Many people head to America’s south every year to bask in the sun and enjoy the sights and atmosphere. It is no surprise that the south is a popular destination spot, as the region is famous for its hospitality, amazing food and a great laid back atmosphere. Oklahoma has remained a popular destination spot for family road trips and vacations. There are many Southern Oklahoma activities that are particularly well suited for family travels. This article will outline some of the great things to do, places to explore and popular travel spots in southern Oklahoma.

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For great family fun and games, check out the Lazer Zone Famliy Fun center in Ada. This huge game center boasts 60,000 square feet of raucous family fun. With everything from a black light mini golf course, bowling, laser tag and an arcade, the whole family will enjoy a great afternoon of laughter and create lasting memories.


If getting back in touch with nature is on the agenda, check out the Discovery Cove Nature Center over in Norman. This facility is a wildlife conservatory, whose staff dedicated to educating visitors about local wildlife, as well as offer great locations for families to view local flora and fauna. This center is great for families with little ones who love animals.

For more animal fun, check out G. W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park. This beautiful park has been classified as a zoo by the United States Department of Agriculture and offers a variety of tours through the park. When available, the zoo hosts tours in which visitors can get up close and personal with a baby tiger, lion or bear. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity at this great zoo over in Wynnewood.

If gambling fun is a “must do” while visiting Chickasaw Country, then head over to the WinStar world casino in Thackerville. This casino is the largest casino in Oklahoma and the second largest casino in the world. Boasting over 500,000 square feet of gaming tables, video slot machines and more, one is sure to find their winning streak at the luxurious Winstar casino and hotel.

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For those who enjoy museums and motorcycles, check out Caveman Cycles Antique Museum. This unique museum located in Davis offers one of the coolest motorcycle and motorcycle memoribilia collections in the south. Take a trip back in time to experience the evolution of the motorcycle, one hog at a time. Admission is free and the experience is unforgettable.

Classic Westerns fans will get a kick out of the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum located in aptly named Gene Autry (near Ardmore), Oklahoma. Take a stroll through the museum and see some of the props from this movie legend’s famous films, as well as other classic western movie memorabilia. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

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With something for everyone in the Sooner state, there is never a shortage of wonderful places to explore. With a multitude of activities that everyone in the whole family to enjoy, southern Oklahoma is sure to become a favorite family destination spot.