The breadth activities at OKC Riversport is nearly as diverse as the natural terrain and wildlife that surround their locations. Adventure-seekers can test their mettle on the Air Express zipline and SandRidge Sky Trail, or explore the 13 miles of trails on a bike.
Like a cat equipped with scuba gear, OKC Riversport's visitors aren't relegated entirely to the land. Across Lake Overholser and the Oklahoma River, fleets of kayaks and standup paddleboards cut across the water. The sounds of drums fill the air as instructors teach students how to man the dragon boats—inspired by festive Chinese fishing vessels—or battle maritime knights. Pupils can discover a water sport for the first time or hone existing watercraft skills.
My Little Dollhouse’s team of playtime experts creates a pastel-hued paradise for kids. A hand-painted stage is the focal point of the playroom and provides a spot for kids to model princess costumes as music plays and a disco ball glints and shimmers. Little ones can also play in and out of playhouses or receive manicures at the nail-painting station.
In addition to open playtime, My Little Dollhouses also hosts themed birthday parties during which guests have access to the center’s cache of costumes and accessories in a private party room and can put on a fashion show or dance. Staff members take all the guesswork out of setting up and cleaning up, and they furnish partygoers with baked treats, balloons, and party favors.
Since 2007, the Robots-4-U team has been teaching kids a program of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Kids absorb skills and knowledge through entertaining interactions with instructors, other campers, and robot kits. The camp maintains a 16:1 student to instructor ratio, ensuring kids receive the proper amount of individual attention. Campers build robot kits comprising a brain unit and sensory appendages, which replicate seeing, hearing, touching and reading minds. Once the bots are assembled, kids enter their creations into racing, dancing, and battle-bot challenges.
In the midst of earning her degree in exercise science, Meg Jones puts her studies to good use by leading fitness classes for kids. Her 45-minute, boot camp–style sessions strive to show youngsters the fun aspects of maintaining healthful habits. She leads jumping jacks, pushups, and burpees in an encouraging workout setting and also doles out useful nutrition tips.
Osage Hills State Park corrals the pastoral beauty of meandering rivers, lush forests, and rocky bluffs into more than 1,100 acres of bucolic ambiance. Hiking trails abound, offering opportunities to interact with or skeptically judge local wildlife such as deer and wild turkeys. Tennis courts, a ball field, and a swimming pool entertain visitors during warmer months.
Parking: Free Parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults 21+
24 hours a day and seven days a week, The Black Hawk Casino thrills risk-takers and rabble-rousers with its nearly 700 slot machines and popular table games on its revamped floor, including blackjack, mini baccarat, and Ultimate Texas Hold ?em. Going all-in on the celebration factor, the casino stages daily promotions for visitors, ranging from Mega Mondays, TNT Hot Seats, and monthly prize giveaways that include an RV and a Camaro Z28.