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    Default Arbuckle Wilderness in Davis, Oklahoma

    We decided to take a short day trip in the newly repaired Trailblazer up to Arbuckle Wilderness in the Arbuckle mountains near Davis, Oklahoma today. It was a great trip, the Trailblazer handled fantastically and we had a blast.

    What is the Arbuckle Wilderness? It's a multi-attraction animal-based park, drive-through safari, petting-zoon and mini-amusment park. There is about an hour-long drive-through petting-feeding zoo, with animals as diverse as deer, wild bearded hogs, zebras, girraffes and some massive-looking prehistoric beasts that just about took up the whole Trailblazer window.

    We feed them all, and some ostriches and emus as well. Then took a trip around the go-kart track on a nice dual-seat kart. That was a blast. We saw other stuff like Spider monkeys and some mating turtles too.

    Anyhow, if you get a chance, that's a great day trip from DFW, Texas or Oklahoma City. I guess there's probably an each 200 mile radius where it could be a day trip.

    Anyhow, I'll post some photos and video soon. it was a great trip!

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    4X4 Gym & Slide


    Feeding the Girraffes


    Rhino!
    Last edited by Steve; 03-22-2008 at 05:58 PM.

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    Steve got some road directions? I think the granddaughter would like to visit the park.

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    Looks like your family had a blast Steve! Good to see the Trailblazer on the road again as well.

    I had to laugh when I read the words "Spider Monkey" because of the "Talladega Nights" movie:

    Texas Ranger:"Chip, I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey!"

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    The park is located something like 50 miles north of the Texas/Oklahoma border on I-35, so it's really easy to get to.

    Here's the website: http://www.arbucklewilderness.com/


    General Admission
    drive-thru (Over 5 mile safari) - (includes drive thru and walk-thru park)
    | adults (12-54) $14.99
    | children (3-11) $12.99
    | seniors (55+) $13.99
    | children under 3 free

    feed cups $2.25 each or 3 for $5.00
    walk-thru includes - small walk thru zoo ( lemurs, monkeys, kangaroo birds and much more), super bounces, petting zoo, fish feeding from floating pier, access to amusement rides
    amusement rides
    Go carts $3.00
    Bumper Boats at $3.00 per ride
    Double go kart $5.00
    Camel $3.00
    Paddle boats $2.00 per person

    . hours of operation - open 9 a.m. daily
    all rides are seasonal, weather permitting
    amusement rides & walk thru hours
    10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. sunday-thursday (in season)
    10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. friday & saturday (in season)
    drive thru safari & gift shop hours -9 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day
    in season 9am to 7pm, off season 9am to 5pm
    rides are open IN season Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend.
    inclement weather will result in changes

    | please call 580-369-3383 for further information

    Here's a general map to the area as well



    Some more photos:

    Go-Kart racing!




    Watch out! You'll have to vacuum out your ride!



    I don't know WHAT this thing is, but it's huge!

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    More Photos:

    This Silverado was in front of me for most of the time:



    Poodle-sheared Llamma? huh? Someone has too much time on their hands.


    Some type of long-haired yak-type-thing. Very friendly.


    Peacock showing it's stuff!


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    I'll try to post some videos up sometime soon.
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    These are running QuickTime, so it takes 30+ seconds to run after you hit click, sorry. I'll get them up on YouTube once I get the GMTC logo stamped on them.

    GO-Kart Video
    [media]http://www.gmtruckclub.com/images/video/P3210140.MOV[/media]


    More Go-Kart Racing - May take 60 seconds to load
    [media]http://www.gmtruckclub.com/images/video/P3210138.MOV[/media]
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    It looks like you had a fun day with the family
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    It's a great park, I recommend it to everyone!

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