Broken Bow, OK, USA

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Broken Bow, OK, USA

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Unbeatable Broken Bow

Broken Bow’s unique location between the fertile Red Basin and the sandstone ridges of the Ouachita Mountains have lent it a natural beauty that few other cities can match. Travelers annually flock to the area to discover the enviable range of natural wonders on the doorstep of their Broken Bow vacation rental, including the lagoons, creeks, and forests of nearby Beavers Bend Resort Park and the crystal-clear waters of Broken Bow Lake. The city also proudly displays its Native American influences at a number of museums, offering a fascinating insight into Oklahoma's storied past.

The many strings to Broken Bow

With its abundance of open spaces and parks, Broken Bow was made for outdoor enthusiasts. Hochatown State Park facilitates a range of exciting activities that promise family fun in the sun. Wrapped around the shore of the man-made Broken Bow Lake, this landscape boasts tennis and volleyball courts, as well as biking trails and miniature-golf courses. Water babies can try their hand at canoe excursions, paddleboat outings, or just swimming in the waters under the southern sun. Broken Bow vacation rentals near the lake are ideal for families, placing you right in the middle of the action.

Broken Bow's native treasures

Oklahoma has a long and rich Native American history and several Broken Bow landmarks let you explore its most intriguing passages. The Gardner Mansion and Museum was the one-time home to the Chief of the Choctaws and today houses prehistoric artifacts from this local tribe. You can admire grinding stones, turtle-shell dance shakers, and arrowheads, before you head to the Wheelock Academy, one of the area’s most popular National Historic Landmarks. This former school for Choctaw girls is today the site of Oklahoma’s oldest standing church, the Wheelock Church, as well as a museum that delves further into the traditions of these proud people.

Feel the heat in Broken Bow

The area’s humid subtropical climate keeps temperatures warm all year round, though rainfall is also relatively consistent. Temperatures really soar in the summer months, reaching highs of up to 93°F in July, so hikers and explorers should take this into account. As temperatures rise, prices also tend to increase, meaning that booking your Broken Bow vacation rental early is advisable. If your motivations for visiting are cultural, the weather is of less importance, so the spring months are worth considering, especially if you'd like to benefit from off-season rates.

Around the bend in Broken Bow

If you’re lucky enough to secure a Broken Bow vacation rental close to Beavers Bend Resort, you’ll have miles of hiking trails on your doorstep. These paths will take you through towering pine forests and by rippling creeks and babbling brooks, opening up the region’s unique ecology. The Forest Heritage Center Museum displays memorabilia and dioramas dedicated to the history of forestry, including antique tools and equipment. A number of books, articles, and periodicals are also kept here and are worth a look before you hit the trails to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.