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Broken Bow Top 10 Things to Do

  1. BROKEN BOW LAKE There are a number of ways to enjoy Broken Bow Lake including swimming, water sports, and boating. The bottom of the lake is covered in rocks, not mud, so the water is clear and ready to enjoy! 
  2. BEAVERS BEND STATE PARK Located within the Ouachita National Forest and next to Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend State Park offers great hiking, horseback riding, biking, and even 18-hole golf!  
  3. CASINO Try your luck at slot machines or table games at the Choctaw Casino – Broken Bow. A new entertainment and resort development, Choctaw Landing, is slated to open in Fall 2023 and will also include a casino with 600 slot machines and 8 table games.
  4. DRINK RESPONSIBLY For those who are 21+ years old, take tours and taste a variety of beers, wines, and whiskey at Fish Tales Winery, Knotted Rope Winery, Beavers Bend Brewery, and Hochatown Distilling Co.
  5. LOWER MOUTAIN FORK RIVER The 12-mile long lower portion of Mountain Fork River offers year-round fishing and is a popular canoeing and kayaking spot from spring through fall.
  6. VISIT A MUSEUM View exhibits, famous artwork, and photographs at the Forest Heritage Center Museum, Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum, or the Museum of the Red River, located in nearby Idabel, OK and home to the OK state dinosaur.
  7. FUN & ADVENTURE The Broken Bow/Hochatown area boasts a number of indoor and outdoor adventures for all ages: Get lost in the 29,000 sq ft Maze of Hochatown, solve a mystery at Hochatown Escape Games, ride go-karts at BigFoot Speedway, mine for gemstones or dig for fossils at Beaver’s Bend Mining Co., take a zipline or off-road swincar tour with Rugaru Adventures, go for a self-guided UTV ride with Bandits ATV & Boat Rentals, visit the Beavers Bend Depot and Stables for a train ride, explore a trail on horseback, and make some animal friends at the Hochatown Rescue Center and Petting Zoo.
  8. SHOPPING & FOOD There are several unique shopping destinations in Broken Bow, including antique stores and specialty shops. Dining options are plentiful and include brick-oven pizza, seafood, BBQ, coffee shops, sweet treats, and more! 
  9. TALIMENA NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY Experience panoramic views of the Ouachita Mountain range along this 54-mile route through southeast Oklahoma. 
  10. RELAX AND UNWIND Gather around the fire pit, chill out in the hot tub, BBQ with friends… anything to enjoy the dazzling beauty of nature in Broken Bow.