It's officially crystal digging season at Oklahoma's Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge. Going on now through Saturday, October 15th (10-15-22) you can dig for Selenite Crystal in the Salt Plains. If you've never been it's located in Jet, OK. and it's only 3 to 3 1/2 hours away from Lawton, Fort Sill. About 200 miles away. It's a great place to visit for a quick weekend getaway or staycation. Here's the best part, IT'S TOTALLY FREE!
The Selenite crystals found at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge are unique and can only be found there. They look like an hourglass. The crystals have two brown to yellowish-brown triangles on either side making them look just like an hourglass. They're very unusual and beautiful. The conditions at the salt plain are what cause the crystals to form and have their signature "hourglass" shape and coloration. Hit play on the video below for more information on Selenite crystal and the Great Salt Plains of Oklahoma.
Campsites and rental cabins are available nearby in the Salt Plain State Park along with picnic areas and other amenities. Not only can you dig for FREE CRYSTALS you can also go hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, swimming, and more! If you're wanting more information and to stay up to date with special events visit the official Salt Plains State Park Facebook page. To get all the details on digging for FREE CRYSTALS check out the official website for the Salt Plain National Wildlife Refuge.
The most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rental in Oklahoma
Check out the Silo at Lake Tenkiller
. It has to be one of the most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rentals in Oklahoma. It's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home located at Lake Tenkiller and yes it's a silo. It can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and comes with all the best creature comforts including a fire pit out back where you can kick back, relax and take in the view. Not only is this one of the most unusual rentals available on Airbnb in Oklahoma it's also one of the highest-rated. It currently boasts a solid 5 out of 5 stars and everyone who has stayed there have been very complimentary about how wonderful it is. This place looks amazing!
Fun & Kid Friendly Oklahoma Vacation Destinations
Far too often, some bored Karen whose only personality trait is complaining about everything will say something along the lines of "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma..." That's simply not true. There is a ton of stuff to do in Oklahoma that you and the kids will love, you just have to know where to find that stuff and have the gumption to hop off the couch and go do some of 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.
Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma
One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to email@example.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.