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Many of our clients have expressed a desire to explore more of these spectacular countries by car, either before or after their ranch/estancia or riding safari stay. With this in mind we have many itineraries as well as much local knowledge of the area so that we can tailor your itinerary to your specific requirements.

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Self Drive Itineraries in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Option 1

Day 1 & 2 :: Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum portrays the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier.  It features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western Art plus thousands of artifacts and objects.  Explore a life-size western town, interactive exhibits, The American Cowboy Gallery, The American Rodeo Gallery, The Native American Gallery and the Western Entertainers Gallery. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Museum offers a self guided evening tour of the Memorial Grounds located where the Murrah Federal Building once stood and honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the April 19, 1995 tragedy.  A daytime visit at the Memorial Museum includes powerful video programs, moving oral histories, bomb-damaged artifacts and touching stories creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Spend an evening (or two) in Bricktown, Oklahoma City’s renovated warehouse district one block east of downtown.  It is home to the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long pedestrian waterway, canal-side restaurants, clubs, and water taxis. The Oklahoma City Stockyards is the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world.  Attend live auctions on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  After visiting the huge cattle pens that lead to the auction, stop back on main street for authentic western shopping. Here you will find the best western wear, jewelry, boots, hats, saddles, and all the necessities for western riding. Overnight Oklahoma City.

Day 3 :: Oklahoma City – Medicine Park

Southwest of Oklahoma City is the Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway which takes you through the Wichita Mountains. Spend today exploring the 60,000 acre scenic National Wildlife Refuge which is home to free range buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle, prairie dog town, elk, and deer.  Drive to the summit of Mt. Scott for breathtaking views of the Wichita range.  This legendary site boasts tales of ancient spirits, Spanish gold, and buried outlaw loot.  At the base of the ancient Wichita Mountains is Medicine Park –known as America’s cobblestone community, this tiny picturesque town has a fascinating history. The Plains Indians were well acquainted with this quiet oasis long before its time as a colorful resort town attracting celebrities, gangsters, politicians and journalists. Overnight Medicine Park

Day 4 :: Medicine Park – Fort Sill – Duncan – Sulphur

Drive out to Fort Sill Army Post, 26 buildings housing exhibits on the Cavalry, including the frontier Buffalo Soldiers, as well as their American Indian counterparts. You can pay your respect at the grave of Geronimo and Indian Chief’s at Knoll Cemetery where several Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache chiefs are buried.  Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan is a good place to toss a rope around a Longhorn steer facade, ride a mechanical bucking bronco, create your own brand, or sit near the campfire and listen to Jesse Chisholm as he offers advice to a young cowboy on his first cattle drive. Smell the wildflowers of a springtime Oklahoma prairie, listen to the thundering hooves of a cattle stampede, and feel the wind and rain on your face as a storm rages in the multi-sensory theater. Take time to visit the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer in the Chickasaw National Recreational Area, a combination of the unique freshwater and mineral springs that provide abundance and relaxation to life. The park holds within its boundaries a vast diversity of natural resources.  Overnight Sulphur.

Day 5 :: Sulphur -  Ponca City

Before leaving Sulphur visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center, recently opened and is the newest, unique, world class complex centered around the history and culture of the Chickasaw Indian Nation. Carry on to Ponca City and visit the magnificent Marland Mansion — 55-room, 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 7-fireplace and 3-kitchen “Palace on the Prairie”. The Standing Bear Park is a monumental tribute to all Native Americans. The 22-foot bronze statue is of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, created by Cowboy Artist of America, Oreland C. Joe. The parks self/guided auto tours honors the six tribes surrounding Ponca City. Overnight Ponca City.

Day 6 :: Ponca City – Guthrie – Yukon – Oklahoma City

Head south to Oklahoma’s first state capitol city, Guthrie, a 1400-acre historic district said to be the largest collection of restored Victorian commercial buildings in the U.S. The Scottish Rite Temple covers four blocks and boasts of 396 stained-glass windows. Continue south to Yukon where, off Garth Brooks Boulevard (Yukon is his hometown), sits the Express Clydesdales Ranch.  This muscular horse breed remains best known for pulling Budweiser beer wagons, but Express horses have earned accolades in their own right at competitions across North America. You can see these majestic animals – and their ornate harnesses and wagons – at their immaculately appointed barn. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 7

Return car and catch flight home.

Oklahoma Option 2

Day 1 :: Tulsa

Tulsa is a distinctive mix of influences – offering Southern charm, Eastern elegance, and Western Flair. You will experience Native American ancestors, cowboy culture, and the wealth from oil in the1900s — turning Tulsa from a cow town to a cosmopolitan city. As you explore Tulsa look for the Golden Driller. The 76-foot-tall symbol of an oilfield worker is one of the world’s largest freestanding statues and represents a major part of Tulsa’s history. The Gilcrease Museum is home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of fine art, artifacts and archives that tells the story of the Americas. The Philbrook Museum of Art and Gardens is a historic villa restored to preserve the grandeur of the 1920s. Brookside shopping area is filled with quaint boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and trendy restaurants – turning into a neon avenue at night, with clubs and bars.  Overnight Tulsa

Day 2 :: Tulsa -  Tahlequah – Claremore

Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee Nation. Visit the ancient Cherokee Village of Tsa-La-Gi, Adams Corner Rural Village, and the Trail of Tears exhibit located at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The only remaining antebellum mansion in Oklahoma is the George Murrell Home. Just down the road, you will find the Ross Cemetery, which is the burial place of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Ross and several survivors from the Cherokee Trail of Tears relocation. Take the Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway, an 88 mile route that takes travellers through twists and turns along the Illinois River and Lake Ten Killer. The J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation area in the Ozarks. Self-guided trail information is available at the preserve headquarters. Continue to Claremore.  And overnight here.

Day 3 :: Claremore – Bartlesville – Ponca City

Claremore is located just 20 miles northeast of Tulsa on Historic Route 66 and is an “any day of the week” fun place to be. Quickly becoming the Antique Shopping Mecca of northeast Oklahoma, the Historic downtown offers more than 300 Antique, Unique & Collectible Dealers, A Gallery of the Arts, and locally favorite Cafés. Learn more about the “Cherokee Kid” at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch.  Bartlesville is a town that oil built. The Price Tower is the only skyscraper built by Frank Lloyd Wright, and today is a boutique hotel. Visit the Residence of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company before departing to his country estate — Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve. From Bartlesville drive the Osage National Heritage Scenic Trail to Ponca City. Overnight Ponca City.

Day 4 :: Ponca City – Guthrie – Yukon – El Reno – Oklahoma City

Head south to Oklahoma’s first state capitol city, Guthrie, a 1400-acre historic district said to be the largest collection of restored Victorian commercial buildings in the U.S. The Scottish Rite Temple covers four blocks and boasts of 396 stained-glass windows. Continue south to Yukon where, off Garth Brooks Boulevard (Yukon is his hometown), sits the Express Clydesdales Ranch.  This muscular horse breed remains best known for pulling Budweiser beer wagons, but Express horses have earned accolades in their own right at competitions across North America. You can see these majestic animals – and their ornate harnesses and wagons – at their immaculately appointed barn. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 5  & 6 :: Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum portrays the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier.  It features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western Art plus thousands of artifacts and objects.  Explore a life-size western town, interactive exhibits, The American Cowboy Gallery, The American Rodeo Gallery, The Native American Gallery and the Western Entertainers Gallery. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Museum offers a self guided evening tour of the Memorial Grounds located where the Murrah Federal Building once stood and honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the April 19, 1995 tragedy.  A daytime visit at the Memorial Museum includes powerful video programs, moving oral histories, bomb-damaged artifacts and touching stories creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Spend an evening (or two) in Bricktown, Oklahoma City’s renovated warehouse district one block east of downtown.  It is home to the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long pedestrian waterway, canal-side restaurants, clubs, and water taxis. The Oklahoma City Stockyards is the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world.  Attend live auctions on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  After visiting the huge cattle pens that lead to the auction,  return to main street for authentic western shopping. Here you will find the best western wear, jewelry, boots, hats, saddles, and all the necessities for western riding. Overnight Oklahoma City.

Day 7 & 8 :: Oklahoma City – Route 66 – Tulsa

Known as the “Mother Road” follow historic Route 66 east from Oklahoma City toward Tulsa. Along the way discover the mom-and-pop roadside diners, old-fashioned service stations, wineries, and motor courts.  Through the past seven decades Route 66 has remained a reflection of America’s ever-changing culture, and symbolized the American ideals of high adventure and freewheeling mobility. Today you’ll experience about 100 miles of the total 400+ Route 66 miles in Oklahoma. Take a drive out to Fort Gibson the first army post in the Indian Territory that was in operation from 1824 to 1890. The Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretative Center encompasses 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archeological ruins. The fort swirls with dramatic stories and offers living history events throughout the year.  Overnight Tulsa

Day 9 :: Return car and catch flight home.

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