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A June 2006 trip to Oklahoma by onesundaymorning

Totem Pole Park-Worlds Largest Totem Pole Photo, Claremore, Oklahoma More Photos
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Oklahoma

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Memorial Photo,
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If I had one thing to do over again, I would have spent more time at the OKC memorial and went into the museum there. The memorial was very elaborate and the reflection pool was beautiful. It was such an amazing memorial that even though a tragedy took place there, there was a great sense of peace. It’s hard to enter there without feeling the effects that happened there. The city put together a beautiful memorial that shows an enormous amount of respect for those who died that day.Quick Tips: The water taxi is overpriced for what you get. If you don't want to pay you can walk along the same path that the taxi goes down. The people in the taxis love to wave at the people who are walking by....Read More

Cherokee Casino

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Hotel

Cherokee Casino Photo, Oklahoma, United States
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The Cherokee Casino is located just outside of Tulsa. If you’re really into no-frills gambling, this is your place, but if you’re looking for the allure of Vegas, keep on driving. I gambled for about 10 minutes and then walked around. There really wasn’t much going on there. There was a small bar and food area. The outside of the casino was very nice. It was decorated so that you knew it was an Indian Casino; however, the inside didn’t reflect that. There is a hotel attached to the casino. I stayed in the hotel that was in the parking lot next to the casino. It had just opened due to hold the overflow from the casino. It was a nice place. The lobby is very neat and clean and the hotel staff is very...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Cherokee Casino
777 West Cherokee Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74015
(800) 760-6700

Rock Cafe

Restaurant

Rock Cafe Photo,
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Rock Café is a place where everyone must stop if they are traveling Route 66. Not only is it a Route 66 Landmark, but is part of the road, literally. It was built from the rocks that were dug up to pave the mother road. Not only that but kids will love it because it tied to the movie cars. Sally was based on the real life Down Welch, who works at the Café. The food is great and priced reasonably. You can get lunch for under $7, and the wait staff is very friendly. I stopped for a snack and got chip and salsa that turned out much better than I expected and spicier than expected as well, but it was a nice surprise. Other items on their menu include fried shrimp, crap cakes, a wide variety of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Rock Cafe
114 W. Main Street
Stroud 74079
(918) 968-3990

Tulsa Zoo

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Attraction

Tulsa Zoo Photo, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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The Tulsa Zoo was the highlight of my trip to Oklahoma. It is easy to get lost here for a whole day. There is a park surrounding the zoo, with plenty of areas to picnic and park. The entrance to the park is reasonable at $6.04, but if you have AAA, then a dollar is taken off. The special exhibits cost extra. I saw the butterfly exhibit, but it only cost a dollar and was well worth it.When you enter the park, this is where you pay for the special exhibits. You are given a token, so be sure not to loose it. At this point they also give you a map of the zoo with a list and times of different shows and feeding times.The zoo boasts a wide variety of animals and many fun facts and exhibits to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Tulsa Zoo
5701 East 36th St North
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
(918) 669-6200

Oklahoma City National Memorial

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Attraction | "Oklahoma City Memorial"

Oklahoma City National Memorial Photo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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The Oklahoma City Memorial is a memorial stop, and one that shouldn’t be missed when in OKC. It isn’t hard to find and is located right across form a post office. Don’t park there or you run the risks of being towed; however, there is a parking garage not to far away.There is a museum focused on the events of the day. I didn’t go in, but I heard that it is excellent. Outside of the museum is small wall built out of tiles made by children. Some I believe were sent there by children from around the country, but I believe that others were made by the children survivors. In front of the tile wall are chalkboards that are built into the ground so you can leave a message.Then there is the infamous...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Oklahoma City National Memorial
620 North Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101
(405) 235-3313

Water Taxi of Oklahoma

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Attraction | "Water Taxi"

Water Taxi of Oklahoma Photo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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A Venice of sorts in Bricktown, Oklahoma is a great way to spend a few hours of your day’. This is a water canal that runs though a small section of the city. It is a continual service that is similar to a bus. There are several stops along the Bricktown Riverwalk where the Water Taxi picks up every 10-15 minutes. The whole ride takes about 40 minutes for a round trip ride, and the drivers give a narration the whole time about the city and points of interest. Tickets range in price and are good all day. Adults pay $6.50, 65 and over pay $5.50, and kids 5 and under pay only a $1.00.For those who don’t want to pay the price you can opt to walk around the Bricktown riverwalk, which follows the same p...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Water Taxi of Oklahoma
115 East California Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
(405) 234-8294

Totem Pole Park-World's Largest Totem Pole

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Attraction | "World's Largest Totem Pole"

Totem Pole Park-World's Largest Totem Pole Photo, Claremore, Oklahoma
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If you are traveling down Route 66, you need to stop to see the world’s largest totem pole. Even though it isn’t directly on the mother road, it’s only a few minutes off of it and very easy to see. The road to this historic sight is well marked and free to the public. They just ask for a donation. This totem pole, along with everything in the yard, is the vision and effort of one man, Ed Gallaway. He started construction on the park in 1937 and worked on it until his death in. The work is amazing and a great way to take a break from driving. The main attraction is a totem pole that 90 feet high and took 11 years to complete. The base is a 30 foot wide painted turtle with other figures on on...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2006

Totem Pole Park-World's Largest Totem Pole
Highway 28A, 3.5 miles East of Historic Route 66
Foyil, OK
(918) 342-9149