Location: Sulphur, OK
Springs, streams, lakes - whatever its form, water is the attraction at Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Fees: There is no fee to enter Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Hours Info: Many outdoor areas are available 24 hours a day. Please visit the current conditions page for details.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/chic/
Location: Fort Smith, AR,OK
Explore life on the edge of frontier and Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, scandals, outlaws, and lawmen who pursued them. From the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker's jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896, Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history.
Fees: The entrance fee is for individual admittance into the exhibits inside the visitor center building. Your receipt will be good for seven days from the time of purchase. There is no fee for viewing the grounds.
Hours Info: Park grounds are open from 30 min before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/fosm/
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
The outdoor symbolic memorial is a place of quiet reflection, honoring victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the now sacred soil where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood, capturing and preserving forever the place and events that changed the world.
Fees: There is no fee to visit the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. There is, however, a $15.00 to enter the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum which is owned and operated by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.
Hours Info: The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/okci/
You can almost hear the whoops and cries of "All's set!" as trail hands hitched their oxen to freight wagons carrying cargo between western Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Follow the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through five states and you'll find adventure and evidence of past travelers who made this remarkable trip before you!
Fees: There are no user or entry fees for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please contact individual trail sites before visiting for more information.
Hours Info: There are many places of history and commemoration on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail to visit. Museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites provide information and interpretation. Please contact each site before you go to obtain current information on closures, changes in hours, and fees.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/safe/
Remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people, forcefully removed from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee to live in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. They traveled by foot, horse, wagon, or steamboat in 1838-1839.
Fees: There are NO USER OR ENTRY FEES fees for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. NOMINAL FEES may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Plan Your Visit / Places To Go for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees.
Hours Info: OPERATING HOURS VARY FROM SITE TO SITE. There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along the Trail of Tears in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma for you to visit. Please contact individual sites for more information by going to Plan Your Visit and selecting Places To Go or Passport Program, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/trte/
Location: Cheyenne, OK
On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th US Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle. The event was an example of the tragic clash of cultures that occurred during the Great Plains Wars. It is also a place of remembrance and reflection for those who died here.
Fees: There is no entrance fee to Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Hours Info: The overlook and trail of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site are open 30 minutes before sunrise and close 30 minutes after sunset.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/waba/