I'm convinced that most of what drives someone crazy is a lack of having a life. Social media has made this even worse as we tend to live our lives online rather than in person these days. Instead of doing the same thing day in and day out, maybe a little travel is just what you need.
While it remains one of the younger states in the union, Oklahoma has a deeper history than you think. The Sooner State has been the territory of four different countries... Spain, France (Louisiana), The Republic of Texas, and the USA.
Oklahoma also features more diversity, ecologically speaking, than almost any other bordered place in the world. Add in the history of Indian Territory and the land runs that welcomed settlers and the short history since then is just as interesting.
Whether they were oil barons, lovers of art, politicians, or businessmen, some of Oklahoma's most grand homes are open to the public to explore. Yes, some of them do cost a little money for the privilege to tour, which is spent to preserve the homes for others to enjoy in the future.
Sadly, the locations of these historic homes all exist North of I-40 in a sort of triangle of travel between OKC, Tulsa, and the I-35 corridor of North-Central Oklahoma. Still, each one is definitely worth the trip if you love history as much as normal people do.
If your excuse to instantly take a hard pass on this experience is "Can't go, I have kids..." no worries. Your kids will enjoy it as much as you... Especially the wilds of Woolaroc.
Don't settle for living a small and boring life... Get out and explore some of the richest history this state has to offer.
Oklahoma Mansions You Can Tour
While Oklahoma will never have the history of New England and the ancient East Coast, there are plenty of places to explore life on the finer side of things. Here are a few of the most famous public mansions in Oklahoma.
Take a virtual tour of this massive 7.5 million dollar Oklahoma mansion
Take a look inside this massive Oklahoma mansion that's up for sale. This epic estate is one of the most impressive and expensive houses currently for sale in the Sooner State with a price tag of $7,500,000
. This one-of-a-kind property is located at 6907 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City, OK.
It's one of the most incredible and luxurious homes on Zillow.com
and is listed by Cole Strickland
of Metro Mark Realtors
. This 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom 11,412 square foot multi-story home boasts all the very best in features and amenities. It sits on 1.7 acres and even has its own tennis court and swimming pool. That's just the beginning. Scroll through the pictures below to take a virtual tour of this EPIC MEGA-MANSION in OKC.
Look inside this historic 8.5 million dollar OK. mansion
This incredible property is located at 1414 Galveston Ave. in Tulsa, OK.
This isn't just any old manor either, it's the historic McBirney Mansion
which is listed in the National Historic Record
. If you have a spare 8.5 million dollars
you could be the proud new owner of this epic estate. Interested? It's listed by Curtis Roberts
of McGraw Realtors
. The McBirney Mansion features around 15,900 square feet with 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and more living space both formal and family across 3 stories. Actually, 4 if you count the basement. This estate sits on 2.9 acres with breathtaking views of the Arkansas River and some of the most magnificent natural landscaping and outdoor spaces you'll ever see. You could own a piece of OK. history!