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Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6162

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Has anybody been to Oklahoma?
It's not one of the more popular states and I don't recall a lot about it across the internet.
We want to hit it on our trip next year, but am not sure where to go to make it worth while.
Any suggestions? :blink:

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6166

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Like you, I have never done more than pass through OK, however last winter on our way to TX, we stayed one night at Ft. Sill.

The campground was nice and located on a small lake (reservoir)in a hilly area. It was very windy at that time.

While there we did learn a little about Ft. Sill, in that is was the primary post where the "battle" against the Indians was staged and initiated. Geronimo was being held there when he died. He was buried there at the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery. They have at least one museum and many of the old buildings from that period. We thought that it may be worth a stop there for a few days to see more of the sights there.
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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6167

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I was at Camp Gruber, near Ft. Gibson, years ago to help train some Guardsmen. It was a pretty area (from what I remember) but the humidity was some of the worse I'd ever been in. I wasn't into rv'ing then so I didn't see the rv park. But here's the link to the BlackHawk CG
www.militarycampgrounds.us/index.php?opt...iew&id=174&Itemid=38

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6169

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We stayed at Tinker Famcamp in 2003 and found plenty to do in the area. The highlight of the trip was in Oklahoma City of the Memorial Museum of the 95' bombing of the A.P. Murrah Federal Building. We spent about 4 hours there and it was a very moving experience.

The Botonical Gardens in Ok. City were also quite different from others we have seen if you do those types of things.

FAMCAMP had nice sites and good hook-ups and if you are fishermen there are two fishing ponds.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6171

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I've been stationed twice at Fort Sill, I still go back to camp there, very nice when it's not windy.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6189

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MotorSarge....What's up brother? I will be at Tinker in August on my way to Santa Fe. How was Tulsa??

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6199

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cdbbdc wrote:

Has anybody been to Oklahoma?
It's not one of the more popular states and I don't recall a lot about it across the internet.
We want to hit it on our trip next year, but am not sure where to go to make it worth while.
Any suggestions? :blink:


Yep, been here many years. Currently sitting at home in Oklahoma City area. Got to warn you that the summers here are HOT with high humidity. Best time to come to Oklahoma is spring and fall.

There are many things to do in Oklahoma City area. After many years of urban renewal and allowing the area to deteriorate things have turned around. Oklahoma City is rapidly becoming a destination place. The Famcamp at Tinker AFB, on the east side of town, is outstanding. The base is very large and is becoming a joint base. In addition to the AF there are over 2000 Navy personnel stationed there.

The old warehouse district on the east side of the downtown area has been turned in to an entertainment district, complete with a canal, the finest minor league baseball park (Triple A Ball) in the nation and is now home to the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly the Seattle Supersonics).

In the northeast quadrant of the city is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center. This is a must stop for folks who enjoy good museums. This center is owned and operated by the 17 western states. Nearby the Cowboy Hall is Remington Park, a major horse racing facility and casino.

There is plenty to do here in my hometown and is no longer just a place to pass through on I-35, I-40 or I-44. Come on down, you'll be glad you did.
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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6227

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The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the best we have ever visited. When we lived in the area we bought season passes every year. We always tour it whenever we are back in town.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6230

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spnewc73 wrote:

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the best we have ever visited. When we lived in the area we bought season passes every year. We always tour it whenever we are back in town.


I completely forgot the zoo when I was listing stuff to do in OKC. The zoo is located in the same general area as Remington Park (race track/casino), the Cowboy Hall and Western Heritage Center, the Firefighters Museum, the Softball Hall of Fame and statium. Although this is my home town it is amazing what I've learned there is to do by having other RVer's come to town.
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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6234

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Hey brother....good to see ya here again. Tulsa was great, Missed ya there. Are you doing FL next year? We may not make due to mid May to mid June being my retirement time. We are heading down to NM so CO will be easy trip 2011.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6241

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I hate I missed Tulsa. It's the 1st I've missed in several years. I plan on making FL. I had planned on Tulsa. Get retired so we can go RVing! Take care.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 11 years 3 months ago #6242

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Thanks for all the great input. Looks like I might miss something if I don't pass through there next year!

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 9 years 9 months ago #8092

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Oklahoma is Great!! Hot in the summer though!!
We have stayed at Tinker in OKC -- you need to make reservations though-- one night in October - we had to stay in overflow. Spring and Fall are great times to come to Oklahoma. Lots of Lakes in Oklahoma.

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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 7 years 5 months ago #11659

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There is a small camp at the Army plant in McAlester , used to be a Navy Ammo depot. has a nice fishing lake and in a area that is close to a lot of local attractions. But be forewarned the plant blows up ammo at least once a day and it shakes the houses and the surrounding towns. first time I heard it went looking for a hole to climb into thought it was incoming
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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 7 years 5 months ago #11660

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Re: Is Oklahoma OK? 7 years 4 months ago #11666

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The southeastern part of Oklahoma would suprise you. It is the Quachita mountain range and very pretty. I know I live there between the Kiamichi and Winding Stair mountains. Its one of the best kept secrets of Oklahoma. Most people relate the northern and western part of Oklahmoma to a dust bowl and dreary but you would be suprised about this area. Just my opinion.
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Re:Is Oklahoma OK? 7 years 3 months ago #11887

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krashking wrote: Oklahoma is Great!! Hot in the summer though!!
We have stayed at Tinker in OKC -- you need to make reservations though-- one night in October - we had to stay in overflow. Spring and Fall are great times to come to Oklahoma. Lots of Lakes in Oklahoma.

I noticed on an Internet search for the Tinker FamCamp that they DO NOT take reservations and then saw this post by krashking. So I called the FamCamp host and found out that they DO NOT take reservations and are likely going to be full in late September and early October when we will be there. The host STRONGLEY suggested making a reservation at an RV park off base and then cancel that if we arrive and find an opening at the FamCamp.
Bob Hicks, from Utah
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Is Oklahoma OK? 6 years 7 months ago #12645

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I just spent a week at Tinker AFB FamCamp. Pretty tight getting your coach in but it can be done. Roads are paved throughout the camp. Fantastic camp hosts. Best I have met to date.

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