Amish and Azaleas

Travel from Tulsa (100-mile round-trip) or OKC (250-mile round-trip) for a day trip that provides a glimpse of distinctive rural life in eastern Oklahoma.

Tour an Amish farm in the pastoral countryside of Mayes County and revisit a way of life from more than a century ago. The area around Maize has been settled by a number of Amish families, who grow crops and conduct most of their daily lives without mechanized equipment. Amish families will provide a traditional lunch for tour groups and also offer baked goods, canned foodstuffs and soft goods such as quilts for sale.

In Muskogee, a city of about 40,000 people about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa and 130 miles east of OKC, you will visit Honor Heights Park. In season, the park boasts perhaps the region’s most stunning display of azaleas. The park also is home to the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, which is housed in the original Union Indian Agency building, dating back to 1875. The museum – which includes artifacts, artwork and many other historical and cultural treasures – presents part of the remarkable story of the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes.

*Motor coach transportation can be added to this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1
• Lunch at Amish farm in Maize, OK
• Visit Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, Ok
• Visit Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Meals included:

One lunch

 

Amish and Azaleas route map