Seriously Saving You Money: Spring Break Across Oklahoma


Friday, March 11th 2016, 5:29 pm
By: Craig Day


With spring break coming up, a lot of families are looking for fun ways to fill the day that won't break the bank.

You probably know about the zoo, the aquarium and the Air and Space Museum as spring break favorites.

Here are some more ideas that for $10 or less could seriously save you money:

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An hour west of Tulsa, just off U.S. Highway 64, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is worth a stop.

It showcases the life of one of one of the great western legends -- Pawnee Bill.

Gordon William Lillie, or Pawnee Bill, toured America and the world for 25 years while performing in his Wild West show. He also teamed up with his friend Buffalo Bill Cody for a joint show, where he was the interpreter for the native Pawnees who were performers.

You can visit the14-room mansion that belonged to Pawnee Bill and his wife May Lillie, which was built outside of Pawnee in 1910. It’s jam-packed with western memorabilia.

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Another fun road trip will take you down Route 66 as it winds through Lincoln County near where it intersects with Highway 177.

There's not much in Warwick, Oklahoma, but the Seaba Filling Station motorcycle museum will definitely give goosebumps to gear heads.

It's 5,000-square feet packed with motorcycles in an old service station built by John Seaba in 1921.

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About three and a half hours west of Tulsa, in Woodward County, take a tour of Alabaster Caverns. It’s the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public.

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An above-ground trek can take you to Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, a 200-acre park located on North 161st East Avenue near Catoosa.

You'll see redbuds and more blooming along a 1-mile looping trail that also features giant limestone rock formations.

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There's also the U.S.S Batfish at Muskogee's War Memorial Park.

The U.S.S. Batfish is celebrated for its feat of sinking three Imperial Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour period in 1945.

The massive piece of American history is nearly 312 feet long and weighs about 1,500 tons.

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At Seminole's Jasmine Moran Children's Museum, kids can have fun and learn something also. They can be a part of hands-on activities by dressing up and exploring many careers like nursing, engineering, dentistry, business, construction, science, law and even journalism.

There also is a playground with a 16-foot labyrinth that has a total of 5 miles of cable and 15,000 connecting hooks.

You'll want to call ahead for hours or click on the links above to find out which days all of these destinations are open.