RoadTripOK: Ep. 4 – Stillwater & Edmond Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | OTRD

RoadTripOK: Ep. 4 – Stillwater & Edmond Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | OTRD


– [Jacob] Our state is
one of the most beautiful and unique states in the USA. With diverse geographies, the historic Route 66, unforgettable restaurants, and some of the greatest
people on the planet. We want to show you why traveling within the great state of
Oklahoma is a great idea. So come join us for thousands
of miles over the next year. From Broken Bow, to Black Mesa. This is the Oklahoma Road Trip. From the Living Kitchen Farm and Dairy we head up North towards Stillwater. On the way, we pulled over to check out this giant roadside blast from the past. And while we were there, we also took some time to
catch up with an old friend. – [Matt] Jason! – [Jason] Hey! Lieutenant
Governor Pinnell! How are you man? – How are you bud? – Thanks for joining us! – You found him. – We found it. – You found him. – I think this is Optimus Prime, right? – It is, it is Optimus Prime. A good example of “if you
build it, they will come.” – Oh hey. We came. You came. – This is tourism, man. This is tourism. – Dude, it’s awesome, and
I hear you like Bumblebee? – We do. Yeah. – [Jason] He’s down there too. – [Matt] Stillwater’s got two of these. – That’s unbelievable. – Yeah, it’s awesome. You got people constantly pulling over on the side of the road doing just this. – [Jason] Well what I was
surprised I pulled up, it’s like real metal. I mean it looks like it
could have been in the movie. – [Matt] It is the real deal. – All right, so I’m so
excited about the progress we’ve made so far on this road trip. – [Matt] Good. – From here I guess we’re
going to go see the Bumblebee. I think we should all get
a little photo together here with our Lieutenant Governor. – Selfie time. (group whoops) – I’ve heard about these Transformers, but when I saw them I was like, “Wow, that’s way bigger
than I was imagining”. – If you’re a family
that has kids especially, you should go see the Transformers. Very worth it. – [Jacob] After taking a few pictures, our journey took us east into Stillwater and onto the beautiful campus of Oklahoma State University. – We’re on the patio of the Rancher’s Club and Atherton Hotel. We’re actually sitting right next to the prized family garden. An edible garden that we
use for the Rancher’s Club. – [Jacob] So tell me a little
about the Rancher’s Club. What kind of food can I expect? What kind of atmosphere? – [Josh] It’s an event. You’re going to go in there, you’re going to spend a couple of hours and you’re going to enjoy yourself. You may have a glass of wine or a bottle of wine, maybe. I mean you’re going to have a nice steak, the best steak in town, and we think it’s one
of the best restaurants to this day, frankly. – [Jacob] So you can
come here and get it all. – It just goes hand-in-hand
with most of the great venues here on campus. So we’re also really close to some things. We’ll give a shout out to Eskimo Joe’s. You could take a walk to Joe’s from here. You could walk to the The Strip, the library lawn is beautiful. There’s just lots of places that you can go and explore around here. – I was very impressed. The quality of food matched the aesthetic of the whole building. I walked through the hotel a little bit. I could feel that there
was a lot of history there. – Everything had a unique vibe to it. It’s a great place to spend your time and I’m definitely going back there. – [Jason] From Stillwater, we went south down I-35, until we reached Edmond. Arriving just in time for Heard on Hurd. A popular event featuring local food, shopping and live music that takes place every third Saturday of the month in Edmond. All right, so we just got to Edmond. We’re gonna check out Heard on Hurd and see what it’s all about. (upbeat music) All right, so I’m here with Matt outside of his food truck. Matt, tell us about Heard on Hurd, where are we? – Here in downtown Edmond, Oklahoma, this is something that
people look forward to. Heard on Hurd’s been going on a while. It’s been getting bigger
and bigger and bigger. And what’s cool about it is they keep changing out the food trucks. Each time there’s something new, or something different. It’s very cool as far as that aspect goes, but yeah, as you can see, with the people behind
me and what’s going on, it’s crowded, and this is good. This is what it’s all about. – Yeah, I think it started
as a food truck festival, but now they’ve brought
in all sorts of vendors. People with brick and mortars, like us, and then other billable retailers, who don’t have a brick and mortar yet. But this is a great test
opportunity for those people. – What’s the atmosphere
here like every month? – I think fun is the best word. Fun is our favorite word, so wherever there’s fun,
that’s where we try to be. – If you live in Oklahoma, you have to check out Heard on Hurd. It’s every third Saturday. Just experience “local.” Local eats, local drinks, even if you don’t even live here. You’re traveling, if you see this, just come to Oklahoma. (upbeat music) – [Jacob] On today’s road trip, we kicked off the day at
G&M Body Shop in Stillwater, where we snapped some photos of their giant Transformers statues. And fun fact: these statues
took over nine months to build, and were welded entirely
out of parts you’d find in an autobody shop. Next, we toured the
Rancher’s Club Steak House, The five star restaurant
located on the campus of Oklahoma State University. And the secret behind
their amazing steaks, a team of OSU researchers,
who have even used their knowledge to
discover a new cut of steak known as the Vegas Strip. After lunch, we traveled south to Edmond, where we joined the Heard on Hurd. We were blown away by
the unique fun atmosphere and the incredible variety
of local food trucks and vendors. This event is free to the public, and takes place every
third Saturday of the month from March to October. Next time on the Oklahoma Road Trip, we head south into the
heart of Oklahoma city. Join us as we conquer the
rapids of Riversport OKC. Then, we’ll spend some quality time with our four-legged friends at the zoo, and finally, we’ll wind
down with an amazing dinner at the Jones Assembly. We’ll see you then.

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