boathouse are two of the many places geared towards pleasing the fan of water-borne activities, and for those looking to peruse around town and see the sights, make sure not to miss the Adventure District. This spot features an eclectic selection of botanical gardens, a zoo, and a 20-screen theater multiplex, packed into a mere two miles. When you factor in the golf courses, ice skating arenas, art galleries, shopping districts, and even a roller coaster heavy theme park, you can see that several return trips are in order to enjoy everything that Oklahoma City has to offer.
Heading south, along our one tank trip, take the I-35 for 13 miles from Oklahoma City into the community of Norman. This town is stocked with casinos, one being the largest in all of Oklahoma – and that’s saying something! This area is also the heart of Oklahoma’s wine country, so treat your palate to a tasting of some of the region’s finest wines, then head over to Lake Thunderbird and watch the sky change colors as the sun sinks past the water’s glassy surface.
Seeing everything Oklahoma has to offer is next to impossible on one vacation trip, but one thing you can count on is that the warm and friendly people will welcome you back again “Sooner” rather than later!
Other Area Sponsors in Oklahoma:
Council Road RV Park
WinStar RV Park
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