Have you ever heard the story of the 'Oklahoma Giant' before? This tale is more fact than fiction and features a real-life giant by the name of Lewis W. Wilkins from Enid, OK. He's a true Sooner State legend and was once named the tallest man in the world! Standing at around 8.2 feet tall he literally towered over everyone he met.


Born in 1870 Lewis was one of six Wilkins children. While his other brothers and sisters were of normal or average height Lewis began to grow at an accelerated rate and by age 12 he was already 6 feet tall. By his teenage years he was already a giant and finally stopped growing once he reached the height of 8.2 feet tall.

Once he grew to his full height Lewis began traveling around the country and even overseas and was known as the 'Oklahoma Giant.' People would come from all over to see him and marvel at his amazing height and stature. He weighed around 365 pounds, had a size 24 shoe, wore a size 8 1/2 hat, size 16 glove, and could pass a silver dollar through one of the rings he wore without touching the sides. Not just tall, a real GIANT!

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Throughout the years there's been some controversy and dispute over just how tall Lewis W. Wilkins actually was. Most newspapers and other media outlets reported him to be 8.2 feet tall, while others said he was 7.4 feet tall. Either way, he was truly an 'Oklahoma Giant.' He's still listed in the Guinness World Records book.

Sadly we lost the 'Oklahoma Giant' after he began suffering from health issues. His sight was going bad and it was discovered that he had a bone tumor in his head that was affecting his sight. It was suggested that he have surgery to remove the tumor in Chicago. Unfortunately, he passed away before doctors could operate.

The Enid Daily Wave broke the sad news on July 11, 1902 “Lewis Wilkins Dead. The Largest Man in the World Died at a Hospital in Chicago.”  He may be gone but you can visit his gravesite. It's located in the small town of Waukomis, OK. just outside of Enid in the Waukomis Cemetery. He's buried there with his fellow Wilkins family members. The 'Oklahoma Giant' Mr. Lewis W. Wilkins is a real Sooner State legend...RIP!

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Getaway, Relax, Unplug & Unwind at Oklahoma's Premier & Most Luxurious "Glampgrounds" Located in Lawton, OK.

If you're in need of a staycation whether it's a romantic weekend getaway or a family mini-vacation check out Oklahoma's premier glampgrounds. You'll find it in Lawton, OK. near the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and Lake Lawtonka at 11761 N.W. Miller Road. Adventure Born Glampgrounds features some of the VERY BEST comfort camping in the Sooner State. After seeing the pictures you'll definitely want to book a stay. You can visit their official website for all the details, or check them out on Facebook. Scroll through the gallery:

Take a look inside this epic 1960s retro motel in Oklahoma!

It's the ultimate retro vintage motel stay in the Sooner State! If you've ever wanted to step back in time and experience the "good old days" once again, or maybe for the very first time, you're in luck. Take a break from the usual, boring, and mundane hotel room by booking a stay at this 60s-style motel in Oklahoma City, OK. The Classen Inn is one of the most unique and colorful motels in the state, if not the entire nation. It was originally built back in 1963 and has been completely remodeled, refurbished, and reimagined. If you're looking for a place to stay while on vacation, staycation, or on a weekend getaway why not make your accommodations a part of the vacation fun by staying at the Classen Inn in OKC. You can click here to book your stay. Scroll through the photo gallery below to take a virtual tour of this EPIC 1960s retro motel!

See the Most Epic & Unusual Oklahoma Airbnb Rentals!

Take a break from the boring and ordinary and make your next overnight stay more spectacular and memorable. These rentals are a lot more than just a place to stay, all of them could easily be a vacation destination and experience all on their own! If you're planning a staycation or vacation in Oklahoma you should definitely check out these epic and unusual Airbnb rentals versus booking just a plain old room at a hotel or motel. You could make your accommodations a part of the experience itself by staying at any of these amazing places in the Sooner State. Scroll through the photo gallery below to check them out.

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