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Old 10-19-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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My wife and I are moving to the Tulsa area and would like to take a 3 or 4 day second honeymoon after the stress of moving. Chicago area has places with in room pools, slides, waterfalls and Hawaiian sunsets projected on the wall. Is there anything like that in Oklahoma? Within a couple hr drive of Tulsa would be nice.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I am going to assume since you mention Chicago you know something about it. Tulsa is about the size of Minneapolis. MN, MT and WI combined have about the same population as Illinois' 102 counties. OK is home to the largest number of fedreally recognized Native American tribes in America. It is als0 100 x more conservative than Chicago or Cook County.

OK has about 1/3 the population of Illnois. It has two metro areas. Tulsa and OKC. The rest of the towns are small like Illnois towns. The towns ae spread much further apart with few connections to othe towns. .

Eastern Tulsa is much like cental Illinois as it is green and leafy with high rolling hills. tall cliffs, large rivers and grand lakes. Western OK is much more sandy with pumpjacks, red earth, and higher elevation. I-40 passes out of Oklahoma at Shamrock, Texas to begin a gradual incline into the mountains. .

If I lived in Tulsa and I wanted to take a 3-4 vacation instate I would head to Grand Lake and Grove. What can you do? Take a cruis on the Cherokee Queen I or II. Lendonwood Gardne is not far from town. Besides being a top OK destination, it is famous for the plants that are normally only found in Japan or the Pacific Northwest. You might enjoy the Tea House and bring home a Bonzi tree. The world's largest antique museum. It is a recreated town situated is on the banks of Grand Lake. You'll find the chapel and the haning' noose in the sheriff's office. At the shouth end of the lake near Langley is the longest muliptle arch dam in hte world with 52 gates. Tours are free. There is also a hot rod museum on Money Island. Take a leisurely ride around the lake. It's natural, beautiful and about five hours drive time.

If you are a Civil War buff, while you are here, you can check out Carthage, MO whee the firest inland shot of the war was fired, Pea Ridge National Civil War Battleifeld on the MO/NWA border, or the National Battleifed at Wilson Creek. East of Carthage on I-44 @ Republic, MO exit.

You can take a day and spend in the mountains begining at Eureka Springs. From there go to the mountain bed and watch a 200 year old mill stone grind corn and wheat into flour at War Eagle Mill. The follow I-71 into Hot Springs. Grab a mineral bath and stay at the hotel. The next day you might be able to watch horse races. Wehn you go back to OK you will have been in three mountain ranges: Ozark, Boston, and Quichita. Neverthe less is is a very pretty course any time of year and challenging enough for most.

Carthage MO has two or three CW museums. The courthouse is the third built. It was finished after the war ended. You can ride in a 100 year old operator assised Otis Elevator. Then walk across the street to True Value Hardware store and get lost in 3 floors of stuff from tin ceilings and glass door knows, and Heritage lace to gifts from around the world. The City also has one cemetery for the North and a second cemetery for the South. it also has bautiful parks, and if you'd like to play 9 or 18, you won't be disappointed unless , of course, you are a pro golfer.

These are some of the things I know and love about NE Oklahoma and the surrounding area. .
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Thanks for the information. All the places you mentioned sound like good spots for future vacations. What we are looking for is something more romantic than a working mill. Is romance dead in Oklahoma. I have lived in the Chicago area for 45+ years and don't expect anything like this Sybaris-Romantic Weekend Getaways in Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis but surely there is something more romantic than "No need to bring your Victorias Secret nightie dear you can't wear that to a Civil War museum
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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I'd suggest either Guthrie, Ok or Eureka Springs, AR for a romantic getaway!
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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If you like country/western music, the Osage casino and hotel in Tulsa features name entertainers and is a nice place. I've not been there, but I know people who have and they really like it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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You are moving from the second largest county with the third largett city in Amerca that has nearly 10 M people into the Buckle of the Bible Belt.

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Thanks for the information. All the places you mentioned sound like good spots for future vacations. What we are looking for is something more romantic than a working mill. Is romance dead in Oklahoma. I have lived in the Chicago area for 45+ years and don't expect anything like this Sybaris-Romantic Weekend Getaways in Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis but surely there is something more romantic than "No need to bring your Victorias Secret nightie dear you can't wear that to a Civil War museum
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I'd suggest either Guthrie, Ok or Eureka Springs, AR for a romantic getaway!
Thanks, some of the hotels or the tree cabins in Eureka Springs are what I'm looking for. We want to be left alone for a couple of days. I should have known a woman would know.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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My wife and I are moving to the Tulsa area and would like to take a 3 or 4 day second honeymoon after the stress of moving. Chicago area has places with in room pools, slides, waterfalls and Hawaiian sunsets projected on the wall. Is there anything like that in Oklahoma? Within a couple hr drive of Tulsa would be nice.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Eureka is very romantic -- especailly the old hotel. There is a crystal chapel in he woods that is isolated emotional, hard to describe, and very beautiful A local train in ES wanders through the mountains to give visitors a differetn perspective.

Don't forget a rose and a nice surprise for your wife when you check in. . .
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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Thanks, some of the hotels or the tree cabins in Eureka Springs are what I'm looking for. We want to be left alone for a couple of days. I should have known a woman would know.
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