John and Janet 2019 Louisiana travel blog

Texas

Texas

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Heritage Center

What?

On The Chisholm Trail

Bronze

Bronze

The Campfire

The Campfire


We wake up to thunder and lightning. Fortunately, it doesn’t last long.

I make a last minute change to our route. We head north and slightly west, to the town of Duncan. The roads are good. We cross into Oklahoma. There is no welcome sign. Duncan is now officially the farthest west we are going.

Again, the GPS fails us as we search for our next RV Park. The park’s sign is very small and off the road. We add an extra eight miles to our drive. A phone call gets us back on track. I’m not used to this!

There is a Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan. Having settled into our park, we consider staying two nights and visiting the center tomorrow. Oops. Tomorrow is Sunday. The center opens at 1:00.

We unhook and drive to the center. It is not far. The center is good but we never would have spent a full day here.

We take pictures of the bronze Chisholm Trail statue outside the center. Inside, a guide introduces us to the center and takes us to the Campfire. The Campfire is an animation where we learn about John Chisholm. This is very informative since my knowledge is limited to the John Wayne film which turns out to be inaccurate.

From the Campfire we go to a 4-D Chisholm Trail Experience. It is the best part of the stop. We feel the wind. We smell what’s cooking. The stampeding hoofs shake our seats. Of course, having water thrown at us during the rain storm was a bit unexpected.

We tour the rest of the center which includes Western Art. It is a good end to the day. Tomorrow, we head northeast as we make our way to the Ozarks.

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