Things To Do In Oklahoma | Festivals and Events
From cultural gatherings to spectator sports, Oklahoma's events will fill any calendar. There's a festival almost every weekend in Oklahoma and our cities and hometowns invite you to join the party. Watch fireworks at a Fourth of July event - Edmond has one of the nation's top 10. Rock out at a music festival with 100,000 of your closest friends, or indulge in one of our many local specialties at tasteful events like the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival, Watonga Cheese Festival or El Reno's Onion-Fried Burger Days. Discover what's happening across the entire state at and Come See For Yourself!
Black Mesa State Park
Black Mesa is located in Oklahoma's panhandle along the tri-state border with Colorado and New Mexico. The nature preserve consists of approximately 1,600 acres where visitors can hike and enjoy 23 rare plants and eight rare animal species. The unique area marks the point where the Rocky Mountains meet the shortgrass prairie and many species are at the easternmost or westernmost point of their natural range. In addition to being an excellent location for wildlife watching, Black Mesa State Park boasts some of the darkest nighttime skies on publicly accessible land in the country. The dark skies draw countless astronomy enthusiasts to the area every year as they make star gazing ideal.
Discover Oklahoma Episode #1028
Discover Oklahoma will journey to some of the most beautiful outdoor locations in our state. We'll be relaxing in Tulsa, cruising the dunes in Waynoka, boating the Oklahoma River, enjoying some food in Lawton, and joining our friends at Floyd's RV at Roman Nose State Park.
DISCOVER OKLAHOMA EPISODE #1009
Spring Break is almost upon us, and we have some unique places for you and your family to check out! We'll visit the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City, head out to the Winter Count festival at Roman Nose State Park, taste some famous chili in Tulsa and some comfort food with a kick in Edmond. We'll also see what the buzz is about at the new Science Museum of Oklahoma exhibit all this week on Discover Oklahoma!
Floyd's RV at Roman Nose State Park
Our sponsor Floyd’s RV and Dino set out to visit Roman Nose State Park. It is set amidst a beautiful canyon, recreational activities at this state park include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, fishing, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides. Roman Nose State Park offers many breathtaking views of the canyon, gypsum rock cliffs and is home to three natural springs.
Blowin' Cave: Waterfall Inside Rockface
The creek inside the Blowin' cave near Cushman falls down a long chute to splash violently inside of the Massive Rockface.
Sherwin Miller Museum
It's a new year and a good time to expand your horizons with a trip to this fabulous museum. Considered one of the finest Jewish Museums in North America, it contains archeological objects and artifacts from around the world, including items used in Jewish rituals, as well as a holocaust gallery. So, whether you're Jewish or not, this museum will give you a better understanding of the world in which we live.
Texline - Clayton Tornado - May 23 2010
This is video of one of the significant tornados near Textline, TX. We were able to get it crossing the road just in front of us.
Juleah and I headed out with fairly low expectations was shocked at what we saw. The first tornado came out of one of the crappiest storms i've ever seen. Being at least 8-10 miles away, I kept trying to explain it away as scud but it was a tornado. The location was likely just N of Texline. That cell put out a couple of other funnels that may have touched down, but then the next cell came into view and started putting down funnels with a nice bowl shape. Then the third cell came and meant business. The first significant tornado was about 5 miles WSW of Texline. After a brief lift up. It came back down and crossed HW 87 just inside NM. Then it got big. We were able to continue videoing it for at least another 15 minutes. Then the 4th cell approached Texline in the dark with another tornado. This one passed just to our S and just N of Texline. We were able to follow it with the lighting. Virtually no chasers, it was just like the old days!
The unedited version is here.
The second tornado which crossed the road just SE of where this one did after dark can be see here
Roman Nose Middle Lake Waterfall
High mountain (over 6000 feet) lake waterfall, Roman Nose middle lake in Boundary County, Idaho. (By Naples, ID)
When Good Science Goes Bad!
This was a presentation that was put on by Courtney Nuka Plante from the University of Waterloo. He is part of the Anthropomorphic Research Project, in which more information about them can be found here: . This presentation covers when science and psychology go wrong and was presented to attendees at Oklacon X, on October 19, 2012. The following topics were discussed. You can click on the time codes next to each one to jump to the particular section.
04:58 Hard Sciences
16:58 Milgram's Obedience Studies
25:07 Stanford Prison Experiment
29:30 The Case of Little Albert
34:58 Learned Helplessness in Animals
37:56 Burkhardt & Moniz: The Lobotomy
41:44 Goddard, the Kallikak Family, & Eugenics
46:48 The David Reimer Case
50:15 Harlow's Well of Despair
53:52 The Bright Side: Good Science
1:00:40 Question & Answer Session
Please note that the content in this video is not suitable for minors! There is some gruesome content that is also not recommended for the squeamish either!
Hope you all enjoy. :3
Filmed: October 19, 2012
Filmed by: DragonKid
Location: Roman Nose State Park Lodge, Watonga, OK
Presentation by: Courtney Nuka Plante
Anthropomorphic Research Project can be found at