Big things happened at the Myriad Botanical Gardens over the weekend... The infamous corpse flower bloomed, filling the halls with the smell of death. If you wanted a truly unique experience, this is your last chance.

If you didn't know, corpse flowers only bloom usually once in a decade, every seven to ten years. It's one of nature's flowers that doesn't count on the various traditional pollinators of the world... bees, butterflies, etc... but rather death-eating beetles and flesh flies, hence the smell.

Renowned for smelling like a ripe corpse in the summer heat, it is one of the most beautiful and repulsive things a person can experience at the same time. I caught the show the last time it bloomed... I'd rate it 10/10, but will never willingly subject myself to it ever again. It leaves a lasting memory.

That being said, you should totally experience it. These flowers are ultra-rare and the Myriad Botanical Garden corpse flower exhibit is free to check out.... even though they're asking for a super cheap $5 donation so they may continue to cultivate unique and smelly experiences like this for all Oklahomans and travelers alike.

While the stench is starting to dissipate and the flower has begun its slow return to normal, you would still be able to get the full experience if you showed up tonight. (Monday, April 4th 2022) It's located just outside of Bricktown so the travel time is just about an hour and a half-ish... Pro-Tip, take I-240 to I-35, stay straight toward I-235 and exit there on the East side of Bricktown. Easy peasy.

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

The Wonders of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle

Often called the Grand Canyon of Texas, it's easy to feel small when surrounded by the towering land. Palo Duro offers stellar hiking and biking, camping, and even cabins to plan more of a family or lovers getaway. Explore it on foot, on wheels, on horses, etc... Cap off the day with an authentic taqueria meal in Amarillo, if you can stand the smell. They don't call it "Cow Town" for nothing...

The Beauty Of Southwest Oklahoma

Too many people spend too much time complaining about being in Southwest Oklahoma. If only they'd shut their mouths and open their eyes from time to time, then they'd see the true beauty of this place.