10 Places to Travel on a Budget: Oklahoma
Finding 10 places to travel on a budget in Oklahoma is not difficult. There are several educational and fascinating places in the state that are very inexpensive. All attractions listed are $15 or less and offer a rich education in Oklahoma history.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is a must see. This is the location that witnessed the bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The legendary site is a National Memorial and consists of a memorial dedicated to each victim and has a museum about the event. It is located in downtown Oklahoma City at 620 S. Harvey. Adults $10; Children & Seniors $5; Children under 5 free.
- Drive the old Route 66. The infamous Route 66 stretches more than 400 miles through the heart of Oklahoma and is perfect when traveling on a budget. The state has more of the original routing than any other. The drive witnesses museums, roadside diners, drive-in move theaters and even the world's largest totem pole. It gives a visitor a diverse tour while traveling on a budget in Oklahoma.
- Visit the National Cowboy Hall of Fame...y'all! When most people think of Oklahoma, cowboys come to mind. While the state embodies much more than this, the Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to some of Oklahoma's cowboy hat and boot spur wearing citizens. This museum features both classic and contemporary art related to cowboys and the west. It is located at 1700 NE 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. Admission is $12.50 adults; $9.75 seniors and students, $5.75 children 4-12; children under 4 free.
- Price Tower Arts Center is a Frank Lloyd Wright original. Bartlesville boasts the only sky scraper Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed. The building is breath taking and is considered to be one of the greatest buildings of the 20th century. Tours include the building and museum galleries. Prices vary for the type of tour desired but are all $10 or less making another site where traveling on a budget in Oklahoma is possible.
- Will Roger's birthplace "Dog Iron Ranch" is worth the drive. Will Rogers was an actor and comedian and considered "Oklahoma' Favorite Son." His famous quote was, "I never met a man that I didn't like." His boyhood home is located two miles east of Oologlah. Although admission is free, donations are appreciated. Another spot perfect when traveling on Oklahoma in Oklahoma.
- Turner Falls Park features Oklahoma's largest waterfall. This 77 foot tall waterfall is only a portion of what Turner Falls Park offers. It also features nature trails, geological wonders, and two natural swimming pools. The park is located in Davis. Call (580)369-2988 for more details.
- The Arbuckle Wilderness is a Safari without leaving Oklahoma. Giraffes, lions, zebras, and many other animals grace the more than 400 acres of wildlife wilderness. Guests can drive through the park and see the animals or take a ride on a safari jeep. This park is located in Davis. Adults are $14.99; Seniors $13.99; Kids $12.99.
- The Lazy E Arena is anything but lazy. The Lazy E Arena is the world's largest indoor rodeo arena. There are multiple events throughout the year that make this a truly unique Oklahoma experience, even when one travels on a budget in Oklahoma. It is located in Guthrie. Tickets prices on the event. Visit their website for a schedule of shows.
- Tulsa Air and Space Museum. This museum pays homage to Oklahoma’s aviation and space history. The facility includes a planetarium, F-14 Tomcat, Bell 47 Helicopter, and much more. The museum is located at 3624 N. 74 E. Avenue in Tulsa. Adult admission is $7; Seniors and students $6; Children 4-12 $5; Children under 4 are free.
- Eat at Cattleman’s Steakhouse. For a true Oklahoma eating experience, Cattleman’s Steakhouse offers the best in all things steak. The restaurant is located in the historic Stockyards in downtown Oklahoma City at 1309 S. Agnew. For those traveling on a budget in Oklahoma, prices vary but will meet even the most budget conscious traveler.