Spring Break is just around the corner. No plans? No problem! We’ve got plenty of great destinations not far from our pet friendly apartments in Moore, OK. We looked to our friends at TravelOK.com to track down some truly unique spots that are easy on the budget. Best of all, they’re all right here in Oklahoma, an easy drive from your Moore, OK apartments. Our top three destinations are below, but make sure you check out all the fantastic Spring Break Ideas at TravelOK.com
Our Top Spring Break Destination Near 35 West’s Apartments in Moore, OK
Alabaster Caverns State Park in Freedom offers a guided cave tour through the world’s largest gypsum cave that’s open to the public. Explore beneath the Earth’s surface, hear stories from the past and watch out for bats. You can also try your hand at a spelunking adventure in the wild caves in the park with a permit and appropriate equipment.
Great Salt Plains State Park near Jet is one of Oklahoma’s most unique state parks. There, salt plains stretch as far as the eye can see, giving the appearance that a fresh blanket of snow has fallen. Like a day at the beach, kids can dig in the salt for world’s only hourglass-shaped selenite crystals. The barren landscape of the Great Salt Plains is comprised of salt left over from an ocean that covered Oklahoma in prehistoric times. Great Salt Plains Lake, the saltwater lake in the park, is great for fishing and migratory bird watching. Fun fact: it’s only about half as salty as the ocean.
Medicine Park is another outstanding Spring Break destination. This quaint village – once a roaring resort community – will please those seeking outdoor adventure or merely a quiet place to curl up with a good book. Shop in the unique curio shops and art galleries that line the streets or splash in the river under the falls. Lodging in the area includes everything from bed and breakfasts to cozy cabins and lodges with all the amenities.
Located just outside of Medicine Park is the 59,000-acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, home to the oldest mountain range in the United States. Here you can see wildlife in its natural environment, as well as pristine lakes, streams, canyons, mountains and grasslands. Snap some pictures of photogenic bison herds and adorable prairie dogs that roam freely within the refuge. And bring your boots because the refuge is perfect for hiking, boulder hopping, and fishing. Be sure to take a leisurely drive up the winding cliffs of Mount Scott to enjoy an awe-inspiring, panoramic view.