If you’re looking for the perfect day trip destination, look no further than the town of Claremore. This enchanting and historic town is sure to become one of your favorite places in the state – and it’s packed with plenty of attractions and activities to keep you entertained. Keep scrolling and we’ll show you a few of our favorite places to visit.Claremore is home to a vibrant cultural heritage and has been the site of many historical events. The town was founded in 1872 by the Cherokee Nation and was where Will Rogers attended grade school. Later, Claremore grew into a popular stop for travelers on Route 66.
Start your day trip off with a visit to the Will Rogers Museum. With its impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits, this museum offers visitors a unique glimpse into the world of Will Rogers, the cowboy comedian and social commentator who captured the hearts of millions.
Next, head outdoors and enjoy some fresh air in town. There are over 1,200 acres of beautiful places to explore near Lake Claremore, including hiking, biking, and walking paths.
By now we are sure your belly will be hungry and Claremore is just the town to find delicious food offerings. From The Pink House to the Hammett House, you’ll find some of the best food in the state at these dining establishments.
After your meal, head over to the J. M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. It’s seriously one of the coolest things around. This place is home to over 12,000 firearms, plus a bunch of other neat artifacts like Old West saddles, spurs, John Rogers statuary, Toby mugs, Beer Steins, World War I posters, and local history from Claremore and Rogers County.
We always love making a stop at Swan’s Dairy and picking up some local cheese, butter, and milk. Not only can you get some high-quality products but you can also check out the cows and have a little fun.
And, of course, you have to make a stop at Front Porch Bakery for some homemade treats. They sell baked Amish goods, plus some smoked meats that will win you over.
If you are a cyclist, bring your bike along on your day trip and explore some of the trails in the area. The town is located in an area known as “Green Country” so the scenery is breathtaking.
For more information on Claremore, visit the official town’s website.
If you’re interested in learning more about dining at The Pink House, read our previous article: “The Afternoon Tea At This British-Themed Lunch Spot In Oklahoma Will Transport Your Taste Buds Across The Pond.”