Hosted by: Jenifer Reynolds and Dino Lalli

Hosted by: Jenifer Reynolds and Dino Lalli

Hitch a ride with us each week to discover friendly folks, tucked-away attractions, roadside eateries, and grand adventures – from the extreme... to the serene – plus, insider tips for making your next Oklahoma get-away unforgettable!


Discover Oklahoma is shown Saturdays at 6:30 pm on KTUL-8 in Tulsa, KFOR-4 in Oklahoma City, KSWO-7 in Lawton. Or at 5:00 pm Saturday on KXII, Sherman/Denison, Texas and KCTU in Wichita, Kansas.

AIR DATE: June 27, 2015

Current Episode

#1021 Locations: Woodward, Tulsa, Kenton, Jet

Oklahoma has some incredible State Parks to visit year round, this week we'll take you to two of them. We'll see some custom cycles in Woodward, visit one of Tulsa's favorite outdoor spots, and then visit a Mexican restaurant that has been around since the 50's!


Covingtons Customs
2424 Oklahoma Ave
Woodward, OK

Covingtons Customs in Woodward offers factory tours of its manufacturing facility for handcrafted motorcycles. Browse custom built motorcycles and cars, as well as the shops where the powerful machines are built. Covingtons has been featured on Discovery Channel and the Speed Channel.

LaFortune Park
5501 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK

LaFortune Park is over 270 acres tucked in midtown Tulsa. It is the only County Park within the Tulsa City limits. The park has as golf, baseball, tennis, a 5k trail, pool, playgrounds, picnic tables, shelters, fishing and a community center.

Black Mesa State Park
County Road 325
Kenton, OK

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.

El Rancho Grande
1629 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK

Open since the 1950s, El Rancho Grande is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Tulsa. The restaurant offered the first taste of Tex Mex for many Route 66 travelers when it first opened. Today, El Rancho Grande continues to serve the same authentic flavors of Mexico in a modern and entertaining dining room. The Night Hawk Special served at El Rancho Grande has been named one of the five greatest Mexican meals in the nation in the book Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. While the Night Hawk Special is popular, the menu at El Rancho Grande is expansive. Mexican favorites like enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tostadas and tamales pop up in a variety of combinations to make complete Mexican meals.

Great Salt Plain State Park
23280 S Spillway Dr
Jet, OK

Great Salt Plains State Park is one of Oklahoma's most unique state parks. The barren landscape of the Great Salt Plains is comprised of salt left over from an ocean that covered Oklahoma in prehistoric times, and the saltwater lake in the park, Great Salt Plains Lake, is about half as salty as the ocean. Visitors can take their pick of activities in the park, such as swimming, trekking along bike trails, or fishing. You can also bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a trip around the lake viewing the many migratory birds that pass through the area. The crystal dig area is located southwest of the lake in the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.