Big Splash Water Park (Tulsa)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

After a ridiculously hot day exploring (Yeah—check out the temperature reading in the mini van. Did I say it gets hot? That’s 109 folks) it was time to take a break so off we headed to the Big Splash Water Park. There are all kinds of rides and plenty of shade for parents to kick back. Water slides, wave pool—you name it.  This place is pretty big and as long as the kids stuck together, I let them run … [Read more...]

Discoverlyland USA (Tulsa)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

Discoverlyland USA is home to an outdoor amphitheater on the outskirts of Tulsa where they preform the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! I bought tickets, thinking how cool it would be to sit outside and watch Oklahoma! IN Oklahoma. We grabbed our snack and our seats and waited for the show to start.   It show started out ok, but soon enough my crew was yawning and couldn’t follow the story. I must … [Read more...]

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (Tulsa)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

When I first read about the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in one of my guidebooks (either Fodor's or Frommer's) I though it would be cool to visit because we are Jewish.  I imagined that it was probably a small collection  in someone's basement and the kids would be upset with me for taking them to a "boring" stop.   I thought even if it only took 15 minutes, we should still check it out.  Well, I could not … [Read more...]

Tally’s Cafe on Route 66 (Tulsa)

If you are looking for a clean and family friendly place to eat, a good stop for lunch is Tally’s Café on Route 66. In typical diner style, they’ve got burgers, fries, sandwiches—something to make everyone happy, not to mention some really fun décor. We give it a thumbs-up. … [Read more...]

Tulsa Air and Space Museum (Tulsa)

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

I had no idea Tulsa had such a huge connection to aviation until we visited the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.  Tulsa  is where many pilots trained and many commercial airlines had their facilities located.  The original Tulsa airport's Hangar One hosted airplanes belonging to Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.  Entering into the museum we were greeted by some veterans and former airmen who now serve as museum … [Read more...]

Itinerary #6: Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska

Destination #6: Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

“Is there enough to see and do in ‘boring’ states?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question, so let me set the record straight, once and for all—there is no such thing as a boring state! Every state has something unique and interesting to offer. Case in point: Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. While most folks would not put these destinations on their must-see list, I hope that after … [Read more...]