100 Things To Do This Summer In Oklahoma

Whether it’s indoors or outside, a tour or a seed-spitting contest, there’s lots to do this summer in the Sooner state.

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#23: Okie-Tex Star Party. Photo by Dan Lessmann.

#23: Okie-Tex Star Party. Photo by Dan Lessmann.

  • 21. Tour the State Capitol with a guide, and let your legislator know how he or she is doing.
  • 22. Dig for crystals in the Great Salt Plains, located near Jet.
  • 23. Star gaze in the panhandle at the 31st annual Okie-Tex Star Party, Sept. 20-28, hosted by the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club.
  • 24. Learn about a Wild West performer and cowboy movie star at the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey.
  • 25. Take a moment to reflect on the effects of terror and the resiliency of Oklahomans at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
  • 26. Cheer on the Tulsa Tough cyclists as they ascend Crybaby Hill. Stick around for the people-watching.
  • 27. Watch Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage beginning June 5.
  • 28. Catch a foul ball at an Oklahoma City RedHawks game.
  • 29. Learn how the rest of the world plays football at a professional soccer game. Professional teams play in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City during the summer.
  • 30. Spit seeds at Rush Springs’ annual watermelon festival Aug. 9.
  • 31. Root for the Tulsa Shock on to a winning season at one of many home games at the BOK Center.
  • 32. See the world from a different angle on the Diamondback, one of Frontier City’s many thrill rides.
  • 33. Find all 30 painted guitars located around Muskogee. A map picked up from the tourist information center in the city will help with the scavenger hunt.
  • 34. Learn the history of the U.S.S. Batfish, the “submarine-killing submarine of World War II.” The submarine, now retired, is located outside of Muskogee.
  • 35. See where the buffalo roam at the wildlife preserve at Woolaroc outside of Bartlesville.
  • 36. View one of the world’s tallest oil rigs, the Parker Drilling Rig, in downtown Elk City.
  • 37. Learn about Oklahoma’s vital role in aviation and space exploration at the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford.
  • 38. Disregard the name and relax with a fishing pole at Experiment Lake in Woodward. The lake is located on the western edge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Plains Research Station.
  • 39. Watch original films and world premieres at Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival June 11-15.
  • 40. Marvel at the largest natural gypsum cave in the world at Alabaster Caverns State Park.
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