The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

There are plenty of fun activities in Broken Bow that are perfect for everyone.

My family loves going to Broken Bow because it is a fun and relaxing place to rent a cabin, get back to nature, and bond with family.

We have been going to Broken Bow since 2010 and every trip it gets better and better.

The cabins we rent, the memories we make, and the fun activities we do are always the best.

Our favorite time to go is right at the end of the year because the winter is the perfect time to enjoy a cabin, sit by the fire, play games and so much more.

But, Broken Bow can be a year-round place to enjoy!

Activities in Broken Bow

Over the years, Broken Bow has become a popular spot for families and groups to rent cabins and enjoy Beavers Bend National Park. The Ouachita National forest and history of the area is spectacular.

There are so many outdoor and indoor activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy while visiting.

So, here are the top fun activities in Broken Bow.

Guided Fishing Tours in Broken Bow

Fishing is one of the top fun activities in Broken Bow for my family when we visit. Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River are stocked with amazing trout that we love to enjoy.

TIP: If you do plan to go fishing, always get a license and learn your daily fish limit and all the rules to catching trout. These are easy to obtain at the local Walmart or here

If you get caught fishing without an Oklahoma Fishing License, the ticket will cost you more than the license would.

You can choose to go fishing on your own and find the best spots yourself, or you could always hire a fishing guide.

If you would like to hire a fishing guide, here are some great places you could check out.

– Beavers Bend Fly Fishing Guide 

You can choose from a Half-Day or a Full-Day Fish Guide. Pricing and times will vary.

Check out their website for more information.

3840 Old Broken Bow Highway
Broken Bow Oklahoma, 74728

– Private Fishing with River Man Trail Rides

Looking for a private fishing experience that is also ‘catch and release’?

Check out the River Man Fishing guide service.

1735 Pine View Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Wineries in Broken Bow

The adults in my family enjoy visiting the local wineries in Broken Bow. They have some delicious selections that are worth even ordering and shipping them year-round.

Here are four great wineries you can visit while in Broken Bow.

Girls Gone Wine

Visiting the Girls Gone Wine locations in Broken Bow is a great place to hang out with the girls, taste and enjoy some delicious wine, and relax.

This is our favorite Winery to visit on every trip we take to Broken Bow. We love browsing the boutique, sampling the wine, and enjoying a glass or two on their patio.

It is a perfect little afternoon delight to unwind.

10216 N US Hwy 259Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact to make a Free Wine Tasting Reservation
580-306-WINE (5463)
Summer | June – August | Mon-Sat 12pm – 8pm | Sun 11am – 6pmFall / Winter / Spring | Sat 12pm – 8pm | Mon – Thurs 12pm – 6 pm | Sun 10am – 4pm

Another really cool thing that the Girls Gone Wine offers is the ability to make your own wine.

Check out how to reserve your spot for you and the girls to create your own concoction. —>> Make your Own Wine!

– Fish Tales Winery & Vineyard

Fish Tales Winery is another great place to visit for wine sampling while in Broken Bow.

There is also a bistro on site so you can enjoy lunch and relax with the family.

17 Oak Leag Ln.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Sun – Thurs: 11am-5pm
Fri – Sat: 11am-8pm

 Off-Road Vehicle Rentals in Broken Bow

Broken Bow and Beavers Bend National Park is the perfect location to rent a UTV, ATV, or jeep and explore.

This is one of my favorite things to do in Broken Bow. It is a thrill and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

There are a couple of companies you can rent from below.

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals is a great place to rent some fun toys for the whole family at any time of year. To find out more information on rentals, check out their website below.

9160 North US Highway 259
Hochatown, OK 74728


Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm


Activities in Broken Bow

– Beaver Bend Depot & Trail Rides

Beavers Bend Depot & Trail Rides is a combo family activity center with horseback trails and a train ride. This is perfect for kiddos to have a fun memorable experience while in Broken Bow.

The Train Ride is about 15 – 20 minutes through the wilderness where you could spot some wildlife.

You could also enjoy a 2.5-mile trail horseback ride that takes about an hour to get through. They have guided tours and wonderful morning or afternoon activity to do in Broken Bow.

Plus, after your rides, there is a gift shop and snack bar to re-energize the crew.

290 Beavers Bend Loop
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728


Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 9am – 3pm


Hiking Trails in Broken Bow | Beavers Bend National Park | Ouachita National Forest

Hiking in Broken Bow is a wonderful activity! There are so many trails and you’re almost guaranteed to see some kind of wildlife.

I remember one year during a fishing/hiking expedition we were welcomed by a little deer. 

If Hiking is your thing to do, here are 5 great hiking trails that you can explore while visiting. 

– Lookout Mountain Trail

Length: 2.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail is pretty rocky and not ideal for a stroller or anything with wheels.

– Lakeview Lodge Trail

Length: 1.4 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail features a river outlook that is just beautiful. 

– Cedar Bluff Trailhead

Length: 0.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

Short little hike with gorgeous views.

– Beaver Lodge Nature Trail

Length: 3.0 miles
Type: Out & Back
Difficulty: Easy

This is a great hike that is easy for the whole family. 

– Friends Trail Loop

Length: 1.5 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This hike has a view of a waterfall and a beautiful river.

Brewery’s in Broken Bow

If you’re not a huge wine person, there are some great places to enjoy a nice ice-cold beer.

Broken Bow has a couple of Breweries that the adults can enjoy a distillery tour and tasting.


Mountain Fork Brewery

Established in 2015, Mountain Fork Brewery is a great place to enjoy a cold one. If you would like to tour the distillery, tours are on Saturdays and available for 10 guests if you call ahead. 

89 N Lukfata Trail Rd,
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Tap Room Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tour Hours
Saturday 1pm & 3pm 

Beavers Bend Brewery

This is another great place to check out some great beer. They have year-round and seasonal beers available. Beavers Bend Brewery offers an IPA, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, and a Brown Ale. 

46 Coho Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Mon-Thurs 12-8 pm

(closed Tuesday)

Fri/Sat 12-9

Sun 11-7
Beer Menu & Website

Canoe/Kayak Rentals in Broken Bow

Looking to get on the water for a little exercise in nature? If you don’t want bring your own canoe or kayak, and would like to rent and have a guide, there are great businesses that provide the service.

– Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak

They offer two basic floats to choose from. One float is 8 miles with a little difficulty and the other is 5 miles that are best for those with children. You can either rent a canoe/kayak from them or bring your own. 

466 Wild Goose Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact – Must Call for Reservations


Activities in Broken Bow

Ziplining Activity in Broken Bow

I have never been zip lining but knowing that you can in Beavers Bend/Broken Bow is so awesome!

This is a fun day activity for those thrill-seeking family members to experience the forest in a whole new way.

– Rugaru Adventures

Ziplining is one of the best activities in Broken Bow! If you can get a reservation time slot, it’s a grand adventure. They have 6 lines hovering 60ft above the forest. You’ll go about 35 mph from one point to the next. 


2658 Stevens Gap Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728
580-494-2ZIP (2947)
Make Reservations/Check Available Times

Historical Museums in Broken Bow

History is one of my favorite subjects and visiting locations is the best way to learn.

My family visited the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum one year to check out the history of the place we were staying. It was a nice learning experience and great for kids.

– Forest Heritage Center Museum

My family and I visited this museum one year while visiting Broken Bow. The kids had a great time learning about the culture. Plus, it is free admission.

Us 259 A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Monday – Sunday 8am-5pm

Activities in Broken Bow

Final Thoughts

These top activities in Broken Bow are what makes the trip so much fun every time we visit. My family loves to go fishing, wine tasting, and enjoying each other’s company even when we stay at the cabin.

If you’re looking for a cabin to rent, check out our post 24 Incredible Airbnb Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

I hope this begins your planning to Broken Bow because it truly is a great place to rent a cabin and explore!

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Magnolia Market & SILOs in Waco, TX | The Best Road Trip Stop in Texas

Magnolia Market & SILOs in Waco, TX | The Best Road Trip Stop in Texas

Magnolia Market & Silos | Are you a Fixer Upper fan? I know I am!

If you don’t know the show on HGTV called “Fixer Upper” with Chip and Joanna Gaines, I highly recommend checking it out! The first episode aired in April of 2014 and was extremely successful for 5 seasons.

After their first episode aired, a year later (2015) they purchased the Silos and the Magnolia Market in Waco, TX.

Since their purchase of the Silos property, they have transformed and keep transforming the 2.5-acre downtown space into a massive attraction.

It is definitely a SIGHT to see!!

Magnolia Market Fixer upper

Who are Chip and Joanna Gaines?

Chip and Joanna Gaines. HGTV's Home Improvement Stars of the show Fixer Upper.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are small-town folks that began taking old houses in their hometown of Waco, Texas, and flipping them for homeowners.

With their unique style and loving family dynamic, they caught the eye of HGTV producers.

Chip and Joanna with their show “Fixer Upper” then stole the Hearts of the American people.

Since the popularity of their show, they capitalized on the opportunity of success. The couple has now made a fortune off their Magnolia brand and their “modern rustic farmhouse” décor style.

Honestly, I feel like they are the reason shiplap walls has become such a huge hit since 2014. They are leaders in the industry of real estate and interior design.

Their décor is sold online at and a home line through Target.

Fixer Upper Show and Their New Network

As mentioned, the show aired for 5 seasons on HGTV starting back in April of 2014. They recently had their 5th baby and called it quits for family time.

However, Chip and Joanna have announced they will be coming back for a 6th season but on a new network, their network. They recently partnered with Discovery Inc, to build their very own Magnolia Network with shows inspired by the Gaines’s creativity.

One show that will premiere on their new network will be a New Season of “Fixer Upper”.

It is expected to launch in 2021.

I know all the Fixer Upper fans are just as excited as I am!


Visiting Magnolia Market & Silos in Waco, TX

On our way back from Austin, we enjoy stopping in Waco to check out what’s new at the Magnolia Market.

This was our second time visiting.

Our first time going to Magnolia Market was back in 2017 when we were on our way back from our Anniversary Trip.

When we first went back in 2017, there was a cool turf yard with balls and bean bags for the kids to play.

They also had a food truck with coffee and yummy snacks. Since then, things have definitely changed for the better!

There is now a coffee shop called “Press” and a Magnolia Home Showroom.

Magnolia Home
Magnolia Home
Magnolia Home
Magnolia Home

What’s at Magnolia Market to Explore?

There are multiple places to stop and explore at Magnolia’s Market including;

  • Magnolia Market at the Silos
  • Magnolia Press
  • Silos Bakery Co.
  • Magnolia’s Home Show Room
  • Magnolia Table (Located off property)
  • Little Shop on Bosque (Located off property)
  • Seed + Supply and Gardens
  • Food Trucks
  • The Lawn in front of the Silos


While we visited in August of 2020, the Seed + Supply and Gardens, Food Trucks, and the lawn in front of the Silos were unavailable.

The lawn was torn apart and looked to be under renovation to expand the area.

That was ok with us because it was mid-August and reaching 108 degrees. The heat made us want to be inside as much as we could.

It turns out, they were going through some major expansion and renovation to the area. Which I could tell was going to be amazing once it was done.

You can check out the expansion plans here.

Even with the construction and fighting the Texas heat, we still enjoyed a delicious iced latte from Magnolia Press.

While enjoying our Iced Latte’s, we explored through the Magnolia Home Showroom and the Market at the Silos.

Side Note: We did not go the Silo’s Baking Co, mainly because the line was too long outside, and it was too hot.

Magnolia Coffee Press
Magnolia Coffee Press
Magnolia Coffee Press

Why it’s a great place to stop

I think the Magnolia Market and Silos is a must-stop if you’re driving through Waco, TX.

It’s a great experience for the whole family and the perfect place to stretch your legs while on a road trip.

As you visit the Market, you will be inspired by the décor on the outside as well as inside. It makes you want to buy everything and redecorate your house, or for us our RV.

There are also plenty of photo ops to take pictures to document your stay.

If you’re a Fixer Upper Fan and love the Gaines’s family, show, and décor style, it is a MUST STOP!!

You won’t regret it!

Magnolia Market
Magnolia Home
Magnolia Home

What we bought…

While visiting the Magnolia Market, we purchased a wood wick soy candle with the scent “Greenhouse” and a coffee mug.

Two items that I know I will use!

If we could afford it, I would purchase everything they have and redecorate our entire RV.

Final Thoughts

Magnolia Market is the perfect place to stop if you’re in Texas. Honestly, as soon as they are done with their hotel, I would love to book a room and spend a whole weekend in Waco.

It is a Bucket-list Sight to see, especially if you’re a Fixer Upper fan!

If you’re not able to stop by in person, you can always visit their website to check out their store online.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and feel free to share this post so others can add Magnolia Market to their Bucket-list.

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Top 12 Unique Places to Stay for a Texas Getaway

Top 12 Unique Places to Stay for a Texas Getaway

Texas Getaway | When it comes to unique places to stay Texas is the place that has it all!

Being Born and Raised in Dallas, Texas my family would take road trips to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, and New Braunfels.

Based on my Texas Travels growing up, I know there are some amazing places to stay and visit.

Now, if you didn’t know, Texas is the second-largest state in America at 268,596.46 square miles after Alaska.

It became a State on December 29th, 1845 as the 28th state to enter the union.

The size and location of Texas gives it the unique ability to have 4 different climate zones spanning across the state.

As you drive through Texas you will experience the hot and dry climate in the west desert terrain to the south-east of subtropic and humid climate. In the middle of the state, you have the Texas Hill Country and in the far East, there is the Piney Woods.

Now that you know a little about Texas, let’s explore some of the most unique places to stay. Maybe you’ll find one that you will add to your bucket list.


Tipis on the Guadalupe

Availability: 8 Tipis

Accomidations: 6 Guests Per Tipi

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom, Grills, Hammocks, Waterfront, and Fire Pits

Hosting by River Road, these Tipis are located on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Texas. There are eight different Tipis that you can choose from with all modern amenities. So invite your family and friends and enjoy this unique stay in Texas for a weekend getaway.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Romantic Tipi on Canyon Lake, Texas

Availability: 3 Tipis

Accomodations: 2 Guests Per Tipi

Other Amenities: King size beds, Linens, Towels, 50 Inch TV, Fridge, Outdoor Pool, Dog Park, Volleyball court, Horseshoe pit, hammocks, Fire pit and more

The perfect weekend getaway for couples looking to reunite and rekindle their love. This Unique Tipi Texas Getaway has the perfect recipe for adventurous couples. There is so much to do it’s like staying at a Glamping Resort.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Waterfront Family-Friendly Tipi in Seguin, Texas

Availability: 4 Tipis

Accomidations: Sleeps 8 Guests

Other Amenities: Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Hot tub, Kitchenette, Private Bathrooms, Paddleboards, Game room, BBQ’s, Fire pits, and more!

Hosting by Premier Partner, these Tipies are located right on Geronimo Creek and offer many watersports. If you have an active family or group of friends, this unique Texas getaway is perfect for a weekend of fun!

You can check out more information about renting Here. 


Availability: 1 Yurt

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: All Modern Amenities, Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen, Slipper Bath Tub and Fire Pits

Located in Wimberly, Texas between Austin and San Antonio. This yurt is unique and perfect for a weekend getaway. It has all the accommodations you will need including a separate living space, kitchen, and outdoor living space. It is available to rent by a private host.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 


Availability: 1 Private Dome

Accomidations: 3 Guests

Other Amenities: 1 Half bath, private kitchen, Pets allowed, National Park, WiFi, Shower, Deck/Patio, Coffee, and More.

If you’re a Star Wars fan and wanted to stay in a dome-like structure as you see in the movies, then this is the place to stay. Hosted privately by Trevor, you can rent this dome located in Big Bend National Park and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 


One-Room Tree House Rental in Austin, Texas

Availability: 2 Private Treehouses

Accomidations: 2 Guests per Treehouse

Other Amenities: Coffee/Tea, A/C, Pool, Barbecue, Small Lake, Picnic Tables, Zip Lining Tours, and INCREDIBEL VIEWS!!

Dreaming of the perfect treehouse getaway? These houses are perfectly nestled in the woods for a cozy and secluded Texas getaway. Great for couples to relax and get back to nature. Kids are allowed, but only over 10 years old. Pets are not allowed.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Stunning Tree House in Spicewood, Texas (Near Austin)

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 2 Guests

Other Amenities: Shared Outdoor Pool, Coffeemaker, Bathtub, Fresh Linens and pillows, Hammock, Barbecue, Picnic Area, Deck/Patio and more.

Staying at this stunning and luxurious Glamping Treehouse is the perfect unique Texas getaway. Super cozy with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country, this treehouse has it all for an amazing weekend stay. Hosting is by Cypress Valley.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Family-Friendly Treehouse near Austin, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Pets Allowed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin beds, Zip Lining Tours, Outdoor Pool, Barbecue, Private Kitchen, Private Lounge area and more.

If your kids are above the age of 10, then this is the perfect Family Texas getaway. The kids will have a blast exploring the treehouse and zip lining on the tour. Hosting is by Cypress Valley.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Romantic Treehouse Nestled in the Texas Hill Country

Availability: 1 Private Treehouse

Accomidations: 3 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen, 1 King Bed, 1 Extra bed, Outdoor Pool, Barbecue, Private Lounge and more.

Another Beautiful Treehouse Hosting by Cypress Valley. This gorgeous treehouse is perfect for couples to enjoy a romantic glamping texas getaway. The views are spectacular, especially from the bathrooms soaking tub!

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Safari Glamping Tents

#1 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

This gorgeous Glamping location is located just outside of New Braunfels, Texas. If you’re looking for a luxurious Texas Getaway this Safari tent is perfect. It is surrounded by 100 acres of land and trees for the perfect secluded setting.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

#2 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

#2 of the Luxurious Glamping Safari Tents located in New Braunfels near Canyon Lake, Texas. This rental property is elegant and perfect for outdoor and adventurous Texas Getaway without giving up modern luxuries.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

#3 – Luxurious Private Safari Tent Near New Braunfels, Texas

Availability: 1 Private Safari Tent

Accomidations: 4 Guests

Other Amenities: Private Bathroom with soaking tub, Fireplace, Firewood, Private kitchen, Luxury Linens, and Outdoor Living Space.

#3 Luxurious Safari Glamping Tent is located in the same place as the previous two. They are three amazing Texas Getaway vacation spots that are perfect for anyone looking to have a new experience.

You can check out more information about renting Here. 

Final Thoughts on Texas Getaways

I hope you’ve enjoyed these amazing and unique places to vacation in Texas. I know I’ve added a few of these places on to my own bucket-list. Whichever one you choose, each one has its own unique desires that will guarantee memories that will last a lifetime.

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