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The spring breaker’s guide to Tulsa

Spring Break is right around the corner. For those who will be stuck in Tulsa and want some fun ideas instead of sitting in your dorm room, look no further. Here are fun activities to do in Tulsa and its surrounding areas over spring break.

1. Go camping

There are great camping sites not far from Tulsa. Devil’s Den and Robbers Cave are camp sites located in Arkansas. They are approximately 2 1⁄2 hours away from campus and have beautiful hiking and swimming spots. Also make a visit to Turkey Mountain, just right across the Arkansas River.

2. Take a day trip

Oklahoma has some places no one even knows about. The Great Salt Plains is one of those unknown places. This barren landscape is considered one of Oklahoma’s great state parks and it’s entirely made
of salt. Great Salt Plains is only 2 1⁄2 hours away from ORU. It is a beautiful and unique site for taking pictures. If Great Salt Plains isn’t appealing enough, there are many other options to check out online.

3. Adventurous fun

Xtreme Racing is a little pricey but an entertaining place to compete against friends in a fast paced go-kart race. SkyZone trampoline park is another suggestion for a enjoyable time while getting those aerobic points taken care of. It is $14 for a 60-minute jump time and it is recommended to reserve a jump time beforehand because it can get very busy. Other great places to check out are the Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium and Admiral Twin Drive-In.

4. Attend a concert or a show

This is a great opportunity to go see a band or show and stop for some ice-cream afterward at Braum’s for a sweet treat. Awolnation is playing at Cain’s Ballroom March 15. “Rent,” a famous musical performed by local actors, is playing at Tulsa PAC March 18. Be sure to check out the Brady Theatre and the Vanguard for more local shows.

5. Relax at a local park

If the weather allows, take a blanket, a good book, or bring some friends and throw around a Frisbee for a good distraction from the midterms you may or may not have failed. Chandler Park has a great Frisbee golf course. This is also a great place to go free-climbing but be careful. Animal lovers will love Hunter Park, a popular dog park where people can satisfy their desires to be cuddled by a numerous amount of puppies. Also check out Centennial Park, Woodward Park and LaFortune Park to spend the warm Spring Break days.

6. Free Stuff

Philbrook Museum offers free admission for students all the time. This is a great deal for students to spend a day at an art museum awakening their inner artist. Visit the Oxley Nature Center. This lovely hiking trail offers a peaceful visit with nature. Students can also rent bikes on Riverside for free. Rentals last all day and they are located at three different spots along the Arkansas River: 19th Street and Riverside, 41st Street and Riverside, and in Jenks at the 96th Street Arkansas River pedestrian bridge.

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