2. Turner Falls Park
Talimena Scenic Byway
Oklahoma’s most famous scenic byway takes you through some low riding mountain forests that provide lovely views. I hear it’s especially nice in the fall. Given its relative obscurity, chances are you’ll have these windy mountain roads all to yourself. There are places to hike, swim, and camp along the way. Follow Route 1 from Talimena State Park to Mena, Arkansas (via Route 86 Skyline Drive).
I haven’t explored much of the city, mostly driving through. There are some attractions around, one in particular that’s pretty unique is the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum which is huge and has all kinds of information about the old western frontier, cowboys, rodeos, hunting, trapping, cowgirls, Native Americans, and plenty of art and artifacts. Plan to spend at least 2 hours to cover everything inside and outside.