Football season is underway and both Sooner and Cowboy fans alike will be hitting the highways from Tulsa to tailgate in central Oklahoma. Frontier Country Marketing Association's Katie Puckett said there's more to do in Frontier Country than watch a game. "You have to visit Eskimo Joe’s in Stillwater for their famous cheese fries, also the new WONDERtorium is an exciting children’s museum for kids," she said. "In Norman, visit campus corner to shop, see a show at the Sooner Theatre, play at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park or visit two outstanding museums – the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, which both always have outstanding exhibits," Puckett said.
If you're planning at trip on a tank full for fall, central Oklahoma has ideas in the 12 counties ranging from El Reno to Shawnee. "The Mikles Family Farm in Shawnee is home to the Shawnee Maze and Pumpkin Patch featuring a 5 acre corn maze with more than two miles of trails to navigate in daylight or dark, hayrides, pumpkin patch, farm animals, barrel train, campfires and more," she said. It's open Sept. 29-Nov. 3 on weekends. Farm admission is $7.50-$9. Northeast Oklahoma City features a 25-minute train ride on the Thomas the Tank engine at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. There's also arts & crafts, storytelling, live music, miniature golf, magician, inflatables and more. Tickets are $16 in advance, Puckett said.
For Halloween, many people head out to Frontier Country right off of I-35 in Oklahoma City for Fright Fest. It begins Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 28. Fright Fest includes something for all ages from the Haunted House to the kid-friendly BooVille.
If you are wanting an educational experience visit the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum. The currenct exhibit features the artwork of former NBA and Thunder player Desmond Mason called ‘Generation Next: Chapter Two.’ Something
‘Oklahoma @ the Movies’ is an exciting new exhibit that debuted in May at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, showcasing Oklahoman’s involvement in the motion picture industry.
The Sam Noble Museum in Norman features an exhibit display of huge and exotic dinosaurs from China. ‘Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China’ is on display through Sept. 16. From the frightening Yangchuanosaurus, the 32-foot-long king of the Asian Jurassic dinosaurs, to the little Jurassic Park movie-star Velociraptor, a dozen rare cast dinosaurs are featured in this Mesozoic menagerie of mysterious dinosaurs in Chinasaurs.
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