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Uncovering Oklahoma Adventures Volume 1

I’m excited to announce the release of Uncovering Oklahoma Adventures Volume 1! This movie shares ideas for your own adventures in Oklahoma. Everything from art, to food, and the outdoors, Oklahoma is far from boring. In this first volume, we visit several restaurants and breweries in Oklahoma City and burn off those calories with some outdoor activities. We also visit Davis and Bartlesville to explore what you can do in these small towns.

This first volume contains over 30 remastered and re-edited stories from 2017 and 2018 in a new hour-long experience – perfect for newcomers! You can stream it for free on Amazon Prime or buy a physical copy on DVD or Blu-Ray.

SPOILERS

This volume includes my stories on: Gogi Go, HunnyBunny Biscuit Co, Holey Rollers, Off The Hook Seafood & More, Scottie’s Deli, Chigama, Capitals Ice Cream, Magasin Table, Vanessa House Beer Co, Café Cuvée, OSO Paseo, Ride OKC, Lake Overholser, Martin Park Nature Center, Will Rogers Gardens, The Underground, Magnetic Hill in Davis, Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, 777 Zip, Forgotten Wheels Museum, Air Donkey Zipline, Bedré Fine Chocolate, Great Salt Plains State Park, Outpost Coffee, Visit Bartlesville, Phillips Petroleum Museum, Price Tower, Frank Phillips Home, and the Pathfinder Trails. 

Turner Falls - photo by Dennis Spielman

Exploring Davis

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.

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