This is going to be the year I finally get to take a ride on the Heartland Flyer. I've never had the opportunity to take a train ride before and this one looks like it'll be perfect. You may or may not know that there's an Amtrak train the Heartland Flyer that runs from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas. It's about a 4 and a 1/2 hour trip both ways with a 5-hour stay in Fort Worth. Sounds like a great time and a great day-cation ideal.
You can board the Heartland Flyer at the train station located at 100 S E K Gaylord Blvdin OKC. Then take a trip to the Lonestar state with stops in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore, Gainsville, and finally Fort Worth. The Heartland Flyer makes this trip daily. It departs OKC around 8:20 am and arrives in Fort Worth around 12:20 pm. Once you're in Fort Worth you can take in the sites, grab a bite and hang out awhile.
The Heartland Flyer will depart Fort Worth that same day around 5:30 pm and return to OKC around 9:30 pm that night. So if you'd like to make a quick day trip you can, or stay a few days in Fort Worth then take the train back later. I know there are a few places along the way I'd like to get off and see like Pauls Valley, home to the world's largest and best Toy and Action Figure Museum. Maybe schedule the trip to hit a show at the Heritage Hall in Ardmore and grab a bite to eat at Two Frogs Grill before heading back home.
On the train, they have food and drink. You can enjoy a meal in the cafe' car and there's even an upper level that you can upgrade to that's first-class featuring reclining chairs, amazing views, and a whole lot more. Talk about riding in style! I think I'll start saving up and do it upright, maybe do a trip this Spring or Summer with the family. If you're interested and want details on tickets you can visit the official Heartland Flyer website or you can go to www.amtrak.com for all the information and ticket pricing. Looking forward to it!
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.
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.
Look inside this insane Mansion that's for sale in Oklahoma
Take a tour of this incredible mansion in Mustang, OK. that's for sale. If you have $3,695,000 you could be the proud new owner of this one-of-a-kind estate. It's located at 12300 S. Highway 4 in Mustang, OK. It's listed by Nathan Barta of Ken Carpenter Realty in Mustang, OK. Can you imagine actually living here? Scroll through all the pictures for a look inside and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind Mustang mansion.
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.