As summer vacation sets in for Oklahoma kids, GO-Time is now for Oklahoma parents. Where can you go? What can you do? Is there a way to have fun on a budget?


When it comes to entertainment, cost is relative to how convenient something is. The less you have to do in preparation, the more it generally costs... but there are a ton of affordable things to do that your kids will love. Something for every budget. Here are the highlights.


While most kids grumble at the thought of visiting a museum, there are a ton of super-interactive museums around the state.

For instance, I begged my nephews for years to go with me to the Great Plains Museum in Lawton, the day they finally agreed to it they had a blast. Digging for fossils, surviving a tornado, making their own leather goods, etc...

Physical Locations

It took the kids about thirty seconds to figure out that digging for salt crystals at Great Salt Plains State Park was awesome. It's free, incredibly messy, and hours of fun.

The same can be said about just about any of the big parks around the state. Turner Falls is fun but pricey, whereas Little Niagara in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is free and just as picturesque.

Even if the kids show little interest in sports, go see an OKC Dodger game. They usually go by pretty quickly and tickets are really cheap... +/-$12 per person depending on where you want to sit.

Affordability is a big sliding scale based on personal budgets, but if you look hard enough, you'll find something the whole family will enjoy.

Here is a massive list of fun Oklahoma things the family will love.

Fun Kid Friendly Oklahoma Vacation Destinations

There is a ton of stuff to do in Oklahoma that you and the kids will love, you just have to know where to find that stuff and have the gumption to hop off the couch and go do some of it.

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.

Oklahoma's Top-Rated Water Parks

Take a weekend and enjoy the summer weather at one of Oklahoma's top-rated water parks. Spread far and wide all across the Sooner State, there's one pretty much near wherever you are.

16 Incredible Places You Have Experience At Least Once In Oklahoma

From mountains to lakes, caves to dunes, here are the most incredible places in Oklahoma you have to visit and experience at least once.

7 Oklahoma "Must Experience" Drive-In Movie Theaters

If it's been a while since you've been to the drive-in movie theater or if you've never had the chance to go before, now's the time. Oklahoma has several drive-in theaters all across the Sooner State. Chances are you're close to one or close enough no matter where you're at. We have drive-in theaters in OKC, Chickasha, Tulsa, Guthrie, Poteau, Springer, and Shattuck. And that's just to name a few places where you can find them. So if you're looking for a nostalgic good time and an epic evening head to any of these amazing drive-ins.

Oklahoma State Parks

Get out and enjoy one of Oklahoma's amazing state parks sometime. From the high desert of Black Mesa to the swampy lowlands and tall pines of Southeast Oklahoma, there's a place of recreation for everyone in the Sooner State.

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill


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