Hosted by: Jenifer Reynolds and Dino Lalli

Hosted by: Jenifer Reynolds and Dino Lalli

Hitch a ride with us each week to discover friendly folks, tucked-away attractions, roadside eateries, and grand adventures – from the extreme... to the serene – plus, insider tips for making your next Oklahoma get-away unforgettable!


Discover Oklahoma is shown Saturdays at 6:30 pm on KTUL-8 in Tulsa, KFOR-4 in Oklahoma City, KSWO-7 in Lawton. Or at 5:00 pm Saturday on KXII, Sherman/Denison, Texas and KCTU in Wichita, Kansas.

AIR DATE: May 02, 2015

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#1014 Locations: Claremore, Jenks, Gore, Ardmore, Lawton

This week on Discover Oklahoma, a Jenks attraction makes a big splash, we'll visit a serene location in the Wichita Mountains, relax near Lake Tenkiller, and the show wouldn't be complete without some more great places to eat!


Hammett House
1616 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK

A northeast Oklahoma tradition since 1969, Hammett House has become a success by keeping things simple. Its unmatched Southern hospitality and heaping platters of well-prepared food, along with a menu with a wide array of choices and daily specials, make it a must-visit on any trip to Claremore. The “pamper fried” chicken and pork chops are this eatery’s calling card, but don’t leave without sampling one of the 14 types of equally renowned pie, ranging from chocolate chip peanut butter to sour cream blueberry.

Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK

Oklahoma Aquarium is the largest indoor ocean in the four-state-region with thousands of aquatic creatures featured in more than 100 exhibits. The unique underwater tunnel allows you to view lemon, nurse, sand tiger sharks and the largest bull sharks in captivity…up close and personal. From salt water to fresh water, this aquarium has it all. Oklahoma has an amazing array of underwater wildlife including alligator gar, spoonbill, and the aquarium features special exhibits highlighting these native species. A Hands-on exhibit allows you to feel the difference between slippery, smooth stingrays and the sandy skin of small sharks. Other interactive exhibits let kids and adults feed stingrays and turtles.

Blue Doors at Tenkiller
918-489-2174 or 405-229-1127
Hwy 100
Gore, OK

Wind your way through tree-lined roads and discover one of Gore's best kept secrets. Blue Doors at Tenkiller offers clean and comfortable cabins located just minutes from Tenkiller State Park, the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller. The cabins offer a variety of one and two bed options, and kayak rental is available. The beautiful property features a charming teepee and private fishing pond. A vegetable and melon garden is available for guests during the spring and summer months. Stay at this unique retreat for a relaxing getaway surrounded by nature and excitement.

Budro's Rob Joint
1606 McLish
Ardmore, OK

This is that most unique of barbecue restaurants – an eatery where the side dishes and the atmosphere are just as good as the tender, juicy, falling-off-the-bone ribs. Instead of being an afterthought, the potato salad and cole slaw here draw rave reviews from diners near and far, while the bar is widely considered an excellent place to knock back a cold one. Owner Buddy Simon runs a friendly, lively place that dishes up tasty food and fun in equal proportion.

Holy City of the Wichitas
Wichita Mtns Wildlife Refuge
20539 State Hwy 115
Lawton, OK

Located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, this 66-acre area looks much like Israel during Biblical times, and is the site of the nation's longest running Easter passion play, "The Prince of Peace." Attendance reached an all-time high in 1939 when 225,000 visitors jammed Audience Hill for the sunrise performance. Other attractions include a memorial for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, a Veterans Walkway, and the World Chapel, which has become a popular wedding locale. Donations appreciated.