Two people looking at displaying in one of the historical sites in Oklahoma.While Broken Bow is known for its wealth of outdoor adventures, there is so much more to this Oklahoma town. On your next stay with Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, set off on as many different types of adventures as possible to explore all that makes this region so special. One of the best-kept-secret things to do here is to discover the historical sites and museums in and around Southeastern Oklahoma. 

3 Places to Learn about Oklahoma’s History

While it may not always seem like it, vacations are a great time to expand your horizons. Visiting the sites and museums near your Broken Bow cabin is a fantastic way to do just that.

Museum of the Red

Plan a day trip to Idabel to spend some time exploring the Museum of the Red, which is home to art and archaeology from around the world. View a cast of the state dinosaur, acrocanthosaurus atokensis. Take your time exploring the permanent exhibits as well as the temporary installations. Admission to the museum is free.

Forest Heritage Center Museum

Beavers Bend State Park is home to countless things to do, including historical attractions. The Forest Heritage Center Museum is filled with unique displays and dioramas pained by the artist behind Smokey Bear. The dioramas illustrate everything from prehistoric forests to the Caddo Indians to 1940s lumbering. Each one is partnered with a taped narration.

Wheelock Academy Historic Site

Make the drive to Millerton to visit the Wheelock Mission & Academy. This site includes surviving buildings of what was once a boarding school for Choctaw youth from 1832 to 1955. The on-site museum features exhibits about the school and its students. You can request a tour of the museum and grounds. There are also events hosted throughout the year, including youth camps and a reunion of alumni.

Make a Broken Bow Cabin Your Home Away from Home

The living room of a Broken Bow rental to relax in while looking up historical sites in Oklahoma to visit.From exploring historical sites to fishing on Broken Bow Lake, there’s no shortage of things to do in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. With so many things to experience, it’s crucial you have a relaxing and spacious place to call home. You get all this and more by staying at a cabin from Beavers Bend Creative Escapes.

Our Broken Bow luxury cabin rentals come in a range of sizes, from one bedroom to larger. By providing such a variety of spaces, we can host groups large and small. No matter which of our cabins you stay in, you’ll have everything you need for the best getaway possible. Call 580-306-2265 to learn more about booking your stay or special offers.