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Your Guide to Summer on a Budget

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June 30, 2017 – Ashley Ross, Account Coordinator

Hoping for a summer of fun and adventure but don’t want to break the bank? Many Oklahomans are unaware of all the free fun to be had in our great state!

Check out this list of activities to guide you into a summer full of fun with a wallet that’s only full of library cards and fast food coupons. 

• Martin Park Nature Center
With 2.5 miles of wooded trails, live animals, playgrounds and much more, this park is perfect for anyone wanting to get in touch with nature this summer. It’s a great place for kids to learn all about wildlife with guided hikes, nature education and youth volunteer programs.
Also, keep its picnic pavilion in mind for any summertime parties on a budget.

Chickasaw National Recreational Area
This park is sure to satisfy your summer cravings! Enjoy camping, swimming and fishing throughout the park with picnicking and hiking in the Platt Historic District as well as boating and hunting at Arbuckle Lake.
Don’t forget to check out Little Niagara Falls for a chilling dip with friends!

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Bison, elk, wild turkey, prairie dogs and burrowing owls make it impossible to put your camera away at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Climb to the top of Mount Scott for some of the best scenery in Oklahoma. 
After your day of adventure, check out the “Best Burger in Oklahoma” at Meers Store and Restaurant; the only remains of the city from the gold rush peak.

Art Districts
Take your pick from a variety of local spots in one of Oklahoma’s emerging art districts! Catch up with local artisans during monthly events in the districts. Attend the First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District and follow the next week with the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art in Norman and LIVE on the Plaza in OKC’s Plaza District.

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