"OK's smallest certified city" Freedom by thecatsmeow

Freedom Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 13 photos

Freedom Oklahoma is nestled along the banks of the historic Cimarron River below towering gypsum bluffs.Known as Oklahoma’s smallest “Certified City” From its earliest beginnings, this tiny town has gained a big reputation for its unique ability to persevere. Freedom’s existence actually began five miles north of its present location, but when a railroad linking two neighboring towns was completed in the year 1918, Freedom’s residents simply packed up their town and moved by wagon to the present location.

Today, visitors to Freedom are astounded by the lingering presence of the “old west”, as nearly every building in the downtown area is fronted with native cedar wood in designs typical of an early day cowtown. South of Freedom amidst a series of deep, rugged canyons is Alabaster Caverns State Park. The caves serve as a summer refuge for over one million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats that can be viewed emerging in mass for their nightly insect feeding. Just west of Freedom the Cimarron River has created one of Oklahoma’s largest natural salt deposits. In the rolling grasslands to the north of Freedom is a remote and lonely site known as the Salt Haulers Grave. A crude, hand-carved stone marks the burial site of two unfortunate cowboys, who were apparent victims of one of American history’s last known Indian

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  • Pros:Interesting look at the old west
  • Cons:Shuts up pretty early.
  • In a nutshell:A great way to spend an afternoon
  • Last visit to Freedom: May 1994
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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“A happy day 09/09/2011”

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