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Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
The Timberlake Rose Rock Museum showcases Oklahoma’s official state rock, the Rose Rock. This natural phenomenon is a reddish-brown sand barite stone formed into a rose. Opened in 1986, the Rose Rock Museum hosts over 5,000 visitors a year from all over the world. The museum is owned and operated by geologist and artist, Joe Stine, and his wife, Nancy. Over the years, Joe and Nancy have met and presented Noble rose rocks to people such as former First Lady Nancy Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II. The museum offers printed materials about the rose rock in several languages: English, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. You’ll find a wide array of rose rock sculptures and other items in the gift shop.
Noble is home to six of the nearly 120 vineyards in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s winemaking history dates as far back as 1893 when Edward Fairchild established the Fairchild Winery. The Fairchild Winery which produced nearly 6,000 gallons of wine every year for saloons and cafés throughout the state. Statehood and prohibition in 1907 ended the winemaking industry in Oklahoma, but favorable legislation in 2000 brought our winemaking back to the state with a flourish. Today, visitors can enjoy wine tasting, winery and vineyard tours, wine education classes, festivals and other special events hosted by our local wineries. For more information on local tours or the Oklahoma wine industry, visit www.oklahomawines.org.
Thunder Valley Raceway Park
Thunder Valley Raceway Park is Oklahoma’s Premier 1/4 Mile Drag Racing Facility. The Track hosts a variety of racing from 260 mph dragsters and funny cars (at the Federal-Mogul Drag Race), to grocery getters at the weekly Test and Tune events.
Ken King Park
The twenty-acre park (1000 E. Maguire Rd.) is located immediately west of Hubbard Elementary School. The new park is a rustic, heavily wooded nature park that contains a one mile hard surface, lighted walking trail. It is also home to an 18 hole disc golf course that was financed and constructed entirely with volunteer labor.