We’re on the cusp of yet another vibrant spring here in beautiful Broken Bow, OK—idyllic North American “cabin country.” As you might imagine, there’s no off-season for outdoor exploration, recreation, and relaxation. Mother Nature provides just enough warmth throughout the year to provide ample fuel for a romp in the great outdoors. Because there are so many recreational possibilities at your disposal, including ATVing, horseback riding, and kayaking, deciding what to do in Broken Bow is no walk in the park.
What to Do in Broken Bow This Spring
Luckily for you, the team at Blue Beaver Luxury Cabins knows this landscape intimately. Each of our luxurious Broken Bow cabin rentals is a short drive from countless hidden gems, ranging from museums to escape rooms and a kid-friendly Hochatown mining site. “Hidden gems” are often hard to classify, but one thing is for sure: You won’t have to worry about crowds at these five attractions.
1. Museum of the Red River
Approximately 12 miles south of Broken Bow lies the quaint town of Idabel. Idabel is known for two things: Choctaw Casino and the Museum of the Red River, a thought-provoking visual delight. The latter remains the region’s most enticing hidden gem, thanks largely to its connection to Oklahoma’s state dinosaur, the acrocanthosaurus. The annual “Acrofest” typically features world-renowned paleontologists and guest speakers. Oh, and some dino-delicious birthday cake!
2. Uncle Charlie’s Old Time Photos
There’s nothing quite like posing as a family for a photograph that will stand the test of time. At Uncle Charlie’s, the whole family can dress up in authentic Old West garments and pose like it’s 1885. Uncle Charlie’s is also connected to Northside, home to old-fashioned, hand-dipped ice cream—what a duo!
3. Jet Boat Joe’s
Jet Boat Joe’s reopens in March when the temperatures significantly rise with the changing of seasons. Hop aboard a blazing-fast, New Zealand-style jet boat and carve through scenic Broken Bow Lake on a guided excursion for the ages. Your captain will perform several daring feats, including powder slides, 180-degree turns, and speed runs.
4. Beaver’s Bend Mining Co
Your family won’t soon forget their afternoon spent gemstone mining, exploring Pirate’s Cove, and digging for dinosaur fossils at Beaver’s Bend Mining, a still-expanding, adventure-based attraction on Highway 259. It’s within walking distance of Uncle Charlie’s and Northside, which is just another added perk. When thinking about what to do in Broken Bow, don’t skip Hochatown.
5. Hochatown Escape Games
Escape room popularity reached an all-time high prior to COVID-19. Thankfully, these state-of-the-art, life-size “puzzles” have never been more alluring, primarily because only families and groups are allowed to brave an escape room. Hochatown Escape Games prides itself on offering four unique family-friendly rooms, including “Cabin in the Woods,” “Bomb Squad,” and the three-hour “Pirate Code.”
The Finest Broken Bow Vacation Cabins
Deciding what to do in Broken Bow is easy as pie when you browse through our monthly travel guide, complete with hiking suggestions, dinner recommendations, and a summertime bucket list. Blue Beaver Luxury Cabins is known for its growing fleet of opulent yet affordable Broken Bow rentals, ranging from Oh, Dear! (a popular honeymoon cabin) to the immaculate Tin Horse and the group-friendly Bear Crossing. “Common” on-site amenities include floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, chef’s kitchens, laundry facilities, outdoor hot tubs, and spacious fire pits—what more could you ask for in a home away from home?
To book a well-deserved spring or summertime escape to breathtaking Broken Bow, please check availability online (or connect with a reservationist at 580-494-3400).