Take an RV Trip to Oklahoma City this Spring

Sunset over Lake Hefner

Sunset over Lake Hefner

Oklahoma is a hospitable state with plenty to do and see on an RV vacation. Try visiting Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to discover a spirited getaway with a variety of activities sure to please every member of the family. There are all sorts of festivals, shows, museums and much more that you will find extremely entertaining. What a great vacation to take in the spring! You will find a number of RV parks to choose from. Check out Rockwell RV Park for all the great amenities.

Start out by exploring some fascinating museums. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on NE 63rd Street is one place you will love. Lots of exhibitions highlighting the American West! Great art, history and more are available here. Visit after April 12th to see the renovated galleries. Another must-see is the American Banjo Museum. This native musical instrument holds a definite place in our history and you can find out the story here.

Getting outdoors and enjoying the spring are all part of a vacation. If you head over to Lake Hefner you’ll find biking and jogging trails, boat ramps if you want to launch and two covered piers and a heated fishing dock from which to fish. Get over to Myriad Botanical Gardens if you want to really have some fun. There are more paths to hike around, the solitude of this spot a treat within the heart of Oklahoma City. Have a pet with you? Take a dog to the off-leash park and let him romp.

Minnis Lakeview Park is filled with trails where you can bike or walk about to enjoy the weather. After Memorial Day there is a “sprayground” which is a miniature water park for kids. Play basketball or just relax and take a deep breath after a long day of exploring. At Martin Park Nature Center you can also have a relaxing time while learning more about wildlife and nature. All sorts of wildlife live here, and you can see birds, butterflies, deer, armadillo or owls. The list goes on. Gentle hiking trails take you through the lovely woodland scenes.

Ready for a science education? You’ll love the Science Museum Oklahoma as you view the many artifacts and exhibits here. They even have live entertainment, so you should check out the schedule when you arrive. IMAX films offer quite an experience in movie-going. Don’t miss the Planetarium Theater either!

While at the Science Museum, be sure to go to a show at the Dome Theater. This dome screen surrounds you and makes an experience that is unforgettable. The sound effects just add to the excitement. See the film entitled “Rescue,” an incredible film of adventure while volunteer rescuers save people in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

Of course, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see a real rodeo while you are here. Attend the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo between 4 and 6 April. A fun horse show is also going to take place between the 11th and 14th of April. That is the Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show at the State Fair Park. What a vacation this has turned out to be! A fun way to make memories!

Picture credits: The picture of Lake Hefner is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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