Green Country’s 2014 travel guides available

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

It may be January, but it’s never too soon to start making spring and summer travel plans. Green Country’s 2014 travel publications will help with that. They are available now, and they’re free. Easy on the eyes with beautiful photos, ads, maps and text, the publications are valuable assets for travel planning.

The “2014 Guide to Green Country,” the “SHOP. DINE. FUN!,” and the “Green Country Attractions Map” are hot off the presses and filled with valuable information for planning trips and vacations throughout the 18-county region of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.

The communities throughout the region offer year-round events which are listed in the Guide by month in an easy-to-read format so visitors won’t miss the amazing festivals, rodeos, pow-wows, car shows, celebrations, cultural events and performances. In addition, the Guide highlights northeast Oklahoma’s museums, architectural gems, wineries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, casinos, antique shops, outdoor recreational areas, historic sites, lakes, trails, golfing and shopping destinations.

They are detailed in the Guide along with maps and complete contact information. Plus, there are two pages devoted to Green Country’s Scenic Byways, including Route 66 and the Cherokee Hills Byway.

“The ‘2014 Guide to Green Country’ is a must-have reference for everyone planning to visit the region,” said Jackie Stewart, executive director of Green Country Marketing Association. “It’s perfect for residents too so they stay informed about all there is to see and do in Green Country, especially if they are hosting friends and family.

“The 64-page magazine, with its beautiful photography and interesting, descriptive writing will prove invaluable to Green Country visitors and residents alike. The well-done ads throughout the booklet are extremely informative.”

The reader-friendly layout features the area’s 18 counties in three regions designated as The High Plains, The Foothills and The Great Lakes. The regions are color coded with each section offering editorial featuring the towns and cities and their attractions.

The area’s communities, lakes and events are listed within each section, for easy planning.

Easy-to-read maps are located at the beginning of each section, and appealing color ads throughout the magazine provide detailed information about the area’s offerings.

Money-saving coupons are included on the Calendar of Events pages. Enjoy discounts to favorite northeast Oklahoma destinations including the Marland Estates in Ponca City, the Oklahoma Aquarium, Wingate by Wyndham and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium.

“Great family getaways are right here in Green Country. As more and more vacationers choose to stay closer to home for sight-seeing and entertainment, they will find the Guide an invaluable asset,” Stewart said.

“Green Country has everything, from outstanding lakes and parks to the finest museums, zoos, sporting events, shopping districts, dining, festivals, cultural events, powwows, scenic drives, wildlife preserves, oil mansions, performances in state-of-the-art venues, and even high-stakes gaming and horse racing.”

The smaller booklet, “SHOP.DINE.FUN!” is a handy reference for great dining, shopping and more. Its 32 pages are packed with maps, a summary of the three regions, and dining and shopping opportunities within each region, listed under the cities. It is the perfect, concise booklet to keep nearby while exploring Green Country.

The third publication, “Green Country Attractions Map,” compliments the others with detailed, easy-to-read maps, beautiful photos and detailed descriptions of the many area attractions. Phone numbers, website addresses and lodging information are easy to find in this concise travel aid.

Whether a favorite getaway means gazing at the works of masters at the area’s many magnificent, world-class museums or hiking on a winding trail through one of Green Country’s many parks and nature preserves, vacationers are sure to find their favorites in northeast Oklahoma.

The “2014 Guide to Green Country” — the official publication of Green Country Marketing Association, the “Green Country Attractions Map” and the “SHOP. DINE. FUN!” booklet are produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

The publications are free at www.GreenCountryOk.com or by calling 1-800-922-2118. The publications also are available at travel information centers, attractions and hotels throughout Oklahoma.

Green Country Marketing Association. is one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association and the other marketing associations to promote state tourism, a $7.2 billion industry. To learn more about Oklahoma tourism, visit www.GreenCountryOk.com and www.TravelOk.com.