Check Out The Public Mansions You Can Explore In Oklahoma
I'm convinced that most of what drives someone crazy is a lack of having a life. Social media has made this even worse as we tend to live our lives online rather than in person these days. Instead of doing the same thing day in and day out, maybe a little travel is just what you need.
While it remains one of the younger states in the union, Oklahoma has a deeper history than you think. The Sooner State has been the territory of four different countries... Spain, Louisiana, The Republic of Texas, and the USA. It also features more diversity, ecologically speaking, than almost any other bordered place in the world. Add in the history of Indian Territory and the land runs that welcomed settlers, the short history since then is just as interesting.
Whether they were oil barons, lovers of art, politicians, or businessmen, some of Oklahoma's most grand homes are open to the public to explore. Yes, some of them do cost a little money for the privilege to tour, which is spent to preserve the home itself so it's really no big deal unless you want to be a Karen about it.
Sadly, the locations of these historic homes all exist North of I-40 in a sort of triangle of travel between OKC, Tulsa, and the I-35 corridor of North-Central Oklahoma. Still, each one is definitely worth the trip if you love history as much as normal people do.
If your excuse to instantly take a hard pass on this experience is "Can't go, I have kids..." no worries. All of these places, at one time or another, host guided field trips that kids love. Especially the wilds of Woolaroc and the motorsports of The Marland Mansion.
You can still social distance and keep your rona-guard up as you explore some of the richest histories this state has to offer. There are no excuses to continue living a small life. Get out and explore a little bit, it's all pretty amazing.