Named for a Cherokee word meaning "sweet water,” Waynoka is a western Oklahoma gem. Home of Little Sahara State Park, this area is a great example of Oklahoma’s diverse landscape where visitors are treated to over 1,600 acres of sand dunes ranging from 25 to 75 feet high. Bring your own off-road vehicle or rent one nearby and drive it right to the park. Little Sahara State Park also offers over 200 campsites, picnic facilities and seasonal concessions.
Those looking for a helping of history will find it at the 1910 Harvey House and Santa Fe Depot. This complex houses the Waynoka Air Rail Museum, which is located on the BNSF main line and sees 50 to 100 trains pass by daily. An unexpected eatery in Waynoka, Cafe Bahnhof serves an authentic German feast, featuring schnitzel, bratwurst and all the ice-cold beer you can drink. Be sure to snag a reservation, because this popular Waynoka restaurant fills up fast.