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Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

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Great spot to see critters

Wasn't sure I wanted to stop but was so glad we did. The visitor center is amazing (free) and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Teresa R
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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Fantastic place to go

This was great. So many animals, and the mountains are beautiful. Prairie dog village was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Idontlikeusernames8
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“prairie dogs”(146 reviews)
“longhorn cattle”(63 reviews)
“bison”(138 reviews)
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A federally managed praire covering more than 59,000 acres.
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32 Refuge Headquarters Rd, Indiahoma, OK 73552-2478
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wasn't sure I wanted to stop but was so glad we did. The visitor center is amazing (free) and informative. So nice to drive around the park and see bison in their natural habitat. Prairie dogs meh. They are everywhere but people seemed to be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was great. So many animals, and the mountains are beautiful. Prairie dog village was amazing. The visitor center has a great display and can answer questions.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Idontlikeusernames8
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about this place in a magazine about route 66. We were driving the historic 66 and decided to take this extra route to Wichita Mountains wildlife refuge. We were not disappointed! It takes you just 90 mins from Oklahoma City to this place....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank llyriktours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were heading home from OKC and decided to make the drive over to Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to see the Bison. So worth the extra drive time as you could see lots of bison all over the preserve and up close. They also have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful little trip, you can go see a few types of wildlife such as, prairie dogs, longhorns, and bison. You can take a walk up to the peak of Mount Scott, which is the really only accessible mountain there. It's a beautiful view...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KindleO
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We have great memories and experience here. We came in around end Dec / Jan during X'mas holiday. It snows. Kids had fun playing snow. And there are enough trail to walk for 3-4 days easily. I booked for 2 nights and ends up we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tong m
Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

Wow, this place is amazing. Lots of bison to see and Longhorns as well. Many hikes available of all levels from easy to long. Dog friendly. Saw several deer on our hikes. Bring lots of water and snacks. I will review a great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

I didn't really expect to see buffalos. I thought it was one of those things you'd see if you just happen to luck out. But no, they were everywhere. We were immediately greeted with one by the entrance sign to the park. Then more everywhere...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Martha M
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

I love visiting here. It’s a gorgeous and unique find in Oklahoma. Enjoy a hike and explore. There’s plenty of beautiful things to see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SoccerChickOKC
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

We came here twice during our 9 day stay in the area. It will be on our list for our next visit too. Beautiful scenery,many side roads to lakes if you have the time.. We saw a large herd of buffalo near the Holy City...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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October 4, 2019|
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Response from Ed P | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend I would recommend bringing your own water to be safe.
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Teresa R
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
There are many things you can do when visiting the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Everyone, even if you are not very mobile should start by visiting the excellent visitor center. Here you can talk to rangers to figure... More
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