Property at a Glance: Tenkiller State Park
Get away from the daily grind with your own slice of rustic living at Tenkiller State Park. The park grounds feature one- and two-bedroom cabins, each of which comes equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, and some even have indoor fireplaces to make those cold nights cozier.
- Cook up a storm in the full kitchen.
- Play a game of volleyball or basketball on the communal outdoor courts.
- Underwater adventure: When the weather’s warm, the lake is a diver’s dream with clear waters and sunken wonders to explore including an airplane fuselage.
- Watch the leaves turn or make tracks in freshly fallen snow as you hike along any of the park’s three trails.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Renowned Art-Deco Architecture and World-Class Art Museums
As oil poured out of Tulsa in the early 20th century, wealth poured in— and the city’s skyline still reflects that prosperity. Downtown Tulsa is peppered with buildings that emulate the French art-deco style of architecture that swept the nation in the 1920s. One notable structure is the 72-room mansion of petroleum producer Waite Phillips, which he donated to the city in 1938. It’s now the Philbrook Museum of Art, home to an eclectic collection of works by artists ranging from Pablo Picasso to Giovanni Bellini.
Tulsa has a prime location along the banks of the Arkansas River. Its River Parks system offers 26 miles of paved riverfront trails that wind past playgrounds, sculptures, and fountains. North of the river are the Brady Arts District and Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa’s legendary dance-hall-turned-music-venue. Cain’s rose to fame as the favored spot of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, who pioneered the musical genre of western swing in the late 1930s.
A touch of the cowboy era lingers at the Gilcrease Museum, a University of Tulsa institution that displays paintings by Frederic Remington depicting the Wild West. Tucked into the Osage Hills on the outskirts of town, the museum also helps preserve Native American art and artifacts.