The United States hasn't experienced a total solar eclipse since 2017. While the path of total eclipse--AKA--totality was far north of the Sooner State, Oklahoma will finally have the experience of midday darkness with the next eclipse in 2024.


That being said, there is a very small portion of the state, way down in Southeast Oklahoma that will get the full totality of the eclipse.


If there were ever a time to book a family vacation in Broken Bow, OK, this would be the time to do so.

Even though the last eclipse put the line of totality so far north of Oklahoma, I'm sure you can remember how eerily dark it was in the middle of the day as it happened, right?

It was that it was dark, it was still bright outside, but it was like looking through a camera filter. Everything had a sepia/old-west sort of tone to it.

Oddly enough, the path of total eclipse will also roll right through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Perhaps that'd be a perfect place to take the family to experience this infinitely cool astrological phenomenon.

If you'd like to start making plans, here are all of the details straight from NASA.

Unique Things to Do in Oklahoma City

There is no shortage of things to do in OKC. While there are a handful of things everyone knows about--OKC Zoo, Myriad Gardens, Bricktown, etc-- there are even more lesser-known places to experience one-of-a-kind Oklahomaness. Some things cost a little money, others are completely free, but it's all fun for the whole family.

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Notorious Oklahoma Speed Traps to Avoid

From the random single towns in certain areas to the unrelenting ticketing smorgasbord that is US-69, here is a rundown of the worst Oklahoma speed traps you'll want to avoid in your travels.

Keep in mind that this isn't every speed trap in Oklahoma. 55% of all Oklahoma towns generate at least 10% of their municipal revenue... These are just the overachievers.

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Sundown Towns of Oklahoma

Even long after the Civil War ended slavery, the deep-seated resentment and hatred of black Americans lived on. While we have thought of and been taught the concept of segregation was primarily a Southern US thing, the stakes were even higher across Texas and Oklahoma.

"Sundown Towns" were whites-only settlements where the local politics and laws served as a warning to (mainly) African Americans traveling through the area. While history has been whitewashed to make it seem less intense, lynching was a common practice toward those not welcome who remained in an Oklahoma Sundown Town after sunset. Only the settlements that still exist are listed below.

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