The list of attractions and activities below includes the Best Things to do in the Beavers Bend & Broken Bow area. If you’re looking for a summer vacation at Broken Bow Lake, horseback riding through Beavers Bend State Park, old wooden trails with your ATV Rentals, cruise via Beavers Bend or Broken Bow Duck Tour, your details will be found here. There’s even so much more to do in Broken Bow in winter. You can rent out one of our cabins and jump into the hot tub next to the wood-burning fireplace or relax on a couch with your favorite book. The best time to visit Broken Bow is anytime. Every season has something special to offer and there are great restaurants in Hochatown, local events, and attractions always ready to make for a family trip or romantic getaways you can’t forget. We hope our list of Best Things to Do in Broken makes your stay special.
Enjoy some water
With so many water bodies laying around, Broken Bow is indeed a slice of paradise for those who enjoy water more than their lives. Keeping you guys in mind, we have brought more water-related activities for you. Though we have mentioned boating and fishing in the lake or river before, there is a ton of other activities that you can check out too.
These waters come down from the mountains which makes me the perfect thing to splash into! The water is crystal clear and blue which makes kayaking a very good option. The Mountain Fork River is known for its swift waters which makes floating in it quite an adventure. The Broken Bow Lake’s calm waters should be enjoyed too on a paddle-boat.
Check out the Forest Heritage Center Museum
The Forest Heritage Center Museum is one of the best places you can check out if you want to know all the secret facts about Broken Bow.
There was once a time when Broken Bow earned a lot from its forests with the wood and timber. But, now those are probably illegal, and you can find out all about those periods in this very museum. From industrial news to different photographs, and historic documents- everything about Broken Bow is here in the Forest Heritage Center Museum. Also, you can find out a lot about the city in the library that is located inside the museum. Get your hands on all the books about the history of this place.
Boating on Broken Bow lake
Broken Bow Lake is tucked away in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and covers 14,000 acres. It has 180 miles of lush tree-covered natural shoreline, which is perfect for boating, fishing, swimming, and water sports. It is the perfect depth for smallmouth bass fishing and the small islands on the lake make for fun stops on canoe or boat. The forested terrain surrounding Broken Bow Lake is a haven for hikers and nature lovers.
Hochatown petting zoo
This petting zoo and licensed wildlife rehabilitation center offers a unique experience to hold, feed, pet & learn about all different types of animals. You can meet Helen the prairie dog who loves having her belly rubbed, Lois the fox squirrel who is always up to trouble, see Quackers the duck, and Bertha the potbelly pig who are best friends, Lola the sugar glider, & Olivia the alpaca. Hochatown Petting Zoo has so many different types of animals, every visit will offer a unique experience. They have all the animals of a typical petting zoo, such as goats, pigs, rabbits, donkeys, deer, horses, & snakes. They also have unique animals like South-American coatimundi, hognose snakes, a bearded dragon, skunks, chinchillas & so many more. When you visit you will have a guide that takes you around to all of the animals to tell you about their story & interesting facts about them. There are plenty of animals to pet, snuggle and feed and several baby animals just learning how to make their way in the world. It’s a hoot!
Shopping in Broken Bow
Are you looking for places in the Sooner State that are full of antique treasures, souvenirs or prove the only time you know is Hochatime? Hochatime is a lifestyle brand from Hochatown with amazing apparel and gifts. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fudge from either Whippoorwill Fudge Factory or We Fudge a Little and Coffee A Lot. Once Upon a Time, Antiques offers gifts and home décor; Janet’s Treasure Chest offers antiques, collectibles, jewelry, cowboy hats, and fun stuff for the kids; Mostly Memories has memorable antiques; Antiques Etc. has vintage antiques, collectibles, gifts & more. Broken Bow Vintage Market offers unique gifts, gourmet foods, & farmhouse decor.