Summer is officially here and we are hitting the road! We are planning a road-trip to Oklahoma City.
From where we live in Fort Worth, TX, it is a straight shot up the 35 straight into Oklahoma. I mapped it on MapQuest and it shows about 3 hours and 15 minutes. It isn’t a long drive which is great since we are primarily doing it to see how well Abby will do in the car for that long. If she does good, than we know that the next one could be longer or maybe we could even take her on a plane!
The dates are set for July 11-15 (don’t worry I have a lot of great things set up for you while we are gone!). Here are a couple of places we are planning on hitting, if you are in the area or have been there and know of great places for kids or yummy restaurants, please let me know!
1. Orr Family Farm
This place looks pretty awesome. You can go fishing, ride the train, pet the animals, ride the carousel, play on the playground or even ride the pedal carts on the Grand Prix. I checked out their Facebook page and they even have a zip line! Based on their website, it looks like they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays so we are going to try to hit on Friday before we head home. That way Abby can run all her energy out and sleep for the drive home.
2. The Oklahoma City Zoo
We, of course, have to hit the zoo! Compared to the zoo here in Fort Worth, the Oklahoma City zoo is very affordable at $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-11) – Abby is free! Check out all the great stuff they offer: Safari Tram, Centennial Choo Choo, Swan Paddleboats, Endangered Species Carousel, The Sea Lion Show, Face Painting and ZooKeys (an activity to do around the zoo). We are very excited about their Children’s Zoo. It has an area called the “My Secret Forest” that is a play area with climbing structures, thatched huts, plantings and natural play spaces, sounds like fun!
With the weather in Oklahoma City pretty close to that of Fort Worth (in the 90s and maybe even 100s) we tried to find an indoor play area that we could go to if it got too hot. This place definitely fits the bill. For $5 each child, you can let them run loose in this 3-story high obstacle course for up to 2 hours. Abby loves these types of place so we will definitely be going. My husband or I will probably have to go in there ourselves and find her when she gets lost or stuck though…happens all the time..
4. Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum
We love children’s museums and this one looks great! It has a huge Castle Maze, an Archaeological Dig, a mini grocery store, a miniature hospital and tons more.
5. Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest
I saved the best for last! This place is about a 2 hour drive from where we will be staying but I definitely think it is worth the drive. I really have nothing to say about it…just check out the pictures below!
Yeah, I am pretty sure Abby is going to go nuts!
My husband found all these places online when we were trying to figure out where to go. Thanks Hubby! So what do you think? If you have been to these places before, I would love to hear about your experience. Are there any other places we should go?