Oklahoma is set to become home to a new major attraction, a $2 billion theme park that promises to rejuvenate the iconic Route 66. The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort, a sprawling 125-acre development, is the latest addition to the historic highway’s attractions.
A Boost for Local Tourism
The resort, part of a larger 1,000-acre development, is expected to draw in 4.9 million tourists to Oklahoma, with 2 million of those tourists coming from out-of-state. This influx of visitors is welcome news for neighboring cities. Miami Mayor, Bless Parker, expressed excitement about the project, stating that it presents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the community.
A Variety of Themes and Attractions
The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort will feature a variety of themes including Great Plains, Bayou Bay, Big Timber Falls, Stony Point Harbor, Liberty Village, and Electropolis. The park will offer entertainment shows, rides, waterways, restaurants, and other family attractions.
Visitors can also look forward to a 320-acre Three Ponies RV Park and Campground and a 300-room hotel with an indoor water park. The park’s size is comparable to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park and Disneyland.
Economic Impact and Job Creation
The tourism project is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs, providing a significant boost to the local economy. Parts of the project are expected to open in spring 2025, with the theme park following in 2026.
The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort is set to become a major attraction on Route 66, bringing in tourists and creating jobs. This development is not just a win for Oklahoma, but a revitalization of the historic Route 66. As we look forward to its opening, one thing is certain: the American Heartland Theme Park and Resort is set to become a cherished destination for families across the country and beyond.
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