The summer sun is hot, evenings are long, pool parties fill the calendar and you may be anxious for a getaway. Whether you want to explore locally or venture out-of-state, hit the road to visit these landmarks near you.
Take a drive down Historic Route 66*. Oklahoma boasts a large section of the highway, which offers a variety of interesting attractions. Grab a soda at POPS*, pose for a photo at the Blue Whale* or order a hamburger at Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger*. When it is time to fill up your car, pay with your Arvest Personal Credit Card to earn 5X Rewards1 on gas purchases. Be sure to activate your rewards and start earning now, because bonus points are only available from the time you activate until July 31.
Go for a swim at Turner Falls Park* in Davis. The park’s main attraction is its 77-foot waterfall, which flows into an area for swimming. Reserve a campsite and spend the weekend hiking trails and exploring everything the park has to offer.
Reflect on the history of a city when you visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum* in Oklahoma City. The memorial commemorates the victims and survivors of the 1995 Murrah Building bombing. Today, the location features an indoor interactive museum as well as an outdoor memorial, which stands on the grounds of the original structure.
Spend the afternoon wandering the halls and outdoor trails of Crystal Bridges* Museum of American Art, in Bentonville. The museum is free to the public and hosts events*throughout the year for visitors of various ages.
Relax and refresh at the historic bathhouses* in Hot Springs. Many believe the natural hot springs have healing properties and minerals. Not interested in a spa day? Consider exploring other unique attractions including antique shops, museums and art galleries.
Enjoy the scenic views of Mount Magazine* State Park in Logan County. The park is made famous as Arkansas’ highest point and offers accommodations*, hiking trails*,picnic areas, unique events* and many more exciting activities*.
Venture underground at the Fantastic Caverns* in Springfield. You do not have to be adventurous to explore the beauty of the mile-long route — visitors ride in trams for the entirety of the tour. This is a great retreat from the high summer temperatures, with cavern temperatures hovering around 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Step back in history at the National WWI Museum and Memorial* in Kansas City. The museum offers events throughout the year highlighting different exhibitions and learning opportunities for the community, which can be easily found on its calendar*.
Take a stroll at Jacob L. Loose Park* in Kansas City. The property, donated by Ella Loose in honor of her husband, was the site of the Battle of Westport during the Civil War. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the Rose Garden* and water features.
Venture out to the Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center* in Olathe. Revel in the peaceful sounds of nature as you hike the three miles of trails and explore the nature center. Slow down and enjoy the park’s amenities, which are free to the public.
If you are up for a bit of a longer road trip, consider visiting Strataca* – an underground salt museum in Hutchinson. Visitors can ride a shaft 650 feet underground into the salt mine itself. You will learn all about salt mining and experience a glimpse of what it was like in the early days.
Learn something new at the Spencer Museum of Art* at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The museum houses more than 45,000 objects and a variety of exhibitions for visitors to enjoy. Before you visit, be sure to check out which current exhibitions* are on display.
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1Activate to earn 5X Arvest Flex Rewards points on up to $5,000 in eligible purchases made on your Arvest Personal Credit Card between June 01, 2019 and July 31, 2019. The bonus offer must be activated online by clicking the activation button in your Rewards Account or by calling the rewards phone line at (800) 356-8085 and following the prompts. Bonus points will only be awarded on eligible purchases from the time your bonus is activated until July 31, 2019. Merchants are assigned a merchant category code (MCC) based upon the merchant’s primary line of business. Purchases eligible for 5X rewards points are identified using the merchant’s MCC code. Purchases made at merchants whose MCC is classified as the following will receive 5X rewards points: service stations, automated fuel and warehouse club gas. Arvest has no control over how retailers assign Visa codes to classify their business; if retailers do not process transactions using Visa category codes applicable to this bonus offer, you will not earn bonus points on those purchases. Arvest reserves the right to decide which purchases qualify for bonus points. Purchases can be made by the primary cardholder or any additional cardholders on a single Card Account. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience check transactions, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus points will be applied to your account within three billing cycles after your qualifying purchase. To be eligible for the bonus offer, the Card Account must be open and not in default as of the date the bonus points are applied. For complete details, ask an Arvest associate or go to arvest.com/rewards
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