If you’re looking for a family-friendly road trip in Oklahoma, Chickasaw Country offers 7,648 square miles of beautiful landscape, quaint towns, First American and Western culture, and unique bucket list experiences just waiting to be experienced. From waterfalls and rivers to arcades and go-karts, Chickasaw Country is an exciting getaway full of adventure for every age. Check out our Chickasaw Country Bucket List designed specifically with families in mind.
Chickasaw Country Bucket List
Turner Falls Park
Turner Falls Park is the oldest park in Oklahoma. With natural caves, hiking trails, a stone castle, and a 77 foot waterfall creating natural swimming pools within 1,500 acres of fun, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
It’s particularly family-friendly because of the paved path along the river that leads all the way to the waterfalls. Bring along a stroller or a cooler full of food and drinks to enjoy hours of outdoor fun.
Additionally, there are restrooms located at the base of the waterfall and natural swimming pool area and there is a canteen at parking area 1 for snacks, drinks, and water toys.
Arbuckle Wilderness, located in Davis, is fun for the whole family. Guests enjoy more than 200 acres in the Arbuckle Mountains with hundreds of exotic animals roaming free.
Don’t forget to pick up feed at the entrance to feed ostriches, zebras, camels, cattle, deer, and more.
You’re in for a slobbery good time at Arbuckle Wilderness.
Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center
The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center includes a lounge area, a gift shop featuring made-in-Oklahoma products, an outdoor children’s playground, a dog park, and Bedré Fine Chocolate right next door.
It’s the perfect stop to learn more about the area and pick up locally-made products.
The Bluebird Cottage
If you’re looking for a unique weekend getaway, then The Bluebird Cottage is the place for you!
The Bluebird Cottage sits in the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains, and it’s just 1 mile from Turner Falls Park.
The cottage has two queen beds, a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, and fenced in yard with grill, fire pit, outdoor seating, and a hot tub.
Bluebird Cottage is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature, and kids love the adorable colors and unique décor found both inside and outside.
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies is a famous stop for scrumptious fried pies that will keep you coming back for more.
Go hungry because you can’t have just one!
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan is one of the finest Western and Indian art galleries in the state. The museum offers an interactive experience for all ages and interests.
There is a 4D experience where you can be “on the trail” and smell the wildflowers of the Oklahoma prairie and watch a stampede in a thunderstorm.
The Duncan General Store area offers interactive opportunities to rope a longhorn steer, ride a “bucking bronco”, or create your own brand at the Branding Station.
In the Garis Gallery of the American West, there is an incredible collection of paintings and sculptures from both local and regional artists.
Crossed Arrows Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill
Crossed Arrows Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill is a full service natural fiber mill, specializing in alpaca fleece processing.
They offer tours of the facility and have a shop with fiber products. If petting and interacting with cuddly, adorable alpacas is on your bucket list, Crossed Arrows Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill is the place for you.
The only problem is you’ll want to take them all home with you.
Lake Murray Riding Stables
The Lake Murray Riding Stables offers the perfect horse back riding experience for those looking for an adventure as well as a casual ride along beautiful nature trails.
They offer trail ride leaving every hour and lasting between 45 minutes to one hour. Rides are very beginner-friendly and children between the ages of 2-5 can ride with an adult.
Hayrides are also available for guests who want to sit back, relax and enjoy an effortless ride.
The Clubhouse in Ardmore is packed with fun activities both inside and outside!
With an arcade, Raceway Go-Karts, Shade Tree Mini Golf, Flight Line Zip, Eagle’s Landing Adventure Courses, Water Wars, and party rooms in treehouses, you’re sure to find plenty to cross off your Chickasaw Country bucket list at The Clubhouse.