While the town of Davis is famous for Turner Falls, Heide Brandes, Crystal McDermott, and I spent a day exploring what else Davis had to offer, including scenic turnouts, Magnetic Hill, Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, 777 Zip, Beyond Blessed Coffee Roasters, City Drug, and Arbuckle Wilderness Park.
If you’ve been following me lately, I’ve been focusing on doing collaborative stories. This was the first one I filmed, which Heide and I took this trip on July 11th. I have more collaborations coming up soon.
For convenience, some of the more popular segments from this packed episode have their own video.
Want to experience something weird? Drive to the natural phenomena known as Magnetic Hill, put your car in neutral at the bottom of the hill, let off the brake, and “something” will pull your car backward at 5 miles an hour.
Magnetic Hill is located 1 1/2 miles west of I-35 and Highway 53 in Springer. Take Exit 42, heading west on Highway 53 to Pioneer Road and then turn right heading north and go about 1/2 mile to the bottom of the hill.
When you get down to the bottom of the hill, you’ll see a lot of gravel that has washed up on the blacktop road from the rains. This is the cue for the bottom of the hill. Stop your car here, put it in neutral, let off the brake, and experience the car going up the hill.
For a high flying adventure with a view of Turner Falls, the 777 Zip allows almost everyone a chance to soar through the skies. Heide Brandes interviews the owner of 777 Zip, Gary Fielding, about what the ride is like.
Heide Brandes interviews Donna and Kris Travis of Beyond Blessed Coffee Roasters in Davis.
For another perspective about the Davis visit, Heidi wrote this article for Red Dirt Report. While we visited many places in this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, we went back for a second visit to include more. Stay tuned for Part 2! If you want a sneak peek at upcoming videos, become one of our supporters on Patreon.