2019 Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Travel Guide
Whether you are traveling down I-40, I-35, I-44, nostalgic Route 66 or Highway 77, you’re bound to arrive in central Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country. This renowned vacation destination is home to 12 counties, two state universities, national attractions, sports galore, fine dining, top notch lodging and so much more!
Like the covered wagons and buffalo herds that made the first ruts in Oklahoma’s red dirt, the Native Americans and pioneers who settled this area made long lasting impressions on the culture that shaped the great state. Over 100 years later, Oklahoma’s vibrant history has transformed the wide-open plains into a colorful, world class destination.
We invite you this year to experience the routes where our roots run deep, and get ready for excitement and adventure while you tour the Frontier. You will find that it’s worth the trip and undoubtedly the hub of Western culture with a contemporary flair! Get your 2019 FC Travel Guide today!
FC Travel Map
We want you to know... WHERE to go, HOW to get there and WHAT to do when you arrive in central Oklahoma's Frontier Country! Frontier Country Marketing Association has rolled out the NEW 2017 Central Oklahoma Frontier Country TRAVEL MAP for all the sightseers, explorers and storytellers who seek new memories to share! Let us help guide you to the the many exciting “to do’s” in Frontier Country!
Trips on a Tank Full Coupons for Central Oklahoma
Road trip through central Oklahoma with the Trips on a Tank Full coupon brochure! This brochure features coupons to tourist attractions and destinations located around Frontier Country. Perfect for a family getaway on a budget!
Military Discount Guide
The Military Discount Guide showcases attractions and destinations in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country that feature special discounts and activities for Military.
RVing in Central Oklahoma
Hit the road in central Oklahoma with a variety of fun stops, attractions and places to stay in your RV!
Edmond Visitors Guide
Located on scenic Route 66, a stay in Edmond places you just minutes from international attractions such as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the OKC National Memorial & Museum, Remington Park horse racing and casino and the Lazy E Arena. Attending a convention, sports tournament/event or taking a family vacation, Edmond is an exciting community that offers outstanding hotels, championship golf, and nostalgic shopping areas featuring the unique and antique, all with the added pleasure of beautiful public art cavorting on almost every corner.
El Reno Visitors Guide
El Reno was established in 1889 and is located at the intersection of two historic highways, nostalgic Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail (Highway 81). El Reno began as a railroad town and was home to three land runs. It is a festival town and boasts many heritage celebrations, historic properties and the only rail-based trolley in the state of Oklahoma.
Great food meets great atmosphere! Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Eskimo Joe's is Stillwater's Jumpin' Little Juke Joint! Voted Best College Post-Game Hangout by Sporting News, ranked #3 in "The Perfect 10 College Sports Bars" by Sports Illustrated and more, Eskimo Joe's is located just one block east of the Oklahoma State University campus. Also shop Joe's Clothes with T-shirts and more - all with that famous face seen around the world!
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
The University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is widely regarded as one of the finest university art museums in the United States. The museum’s growing collection features nearly 17,000-objects. Highlights include French Impressionism, art of the American Southwest and Native American art, 20th century American painting and sculpture, ceramics, photography, contemporary art, Asian art, and works on paper from the 16th century to the present. Temporary exhibitions are mounted throughout the year that explore the art of various periods and cultures.
Frontier City/White Water Bay
Frontier City, Oklahoma's oldest and largest theme park, covers over 40 acres with rides, shows and attractions for the entire family.
White Water Bay is the largest water adventure park in Oklahoma with more than 30 rides, slides, pools and activities. It mixes action-packed water thrill rides and crowd-pleasing attractions to create a delightful and exhilarating entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
Located a short drive east of Oklahoma City on Interstate 40, the Grand Casino features over 125,000 square feet of gaming space filled with over 2,000 of the newest, Vegas-style slots as well as Oklahoma's only Keno lounge. The Grand Hotel & Resort features a luxury 14 story hotel tower and several great dining selections. When it comes to entertainment the Grand Casino delivers world class shows from Vegas-style acts to national caliber events including all music genres, comedians, sporting events, and poker championships.
Guthrie City Map
Established following the Land Run of 1889, Guthrie was no more than a prairie stop on the AT&SF railroad. Thanks to the Land Run, it became a city of over 10,000 overnight. Steeped in history, Guthrie has many stories to tell and much to offer. Though its rich beginnings distinguish it as home to many of Oklahoma's most important milestones, Guthrie blends old and new and has something for everyone. See for yourself!
HeyDay Family Fun Center
HeyDay is fun for the whole family featuring a 7,000 square foot, two-level laser tag arena, mini-golf, arcade, ropes and the delicious Double Dave's Pizza Works. HeyDay is also expanding to include a bowling alley and more! Perfect for birthday parties, group outings and corporate events.
Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse
Located on the canal in Bricktown, Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse is an award-winning restaurant featuring Mid-Western, grain fed, aged prime beef. Mickey Mantle's also offers fresh seafood, daily specials, and a spectacular collection of New and Old World wines. Mickey's boasts a trendy jazz bar and lounge featuring live music Friday and Saturday from 7-11. Mickey's also showcases a unique collection of authentic Mickey Mantle memorabilia.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Explore distinct galleries, beautiful gardens, a children’s area and more! From fine art, pop culture and firearms to Native American art, historical cowboy gear, shopping and dining, the museum is a must-see. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) and located along I-44 in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District.
National Softball Hall of Fame & Museum
The National Softball Hall of Fame is the ultimate goal for any player, coach, umpire or administrator who aspire to greatness in the sport. With 371 inductees, the National Softball Hall of Fame is among the most difficult sports halls in the nation in which to gain membership.
OCCC Cultural Arts Series
The Oklahoma City Community College Cultural Arts Series not only presents top-quality artists through its main stage attractions, but also includes educational programs which benefit community members and underserved youth in Oklahoma City. Head over to OCCC for a performance at the Bruce Owen Theatre or visit the annual Arts Festival Oklahoma held each Labor Day weekend.
Oklahoma City Zoo
Adventure awaits at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, consistently recognized as one of the top ten family-friendly zoos in the nation! With more than 1,500 animals, winding paths and beautiful landscaping over 119 acres, the OKC Zoo provides an ever-changing educational adventure for explorers of all ages.
Oklahoma Contemporary Center
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center offers progressive and innovative art exhibits year-round in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery with free admission to the public. The Bridge Gallery offers exhibit space for community artists and groups to exhibit their work.
Oklahoma History Center
The Oklahoma History Center is an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more. With more than 50 topics and 2,000 artifacts reflecting Oklahoma’s inspiring and adventurous past. It's Oklahoma History with an attitude!
Oklahoma Route 66 Association
Get your kicks on Route 66 and request this valuable trip guide!
Orr Family Farm
One of the best agri-tainment attractions in Oklahoma City with fun for the whole family. Ride the vintage carousel, spend time with animals in the petting barn, take pony rides or train rides, go fishing, race the pedal cars, get lost in the maze, go mining for gemstones and take a ride on the zip line. There's so much to do here!
NEW for 2018: Overnight camping in beautiful & historic temperature controlled Conestoga wagons! These wagons are patterned after the great pioneer wagons used in the 19th century to settle the west!
All the wagons together can hold up to 88 overnighters at a time. These campers and glampers are equipped with heat and air, microwaves and refrigerators for all the comforts of home! You can dip into the largest Michael Phelps Signature Series Swim Spa after enjoying S`mores cooked to your liking while sitting around a roaring campfire. Come rediscover the magic of a country sky right here in the suburbs of Oklahoma City!
Red Earth Museum & Festival
The Red Earth Museum has relocated to Downtown Oklahoma City, immediately south of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The notable American Indian museum is home to a respected permanent collection of more than 1,600 items of traditional and contemporary fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork. Pieces will be on rotation for viewing throughout the year in the new space.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
With more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman is one of the finest university-based museums in the country. Come see record-setting dinosaurs, realistic wildlife dioramas, archaeology and Native American exhibits as well as other special exhibitions.
Shawnee Visitors Guide
Located just 40 miles east of OKC, Shawnee is a town that is small in size but big on personality. Shawnee is home to one of only seven eagle aviaries in the United States, the only ancient Egyptian mummies in Oklahoma, and our castle-like train depot is a favorite stop for a photo-op. Visitors are often especially interested in our Native American history and culture, and appreciate the opportunities here for gaming at one of our five casinos.
If you are looking to experience the feeling of the old west, Stockyards City, is just that. The district is alive with Oklahoma history and family friendly activities and commerce. The local businesses cater to clientele from all over the world who are looking for this one of a kind atmosphere.
Tatanka Guest Ranch is nestled on 1,000 acres of pristine Oklahoma countryside. The ranch is conveniently located less than an hour from Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and offers a place to escape from the city and get back to western style basics without forsaking modern conveniences.