I had no idea we even had a museum like this in Oklahoma. You can bet I'll be loading up the car and taking the quick trip down I-44 to visit Skeletons Museum of Osteology. It's located at 10301 South Sunnylane Road in Oklahoma City, and just an hour and a half away or so from Lawton, Fort Sill.
If you're into skulls, bones and skeletons the museum houses the world's largest privately-owned collection to be found anywhere, and it's in OKC! They have all kinds of specimens from animal to human for you to view and learn about. If you're an inspiring Osteologist or just curious you have to check out the museum.
I'm thinking this would be a perfect day-caction and a fun family activity. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm. They have special holiday hours for New Years' Eve and New Years' Day and will be open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm both days. So if you've got a little time off and are looking for something to do you could head to Oklahoma City and visit Skeletons Museum of Osteology. I'll be planning a trip real soon.
If you'd like more information visit their official website for all the details, tickets, special offers, and events calendar. For a sneak peek of what the Skeleton Museum of Osteology is all about hit play on the video below for a virtual tour of some of the amazing displays and items they have in store for you:
Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary 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.
Tour the most expensive house for sale in Oklahoma!
It's being called the most premier luxury listing in all of Oklahoma on Zillow.com
. This massive mansion in Arcadia, OK. at 400 Deep Fork Circle
is listed by Ty Burnett of 525 Realty Group
. It currently has an asking price of $5,950,000
making it the most expensive, if not one of the most expensive houses for sale in the entire state. So what will almost six million dollars get you? A lot! This epic 12,020 square foot estate sits on over 2.5 acres and features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It comes with its own guest house, resort infinity pool, cabana, and gym. The chef-inspired kitchen features all professional, commercial-grade appliances. There's a THX theater room and entertainment suite complete with its own bar. The master bedroom has a see-through fireplace, huge celebrity-style closets a garden room, and heated marble floors in the master bath. It has a basement a wine cellar and tons of outdoor patio and sitting areas. Scroll through all the pictures below and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind epic estate located in Arcadia, OK.
The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.
When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.
John Wayne: An American Experience museum Ft. Worth, TX.
If you're a fan of the Duke you have to make the trip to Ft. Worth and visit the John Wayne: An American Experience
museum. It's located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards at 2501 Rodeo Plaza. The gallery below isn't even close to half of what you'll see there. With 10,000 square feet and several rooms, the exhibit has everything from John Wayne's early childhood to his final days. You can get up close and personal with all the costumes, wardrobe, and props that John Wayne used in his films and throughout his career. Along with all the great displays throughout the exhibit, there are quotes from the Duke, interactive video and audio sections, and most, if not all of the walls are covered in photo murals and picture collages of the Duke.