GUIDE: Best Oklahoma pools, splash pads, lakes, and swimming holes

Posted June 19th, 2013 in Attractions, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families, Sports, Travel

by Thomas & Dianne Jones

Water. Once, it was oil; now H2O is said to be king in Oklahoma. Last summer, streams and rivers in the state ran dry as we gasped through drought. Now that our waters lap at their normal levels, the flush of supply invites some celebration.

Use this list of Oklahoma pools, splash pads, lakes, and swimming holes as a dowser, a guide to the best water in the state. You’ll discover pools with deep ends that beg for a cannonball and underwater somersaults; splash pads for sunning your shoulders and modeling your new flip-flops; and swimming holes and lagoons perfect for a game of mermaids with the kids, while wet sand massages the bottoms of your feet.

75 Free Things to do in Oklahoma This Summer

Posted May 30th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Freedom Oklahoma

But between road trip ideas, activities the kids will love, and opportunities for some adults-only fun, there’s just too much to do in Oklahoma this summer to fall into an entertainment rut. Find the trail that leads to the best 75 things to do in Oklahoma this summer right here.

This week in This Land

Posted May 17th, 2013 in Culture

Elvis Presley tribute artist Okemah Oklahoma Tim Keef

Like TashaDoesTulsa.com and This Land Events? Odds are that you’ll love This Land Press, too. Each week we publish a variety of stories about Oklahoma, with the aim of broadening the understanding of life and culture in the state.

For reading, May 15 edition

Posted May 17th, 2013 in Culture

Front Cover May 15 2013 issue of This Land

Another one on the books. Get a preview here.

Best Oklahoma Cinco de Mayo Parties

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in Festivals, Food, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families, Music, Nightlife

Luchapalooza from Elote Facebook Page

A bumper crop of Cinco de Mayo festivals is about to fill your weekend with live music and plenty to spicy things to eat and drink.

This week in This Land

Posted April 26th, 2013 in Culture

Elvis Presley tribute artist Okemah Oklahoma Tim Keef

Like TashaDoesTulsa.com and This Land Events? Odds are that you’ll love This Land Press, too. Each week we publish a variety of stories about Oklahoma, with the aim of broadening the understanding of life and culture in the state.

TONIGHT: Imaginary Oklahoma Book Launch with This Land Press

Posted April 25th, 2013 in Culture, Date Night, Free Stuff to Do

Imaginary Oklahoma 46 Writers on the 46th State edited by Jeff Martin produced by This Land Press

With stories by 46 acclaimed writers and new work by artists from across the country, Imaginary Oklahoma proves that our state is much more than a place—it’s an idea.