Oklahoma is full of places to visit, things to see and do, but if you are just looking for something to do for a day, you don’t want to be driving all over the state just to find them. Day trips are sometimes the best ways to explore a place close to home that you’ve never been or to get away for a few hours to unwind. We’ve got 3 places, with exciting things to do and see, close to Poteau, OK and are perfect for a weekend getaway or a quick day trip.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum in Tulsa, OK
Roughly 2 hours from Poteau, the Air and Space Museum is a must visit for any aviation history buffs out there. Located at the Tulsa International Airport, the museum is housed in an airplane hangar that was built back in the 40’s. It showcases the importance of aerospace history and walks you through a timeline of the aerospace industry, showcasing the different models of planes that have been introduced throughout the years; including an MD-80 Aircraft display. The museum also features hands-on exhibits and a flight simulator so you can experience first-hand what it feels like to fly. Also, fairly new to the museum is the planetarium. Visitors can experience the wonders of space through various shows offered throughout the day.
Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, OK
Almost 3 hours from Poteau is a popular tourist destination called the Boathouse District. It’s a hot spot in OKC for recreation. Located right on the Oklahoma River, visitors can go canoeing or kayaking, paddle boarding or tackle the world’s tallest adventure course. The adventure course has an 80 ft Sand Ridge Sky Trail with a sky slide, an 80 ft Rumble Drop free fall, and a web of zip lines that takes you out over the river and back again. The Boathouse District is also where the Oklahoma Regatta Festival is held each fall. Throughout the summer you can see boaters out practicing for the big race. Also near the Boathouse District is the Bricktown Entertainment District. Full of shops, restaurants and live music it’s a popular spot for nighttime entertainment.
Medicine Park, OK
At the very reach of your travels, about 4 hours away from Poteau, is this quaint little village that was a popular resort in the 20’s and 30’s. The owners have kept a lot of the charm with the cobblestone found throughout the village. What was once a popular resort that attracted celebrities, gangers, and politicians, is now a fun little town with unique shops and restaurants, and warm cottages and cabins used as bed and breakfasts for those overnight guests. The property has wonderful scenic trails that take you by Medicine Creek and Bath Lake where you can spend a few hours by the water and enjoy the peacefulness of your surroundings.
All of these places offer kid friendly activities and interests so the whole family can enjoy. The best part about day trips is you don’t have the expense of paying for a hotel or campground fees when you get there and you are back home in your comfy bed for a good night’s sleep. What are some of your favorite day trips?
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