Gather the kids and set off on this family-friendly road trip through Oklahoma that leads to whimsical attractions, themed restaurants and more. You’ll visit 7 locations offering delicious food, incredible scenery, and fun exploration. The road trip is 357 miles long, so we recommend making it a weekend.
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1. Adventure Quest Playground at Leonardo’s Children Museum: 200 East Maple Avenue, Enid
Adventure Quest is an outdoor science playground located at Leonardo’s Children Museum in Enid, Oklahoma. This whimsical playground features a three-story wooden castle straight out of a storybook. You’ll definitely want to take a trip to this magical castle that’s not only the largest community-built outdoor playground in the world, but every kid’s dream come true.
2. Bricktown Candy Co: 100 East California Ave #100b, Oklahoma City
Bricktown Candy Co is a whimsical candy store like no other. Here you will find a wide range of bulk sweets that you will not find anywhere else. They also sell old school candies such as Razzles, a childhood favorite that keeps people of all ages coming back again and again.
3. Rock Cafe: 114 West Main Street, Stroud
The next stop on the road trip is a delicious coffee that inspired characters from the Disney movie, Cars. The Rock Cafe opened in 1936 and has been an iconic Route 66 stop for over 80 years. They are located in Stroud between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Kids of all ages will love dining at this iconic Oklahoma restaurant.
4. Center of the Universe: 1 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa
Tulsa is a city full of fun attractions, but there might be one you may never have heard of – The Center of the Universe – located in downtown Tulsa near the passage walkway between Archer and 1st Street. The spot is an acoustic anomaly – when you stand in the center of the circle and make noise, only you can hear it ringing…loudly.
5. The Gathering Place: 2650 South John Williams Way East, Tulsa
By now, you’ve probably heard of The Gathering Place in Tulsa – named the best new attraction in the country by USA TODAY. Definitely worth visiting multiple times and now there is even a better reason to visit – boat rentals are open. You can rent them for free and spend the afternoon outdoors on the water enjoying the park’s pond. Visitors can rent a kayak,
canoe or paddle boat around Peggy’s Pond.
6. Heavener Runestone Park: 18365 Runestone Road, Heavener
This road trip is full of adventure and the next step is no different. Heavener Runestone Park is a fairytale setting filled with lush landscapes, epic landscapes, waterfalls, hieroglyphs, and nature trails. There are two short trails in the park: Runestone Loop and Heavener Runestone Park Nature Trail, both less than half a mile in length.
7. Southern Belle Restaurant: 821 US-59, Heavener
End your trip with a delicious meal at the Southern Belle Restaurant – a 1905 model wagon that has been restored to a quaint little restaurant with the most amazing and tasty food. You’ll find some of the best chicken dinners in the state, as well as the tastiest homemade desserts.