We're all anxiously awaiting the new Twisters movie that should be out sometime in mid-2024. Film crews are in Oklahoma right now shooting the new movie. From what we're hearing it won't be a sequel to the original Twister or a reboot. Instead, it will be its own story that loosely follows some of the characters and plot from the first film. While we're waiting why not visit the official Oklahoma Twister Movie Museum?
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The state of Oklahoma has been the location for several Hollywood blockbusters including The Grapes of Wrath, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Outsiders, August: Osage County, and more. Recently we saw Oklahoma on the big screen with the new movies Stillwater and Minari, and coming soon Killers of the Flower Moon. Oklahoma is quickly becoming the go-to place for Hollywood studios and filmmakers.
One of the biggest and most well know movies shot in Oklahoma is Twister. It has to be one of the most popular movies that were filmed right here in the Sooner State. Released in 1996 and starred the late Bill Paxton along with Helen Hunt. It was filmed in Wakita, OK. and other sites around the state. If you're from Oklahoma I'm sure you've seen it. Some were even on-site when they were filming, some were even extras!
It's a great movie with a fan base that's worldwide. People from all over come to Oklahoma, specifically to Wakita, OK. to see all the different locations where the movie was shot and to visit the Twister Movie Museum. If you're a fan you have to make the trip to Wakita, OK. it's only a 3 1/2 hour trip from Lawton, Fort Sill. It's the perfect destination for a quick day trip or staycation. The Twister Movie Museum has all kinds of memorabilia and artifacts from the movie including an actual "Dorthy" that was used in the movie!
IF YOU'RE A FAN OF THE MOVIE TWISTER YOU'LL LOVE THE MUSEUM IN WAKITA, OK.
The museum also has several of the vehicles that were seen in the film. While you're in Wakita you can also visit some of the locations where the movie was shot, like the lot where Aunt Meg's house once stood. On your way to Wakita you could make a quick stop in Guthrie, OK. and go to Tim's Body Worx to take a look at the 1984 Jeep J-10 Pickup that was driven by Helen Hunt in the movie. Driven recently did a feature on the truck, you can watch it by clicking here. If you're a Twister fan you have to check it out!
Looking forward to the new movie Twisters. Crews are hard at work filming all over Oklahoma and should be wrapping up sometime soon. We should be seeing it on the silver screen Summer of 2024. Although not officially or 100% confirmed yet we're hearing it'll be released on Friday, July 19th, 2024 (07-19-24). Can't wait to see it. Maybe one of the drive-in theaters will be playing it, now that would be an epic evening.
7 Oklahoma "Must Experience" Drive-In Movie Theaters
If it's been a while since you've been to the drive-in movie theater or if you've never had the chance to go before, now's the time. Oklahoma has several drive-in theaters all across the Sooner State. Chances are you're close to one or close enough no matter where you're at. We have drive-in theaters in OKC, Chickasha, Tulsa, Guthrie, Poteau, Springer, and Shattuck. And that's just to name a few places where you can find them. So if you're looking for a nostalgic good time and an epic evening head to any of these amazing drive-ins.
The Ten Most Tornado-Prone Counties in America
When it comes to the topic of tornadoes, Oklahoma is universally known around the world for producing some of the biggest, including the last F6 ever measured... but it'd probably surprise most Okies that the Sooner State doesn't even crack the top five of the most tornado-prone counties in America.
Top 10 safest towns & cities in Oklahoma
These 10 Oklahoma towns and cities have been ranked and named as the safest in the entire Sooner State. If you're looking for someplace to move, retire or visit and are worried about crime, these are the safest places. They have some of the lowest crime rates in the state, some have the lowest in the Nation according to FBI crime statistics
and the most recent survey report from safewise.com
. Most of the cities and towns that made the top 10 safest places this year are located in the southwest central portion of the state. One town made it to the very top of the list at #1 for its 4th consecutive year, that's quite an accomplishment!
Oklahoma's Top 11 Worst Natural & Manmade Disasters
Some of Oklahoma's most notorious disasters here will be somewhat familiar. Our weather is incredible enough, but there has been a surprising amount of new and modern discoveries of manmade shenanigans. Tornadoes to toxic soils, bombs to nuclear secrets, these are the top 11 worst natural and manmade disasters that have struck Oklahoma.
Top 10 terrifying towns & creepy cities in Oklahoma
While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.
Things You'll Need in Your Oklahoma Tornado Prep Kit
Even though the odds of your life being affected by a tornado are extremely thin, there's no harm in being prepared with basic necessities. Even if the storm misses your home you could still find yourself without power or water for days to weeks. Here's a quick rundown on the basics every home should have for tornado season in Oklahoma.