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Nuts in the Arbuckles!

The Arbuckles are all about and maybe going a little . The Fun Times Magazine will be your guide to things to do and places to see. Read it, roll it up, stick it in your pocket, and use it to set your course on the jovial journey ahead. Reference pages, maps, and informative stories will put you in-the-know for your visit. So strap in, drop it in drive, and get ready for adventure. Leave your uptight adult thinking back at work and come with child-like passion for pure, playful merriment! Shake off constraints of time and the pressures of life and jump headlong into youthful abandon. (Note from Editor: We do have law enforcement officers here and, while friendly, they would recommend you keep some sensibilities about you!) The Arbuckles are the place to hike a hill, swim a stream, and zip with zest through the breeze. Maybe it is total relaxation you are after, being taken care of and letting life drift by. You have opportunities to walk in the footsteps of early-day settlers, explore the culture of our Native American inhabitants and to learn about the price of freedom. Treasure hunting abounds in the Arbuckles, whether that comes in the form of examining rare geology, going “junking”, taking a ranger-guided tour or a bit of “retail therapy”. What will it take for you to leave normal in the rearview mirror? You may need to drop your typical self at home, slam the door and drive away. Break character, put on a purple fedora with a huge flower, or some psychedelic high-top tennis shoes or at least turn your shirt inside out and backwards! Take action. Don’t be that up-tight version of yourself…go nuts! Even if it’s just for a few days in the Arbuckles. I’ll be watching for you! –LaQuita Dayton, Publisher

(Nutty’s already found these. They don’t count!)

Nutty the squirrel needs your help!

where he buried his acorns.

Squirrels have notoriously bad memories and Nutty is especially bad when it comes to remembering

He doesn’t have a clue where they’re hiding. But he’s in luck. Just like all the treasures the Arbuckles have

to offer, Nutty’s acorns can be found on the pages of your

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Can he count on you to find them all? The final acorn

count can be found on page 60, so open your eyes and carefully peruse every page so that Nutty can stop worrying about his next meal and enjoy the beauty of the Arbuckles.

Good luck!

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See yesterday... today! VISIT: • Museum • Movie Set • Trading Post • Sherriff’s Office & Jail • Saloon • Schoolhouse • ...and so much more!

Stroll the dirt streets of our town and experience life in the wild west of the late 1800s. Take a peek at the lives of ranchers, rustlers and families that settled Oklahoma. Sit a spell and relax. Let the kids explore a different way of life. Then top your day off with Grandma’s cooking... and dessert... at the LOST SPUR CAFE.

EXPERIENCE: • Gun Fight Re-enactments • Trades Days Flea Market • Terrified Forest (Seasonal) • Going to Jail • Memorable Photo Opps • A Step Back in Time

SIPOKNI WEST H 580-384-8344 H Hwy 7 at 2200 Saw Mill Rd., Reagan, OK H 10 miles N. of Tishomingo H www.sipokniwest.com H

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Table of Contents

CASTLE R OCK LODGES

Advertiser Index......................................... 61 Calendar of Events.................................... 38 Contact Information................................... 38 Fun Times Publishing Info.............................. 61 RV Camping............................................... 34

Shopping Guide............................... 14,28-29, 53 Things to See & Do...................................20-23 Welcome..................................................... 4 What’s for Dinner?................................. 36-37

THE LODGE

Where to Stay?....................................... 30-31

4 bedroom/3 bath Sleeps up to 10 • Lake view

Where to Meet?..........................................47 Maps

THE COTTAGE

Ardmore.............................................. 58

3 bedroom/2 bath • Sleeps up to 8

Chickasaw Nat’l Recreation Area/

Make your lodging the highlight of your vacation Our homes offer:

Arbuckle Lake.................................. 26 Davis/Sulphur...................................... 16-17

• Large decks • Fully-equipped kitchens • Fireplaces • Surrounded by woods • Wi-Fi • Nature trail

Dougherty........................................... 45 I-35/Exits............................................... 15 Lake Murray State Park......................... 56

• Walk to lake • Swimming & fishing • Boat parking

For reservations & info: 580-451-0089 castlerocklodges@yahoo.com

Front cover photo courtesy of John Rohloff.

• Each Sleeps 4 • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Linens • Satellite TV • Some w/Fireplaces • Grills • Private Pond • Wi-Fi • Daily - Weekly - Monthly Rental

Near Arbuckle Lake (Buckhorn Area)

& Chickasaw National Park Cozy, Secluded LOG CABINS with Themed Decor and One CHAPEL COTTAGE

Cedar Creek Cabins

(580) 622-8897 or (405) 659-3128 www.cedarcreekcabinsok.com

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CULTURAL CENTER

ot too long ago, the Chickasaw Cultural Center was only a dream, fueled by a vision of Chickasaws who wanted a place to revitalize, celebrate and share Chickasaw culture. Chickasaw people envisioned a place they could call home and guests could appreciate the story of the Chickasaw people.

Today, a cultural awakening has arisen at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. In the five years since the massive campus opened, more than 400,000 guests from across the globe have experienced the story of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw Nation. Built on the dreams, imagination, determination and vision of Chickasaw citizens, the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s serene 109-acre campus has hosted both international guests as well as local school children. Each aspect, from the trickling water features to the carefully planned café menu, was integrated into the Chickasaw Cultural Center because of its cultural significance. Grandparents, parents and children visit the Cultural Center and become immersed in the culture; learning the art of beading, basketry, Stomp Dance, Stickball and other culturally-

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significant activities. As guests are actively participating in these activities, they develop an appreciation of the history and heritage of the Chickasaw people.

Campus Grows The Chickasaw Cultural Center campus has also expanded since opening. Massive outdoor sculptures, such as “The Arrival” by Chickasaw artists Mike Larsen’s and Joanna Underwood’s southeastern pottery sculptures intermingle with beautiful water and rock features and native landscaping.

The Apisa Art Gallery, opened in 2013, serves as a home of Chickasaw art, a place to appreciate the art and artists of the Chickasaw Nation. Hundreds of Native Americans have connected with their family heritage in the Holisso: The Center for the Study of Chickasaw Cultural and History. A giant video wall has been added to the Chikasha Poya exhibit center, to share stories of Chickasaw lives. Learning opportunities have expanded in the Chikasha Inchokka´ Traditional Village where energetic cultural instructors, dressed in 1700’s regalia, share activities such as Stickball games, cooking demonstrations, language lessons, corn husk doll and archery demonstrations. The village features traditional Chickasaw homes, a replica mound and cultural instructors demonstrating traditional crafts such as beadwork, basketry and pottery, tanning hides, bow making and flute making.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Drive, on the west edge of Sulphur, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.For more information, call (580) 622-7130 or visit  www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.


DINING AT THE

2116 W. Broadway Sulphur, Oklahoma

RED BANDANA “Family time is our favorite time” is emblazoned on the menu at Red Bandana Cafe and it is from the heart of owners Brandon and LaChelle Cowan. They love providing a place for families to have great food and great times together. That love is reflected in the cafe’s title, named in memory of LaChelle’s brother, who was never seen without his bandana. A full breakfast and plentiful lunch are on tap. The early morning menu offers the expected, and the unexpected. Whatever your choice is, finish it up with their scrumptious cinnamon rolls. For lunch, choose from hot or cold sandwiches, soups, salads, daily specials and some of the best burgers ever. (Warning: Eating a mushroom burger? Roll up your sleeves; it’s a delicious 3 napkin commitment) You may want to consider the Red Bandana’s claim to fame...their (semi-) secret weapon - The Netzel Burger. Ground beef, seasoned with secret spices, cabbage, onion, all stuffed inside a fresh yeast roll. Oh my! Their other claim to fame? Pie! LaChelle’s pecan pie or whichever pie is baked up daily.

(580) 622-6500 1-800-800-8000

www.super8.com • RV/Truck Parking • Newly Renovated • Iron & Ironing Board • Senior Discount • HD Satellite TV w/140 Channels • Non-Smoking Rooms • Suite Room

• Free High-Speed Internet • Free Super Start Plus Breakfast • Guest Laundry / Business Center • King / 2 Queen Size Beds • Pets Allowed (with Fee) • Walking Distance to Restaurants • Micro/Fridge/Hair Dryer/Alarm Clock

Stop in at the Red Bandana Cafe at 210 W. Muskogee, historic downtown Sulphur. More info can be found at www.redbandana.net or 580-622-4696.

ARBUCKLE TRAIL RIDES, LLC RIDING YEAR ‘ROUND in the ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN area

NOW RIDING IN CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA & ON PRIVATE RANCHES • Scenic Guided Trail Rides

• Lessons and schooling rides

• Group rates

• Safe trail horses for sale at all times

• Well trained gentle horses

• Scenic photo opportunities

• Active Military discounts

• 18 years of SAFE trail rides

E-mail: wolfeden@brightok.net • www.arbuckletrailrides.com • www.wolferanch.com

(580) 993-0097

(580) 622-6326

VOTED #1 BEST HORSEBACK RIDES Oklahoma Living Magazine

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Spa at the Artesian Hotel began its journey with you in Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul to bring restoration and healing through holistic methods while stimulating your senses and soothing your soles. Sole’renity Spa Sanctuary at the Artesian ~ Your destination for a new nation of relaxation. 1001 W. 1st, Sulphur, OK 73086 Phone: (580) 622-8128 Email: solerenityspa@yahoo.com Website: www.solerenityspa.com

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For inquiries and appointments please call Sole’renity Spa at the Artesian.

1001 West First St. Sulphur, OK 73086 Reservations & Info 580.622.8128 Spa ’s n re info@littlesolesspa.com d il h C s Little Sole nd wellness combine littlesolesspa.com a es s. le so is where smil le tt li ur precious ildren to pamper yo introduces ch n ig es d t p ce ess in Little Soles The con lth and welln ea h will experi f o ts efi ly d ence flavore n ie fr l, to the ben u rf soaks, scru d shion. A colo mptious scru e m so r fo bs, sweet cr l an exciting fa a e a iv m rr a y r lo ei ti ons, frostin waits th g fun tiaras, rty of atmosphere a glitter tatto facial mask, p for the Spa u ro g a os, and de in r o na y e et il m ri co ti a v e lo n a licio rs . All of this alo ffers and more ca us done on th . Little Soles o es v li et le fe tt n be d li n e r a ir own, with thei nds Mommy and Daddy, or treat their ha to es ic w it rv h se a of group of fr ing their iends for a fantastic while pamper Sparty! t! ee sw so s le so little Little Soles will their little so return with les pampe red so sweet!

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What started as a fascination with vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, has morphed into a love of antique wheels of all kinds. Forgotten Wheels Museum (formerly Caveman Motorcycle Museum), south of Davis, is now a collection of historical items, some on 4 wheels, some on 2 wheels, some related to motorcycles…or those that love them!

Journey’Z Camper Rental

Clean, furnished & ready for your journey! Set-up service available For Reservations Call 580-618-2777 • 580-618-2983 Sulphur, OK 73086 www.journeyzcamperrental.com

In the early days of this attraction, it was the small bikes, called “Hummers”, that piqued the interest of Tom and Sandra Webb. It didn’t take long before they started acquiring pieces of history on wheels. Over the years, that collection has taken on a life of its own. Now, they take delight in sharing it with visitors of all ages. A stop at the Forgotten Wheels Museum is a pleasure for enthusiast or novice. Motorcycles dating from 1940, automobiles from 1922 to 1956, personal family heirlooms and other memorabilia are on display. Check out the BSA Military Bike, the 1960 Panhead, Cushman Scooters and so much more. Out front on a pole, is a Model T that looks like it carried the Clampetts to town; inside a 1956 pickup that has been in the Webb family for 4 generations. Under the shed, you’ll find vintage trucks from 1929-45. While you are in the Arbuckles, pay a visit to Forgotten Wheels Museum. Their hours vary seasonally, so call ahead at 580-369-2764 or 369-8406 or 369-8704. Their facility is handicap accessible and they welcome group tours (call ahead). Check their Facebook page for info or the website at www.forgottenwheelsmuseumandantiques.com. There is no admission fee but your donations help keep history alive and available. Find them at 1775 S. Hwy 77, South of Davis.

Come play & camp

along the Washita River & Honey Creek

annual

WashitaWet &W il Boat n Float d

• 350+ acres to roam & camp • Hike • Swim • Fish • Picnic

• ATV Area • Kayak, Canoe, Bike Rental • RV & Tent Camping • Shower House

• Convenience Store nearby

Ma y 25-28, 2018

• Boat Rac e s (Non-moto rize d) • Music • Fo o d • Vendo rs • Rac e Cla s s es • Build Y o ur Own B oat

Day Admission: $10 per person (Camping additional)

www.funvalleycampground.com - 580-369-2022 I-35 exit 51 - Then 1/8 mile east on Kay Starr Trail (6639 Kay Starr Trail)

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Get Outdoors at Turner Falls Park T urner Falls Park, with its 77 foot waterfall, abundant natural beauty, and unique geological formations, has been enjoyed by generations of visitors since 1868. Today’s guests still appreciate the splendor of God’s handiwork and an opportunity to escape to the great outdoors. Whether a day trip or a week of camping, Turner Falls will refresh you.

Turner Falls Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Day Admission is from 6:00am-8:30pm.To obtain more information, check the website (above) or search the Park on Facebook or call 580-3692988. The Park is located between I-35 exits 47 & 51 on Hwy 77 (5 miles south of Davis)

A recent improvement to ticketing at the park has made admission easier. Online purchasing of tickets is now available through the park’s website - www.turnerfallspark.com. This assures your admittance to the park. You must have a valid ticket for every day you occupy the park, for every person in your vehicle. Camping fees are additional. Swimming in these spring-fed creeks has always been the most popular activity at the Falls. The refreshing water keeps the Oklahoma summer heat at bay. You may enjoy wading in the shallow areas with little ones, letting time drift by on your floatie or diving in to the deep pools. Turner Falls mandates that all children under 12 MUST wear a Coast Guard certified floatation device. The Park does not provide or rent these devices, so plan ahead.

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350 Lawton Ave. • Sulphur, OK • 2 Blocks from National Park

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A Quiet Stay at CASTLE ROCK LODGES Set among a forest of oak trees and just a few steps from a hilltop view of Arbuckle Lake, a vacation at Castle Rock Lodges will be the highlight of your get-away. Check in to a lodge... and check out of every day stress.

house, The Lodge, sleeps up to 10 guests and the living room’s full glass wall frames a view of the woods and the lake beyond. The Cottage sleeps up to 8 and has a large yard with room to play. Both are fully equipped, have fireplaces and large decks.

The location of these accommodations is the detail that will set your stay apart. The scenic wooded area is at the end of the street, so traffic noise is minimal. There is room to park a boat. A hiking trail will lead • Tube the Washita River you to that hilltop • Life Jackets provided • Must be 12 years old view of the lake and • Trips start at 10am a few more steps will last trip starts 2pm have you at water’s edge...and jumping For Reservations & River Conditions in! Enjoy swimming or I-35 Exit 51 - Then 200 yds North on Hwy 77 (Before River Bridge) fishing just feet from South of Davis • www.riverbottomtubing.com your lodging.

Both of the homes at Castle Rock offer all the comforts of home and more. The larger

Decide to vacation at a slower pace at Castle Rock Lodges. For more information, call 580-451-0089 or search their Facebook page.

Rocky Point Cabins Wooded Lake Area Cabins

Authentic Mexican Food • Beer & Margaritas Meeting/Banquet Room Available Daily Specials • Kids Menu

Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm • Fri & Sat 11am-10pm 1611 West Broadway • Sulphur, OK 580-622-6244 129 N. Milt Phillips Ave. • Seminole, OK 405-303-5007

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• Rustic Exterior • Individually-Themed Interiors • Furnished Kitchens • Picnic Tables, Grills, Cable TV, Microwave, Central Heat/Air • One Mile from Arbuckle Lake • 10 Units Sleep up to 6 • Family Reunions/Groups • Pet friendly • Weekly Rates Available

On Cooper Memorial Rd. (Point Road)

For Reservations, Call (580) 622-5115 or 1-888-211-0770 www.rockypointcabins.com


RV-ING IN THE COUNTRY

F rg tten Wheels M U S E U M (Formerly Caveman Motorcycle Museum)

The peace and quiet of the country life can be yours if you “park your wagon” at the Country Day’s RV Park south of Sulphur. This rural setting has been designed with the “over 50” folks in mind and providing them with a relaxing get-away. Country Day’s RV Park is a 15 site park so campers won’t be dealing with crowds. Wooded area borders the park with just enough clearing to catch the beautiful Oklahoma sunsets. The locale boasts abundant wildlife and a flock of wild turkeys are frequent visitors. The Buckhorn area of Arbuckle Lake is a scenic 3 mile drive away and a trip to Sulphur for activities and groceries will take about 10 minutes. The park offers mostly pull-thru sites and full hook-ups. Pets are welcome, as are long and short term campers. For more information on Country Day’s RV Park, contact Debbie at 580-618-3768 or go to www.countrydaysrvpark.com. They are located at 2232 Cedar Blue Road, 6 miles south of Sulphur on Hwy 177, then 2 miles west on Cedar Blue Road.

• Vintage Motorcycles, cars, trucks, gas pumps, signs & more • Complete HD Hummer Collection • Restored 1947 Lincoln Club Coupe • 50 cycles, foreign and domestic, most restored, some original Hours vary seasonally - call ahead for info • No Admission Fee Group Tours • Handicap Access • Gift & Antique Shop

1775 S. Hwy 77 • South of Davis, OK • 580-369-2764 • 580-369-8406 or 8704 www.forgottenwheelsmuseumandantiques.com

Deer Creek Lodge & Cabins Located 1 mile from Turner Falls Park South of Davis, Oklahoma at Exit 51 off I-35 7 LODGES Sleep up to 40 Fishing • Canoes Fireplaces Hiking Commercial Kitchens Free Wi-Fi Most on water For Small & Large Groups CABINS Sleep Up To 6 Some with: Microwave/Fridge Kitchenettes Linens Furnished Free Wi-Fi Satellite TV Guest Laundry RV SITES Bath House Grills/Picnic Tables Insta

For Reservations & Information

www.deercreeklodges.com

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Imagine being taken away to a fluorescent-colored world where the goal is to put a small, round ball in a tiny hole in the ground, or another where you gear up to do battle in a dimly lit, two-story maze with futuristic lazerweapons. Kids of all ages – and a number of adults too – have been doing just that, and more, at Lazer Zone Family Fun Center in Ada, Okla., since 2004. The facility offers a lazer tag arena, nine-hole mini golf course, 24 bowling lanes, batting cages, an arcade, a restaurant and a prize redemption counter. Tammi Walkup has taken her four kids to Lazer Zone for nearly 10 years. Many of her kids, now aged between 6- and 20-years-old, have had birthday parties at the facility, and it is a popular hangout the rest of the year. “We go around once a week. They love to play the game and get tickets, and then choose items from the case,” Walkup said. “The little ones love lazer tag and the older ones like to bowl.” But it is more than bowling, video games, mini golf and lazer tag that keeps Walkup bringing her kids back to Lazer Zone. The facility is a family-friendly, fun environment and the staff is very helpful as well, she said. Over the years, the facility has made changes to ensure the safety of children at the facility, including adding additional lighting and requiring that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. “Lazer Zone is a safe environment for them,” Walkup said. “It’s clean and I don’t think they’ll be in any danger because there is adult supervision.” While there are many activities for the kids, it doesn’t mean the adults have to sit on the sidelines. “The whole family can really find something to do there,” Walkup said. “The kids can play games, and while they play, the adults can bowl.” For more information about Lazer Zone or to view current promotions, please visit www.adalazerzone.com.

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Important Exit Numbers Along Interstate 35

Stratford Pauls Valley

EXIT #70 EXIT #66

Ada

#72 Pauls Valley, Stratford, Ada

Wynnewood

EXIT #64 EXIT #55

#70 Pauls Valley #66 Wynnewood #64 Wynnewood

Sulphur

Davis

#55 Davis, Sulphur #51 Davis, Sulphur,

EXIT #51

Turner Falls, Dougherty

EXIT #47 EXIT #33 EXIT #31 EXIT #29

EXIT #40

Gene Autry

Ardmore

EXIT #24

Arbuckle Wilderness #47 Turner Falls Overlook Tishomingo

#40 Gene Autry #33 Ardmore #31 Ardmore #29 Lake Murray #24 Lake Murray

Circa 1920’s Bathhouse

Sulphur Springs Inn Howdy Folks!!

Country Day’s RV Park

Family Lodging

Nestled at the edge of the sacred Chickasaw National Park Old-time resort setting with European charm and hospitality Free park access to biking, boating, fishing, hiking and swimming.

A peaceful RV Park for Country Folk 50+ 15 sites in a quiet rural setting • Full Hook-up • 30/50 Amp • Several Pull-thru

• Pets Welcome • All Bills Paid • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates

2232 Cedar Blue Road • Sulphur, OK

Near Buckhorn Area of Arbuckle Lake (East side)

www.countrydaysrvpark.com | 580-618-3768

1102 W. Lindsay ~ Sulphur, OK 73086 (580) 622-5930 • sulphurspringsinn.com

Sanctuary for the Gentle Soul www.visitthearbuckles.com

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or the second year in a row, ULTRA 4s are heading to Oklahoma! More than 60 drivers are expected to participate in the annual Clash at Cross Bar Ranch. This year, Clash at Cross Bar will be a combined Eastern/Western Series event. Cross Bar Ranch features more than 6,500 acres of rugged terrain in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, south-central Oklahoma’s ancient mountain range. It is the largest and most centrally located off-road recreation area in the region. The location midway between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City and just off I-35 makes access easy. Cross Bar offers a diverse terrain that varies from flat, wide, open spaces to loamy hills with hardwood timber, as well as muddy

bottoms and steep, rocky, hill climbing sections. In addition, the panoramic views from mountain tops, crystal clear streams and brilliant star-filled night skies are like scenic icing on the rugged cake.

“The Clash” is a family-friendly spectator event and serves as a qualifying race for the 2019 King of the Hammers off-road race and festival in Johnson Valley, CA. There will be a centralized area with an obstacle short

323 W. Muskogee Ave. • Sulphur OK 73086

– USE THIS SPACE – Group Outing or Event Headquarters Reunion • Party • Meeting • Activity Short Term Use At Competitive Rates

Margaritas Available Family Owned and Operated Open 7 Days A Week 2514 W. Broadway St. Sulphur, OK

Open: Mon-Thu 11 to 9 Fri & Sat 11 to 10 Sun 11 to 3

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COMMUNITY SPACE

Mexican Restaurant

(580) 622-2285

Food vendors are on site. More activities are on tap - check the website. Saturday night performers will be Reed Southall and Justin Logan. Cross Bar Ranch has areas for RV and tent camping, as well as hiking and mountain biking. Come out and bring the family to this one-of-a-kind off-road racing and outdoor recreation event!

WILLIE JOE’S

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course, vendor booths and grassy hillside seating where you can watch the race.

Find us on Facebook • williejoes323@gmail.com Enjoy the peace & quiet of the country & still be close to conveniences.

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Call For Rates & Available Spaces

580-622-6555 • RowdysRVRanch.com

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! o d d n a e e s o t s g Thin Arbuckle Trail Rides – Guided trail rides on horseback over large area ranches and in Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Beautiful scenery and wildlife spotting. Voted #1 Horseback Rides by OK Living Magazine. Experienced guides and well-trained horses for beginners or advanced riders. Riding lessons available. Reservations required. Sulphur. 580-622-6326 or 580-993-0097 Enjoy the great outdoors at Arbuckle Trail Rides

3rd Avenue Flea Market – Pickers, thrifters, antiquers, junknistas… whatever title you proudly wear, you will find your happy place at this flea market. Retro, vintage, re-purposed, antique & pure-de-junk can be found here. Fun family atmosphere, vendors ready to deal, huge variety of treasures. Indoor & outdoor booths. No admission charge. Open every Friday and Saturday, 8a-4p, 100 3rd Ave NE, Downtown Ardmore. (East end of Main St, then 3 blocks north on Caddo St.)

580-465-5355 • facebook.com/3rdstreetmarketArdmore 777 Zipline – A new way to zip in the Arbuckles. With Soaring Eagle-style ziplines, thrill-seekers are strapped into seats, leaving their arms and legs free. Riders of all ages and capabilities may share in the excitement. Brave youngsters meeting the height requirement of 42 inches are welcome. An exhilarating ride without harnesses, hiking or hurdles! Have a bird’s eye view of Honey Creek, Turner Falls and Colling’s Castle while belted in the 2-man formed seat. You will be pulled 717 feet to the tower rising 130 feet above the mountain top, then released to zip back to the launch site. The first zipline of this kind in Oklahoma. Ticket price: $13 single rider, $25. two riders (tax incl.) Ticket office and launch site at Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook, 6 miles south of Davis (6250 Hwy 77 South) on Hwy 77 between I-35 exits #47 & #51. 580-369-0103 • www.turnerfallszip.com Air Donkey Zipline Adventures – Fly through the air with the greatest of breeze! Enjoy a flight thru the unique geology of the Arbuckle Mtns. Some runs are several stories high with awesome views. Approx. 2 hour course includes over 1 mile of zipline, hiking, some stair climbing, a sky bridge and a glide over the trees. Pleasantly discover your inner strengths. Must be moderately fit. Safety is a priority, certified guides, orientation on “bunny zip”. Great group or family activity. Call ahead for reservations. West of Davis, I-35 exit 55, then 1 mile west to Dolese Rd & 2 miles south, into heart of Arbuckles. (580)369-5010 • www.airdonkeyzipline.com

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www.arbuckletrailrides.com • www.wolferanch.com Artists of the Arbuckles – Jean Carr Gallery displays local artists’ work; many mediums. Annual show dates: Adult Photography - March, Student Art - April, Student Photography - April, Adult Art Sept. Contact gallery about scheduled classes. Gift Certificates and lay-away available. Fri-Sat 1p-5p, will accommodate groups by appt. 330 W. Muskogee, Historic Downtown Sulphur.

580-622-5744 • www.artistsofthearbuckles.com Brown Ranch Hay Maze – The fun side of Agritourism. Seasonal park for kids...even BIG ones. Run off energy with a hay maze, Merry-Go-Bounce, Chicken Chunking, Boot Walk Bridge, the Cowboy Dash and so MUCH more. Games for all skill levels and laughs for everyone. Enjoyable and educational hay ride, jump on the Kiddie Cow Train (little tikes), and when you are done, roast wienies and make s’mores. Check website for dates (usually only in Oct.), directions, admission, and to preview games. South of Ardmore.

580-465-7937 • www.brownranchhaymaze.com Chickasaw Cultural Center – World class destination for history and culture of Chickasaw people. 109 acre campus. Exhibit Center with interactive exhibits, HD orientation movie & multimedia historical re-creations. Also on campus, theatre with 40' X 60' screen, HD capabilities and surround sound as well as café, gift shops, amphitheater and traditional village where you will step into Chickasaw life with demonstrations, dancing, games & traditional housing. Beautiful grounds to stroll. Located on west edge of Sulphur, ½ mile south on Cooper Mem. Road. Open Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12p-5p. No charge for visiting Village. Admission for Exhibit Center: Adults: $7, Students, Seniors (55+), Military: $6, Children under 12: free, add’l charge for movies.

580-622-7130 • www.chickasawculturalcenter.com Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Oklahoma’s first national park, mineral & fresh water springs, nature center museum, swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, ranger-guided programs, equestrian & mountain bike trail, hundreds of acres of ecologically diverse land. Lake of the Arbuckles, southwest of Sulphur, no admission (boating & camping fees) Platt District, south edge of Sulphur. 580-622-7234 • www.nps.gov/chic


Cross Bar Ranch – Oklahoma’s largest ATV/OHV park, 6,500 acres

Fun Valley Campground & Park – 350 + acres to roam and ride,

& over 50 miles of rugged terrain in Arbuckle Mountains. Safety rules apply, helmets and boots required. Adults $15.00 per day, kids 12 & under $7.50, under 5 free. ATV rental available. Primitive camping sites as well as RV sites (add’l. fee) w/ 30 & 50 amp electric, water, dump station. New this year: separate hiking/walking trails available. I-35, exit 55, 1 mile west to Dolese Rd., then 3 miles south.

bordered by Washita River with stretch of Honey Creek running thru. Hike, swim, fish, picnic, ATV area, shady pecan grove for relaxing family time. Kayak, canoe, bike rental; C-store nearby. RV & tent camping on site. Great natural playground for day outing w/ plenty of room to enjoy. Grab a picnic and dine along the freshwater stream. Memorial Day weekend - Wet & Wild Boat Races. Admission: $10. per person day use, camping additional. I-35 exit 51, then 1/8 mile east on Kay Starr Trail to entrance.

580-247-7244 • www.crossbarranchok.com

580-369-2022 • www.funvalleycampground.com Goddard Center for Visual & Performing Arts – art exhibits and studio, film fest, stage performances and more. Scheduled events for 2018-19 season include a Contemporary Dance Troupe, theatre shows for adults & children, interactive visual art performances, music ranging from classical to contemporary, from Indie-Folk to Motown. Also live HD satellite broadcast of Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet. Complete info on website. Located 1 block south of Main St. at 401 1st Ave SW in Ardmore. 580-226-0909 • www.goddardcenter.org Greater Southwest Historical Museum – South Central Discover the recreation of a historical Native American village at the Chickasaw Cultural Center

Davis Museum – Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society, housed in early day Santa Fe Depot, listed on Nat’l Register of Historic Places. History of Davis in pictures & artifacts; features schools, churches, medicine/dentistry, military, fire/police department, railroad memorabilia, Native American culture, geological formations. Fort Arbuckle model, Buffalo Soldier, African American artifacts & history of one of the first African American Paratrooper, old Print Shop exhibit. Visit Territorial Room to see typical frontier home. Also a museum library w/ general & family history books. Tue - Sat 10a - 4p. 12 E. Main, downtown Davis. 580-369-2518

Forgotten Wheels Museum – Unique collection of cycles & automobiles - some rare, “a little bit of motorcycle heaven on 77” is their claim. A few items on display: vintage motorcycles, cars, trucks, gas pumps, signs. Complete HD Hummer collection, restored 1947 Lincoln Club Coupe, 50 cycles- foreign and domestic – most restored, some original. Gift & antique shop. Handicap accessible, familyfriendly, group/school tours. Hours vary seasonally - call ahead. No admission fee, but donations help keep history alive. South of Davis, 1775 S. Hwy 77. 580-369-2764 or 369-8406 or 369-8704

Oklahoma’s History from mid-1800’s to present. Housed in former National Guard Armory built in 1936. Spans time from early Native American culture to the farmers, ranchers and townspeople. Exhibits include horse-drawn carriage, one room schoolhouse, log cabin general store and much more. History comes alive. Two more museums here: The Military Memorial Museum and Carter County Genealogical Society Library. Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No admission - donations greatly appreciated. 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore (2 blocks off Broadway) or I-35 exit 31A, then 1 mile east (watch for signs). 580-226-3857 • www.gshm.org

Lake Murray State Park – Clear water lake, all types of water sports (boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, sailing, etc.) camping, picnicking, scuba diving, airstrip. 18 hole, par 70 golf course open to public. New Lake Murray Nature Center and Tucker Tower Nature Center. Lake Murray Lodge has rooms, restaurant, pool. Located south of Ardmore on Scenic Hwy 77. 580-223-4044 • www.travelok.com

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Pauls Valley Water Park – Outdoor water park. Toddler’s catfish slide, water playground, sprays, huge tipping bucket. For teens & adults - body slides, bowl slide, lazy river, 3 lane lap pool w/ diving board. Relax pool side w/ umbrellas, lounge chairs, picnic area & snack bar. Hwy 77, north side of Pauls Valley in Wacker Park.

405-238-1308 • www. dwrrcpv.com River Bottom Tubing & Campground – Float the Washita

There’s fun for all ages at Lazer Zone!

Lake Murray Water Sports – Everything for fun on the water. Motorized & non-motorized rentals. Canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats. Fishing boats, Island cruisers, wave runners. Play area has waterslide & trampoline. Mini-golf & concession overlooking lake. Guided lake cruises during day or evening. Party packages w/ combination of equipment & activities. Variety of rentals for all ages; family-oriented atmosphere. Open seasonally. 3 miles east of I-35 at exit 24, 3322 Lodge Road, Ardmore.

580-223-7185 • www.lakemurraywatersports.com Lazer Zone – 60,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art bowling alley w/ 24 lanes (black light bowling Fri & Sat nites); 2-story lazer tag arena; mini golf has 9 holes of black light fun; arcade w/ over 100 games; kids play area; fast, medium & slow batting cages; party/meeting rooms and a grill. Available for birthday parties, youth gatherings, business meetings. Southwest side of Ada, intersection of Hwy 1 and Main St. 580-332-4855 • www.lazer-zone.net

Military Memorial Museum – Located at Greater Southwest Historical Museum in 1930s Oklahoma National Guard Armory. “All eras, all branches” is their claim, and it is true. Spans from War with Mexico (1847) to Persian Gulf. Rare display of uniforms of all 7 Uniformed Services of U.S., pup tent camp set-up, Fallen Soldier memorial, POW/MIA “Table for One”, paintings of cartoon depictions of military life from 1940s barracks, Hall of Honor presenting local veterans stories, and much more. Great collection of artifacts. Open Tues-Sat, 10a-5p. No admission fee - donations greatly appreciated. 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore (2 blocks off Broadway) or I-35 exit 31-A, then 1 mile east (watch for sign). 580-226-5522 • www.gshm.org Pauls Valley Opry – Monthly music show - 1st Saturday of each month. Showcasing the best in local & regional talent. Host band The Memory Makers w/ musical taste and history rooted in Classic Country, Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, 50/60 Rock, Southern Rock, Folk, and Blues. Doors open at 5:30p, show at 6:30p. Admission price: $10.00 (Kids 12 and under are free) Great family atmosphere. Pauls Valley High School Auditorium, 601 North Street.

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River with your buddies & your cooler full of snacks & drinks. Relax and enjoy the scenery as the river does the work. Tubing is a great adventure & family-friendly. Play on the banks or sandbars, watch for wildlife. Most trips take 3 hrs, but you can make a day of it. Must be 12 years old. Life jackets provided. First floats at 10a, last floats in at 2p. I-35 exit 51, then 200 yards north (before river bridge), south of Davis. 580-369-0320 • www.riverbottomtubing.com

Santa Fe Museum – 1905 depot, managed by Pauls Valley Historical Society. Collection of old photos, school memorabilia and pioneer collectibles. Steam locomotive & coal tender that once traveled over these tracks has found a permanent home near the depot; vintage red caboose rests behind the engine. Closed Sun-Mon. 204 E. Paul, Downtown Pauls Valley.

405-238-2244 Shady Oaks Boat Rental – Don’t have a boat? No Problem. Pontoons, canoes, kayaks & stand up paddle boards for rent on Arbuckle Lake. Cruise the lake at Driving instructions and life Lake Murray Watersports jackets provided. Tubes and toys available. Located at Point Boat Ramp on Cooper Memorial Rd, (from Hwy 7, west edge of Sulphur, go south on Cooper Mem. Rd 5½ miles, take a left at the “Y”.)

580-622-6102 • www.shadyoaksboatrental.com Sipokni West – Old West town takes you back in time to the late 1800s. Frequently used as a movie set, it offers a peak into the Wild West. Museum, trading post, sheriff’s office & jail, saloon, school house and more; 20+ structures to explore. Or just relax, take a seat on the boardwalk and let the kids explore. Seasonal activities include Gun Fight Re-enactments & Trades Day Flea Market (check website/ facebook for schedule). Hungry? Get some of grandma’s cooking at Lost Spur Cafe. Build family memories. Groups welcome. No admission but donations are appreciated. Hwy 7 & 2200 Saw Mill Rd, Reagan, OK (10 miles north of Tishomingo) Western Town & Cafe open Thur-Sat, 11:30a-8:30p.

580-384-8344 • www.sipokniwest.com


Sole’renity Spa & Little Soles Spa – Make your vacation complete with a break for relaxation and rejuvenation. Expect restoration & healing in this serene sanctuary. Therapeutic & wellness treatments including whirlpools, steam rooms & saunas. Soothe the mind, body & spirit with a variety of massage services, mud wraps/ soaks/scrubs, facials, mani/pedi & waxing. Little Soles Children’s Spa introduces children to the benefits of health and wellness. Colorful setting, friendly atmosphere to serve little soles with alone time, time with mom or dad, or in a Sparty group; variety of services to treat their little hands and feet . Mon-Sun (closed Tues) 10a-7p. 1001 W. 1st St (inside Artesian Hotel).

580-622-8128 • www.solerenityspa.com Sulphur Historical Museum – Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County. Located in old Fire & Police Station building, erected in 1917. Still has city jail (great photo opp), court room, fire pole. Displays development of Sulphur and area; diorama of Sulphur Springs, Indian Territory (prior to 1903) around current Pavilion Springs in CNRA, Old Belleview and Vendome swimming pools, Gov. Roy Turner’s ranch, Round-up Club and rodeos. Also exhibits of Fire Dept. equipment/records, antique switchboard, toy room, kitchen, early day scouting & reminders of past Sulphur businesses. Donations accepted. 402 W. Muskogee St, downtown Sulphur. Hours: Fri 10a-1p, Sat - 1p-5p. 580-622-5593 email: ahsmc@brightok.net

Toy & Action Figure Museum – With over 13,000 action and pop culture figures, the museum has one of the largest collections in the world, colorful & imaginative displays, children’s hands-on playroom, gift shop, and drawings from Oklahoma’s most famous cartoonist. Time Magazine names museum among “Top 50 Most Authentic American Experiences”. Mon - Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p. 111 S. Chickasaw, Pauls Valley. Adults $7, Children under 12 $5, under 2 free, Vets/Military $5, Seniors (55+) $5. Group pricing. 405-238-6300 • www.actionfigure museum.com

Turner Falls in winter is a sight to behold.

Treasure Valley Casino – This unique casino environment provides gamblers of every skill level with over 400 electronic gaming machines and table games, including Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack, and Three Card Poker. Attached to the Treasure Valley Hotel, a 58 guestroom inn w/ a variety of amenities. At I-35 exit 55 (Hwy7) on east side service road at Davis. 580-369-2895 • www.treasurevalleycasino.com Turner Falls Overlook – Stop off at the top of the Arbuckles and have a free preview of Turner Falls. The 77-foot waterfall seen from high above is an awesome sight and provides a bird’s eye view of much of what the park has to offer. Tourist information and restrooms available. Between exits 47 and 51 off I-35, 1 mile south of Turner Falls gate. 580-369-2330 Turner Falls Park – Scenic natural park, 77-foot water fall, hiking, swimming, picnicking, fishing, camping, caves, geological formations, spring-fed creek, snack bars. Pavilion by reservation. Children 12 & under MUST wear Coast Guard certified floatation device. Summer rates: Adults $14.00, Children ages 6-12 $7.00, ages 5 & under No charge, Seniors $7.00, (winter rates reduced), advance purchase tickets online. Camping additional fee. Hwy 77 just 4 miles south of Davis, I-35 exits #47 or 51. 580-369- 2988 • www.turnerfallspark.com

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MOTEL Serving Breakfast & Lunch 6am-2pm

Gas • Drinks • Snacks 5:30am-10pm

1628 W. Broadway

580-622-6606

11/2 miles to Turner Falls 1 mile to Arbuckle Wilderness

2741 Hwy 77 South (Hwy 77 & Briarwood Dr.)

Davis, Oklahoma Exit 51 off I-35 & 1 mile North

Reservations/Information:

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Cooler full of snacks and drinks. Swimsuit. Water shoes. Sunscreen. Sunglasses. Big-brimmed hat. Floating buddies. Got all that. Big Blue Tube...gonna’ get that at River Bottom Campground and Tubing. Let the floating fun begin! Bubba and Stacey Rose are all about seeing folks chill. As in, taking life at a slower pace while they float down the Washita River or

• Catfish • Hamburgers • Chicken Fried Steak • Catering Available Open Tue-Fri 11am-8pm Sat 3pm-8pm 580-247-9084 207 N. 3rd - Davis, OK (1 Block N. of Stoplight)

chilling and beating the Oklahoma heat. Do both on a 4 mile tube trip with your friends and family. No stranger to river float trips, Bubba worked alongside his uncle, Neil Rose, doing canoe trips down the same river 20 plus years ago. The younger generation is putting guests in the water on huge float tubes...and the “floatees” are loving the adventure. Float trips start at 10:00 am every morning with the last tip in the water at 2:00pm. A minimum of 3 hours is needed to drift down stream but don’t rush. Take a picnic lunch and stop along the way. There are sand bars and banks to explore and swim from. As you “go with the flow”, watch for wildlife. Call ahead for reservations and river conditions. Guests must be 12 years old and life jackets are provided for everyone. Start you tubing adventure at River Bottom Campground, I-35 exit 51, then 200 yards north on Hwy 77, just before the river bridge. (south of Davis, about 3 miles) More information is at 580-369-0320, Facebook or www.riverbottomtubing.com.

Cedar Ridge Cabin Enjoy modern amenities in our beautiful, centrally located cabin. Cedar Cabin offers a restful place to relax during your stay in the Arbuckle Lake Area.

Owner is Oklahoma Licensed Real Estate Broker

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• 2 Bedroom • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Satellite TV • Internet Access • Non-Smoking • Vacation Rental www.seeourcabin.com 580-993-0403 contactcedar@hotmail.com


Fun Valley Park & Campground A NEW PLACE TO PLAY Looking for some wide open space to run and play, wade the creek, picnic, camp...or just relax under a big shade tree? Want to avoid the crowd? Maybe it’s time to consider a new place to play. Fun Valley Park and Campground is that place. Fun Valley Park & Campground is 350 acres of playground with beautiful Honey Creek flowing through and the Washita River bordering its northern edge. This allows for great water sports, whether it’s wading and swimming, fishing or floating the river. Speaking of floating, canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals are available at the park.

build-a-boat and boat racing classes. Music, food and vendors will round out the festivities. You will find Fun Valley Park & Campground at I-35 exit 51, then 1/8 mile east on Kay Starr Trail (6639 Kay Starr Trail). For info, go to www.funvalleycampground.com or call 580-369-2022.

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Camping is a big draw to this location. A pecan orchard on the acreage provides shady spots for RV or tent camping as well as picnicking. A shower house is available for guests. There are also separate trails for ATV riding, hiking and biking. Nearby is a convenience store. Admission to the park is $10 per person, per day. Camping fees are additional. There is so much natural beauty and activity opportunities at Fun Valley, that it is quickly becoming a destination for visitors wanting to enjoy the outdoors. Save the date of May 25th - 28th this year for the first annual Washita Wet & Wild Boat & Float. On tap are (non-motorized) boat races,

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National Recreation Area

“Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters” Oklahoma’s Oldest National Park

• Swimming

• Picnicking

• Camping

• Waterskiing

• Hunting

• Nature Center

• Fishing

• Bird Watching

• Wildlife Viewing

• Boating

• Hiking

• Ranger-guided Programs

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• Upscale Resale • Antiques & Repurposed • Furniture • Household items

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• Open for lunch & dinner Visit www.rustynailwinery.com for events & hours Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.rustynailwinery.com

More than just a feed store... with something for the guys & gals! • Large selection of Brighton • Silver, Umgee, Miss Me, Tasha Polizzi • Cinch, Wrangler, Outback, Panhandle Slim • Boots for men, women, and kids • Yeti, farm, and hunting supplies • Case, Moormaker, and Buck knives

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America’s Best Value Inn – Newly refurbished, 125 units, in-

Davis Inn Motel – 13 clean units, modern decor, great beds, free

room coffee, micro, fridge, free wireless Internet and business center, outdoor pool, deluxe continental breakfast, restaurant nearby, pet friendly, truck parking. Near Softball Complex and Convention Center, Hwy 142 & I-35 exit 33, Ardmore.

wireless internet, 1 & 2 bed kitchenettes are fully equipped, rooms with micro/fridge, cable TV w/ Spanish, also furnished apartments w/ full service, bbq grill, picnic area with horseshoes. Centrally located on Hwy 77, 2 blocks south of Main Street. Sherry’s cell 580-369-0826

Rock Creek Retreat’s “Copper Cabana”

580-223-1234 • www.redlion.com

or 580-369-2384

The Guest House at Maria’s Garden – Newly renovated…and

Deer Creek Lodge & Cabins – 7 large group lodges, located

cute as a dollhouse. A sweet cottage offering 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, full kitchen, a deck to sit, relax and unwind and all the amenities of home. Each room is decorated with unique styling and great attention to detail. Located next to Maria’s Garden, a shop full of home & garden gifts, boutique clothing and more. Call for info.

on water, each sleeps up to 40, commercial kitchens, fireplaces, canoes, hiking, fishing. $450.00 per night, 2 night minimum. Cabins – 25 units, some kitchenettes, some single or double rooms, linens furnished, wireless internet, satellite TV, guest laundry. Competitive pricing. Near Fried Pie Shop. 1 mile to Turner Falls Park and close to Arbuckle Wilderness. South of Davis at Exit 51 off I-35.

580-223-2500 • www.guesthousemarias.net Lake Murray Floating Cabins – Floating vacation villas, lodges, cottages of various sizes, sleep max of 4 up to max of 18, boat or jet ski can be docked at your door, well equipped kitchens, linens furnished, cable TV w/ DVD, some handicap access. South of Ardmore.

580-223-0088 • www.lakemurrayfloatingcabins.com The Lexington – completely renovated, everything is new. 42 rooms, 11 suites & 2 fully equipped kitchens, new bedding, micro/ fridge in all rooms, MP3 clock radios, flat screen TV, wi-fi, business center, fitness center, laundry, pool, pet-friendly. Deluxe breakfast, waffles, biscuits/gravy, fruit, changes each day, something for everyone. Fresh coffee always available. Exit 31-A off I-35, then north on east side service road to 136 Holiday Dr.

580-369-2003 • www.deer-creek-lodge.com Horseshoe Springs Cabins – Two beautiful log cabins, each sleeps 6, set on 100 private acres in the Arbuckle Mountains.  Equipped kitchens, linens furnished, themed decor, Dish TV/DVD/VCR, grills, picnic tables, and campfire pits.   Located next to Air Donkey Zipline (discount available) and Cross Bar Ranch ATV Park west of Davis.  Ten minutes from Turner Falls Park.

580-247-8381 • www.horseshoespringscabins.com Mountain View Motel – 32 units, convenient to Arbuckle Wilderness, Turner Falls Park and I-35. Truck parking, high-speed wireless internet, pets allowed (fee), laundry, micro/fridge/coffeemaker in room, cable/HBO. Sr. discount. South of Davis, 2471 Hwy 77 South.

580-223-7525 • www.redlion.com

580-369-2321 • www.davisokmotel.com

Shiloh Morning Inn Bed & Breakfast – Luxurious country inn on 73 acres. 5 large suites and 4 secluded cottages, all w/ king beds, TV/DVD, mini fridge and either whirlpool tub for 2 or private hot tub. Sumptuous breakfast and dinner available served in your suite or cottage. Outside of Ardmore.

Treasure Valley Hotel – Newly refurbished and beautiful, IHOP

1-888-554-7674 • www.shilohmorning.com

Express adjoining, 58 rooms and suites, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, high-speed internet, cable/satellite TV, guest laundry room, pet free, smoke free, conference room, 24-hour security. Adjoins Treasure Valley Casino. I-35 exit 55, to east side service road.

580-369-3223 • www.treasurevalleycasino.com Turner Falls Park Cabins – Located inside Turner Falls Park, 12 duplex one-room cabins, set beside creek or on mountain top near campground. Sleeps 4, bed linens furnished, kitchenettes, picnic tables, grills. Start at $250 for 4 per night, includes Turner Falls Park day admission fee. South of Davis.

580-369-2988 • www.turnerfallspark.com

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DOUGHERTY Rock Creek Retreat – Tree houses for “big” people…for all of us adults that want to revisit that childhood joy. Sure, you can bring the kids if you like. Four newly built cabins (one sleeps 2, the others sleep up to 6), allow you to enjoy the view from amongst the leaves but still have easy access via a sturdy staircase. In wooded, remote area overlooking Rock Creek; a wonderful escape. Set on 100 acres of wilderness, hiking, wild life watching. Kitchen/Kitchenette, linens furnished, TV/DVD, gas grill/fire pit, picnic tables, clean, climate controlled bathhouse. 469-556-4903

Echo Canyon Spa Resort – Luxury Lodging in beautiful surroundings, blocks from Nat’l Park, in-room Jacuzzi hot tubs, in-house 5 star dining serving prime beef, new cottage available, award-winning day spa (open to public). A very romantic getaway. 350 Lawton Ave. For spa info and reservations: 580-421-5076 • www.echocanyonmanor.com Henson Cabins – 2 private bedrooms, queen beds, linens provided, sleeps 6, full kitchen, central heat/air, TV/DVD, just ½ mile from boat launch, 2 miles to Guy Sandy Ramp. Between Sulphur/Davis, central to area attractions. Starting at $120. 580-622-6125

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Rocky Point Cabins – Individual Log-Style cabins, each deco-

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rated with different theme. Closest cabins to The Point Boat Dock on Arbuckle Lake. Sleeps 4-6. Fully equipped, in wooded area, 1 mile to Arbuckle Lake. Lake cabin atmosphere with conveniences. Pet friendly, starting at $125.00. Southwest of Sulphur.

Artesian Hotel – “…gilded spendor blending into modern luxury.” That says it all! Elegant boutique hotel opened in 2013 by Chickasaw Nation. Replica of original 1906 Artesian Hotel, located adjacent to National Park. 140,000 square foot facility, first class amenities & comfort, 81 rooms/suites, traditional bathhouse, restaurant, banquet room, indoor & outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, full service spa, lounge, shops, café. 1001 W. 1st Street, historic downtown Sulphur. 855-455-5255 • www.artesianhotel.com Castle Rock Lodges – 2 homes with large decks, fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens, wi-fi. Surrounded by woods, nature trail, walk to lake, swim, fish, boat parking. The Lodge sleeps up to 10 w/ 4bdr/3 bath, has full glass back wall with view into woods & lake. The Cottage sleeps up to 8 w/ 3bdr/2 bath. Near boat docks on Arbuckle Lake. 580-451- 0089 • Facebook - Castle Rock Lodges

580-622-5115 or 1-888-211-0770 www.rockypointcabins.com Sulphur Springs Inn Bed & Breakfast – 7 rooms and 3 cottage suites, family lodging, breakfast, bikes, next to National Park. Complete facility rental for reunions/groups. Historic building built in 1920s, Sulphur. 580-622-5930

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Super 8 of Sulphur – 39 units, king/queen beds, Super Start breakfast, restaurants nearby, free local calls, micro/fridge/hairdryer, cable TV/HBO, free high-speed Internet, business center, non-smoking rooms, pets allowed, laundry. 2226 W. Broadway, Sulphur. 580-622-6500 • www.super8.com

Cedar Ridge Cabin – Quiet cabin, centrally located for convenience. All modern amenities, 2 bdr/sleeps 4, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, internet access, everything needed to make a stay in the Arbuckle Lake area relaxing and comfortable. Non-smoking. Across from Bluestem Prairie area of National Park property for wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, boat ramp nearby. Between Sulphur & Davis.

580-993-0403 • www.seeourcabin.com Cedar Creek Cabins – Secluded, cozy cabins, some w/ fireplaces, satellite TV, wi-fi, themed décor. Fully equipped kitchens, linens, full bath. Small private fishing pond. Daily, weekly, monthly rentals. On Buckhorn side of Arbuckle Lake. Starting at $120. South of Sulphur.

580-622-8897 or 405-659-3128 www.cedarcreekcabinsok.com Experience rustic charm at Cedar Creek Cabins

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Cedar Ridge Real Estate • Residential • Lake Property • Vacation • Farm & Ranch • Commercial Homes

580-622-3233 1309 W. Broadway • Sulphur After 5pm & Weekends? No Problem! View properties on the web: CedarRidgeRealEstate.com

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• Small town atmosphere & friendly folks • Decreased cost of living • Great schools • Large & small hospitals • Visiting medical specialist • Senior Citizen Groups/Civic groups – fostering sense of community • Free or low-cost recreational sites • Mild winters • Volunteer opportunities – stay active, be involved • Wide variety of churches • Low crime rate

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For businesses: • Improved quality of life for employees • Major highways/railways for shipping • Tourism traffic – increased sales • Growth in housing • Locals shopping local Life in the Arbuckles is grand! Take a look at the area. We have 3 real estate companies that are knowledgeable and experienced in finding the perfect home or business location for you. Contact Cedar Ridge Real Estate, Marilyn’s Real E AK Estate or Pebble’s Real Estate for assistance L • in south-central Oklahoma. M

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RV Camping

in the Arbuckles

Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Numerous sites

Shady Oaks RV Park – Located one mile from Point Boat Dock of

within Platt District and Arbuckle Lake area. Primitive tent and RV camping in Platt District. Improved sites with hook-ups at Buckhorn and Point areas. 30/50-amp, shower houses, grills. Lake area offers water sports, swimming, fishing. Cost: $22-$30 for RV with hook-ups, Platt District, south edge of Sulphur; Lake area southwest of Sulphur.

Arbuckle Lake. Full hook-ups, 20-30-50 amp electric, some pull-thru, picnic tables, most have grills or fire rings, WI-FI, coin laundry, shower house, storm shelter, shade trees. Seasonal convenience store on premises. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 4 miles south of Hwy 7 on Cooper Memorial Dr. (Point Rd), west edge of Sulphur.

580-622-7234 • www.nps.gov/chic

580-622-6101 • www.shadyoakrvpark.com

Country Day’s RV Park – Quiet camping in the country created with the “over 50” crowd in mind. 15 sites, 30/50 amp, full hook-ups, most pull-thru, all bills paid, picnic tables, pets welcome. Near Buckhorn area (east side)of Arbuckle Lake, peaceful, wildlife watching. 6 miles south of Sulphur on Hwy 177, then 2 miles west on Cedar Blue Road. 2232 Cedar Blue Rd.

T & R RV Resort – Convenient to Pauls Valley attractions and ame-

580-618-3768 • www.countrydaysrvpark.com Cross Bar Ranch – Set on the top of the Arbuckle Mtns, on rough and rugged terrain shared w/ ATV park. 28 sites, concrete pads, some pull-thru, 20/30/50 amp, water, dump station, restrooms. Especially nice for off-road enthusiasts, bring your ATV for fun. Over 50 miles of ATV trails. Hiking and mountain biking permitted. Cost : RV - hook ups $35 per day, primitive $15, tent $10. (admission is add’l). Exit 55 of I-35, west of Davis. Go west 1 mile on Hwy 7 to Dolese Rd, then south 5 miles.

580-247-7244 • www.crossbarranchok.com Deer Creek RV Parks – 75 sites total in 2 locations. Full hookups, 30 & 50 amp, water, sewer, bath house, coin laundry, picnic tables/grills. Some sites near Honey Creek. Some tent camping. Located 1 mile to Turner Falls or Arbuckle Wilderness. South of Davis at Exit 51 off I-35. Call for info on park locations. 580-369-2003 or 369-2022 www.deer-creek-lodge.com Dougherty RV Park – Small, peaceful RV site in heart of Arbuckle Mtns., 15 sites, full hook-up, 30/50 amp, picnic tables, grills. Laundromat, convenience store 1 block. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 112 Healey Road in downtown Dougherty, America.

580-993-2735 or 580-465-2118 Rowdy’s RV Ranch – Quiet country setting between Sulphur/ Davis, close to Guy Sandy & Eagle Bay Boat Launch on Arbuckle Lake. Adjacent to National Park land offering hiking, fishing & hunting. Short drive to Cultural Center. 13 sites w/ full hook-ups, 110/30/50 amp, wifi, picnic tables, grills, all utilities paid. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Discount rates offered for long term campers. 1 mile south of Hwy. 7 on Shepherd Rd (822 Shepherd Rd.), between Sulphur/Davis.

580-622-6555 • www.rowdysrvranch.com

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nities, golf, fishing, restaurants. Easy access to I-35. Full hook-ups, all pull-thru sites, concrete pads, 30/50 amp, shower house/restrooms, laundry, cable, wi-fi, all bills paid, pet friendly, storm shelters. Daily, weekly & monthly rates. 20206 N. C.R. 3230, Pauls Valley. Exit 70 off I-35, then to west side service road. 405-331-9070

Turner Falls Park – 37 RV sites with 30/40/50-amp electric hookups, 500 tent sites, all inside park. Shower houses, dump station, picnic, swim, hike, geological formations, 77-foot waterfall. Police patrolled. Cost: $25 per night, $12.50 tent per night, plus day admission. Highway 77 between I-35 exits 47 and 51, or 5 miles south of Davis. 580-369-2988 • www.turnerfallspark.com Journey’Z Camper Rental – No camper? No problem! Rent an RV trailer for your vacation without the expense of tax, title and insurance. Campers are fully equipped with linens and kitchenware. Set up service is available at the park of your choice. Clean units ready for your journey. Enjoy vacationing in nature with the comforts of home. 580-618-2777 or 618-2983 www.journeyzcamperrental.com


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What's for Dinner? ARDMORE

Edamame – An American Sushi Bar. This is not the traditional sushi restaurant, numerous original dishes created by Edamame chefs, delicious sauces, nut dishes, freshest ingredients, beautiful presentation. Casual dining experience. Making use of French culinary skills - a crème Brule special every day. You won’t find plain vanilla here! Catering available for your next event or special occasion. MonSat 11a-9p, 23 B Street SW (1/2 block south of Main St.) Historic downtown Ardmore. 580-223-2333 look on Facebook for daily specials Fireside Dining – Wonderful food, delightful atmosphere. Prime rib, steaks, lobster, shrimp, catfish, daily specials, full bar. Excellent place to celebrate special occasions. Known for great food and excellent service for many years. Open for dinner Tues-Sat. One-half mile west of Lake Murray Lodge on Scenic Hwy 77 or I-35 exit 24, then east. 580-226-4070 • www.okardmoredining.com

2 Frogs Grill – “Casual dining with a funky blues twist - that’s their motto. Steaks, seafood, southern cuisine, live entertainment on occasional Friday & Saturday nights. A really fun eating experience. Call about catering. Check website for concerts and events. Open 7 days a week, lunch & dinner. 2646 W. Broadway (exit 31A off I-35), Ardmore. 580-226-FROG (3764) • www.twofrogsgrill.com

Las Cascadas – Let the Romo Family serve you authentic Mexican food, from mild to wild, great variety to choose from, daily specials, kid’s meal, all of your favorites. Patio dining available, family operated - taking pride in great service & delicious food. Closed Tuesdays. 215 E. Main. 580-369-2031 Snak Shaks – Need to grab a quick bite? Check the Snak Shaks for broasted chicken, potato logs, egg rolls, BBQ, burritos & more. Some locations have Hot Stuff Pizza, Cinnamon Street Bakery Rolls & Cookies & Eddie Pepper Mexican Food. I-35 location even has an A&W Stop with the famous root beer, hot dogs & more. Eight locations for you (3 in Sulphur, 3 in Davis, 1 in Wynnewood, and 1 in Mill Creek). SULPHUR

Aaimpa Café – Located at Chickasaw Cultural Center (no admission charge to enter café), varied menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks and some traditional Chickasaw dishes such as pashofa, grape dumplings, Indian fry bread. Vegetable and herbs grown on-site used in recipes. Café located inside Anoli Theater building. Indoor dining, outdoor dining and multipurpose/meeting room and catering available. Mon-Fri 11a-3p, Sat 11a-4p, Sun 12p-4p. West edge of Sulphur, 867 Cooper Memorial. Rd.

580-622-7130 • www.chickasawculturalcenter.com DAVIS

Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies – Just like grandma used to make for the ranch hands. It’s a meal or a treat in a pocket. Made fresh all day long, fruit, cream, pecan, no-sugar-added and savory. Call ahead if you like, dozen discounts, dining for large and small groups. Open 7a-7p, 7 days a week, I-35 exit 51, on Hwy 77. 580-369-7830 The Bistro – Fresh foods for a healthier choice. Daily hot plate special, antibiotic-free meats, some gluten-free options, burgers, fries, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, soups, made from scratch desserts. Catering available and special event room. Open Sun-Fri 11a-3p. 217 E. Main Street. 580-247-9221 • Find menu on Facebook.

Abuelita’s – Dish up some real Mexican food! Varied selections with all the things you’d expect - tacos, burritos, enchiladas and so on ... and some surprises. Get your fill of spicy food or opt for a milder choice. New location, west edge of Sulphur at 2514 W. Broadway. 580-622-2285 Bait Box – The place to grab a quick bite on Friday or Saturday night. Cooking up BBQ for the weekend. One-stop store on the Buckhorn (east side) of Arbuckle Lake, offers basic groceries, ice, drinks, beer…and that tasty BBQ. Call ahead for more details. Open March – November. 1719 Cedar Blue Road. 580-622-5359 • www.baitboxgasgrocery.com

Deb’s Burgerland Cafe – Not just a burger place; Expanded menu: dinners with choice of vegetables, full breakfast served daily, chicken strips baskets, tacos, salads, lots more and great burgers. Catfish dinner served daily. Dine-in or call-in and carry-out. Friendly Folks. 700 E Main. 580-369-3379

Kerri’s Dougherty Diner – The place where the locals go for catfish. Everything you want when you are catfish hungry. Choice of sides, all food served up hot and fresh. Catfish not your thing? Also have excellent burgers, chicken fried steak and menu options. Kid’s meals. Catering available. Open Tue - Fri 11a-8p, Sat 3p-8p. 207 N. 3rd St. (1 blk north of only stoplight). 580-247-9084 (These are not the nuts you’re looking for. Keep hunting!)

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The Arbuckle Area is home to a smorgasbord of great dining establishments. This Restaurant Review will give you a quick reference of local eateries. All businesses listed are Fun Times Magazine advertisers, so look for their ads for more information.

Shady Oaks Store – On the way to the Arbuckle Lake? Don’t go hungry. Pick up a picnic or snacks to enjoy. Hot foods include Hunt Brothers Pizza and Hunt Brothers Wing Bites, which are great while boating. Deli sandwiches are made to your order and hot dogs are kids’ favorite. Plenty of cold drinks, chips, and lite bites. (Drinks and snacks also at Shady Oaks Boat Rental location at Point Boat Dock) Open summer time; seasonal spring & fall. 4022 Cooper Memorial Rd - 1 mile from The Point on Arbuckle Lake. 580-622-6101 Mamma D’s – Mamma must be back in the kitchen ‘cause what’s coming out tastes like home cookin’. Whether breakfast or lunch, Darlene turns out good old country-style meals…no flashy big-city dishes here. Pick up a fork & knife and prepare for biscuits/gravy, bacon/eggs, omelets & pancakes. For lunch, you have a choice of REAL hamburgers w/ toppings that go way beyond cheese. Try the Philly Cheese Steak, chicken strips, BLT & fresh, hand-cut French fries. Daily specials might include meatloaf, fresh hand-breaded chickenfried steak, or the cook’s choice. Located inside The Fillin’ Station w/ cold & hot drinks, snacks, etc. Kitchen open M-Sat 6a-2p, Summer (M-Fri - winter). Store open 6a-10p. 1628 W. Broadway.

580-622-6606 Potrillo’s Mexican Restaurant – Authentic Mexican food and courteous service. Wide variety of dishes, beer & margaritas, daily specials, kids menu. Banquet/meeting room available. Sun-Thur 11a-9:30p; Fri-Sat 11a-10p. 1611 W. Broadway (also in Seminole, OK).

580-622-6244 Red Bandana Cafe – Family-owned cafe that loves serving your family. Cooking up breakfast & lunch. Full service breakfast w/ eggs, pancakes, burritos, omelets and Bandana Cinnamon Rolls. Yum! Lunch menu has hearty list of burgers, hot & cold sandwiches, salads & soups. All are good but consider their specialties - the Netzel Burger (a.k.a. the Runza, in the north) or the Colorado Burger. A Netzel is ground beef, cabbage, onion, secret spices and a pinch of magic, all stuffed in to a fresh yeast roll bun. The Colorado is open-face w/ 2 big patties, smothered w/ green chili sauce, onions and cheese. Bring your appetite. Save some room for homemade pies, especially LaChelle’s grandma’s pecan pie. Tues-Sat 6a-2p. 210 W. Muskogee, historic downtown. 580-622-4696 • www.redbandana.net

Rusty Nail Winery – Stop in for a lite bite in this historic location. Formerly an old hardware store, now a beautiful setting for a relaxing gathering of friends. Serving lunch and dinner. Fresh made hoagie sandwiches and a daily soup special, variety of appetizers, cheese trays and crackers to accompany wine tastings. Now offering 30 varietals of wine for tasting and purchase. Plan some time for a bit of shopping too. Special event room available for small & large groups. Check the website, Facebook or Twitter for up to date info and live music events. Open Tue-Sat 12p-8p, closed Sun-Mon. 218 E. Muskogee Ave, in historic downtown.

Snak Shaks – Need to grab a quick bite? Check the Snak Shaks for broasted chicken, potato logs, egg rolls, BBQ, burritos & more. Some locations have Hot Stuff Pizza, Cinnamon Street Bakery Rolls & Cookies & Eddie Pepper Mexican Food. I-35 location even has an A&W Stop with the famous root beer, hot dogs & more. Eight locations for you (3 in Sulphur, 3 in Davis, 1 in Wynnewood, and 1 in Mill Creek).

Springs at The Artesian – Featuring dishes to satisfy all three meals and cravings in between. High-end, home style-inspired fare, creatively presented with generous portions. 140-person main dining room or al fresco on outdoor patio. Perfect date night or group get-together. Wonderful assortment of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, delectable dinners & grilled steaks; leave room for dessert & coffee. Reservations recommended, catering available. Mon-Thu 7-10a & 11a-10p, Fri-Sat 7-10a & 11a-11p, Sun 7a-10p. 1001 W. 1st Street, inside The Artesian Hotel. 580-622-8104 • www.artesianhotel.com Sweet Swirlz – Not what your mama would consider dinner exactly, but worth consideration when you have a sweet tooth. Featuring a variety of flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings, and Dippin’ Dots…and candy, candy, candy! Sun-Thur 10a-9p, Fri-Sat 10a-11p. Located at 6 W. Muskogee St, outside of Artesian Hotel (south side). 580-622-8080 TISHOMINGO

Lost Spur Cafe – Down home cooking at cafe in old west town of Sipokni West. Fresh and delicious meals served up in a “grandma’s kitchen” style. Daily specials, catfish, chicken fried steak, hamburgers and don’t miss the homemade desserts. Something different every day. Open for breakfast on Trades Days for hungry shoppers. Worth the drive for a good “home” cooked meal. Friendly staff. Thur-Sat 11:30a-8:30p. In Reagan, OK (10 miles n. of Tishomingo or 15 miles SE of Sulphur) Hwy 7 at 2200 Saw Mill Rd.

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These are annual events held in the Arbuckles listed by month but in no particular order. Check them out and add a fun experience to your vacation. Call or email the contact listed for exact dates. Contact information is listed below.

Calendar of Events

JANUARY JUNE Bald Eagle Watch – Sulphur/National Park Dinner/Native Comedy Showcase – C.C.C. Lucky Chops Band (2019) – Goddard Father’s Day Celebration – C.C.C. Children’s Festival – C.C.C. FEBRUARY Summerfest – Davis Catapult (2019) – Goddard Okie NoodlingTournament – Pauls Valley MARCH Three Sisters Spring Celebration – C.C.C. Masters of Soul (2019) – Goddard Photography Show – Artists of the Arbuckles

JULY Fireworks Extravaganza – Pauls Valley Native Film Festival – C.C.C. AUGUST Brit Beat Band – Goddard Hereford Heaven Open Rodeo – Sulphur Home School Day – C.C.C.

APRIL Easter Celebration – C.C.C. Youth Art Show – Artist of the Arbuckles SEPTEMBER Junior Ranger Day – Sulphur/National Park Heritage Days Rodeo – Pauls Valley Brick Fest & Police Officers Car Show – MAY Pauls Valley The Hunts (2019) – Goddard Labor Day Celebration, Carl Wockner (2019) – Goddard Grandparents Celebration – C.C.C. Cowboy Way Fest – Ardmore Antique Tractor & Implement Show – Sulphur Fun Valley Wet ‘n Wild – Davis City Of Springs Car Show – Sulphur Citywide Garage Sale – Davis Annual Art Show – Wildflower Walks – Sulphur/National Park Artists of the Arbuckles  Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival – & Memorial Day Celebrations – C.C.C. Sulphur & Tishomingo Artesian Art Show – Monarch Butterfly Watch – C.C.C. Sulphur/Chickasaw Nation Bison View 5K – Sulphur  Taloowa Music Fair – C.C.C. Well Bee 5K – Valley Rally Bike Tour – Pauls Valley Arbuckle Hospital - Sulphur Water Park Opens – Pauls Valley Hills of Oklahoma Bike Tour – Davis xhibit s g Ar t E Rotatin pril 2019 2018 - A August Center oddar d at the G

NOVEMBER Veterans Celebration – C.C.C. Veterans Day Parade – Sulphur Festival of Lights drive-thru opens – Ardmore Multi-Tribal Day – C.C.C. Carter Co. Art & Crafts – Ardmore Christmas Light Drive, Festival of Trees Open – C.C.C. Downtown Parade of Lights – Ardmore Main Street Opening Night Light Show & Parade – Sulphur  Erth’s Aquarium – Goddard DECEMBER Christmas Parade & Chili Supper – Pauls Valley Cowboy Christmas Event – Davis Christmas Light Show – Sulphur Cookies & Milk w/ Santa, Hall of Trees, Christmas Parade, Chili Cook-off – Davis Festival of Lights drive thru park – Ardmore Christmas Lights Display Festival of Trees – C.C.C. Christmas Celebration & Fine Arts Market – C.C.C. Historic Candlelight Tour – Sulphur/National Park Sherman Symphony – Goddard

Cont ct Information

Sulphur Chamber of Commerce www.sulphurchamber.com • email: sulphur@brightok.net 717 W. Broadway - Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-2824 Davis Chamber of Commerce www.davisok.org • email: davischamber@davisok.org 300 E. Main - Davis, OK 73030 • (580) 369-2402 Chickasaw Cultural Center (C.C.C.) www.chickasawculturalcenter.com 867 Cooper Memorial Dr. - Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-7130 Ardmore Chamber of Commerce www.ardmore.org 410 W. Main St. - Ardmore, OK 73401 • (580) 223-7765 Ardmore Main Street www.ardmoremainstreet.com • email: jeff@ardmoremainstreet.com 203 E. Main - Ardmore, OK 73401 • (580) 226-6246

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OCTOBER INFO Gold Tournament – Davis & Sulphur Halloween Carnival & Parade – Davis Fall Festival – C.C.C. Pumpkin Fest – Wynnewood

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Artist of the Arbuckles www.artistofthearbuckles.com.com 330 W. Muskogee - Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-5744

Chickasaw National Recreation Area www.nps.gov/chic Travertine Nature Center - East end of Platt District Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-7234 Goddard Center www.goddardcenter.org • 401 1st Ave. SW Ardmore, OK 73401• 580-226-0909 Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce www.paulsvalleychamber.com 112 E. Paul Ave. • Pauls Valley, OK 73075 • 405-238-6491


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Lodging in the Great Outdoors During a vacation in California in a rented RV, Mark and Cheryl Zeppa had a light bulb moment that ended up sparking something akin to a campfire. As they relaxed at their campsite, they questioned why there was not a camper rental service back home in the Arbuckles. With great camping, clear lakes, natural beauty and an abundance of activities, it seemed that the missing piece was the movable lodging. That spark became a bonfire! Back home, they set about exploring options and opportunities and today Journey’Z Camper Rental offers the joys of RV camping to visitors without the headaches of ownership. Guests can experience camping in the great outdoors and have all the comforts of home.

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The Zeppas have camper trailers that accommodate families with basic kitchen equipment and linens furnished. Renters have the option of moving the trailers themselves, but most opt to designate the location and have their “traveling cabin” set up, connected and waiting for their arrival, ready to move in. Memories made with your family, gathered around a campfire, enjoying the sun setting over the lake while you spend overnights in a clean, fresh camper from Journey’Z Camper Rental will last a lifetime. Call the Zeppas to plan your vacation journey. To reach them, call 580-618-2777 or 618-2983 or go to www.journeyzcamperrental.com.

Davis Museum In Historic Santa Fe Depot

Listed on National Register of Historic Places

• Visit Old City Jail • Diorama of original Sulphur • Turner Ranch & Round-up Club display • Antique Toy & Kitchen Rooms Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County

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• Fort Arbuckle Model • Talking Buffalo Soldier • Territorial Room • Broom-Making Exhibit Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society

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Sweet Spot GREAT FOR GATHERING

The little shop at 323 W. Muskogee in Sulphur has served a multitude of purposes. Dating around 1925, it has housed a battery & tire shop, a mechanic’s garage, and a heat & air company. At one time it was the parking spot for a hearseturned-tow-truck. But Ty Albright has a different vision for the space he calls Willie Joe’s. He uses it as a personal art studio, but also makes the structure available for use as a gathering spot. Large enough to accommodate a nice size group but intimate enough to set a casual, friendly atmosphere, Willie Joe’s has been the setting for reunions, meetings, parties, “pickin’ & grinnin’” sessions, and classes. The possibilities are endless. On pleasant days, users swing the glass garage door open and allow the revelry to expand on to the street. Usage fees are reasonable, which makes it appealing for a wide range of groups. Ty’s desire to share the restored community space has been a blessing to locals and visitors. Naming it after his dad, W. Joe,Home whoseof family came to SulWynnewood Historical Society phur before statehood, seemed natural. Both men present an open arms, • Located in Eskridge Hotel est. 1907 come-on-in attitude, which is the wel• coming National sense Register of Historic you feel at Places Willie Joe’s Community Space. • Original Hotel Setting • To Warlearn Memorial moreRoom about reserving Willie

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ou won’t need a time machine to flash back to the wild west. The family’s covered wagon (SUV) will get you there as you steer it to Sipokni West between Tishomingo and Sulphur. Walk the dirt streets, grab a seat outside the saloon, or experience the jail cell door slamming behind you. Sipokni West has been a long held dream of western movie actor Johnny Shackleford. What began as a joint labor of love by him and his father, has grown to be an old west town with over 20 structures plus a cemetery and outdoor displays. Enter through the wooden gates and feel the spirits of our cowboy ancestors. The original

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intention for this village was to serve as a movie set, but you won’t find fake facades here. Meander your way through the hotel, sheriff’s office, school house, blacksmith shop and an array of businesses that were part of frontier life in the 1880s. All of that exploring is bound to make you hungry. No problem. Stop by the saloon for a country-cooked meal, the likes of which you have not had since you slid your boots under grandma’s table. Do not expect nouveau cuisine at the Lost Spur Cafe. Come hungry...and save room for dessert. Cheryl Shackleford’s hand in this grand scheme is assuring tasty vittles are served up by their gracious staff. Sipokni West is still used as a movie or video backdrop, as well as a setting for special events and weddings. On occasion, visitors witness a gun fight re-enactment that brings the wild in

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wild west to life. Once a month, the Trades Days Market is held, showcasing wares of every kind. The Emporium and Trading Post are open with western goods and souvenirs. Bust out your adventurous side, unfold the stage coach map (GPS), and head your wagon (again, the SUV) into the countryside. Reagan, OK is where you will find Sipokni West, between Tishomingo and Sulphur. It’s worth the drive, past open fields and grazing cattle. Before you go, check the website (www.sipokniwest.com) or Facebook for maps, events and a menu. They are open Thurs - Sat 11:30a-8:30p and even earlier on Trades Days. About that jail cell... in case you are wondering... no, it won’t hold the kids for a couple of hours while you enjoy some peace and quiet. But maybe they will be mesmerized in to silence by an era gone by.

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Old Fashioned Burgers Dinners & More Expanded Menu Catfish Dinner Served Daily Open 7 Days A Week! Sunday–Wednesday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m Thursday–Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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On Hwy 77 Hwy 77OK inOn DAVIS, in Davis, 305 S ‘D’OK ST. 305 S. ‘D’ St. 580-369-2384 580-369-2384 GREAT BEDS & MODERN DECOR CLEAN– HELPFUL & MODERN FRIENDLY – CLEAN Wi-Fi and Cable TV (w/Spanish) CABLE TV & INTERNET APARTMENTS - Furnished •• KITCHENETTES (like new)&1full or service 3 bed fully equipped kitchens • KITCHENETTES - <3 2 rooms bed w/dishwasher> 1 or 2 bed, micro •• ROOMS ROOMS – 1 or 2 bed, micro&&fridge fridge • PICNIC AREA BBQ & horseshoe pitch • PICNIC AREA - BBQ grill & horseshoe pitch

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The long-term, family-operated business is almost as rare today as a polar bear back-stroking up the Washita River. Arbuckle Sports Center is that rare creature, operating on the principles set down by mom and dad, C.L. & Hazel Risner. For 50 years, the Risner family has been keeping boaters happy. C.L. Risner set up his auto diesel business on the site that remains the family business today. As construction was completed for Arbuckle Lake, Risner saw the need for boat servicing and fishing supplies. He and Hazel expanded to meet the needs of boaters and fishermen. All four of the Risner kids have worked in the business at some point. As with most family managed businesses, they all wear multiple hats in the daily operations but each has found there niche. Don oversees the service department. Ron has a skill for finding the right equipment for each customer in sales. Both boys worked beside their father through high school. Debbie joined her mother and learned the merchandising and administrative side. Marilyn now has a real estate and insurance company just down the street. Initially, renting aluminum fishing boats was the connection. In 1968, Mr. Risner sold his first boat and the rest, as they say, is history. “My dad’s first sale was a 15’ Bee Craft tri-hull 50 hp Mercury motor and trailer.” Ron reported. “He sold it for $1,995.” As with most things, times...and prices...have changed! From those humble beginnings, the shop has continuously expanded. Arbuckle Sports Center sells and services many brands of boats and equipment and continues to meet the needs of their customer in a personal way. A recent showroom addition allows an even larger selection for sales, both new and pre-owned. Currently they are one of the top 3 dealers in the nation for G3 Boats and a top 5 dealer in the region with Yamaha Motors. What was a dream 50 years ago, has grown to exceed the probability for a small-town boat shop. Clientele come from a large area due to the personal service and attention they receive. Congratulations to the Risner family and Arbuckle Sports Center on 50 years of determination and hard work. Visit them at 1960 E. Main in Davis.


Open 7 days a week • RV & Tent Camping Available 4-Wheeler & Side By Side Rentals RV Electricity & Water Available Dump Station On-Site Souvenirs • Gifts • Snacks • Drinks New Available at General Store Manag ement Over 50 Miles of Trail! www.crossbarranchok.com • 580-247-7244 Take exit 55 on I-35, west on Highway 7 for 1 mile to Dolese Road then south 3 miles to the gate

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Events

Lodging


Dougherty, OK lies deep in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, on the Washita River. The community’s storied past earned it a reputation of being tough and it was said “if you came with an attitude, you left with an attitude adjustment!” Today’s Dougherty has a different story. Quiet and secluded, not a lot goes on here…and that is just how the natives like it! Many families have been here for generations. A short distance to area attractions, a drive to Dougherty pays off in scenic beauty, whether by auto or motorcycle. Along with the beautiful countryside, Dougherty holds some interesting finds. Stay a few nights in a well-equipped tree house (Rock Creek Retreat) and be sung to sleep by Mother Nature. Stop by the only store in town (Dougherty Store) for local chit-chat, snacks or cold drinks. Should you encounter citizens of this burg, you’ll experience an uncommon friendliness. Seeking a step back in time? Maybe a slower pace? Peace and quiet? A relaxing drive? Turn your wheels towards Dougherty and enjoy the ride!

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lanning a trip to the Arbuckle Mountains, but worried because your kids are packing their special needs? I recently traveled with my young adult daughter who has sensory processing disorder (SPD). Here are some things that helped us enjoy the journey. These ideas can be utilized for hyperactive and/or sensory seeking children who range in age from second grade on up to young adulthood. That’s because sensory experiences often help hyperactive kids channel their energies appropriately and modulate their responses while kids who have been diagnosed with SPD may also benefit from a variety of targeted activities. This “sensory diet” is beneficial for kids who crash, jump, bump, and wiggle their way through the day.

cafeteria meatloaf. SPD can be successfully addressed by experienced occupational and physical therapists. Here’s my most important piece of advice: Be physically active. The morning of your excursion, offer to pay your child to clean the inside and outside of your vehicle. Bending over and down to vacuum the car is heavy work. (Provide a pair of earmuffs if the noise is off-putting.) Toting a bucket of sudsy water and packing the car with suitcases and ice-filled coolers are physically satisfying tasks.

outdoors, customize a perfume diffuser locket (stress2relaxation.com) with a nature scent. Cedar wood is a good bet, as is English Ivy, Forest Pine and Woodland. My daughter enjoys wearing a lavenderscented locket.

Now for the actual road trip. Bison display at the Travertine Nature Center A vibrating massage cushion Individuals with SPD struggle to respond ap- (amazon.com) with a car adapter soothes tired My final suggestion is also my daughter’s propriately to environmental input that may muscles and gives input to sensory seeking favorite car activity: Travel Bingo. You can include classroom fluorescent lights, shirt travelers. Some models have heat options and customize cards at freebingomaker.com. tags, tornado sirens, or even the texture of different intensity modes. Mark the grids with scented stickers instead Here’s another idea, of tokens. but this one is fueled you arrive, I highly recommend a hike Beer • Bait • 100% Gas by your child’s cre- When around the grounds of the historic Travertine ativity instead of your Ice • Groceries Nature Center at the Chickasaw Nationgas tank. Attach an al Recreation Area (www.nps.gov/chic) or BBQ Served Fri. & Sat. insect rubbing plate the Lake Murray Nature Center (www. (roylcostore.com) and OPEN MARCH - NOVEMBER lake-murray.org/nature-center). Take pictures paper to a clipboard. www.BaitBoxGasGrocery.com of insects and fragrant plants that match the Rub crayons across the rubbing plates and scented locket inserts. 580-622-5359 surface and watch the These make great journal material. On your insect come alive. Use 1719 Cedar Blue Road - Sulphur way home, talk about what your child did and On East side of Arbuckle Lake extra thick paperless 3 did not like. What activities are repeat-wor2 /4 miles North of Buckhorn Campgrounds crayons (lakeshorethy? How could you tweak the before and on Cedar Blue Rd. learning.com) or simply during travel experience to make it more enpeel your own. joyable for everyone? Encourage input from For another sensory your kids and don’t be surprised if they have adventure that ties ideas of their own. These conversations might in with the great be the most memorable part of your trip.

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Lori Williams and her daughter Aurelia love hands-on adventures. When they aren’t traveling to the Arbuckles or another exciting destination, they enjoy spotting bobcat prints at the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in their neighborhood or growing dill that attracts butterflies to their garden. This year they hope to plant six varieties of basil in their suburban garden.


WHERE TO MEET? Need a place to gather your group? Whether it is a party, meeting, reunion or wedding, the advertisers listed below will be glad to assist you. Contact information is provided to help you work out the details.

Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant – (Sulphur) Private room seats up to 40, great for meetings and celebrations, plenty of parking, easy access. Use of room free with purchase of meal. West edge of town, 2514 W. Broadway. 580-622-2285

Potrillo’s Mexican Restaurant – (Sulphur) Private banquet

The Artesian Hotel – (Sulphur) 3 state-of-the-art meeting

Rock Creek Retreat Event Venue – (Dougherty) Beautiful

rooms, holding up to 75, ballroom accommodates up to 200. Catering available. 1001 W. First St. 855-455-5255

outdoor setting in wooded area overlooking Rock Creek, 2 large event tents that accommodate up to 100 total. 469-556-4903

The Bistro – (Davis) Party room w/ separate entrance, very flexible set-up, catering available, seats 30+. 217 E. Main. 580-369-8303

Rusty Nail Winery - (Sulpur) Special event rooms for small

Castle Rock Lodge – (Between Sulphur/Davis) Large stone lodge, ideal for family reunion, group get-together, church outing. Covered and open air decks, inside open gathering space, overnight lodging available; warm, homey setting. Future plans for pavilion. On Arbuckle Lake. 580-451-0089

Chickasaw Cultural Center – (Sulphur) Multiple venues for small meetings/classes to large sit-down dinners/gathering. Holisso Center holds 40+, Aaittafama Room accommodates 150+. AV capabilities, may be catered by C.C.C. or independently. Tour packages of beautiful Cultural Center facilities available. Call Special Events Office for info. 867 Cooper Memorial Drive 580-622-7130

Deer Creek Lodges – (Davis) 7 lodges, most sitting near pond/ stream. For large or small groups, commercial kitchens, fireplaces, large open areas. Also will sleep up to 40. South of Davis 4 miles, near exit 51 off I-35, just 1 mile to Turner Falls Park. 580-369-2003

room that accommodates up to 50, big screen TV & karaoke available. No charge if eating, buffet or menu choices. 1611 W. Broadway.

580-622-6244

(up to 35) and large (up to 75) group. Restored historic building in downtown, near shopping; great atmosphere. Finger food, hors d’oeuvres, lunch available. 218 E. Muskogee. 580-622-8466

Treasure Valley Hotel – (Davis) Large conference room holds 80, small room holds up to 30, additional board room for 8. State-of-theart facility. Catering available. At I-35 exit 55, east side service road. 580-369-3223 Willie Joe’s Community Space – (Sulphur) Large open meeting room accommodates 50 +, for reunions, parties, meetings, etc; glass garage door opening on to street to create more space. Tables & chairs available. Near National Park and Artesian Hotel. Historic downtown area. 323 W. Muskogee. williejoes323@gmail.com (Check the Lodging listings on pages 30-31 for larger cabins accommodating groups)

The Goddard Center – (Ardmore) Multi-purpose event venue, auditorium seats 336, gallery will accommodate up to 300, garden and studio also available. Well-suited for meetings, receptions, conferences, parties. Tables, chairs, linens available. AV equipment available. In downtown area, near Central Park. 401 First Ave. SW 580-226-0909 Greater Southwest Historical Museum – (Ardmore) 2 venues - Education Room, ideal for smaller gatherings, kitchen; Noble Hall, large open area, available during non-operating hours of museum. 35 Sunset Dr. 580-226-3857

Guest House at Maria’s Garden – (Ardmore) Cozy guest cottage for intimate gatherings. Seated dinners for 10 (indoors) or 14 (outdoors). Parties, showers, etc for up to 40 (indoors) or 60 (outdoors). Overnights available. 114 Wheeler. 580-223-2500

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What’s So Special About This Place?

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hickasaw National Recreation Area, in south-central Oklahoma was originally authorized in 1902 as Sulphur Springs Reservation. The Park was expanded and renamed as Platt National Park in 1906. In 1976, Platt National Park, Arbuckle National Recreation Area, and additional lands were combined to establish Chickasaw National Recreation Area (CNRA).

From prehistoric times to the present, visitors’ access to the combination of cool mineral springs, refreshing breezes, sheltering shade, and abundant wildlife has created an experience that sets the park apart. The springs and streams in Chickasaw National Recreation Area originate within a region of Oklahoma characterized by complex geology. Intensive faulting, folding, and deformation associated with major uplift and subsequent erosion of the area have combined to form a land surface characterized by gently rolling hills dissected by streams. The springs and streams have had cultural, economic, and environmental significance throughout the history of the region.

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Dating from the public works era of the 1930s, classic examples of NPS design and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work can be found in the Platt Historic District of CNRA. This area is a unique and fascinating piece of CCC development that has kept its integrity. The site work and landscape structures are elaborate and of high quality. This district has also been identified as one of the finest examples of CCC work in existence in terms of rustic design, the number and variety of structures, and construction techniques and materials.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area has a diversity of natural resources. The unique plants, animals, water, and geological formations have withstood the external pressures of human-made and natural changes. The combination of these resources has created an area unlike any in the surrounding region. The park lies in a transition zone where the eastern deciduous forest and the western prairies meet. It has flora and fauna from both environments, and flora and fauna specific to such transition areas. The view at Veterans Lake, especially beautiful at sunset, illustrates this transition. A wide range of outdoor experiences are available at CNRA. Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, observing nature, hunting, camping, and picnicking are activities enjoyed within this national treasure. Time spent in the park adds measurably to the quality of life for visitors and area residents. For more information on CNRA, go to www.NPS.gov/chic or search Facebook or call 580-622-7234. (Reprinted in part from e-brochure at www.nps.gov/chic)


Stroll and Shop in Davis and Sulphur See this... Ahhh…the slower pace of a small town. Time to relax and practice a bit of retail therapy. Fun Times Magazine shopping guide welcomes 4 new shops this year. Kitchen 117, Sulphur, has quite an assortment of kitchen accessories. Their card says “Kitchen goodies, gifts & gadgets”. They have something for those that love to cook...or those that find it a necessity but want to do it in style. 3 Sisters Store, Sulphur, has upscale resale. You will find everything from fashion for the family to accessories, from large scale furniture to home decor and gifts, all at very reasonable prices. Just like a treasure hunt, you never know what you will find. Speaking of treasure hunting, drop into Davis Pawn & Gun. This shop serves as pawn broker and FFL dealer. Shoppers will find a nice selection of jewelry, tools, new & used guns and quite a line of musical instruments and accessories. You will certainly enjoy the small town friendliness. The Crowe’s Nest of Sulphur is your stop to stay in style. Their store carries the latest in new apparel and accessories as well as gently-used name brand consignment. Put together a new outfit and top it off with fun adornments. Shop these and the rest of the stores that join us in welcoming Fun Times Magazine readers to a relaxed shopping experience in our small towns. Bromide Mountain Co has a distinctive selection of outdoor gear and backpacks, as well as gifts, home décor, local finds and jewelry. Okie Twister, Shoenique and Luxe are all located on the ground level of The Artesian Hotel. Okie Twister is a home & gift store with country-style atmosphere and an array of Made in Oklahoma products. Shoenique is exactly as it sounds...shoes. High quality, name brand footwear to make your feet happy. Luxe boasts name-brand apparel, accessories and gifts as it provides a boutique shopping experience for men and women. The Gettin’ Place is a favorite of locals and visitors for the variety of merchandise. Barbara’s Flowers & Gifts creates beautiful fresh floral arrangements and also carries home décor, candles, jewelry and accessories. 3rd & Broadway is a fun foray to shopping for lovely gifts, fashion and home décor. Get Right Designs creates custom screen print and embroidered clothing and accessories. She also carries apparel and accessories.

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Visit the Bison at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Learn more about their story through the signage at the Bison Viewpoint on Hwy 177 inside CNRA. Pick up a Bison Buddy at the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce and help the Friends of the Park organization. Check the Friends of Chickasaw National Recreation Area Facebook page to learn more and become a supporter of the group.

The Mix Mercantile is the location of the “purveyor of fine things”. Shop The Mix for fashion, home accessories, gifts and Amish foods. If you have a man in tow on your shopping trip, send him to Arbuckle Tool &Supply. They carry brand name tools and equipment for the weekend carpenter or the professional. A short drive to Davis extends the shopping. Just off Main Street, Stillwater Milling is a western store, Brighton dealer and fashion boutique rolled together. The aforementioned Davis Pawn & Gun is also located nearby. Search the Fun Times Magazine for complete info and locations of each store. Most are featured on pages 28-29 and page 14.

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WE GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

Visitors to the Arbuckles are often very surprised, pleasantly surprised, by what they experience. Local folks, such as Chamber Directors, shop keepers, wait staff in restaurants, tour assistants and friendly residents at the coffee shop that strike up a conversation with a new face at the next table, hear some of the same comments again and again.

The phrase heard most often is along the lines of “I had NO idea…” “I never imagined…” “I am so surprised” Oh yeah, we get a lot of that here in the Arbuckles! The statement is usually followed by “…that it is so green and beautiful.” “…that you had this kind of scenery.” “…by how much there is to do.” “…that people are so friendly.” “… how busy your downtown is. Most small towns are boarded up.” “… that you had so many clear lakes (or streams, or springs).” “…there is something for all ages. My whole family had fun, together.” We hear a lot about our people and places. “…when my car broke down, people stopped, and they were helpful and caring.” “People were very welcoming everywhere we went.” “I didn’t plan enough days to take it all in. I’ll be back.” “Spring was great with all the wildflowers.” “I came at Thanksgiving, and the weather was mild and there were still things to do as a family.” If you are looking at a get-away to the Arbuckles, or you are here on your first visit, just be prepared to experience “the surprise factor.” We believe that after a few pleasant encounters, you’ll look forward to returning to visit our inviting places and friendly faces.

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Arts Festival. Open to artists from all federally recognized tribes, organizers are expecting more than 100 Native artists for the 2018 event. A wide variety of musical entertainment, tribal dance demonstrations, artist talks and food vendors are also planned. Open to the public at no charge, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 8,000 to downtown Sulphur last year. The Artesian Arts Festival takes place at the Artesian Plaza, located adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street, Sulphur. For more information, please contact Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5525 or email artistinfo@chickasaw.net.

Photo Credit: Sydney Callis

he Chickasaw Nation is hosting the 2018 Artesian Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Artesian Plaza. Since its inaugural year in 2014, the Artesian Arts Festival has continued to expand each year to become one of the fastest growing Native American art markets in the United States.

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Nathan Williams proudly shows off his 73.55-pound catfish that landed him a first-place finish in the 2017 Okie Noodling Tournament Natural Division. The fish was also the biggest fish hauled in during the event. The 19th Annual Okie Noodling Tournament will be held June 15-16, 2018, in Pauls Valley, Okla.


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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ARDMORE: A Main Street City Downtown Ardmore is a must on your visit in the Arbuckles. So many of America’s downtown areas are closing their doors, but Ardmore is thriving and, with so much to offer, there is no mystery why. This historic downtown is not only home to specialty shops, antiques and eateries, but also boasts an impressive amount of historical structures, some listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

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· Live Music and Theatrical Performances · Art Classes for All Ages · Free Art Exhibits and Gallery Talks · Live Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts · Live Metropolitan Opera broadcasts · Free Outreach Performances for the underserved and area school children

Shopping is plentiful with a variety of retail stores to peruse. The friendly folks tending shop will be glad to assist you. Strolling downtown, you will find shops with gifts, clothing, antiques, jewelry of all kinds, fresh flowers and gardening supplies, and decor. Should you need a break, enjoy a cup of coffee or iced specialty drink, a brew house beer and burger, fresh pizza or sushi. Walk our brick sidewalks, catch a seat on a shady corner and let life go by at a little slower pace. Downtown Ardmore is just a few minutes east of I-35 at exit 31A. Contact Ardmore Main Street for more information at 580-226-6246 or visit www.ardmoremainstreet.com.

A HISTORIC DEPOT, AN ARTFUL BISON, AND AMTRAK TRAINS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF WHAT YOU CAN FIND HERE. The Ardmore Depot has greeted visitors from all over the world for more than a century, and has the stories to prove it. Today, Ardmore is working to preserve and showcase this railroad gem. With its remarkable museums, landmarks and historic places, this southern Oklahoma city offers so much more than meets the eye from the interstate.

FIND IT IN ART | ARCHITECTURE | ANTIQUES | BOUTIQUES | CULTURE FOOD | GAMING | HISTORY | MUSIC | PARKS | SMILES | TREASURES

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Large selection Architectural Pieces • Repurposed, Retro, Vintage Lots of Funky Junk • Indoor & Outdoor Vendors 100 3rd Ave N.E. • Ardmore, OK • East End of Main St. then 3 Blks North

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Established in 1995 One of Southern Oklahoma’s Largest Antique Malls 10:00am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday • 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday

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• Antiques & More Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm • Sun 1pm-5pm 18,000 sq. ft. of shopping • Furniture • Collectibles 580-490-9223 • 105 E. Main • Home Decor & Art Downtown Ardmore www.ardmoreemporium.com • Jewelry

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Apparel • Gifts • Home • Baby Mention Fun Times for 25% off 1 item thestagok.com • 119 E. Main • Ardmore

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damame - an American Sushi Bar has become a regional hot spot for dining. Visitors to the area, as well as locals, are de- “I had excellent training in customer service lighted to find a restaurant of this caliber in and want each of our guests to have a wonderful dining experience, not simply just ‘go downtown Ardmore. out and eat’.”  That experience begins as “What in the world brought you to Southern Oklahoma to put in a sushi bar?”  is the often asked question to owners Stephanie Schwartz and Gil Gentry. Stephanie claims it was a long journey to the sleepy little town sandwiched between two major metro areas. The partners had no ties to this community when deciding on the location in 2010.  Schwartz, a trained Social Worker, worked in restaurants through college and graduate school and was happy to leave that career behind. Fate had different plans. She later opted to close her practice and pursue entrepreneurship in the hospitality world. 

guests walk through the garden courtyard. As they enter the building, which was originally built as The Board of Education building in the 1930s, patrons are delighted by the transformation. Local art adorns the brightly colored walls, smil3 MUSEUMS IN 1 LOCATION ing faces are at the sushi bar, huge win• Historical Museum dows frame a view Cultural History & Heritage of South Central Oklahoma of the Carter County • Military Memorial Museum Courthouse. All Eras, All Branches - History & Artifacts Chef Gil is no • Genealogical Library new-comer to the suTrace Your Roots shi game.  Getting his culinary start at The Four Seasons in Austin, he has cooked in Open Tuesday-Saturday New Orleans, a year on 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. the French Riviera, and FREE ADMISSION!! 4 ½ years in Japan. It has taken decades to formulate the Sushi (580)226-3857 • www.gshm.org style that is served at Edamame. Their dishes 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore • Just off I-35! borrow flavor aspects

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and techniques from many world cuisines. They have created over 100 rolls to suit any appetite.   Edamame’s menu offers options for folks with a strict eating lifestyle.  They serve Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Paleo, low sugar, high protein... something for everyone. Schwartz handles their special Crème Brulee desserts. Different flavors are served daily but you won’t find plain vanilla.  “We don’t make traditional Japanese sushi and we don’t make traditional French custard” she says. High standards for employees help bring the exceptional experience they desire for guests. They seek individuals wanting training in Culinary Arts that may not be able to attend culinary school.  A good work ethic, the ability to take direction, and a willingness to learn something new are high on the priority list.  Edamame is always looking for talent. 

Check the Facebook page for Edamame an American Sushi Bar to see photos of the culinary delights coming out of the kitchen. Visit them at 23 B. Street SW (1/2 blk south of Main) in downtown Ardmore.


Life begins where land ends Boldly stated at the entrance to Lake Murray Water Sports is the slogan “Life begins where land ends”. Owners Larry and Danielle Brown are true believers in this motto. Their mission is to enhance customer’s family time with some fun on the water. Lake Murray Water Sports rents motorized and non-motorized equipment including fishing boats, island cruisers, wave runners as well as canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, paddle boards and sailboats. If you need a way to float, they have it! A large play area at the lake’s edge contains a waterslide and trampolines and promises lots of wet, wild action and laughs.

Looking for an evening activity? Lake Murray Water Sports offers sunset pontoon cruises, as well as day cruises. Enjoy a trip around the lake with amazing from-the-water views while you learn the 70 year history of this state park. The Oklahoma sunsets from the lake are breath-taking and a beautiful way to end the day. Wanting to entertain your group of 25 or more? In addition to the guided cruises, packages are available for a combination of non-motorized equipment, playground use and mini-golf. Keep everyone busy, happy and having fun.

On shore, just above the playground, is the mini-golf course. With the beautiful backdrop of Lake Murray and a breeze to cool you, this is an opportunity for some slower-paced competition. Thirsty? Need a snack? A concession stand serves up a variety of options.

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Lake Murray Water Sports is happy to be the go-to place for family-oriented summer activities. They are open seasonally so check out their website (www.lakemurraywatersports.com) or Facebook for info on hours, fees, and reservations. Call them at 580-223-7185. They are located at 3322 Lodge Rd.

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Lake Murray State Park ANADARCHE NATURE TRAIL

PECAN GROVE PICNIC AREA

Ardmore, Oklahoma FIELD TRIAL AREA

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Paradise on the Water VACATION IN BEAUTIFUL LAKE MURRAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ONLY FLOATING VILLAS! ENJOY PANARAMIC VIEWS OF THE WATER FROM FULLY APPOINTED ACCOMMODATIONS. SPEND THE DAY ON THE LAKE, AND DOCK YOUR BOAT AT YOUR DOORSTEP! Call Now! 580-223-0088 www.lakemurrayfloatingcabins.com @floatingcabins

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WILD WEST WINGDING: Cowboy Way Fest The Golden Age of the American Cowboy comes alive at the Annual Cowboy Way Fest in downtown Ardmore. For three days, a celebration of the cowboy way of life takes place with food, celebrities, movies, music and shopping. Held the first weekend of May each year, the event highlights the culture, music, skills, and art of these western heroes. It is completely G-rated and a wonderful family function. In 2018, the second year for the festival, guests will include a reunion of “The Virginian” television series’ eleven remaining cast members. For music fans, regional cowboy, western groups and individual singers are featured throughout the weekend. In attendance will be Miss Devon and The Outlaw, Gary Pratt,

Billy Payne, Steeldust, 3 Trails West, KG and The Ranger, and introducing Hanah and Hailee . Ticketholders will enjoy classic country, western swing and old-time cowboy music. Celebrity meet-and-greets, as well as Q & A sessions, are frequent events during the festival. Fans meet and get to know these stars of yesteryear. Cowboy Church on Sunday morning will be lead by Terry Bomar, actor turned minister, and will feature gospel music. Following Cowboy Church, a two-hour “Open Mic” session will be held. A special part of the Cowboy Way Fest is the viewing of classic western films and old

television series. During the daytime, attendees will hear the back-stories and studio trivia. Food is available on-site throughout the weekend, along with the Western Outdoor Marketplace. Shop for memorabilia, collectibles, hand crafted and western related art. The event runs 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday, ending at mid-afternoon on Sunday. Thursday evening, early arriving attendees may participate in an old-fashioned campfire-style “sing-along” lead by the legendary Buck Helton. For more information, contact Leslei Fisher, Event Organizer, at 580-768-5559 or go online at www.CowboyWayFest.com for event, ticketing and lodging/camping details.

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Too Much FUN??? If there was a Richter Scale for fun, your family could blow it up at Brown Ranch Hay Maze! This is a place for the entire group to get involved, laugh, make memories...and finish it off with s’mores. Ever felt like chunking a rubber chicken at your kids? Have you wished for a place your tyke... or teen...had a safe place to run off all that energy? Maybe they need a little time in the country. Brown Ranch,

an actual working cattle ranch, is the place and the Hay Maze is your activity. This family-focused seasonal park is designed for your kids to be...well, kids. Different ages will find a variety of games and challenges to keep them busy. Toddlers will enjoy Kiddie Cow Train, Kids Corral, Corny Gold Mine and more. The slightly older set can test their skills at Giddy-up Gliders (mini zip line), Merry-gobounce, an obstacle course, barrel racing (not like you expect) and a 3-story hay castle. And all of that is just for starters. The Hay Maze will challenge everyone, young and old. Make it a team building effort or a

competition. Not to be missed is the hay ride. And when it is all said and done...weenie roasting and making s’mores. A visit to Brown Ranch Hay Maze will be a very full day of fun. Mission accomplished - energy expended memories made. The Brown Ranch Hay Maze is only open seasonally, usually in October, so be sure to check the website (www.brownranchhaymaze.com) or Facebook for days/hours, admission fees and directions. Speaking of admission, this is a payonce at the gate and have all the fun you want park; no additional charges after you get in. Load up the family or group and anticipate some great time together!

Nutty the squirrel hopes you had fun with Fun Times Magazine! But most of all, he hopes 15 of them scattered throughout these pages filled with all the great

you found all his acorns, too! There are

vacation getaways, delicious restaurants, shopping opportunities and natural wonders that can be enjoyed in the Arbuckles. If you didn’t find them all, go back through and see what else you missed along the way. When you visit any of the businesses that advertise in Fun Times, don’t forget to let them know where you found them. And tell them

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3 Sisters Store................................................. 28 3rd Ave. Flea Market....................................... 53 3rd& Broadway.............................................. 28 777 Zipline..................................................... 63 Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant......................... 19 Air Donkey Zipline.......................................... 25 America’s Best Value Inn................................ 59 Antiques, Etc................................................... 53 Arbuckle Historical – Davis.............................40 Arbuckle Historical - Sulphur..........................40 Arbuckle Memorial Hospital............................. 39 Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies.......................... 35 Arbuckle Sports Center.................................... 26 Arbuckle Tool & Supply.................................... 28 Arbuckle Trail Rides........................................... 7 Ardmore Emporium......................................... 53 Ardmore Tourism Authority............................. 52 Artesian Hotel Retail....................................... 14 Artesian Hotel, The............................................ 8 Artists of the Arbuckles.................................... 41 Bait Box..........................................................46 Barbara’s Flowers & Gifts................................ 28 Bistro, The....................................................... 25 Bromide Mountain Co...................................... 28 Brown Ranch Hay Maze................................... 57 Castle Rock Lodges............................................ 5 Cedar Creek Cabins........................................... 5 Cedar Ridge Cabin........................................... 24 Cedar Ridge Real Estate................................... 32 Chickasaw Cultural Center................................. 3 Chickasaw Nat’l Recreation Area.....................27 Chickasaw Telephone....................................... 18 Country Day’s RV Park.................................... 15 Cowboy Way Mayfest...................................... 62 Cross Bar Ranch..............................................43 Crowe’s Nest, The............................................29

Davis Inn Motel............................................... 42 Davis Pawn & Gun........................................... 28 Deb’s Burgerland............................................ 42 Deer Creek Lodges.......................................... 13 Dougherty Store &RV Park.............................. 45 Echo Canyon Spa Resort.................................. 11 Edamame Sushi Restaurant.............................60 Fillin Station.................................................... 23 Fireside Dining................................................ 52 Forgotten Wheels Museum.............................. 13 Friends of the CNRA........................................ 49 Fun Valley Campground................................... 10 Get Right Designs............................................ 28 Gettin’ Place................................................... 28 Goddard Center, The........................................ 52 Greater SW Historical Museum.........................54 Guest House at Maria’s, The............................ 55 Henson Cabins................................................46 Hobb’s Pharmacy & Gifts.................................29 Home Place Real Estate................................... 32 Horseshoe Springs Cabins................................ 25 Journey’Z Camper Rental................................ 10 Kerri’s Dougherty Diner.................................. 24 Kitchen 117.....................................................29 Lake Murray Floating Cabins........................... 57 Lake Murray Water Sports............................... 57 Landmark Bank.............................................. 49 Las Cascades Restaurant.................................... 2 Lazer Zone........................................................ 2 Lexington, The................................................ 59 Little Soles Spa.................................................. 9 Mamma D’s Grill............................................. 23 Marias’s Garden.............................................. 55 Marilyn’s Real Estate.......................................33 Mix Mercantile................................................29 Mountain View Motel....................................... 23

Murray on Main.............................................. 53 Parkway Antique Mall..................................... 53 Pauls Valley Tourism........................................ 51 Pebbles Real Estate.........................................33 Phillips 66.......................................................48 Pocket Shop.................................................... 53 Potrillo’s Mexican Restaurant........................... 12 Red Bandana Cafe........................................... 11 River Bottom Tubing........................................ 12 Rock Creek Retreat.......................................... 45 Rocky Point Cabins.......................................... 12 Rowdy’s RV Ranch........................................... 19 Rusty Nail Winery...........................................29 Shady Oaks Boat Rentals................................. 41 Shady Oaks Store& RV Park............................ 41 Shiloh Morning Inn.......................................... 62 Sipokni West..................................................... 4 Sole’renity Spa.................................................. 9 Stag, The......................................................... 53 Stillwater Milling.............................................29 Sulphur Chamber............................................44 Sulphur Springs Inn......................................... 15 Super 8 – Sulphur............................................. 7 Sweet Swirlz.................................................... 39 Toy & Action Figure Museum........................... 51 Treasure Valley Casino....................................... 6 Treasure Valley Hotel......................................... 6 Turner Falls Park.............................................64 Two Frogs Grill................................................ 62 Ultra 4 Race....................................................43 Vision Bank – Sulphur & Davis........................ 35 Willie Joe’s Community Space.......................... 19

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r e t n e C d FOR VISUALAND PERFORMINGARTS r a d d o G

One of the most popular destinations in southern Oklahoma is the Goddard Center for Visual & Performing Arts where there is always something to keep you entertained. From nationally recognized musical performances, to children’s theater, art exhibitions and hands-on art classes….they really do

have it all. With major support from the Oklahoma Arts Council and local underwriters, this cultural gem continues to shine brightly from the heart of downtown Ardmore. Scheduled events for 2018-19 season include a Contemporary Dance Troupe, theatre shows for adults & children, interactive visual art performances, music ranging from classical to contemporary, from Indie-Folk to Motown. Also live HD satellite broadcast of Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet. The Exhibit Season opens in July 2018 and will include a variety of shows.

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The art galleries are always free and open to the public. The Center is open Tues-Fri. 9a.m-5p.m. and Sat. 1-4p.m.

The Goddard Center is located just one block south of Main St. at 401 1st Ave. SW in Ardmore. The phone number is 580226-0909 and you will find more info on performances, exhibits and art classes at www.goddardcenter.org.

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Bed & Breakfast

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Great Food. Live Music. Open Daily at 11:00am BABY BACK RIBS • STEAKS SEAFOOD • SOUTHERN CUISINE

“Casual dining with a Funky Blues Twist” For concert & event tickets go to www.stubwire.com

580-226-FROG(3764) 2646 W Broadway Exit 31-A • Ardmore, OK

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The first

Zipline in Oklahoma

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN ON Experience the exhilaration of soaring above Honey Creek on the first SOARING EAGLE style ride in Oklahoma. Enjoy spectacular views of Turner Falls and Dr. Collings Castle as you are pulled 717 feet to a tower rising 130 feet above the mountain. Feel the thrill of release as you zip back to the launch site at the Turner Falls Overlook.

Visit the Curio Shop for:

• Turner Falls Souvenirs • Snacks & Cold Drinks • Water Shoes & Life Vests Single rider: $13 tax included Two riders: $25 tax included TO DAVIS

6 miles south of Davis, OK on Hwy 77 between I-35 exits #47 & # 51

Ticket office and launch site at Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook located outside of park.

TURNER FALLS

For more information: www.turnerfallszip.com 580-369-0103

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