A ribbon cutting Wednesday morning marked the grand opening of the Lake Murray Nature Center at Tucker Tower.
"Had a great commission meeting here today and toured the nature center... just a fantastic first rate facility this nature center..."
Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb, says tourism in Oklahoma is coming right back to where it started -- at Lake Murray.
Out of state tourists are also impressed.
"Last year we were here and all this was under construction and so we made it a point to come back this year and we think this is just very, very informative... Very interesting and so we're glad we came."
Park naturalist, Mark Teders, says the nature center holds more visitors and highlights Tucker tower.
"We realized that people were getting older, they came up here as kids and they couldn't make it up to the tower anymore. So we thought wouldn't it be nice to have a place down in the parking lot where we could have a virtual tour of Tucker Tower."
The educational theme of the center is water.
"Where that water comes from and how we handle it is very important and that's what our goal here, our mission at the nature center is to teach people about water and how it impacts their lives."
State representative, Tommy Hardin, says he's glad to see a focus on tourism.
"With the Lake Texoma lodge being shut down and nothing happened there for several years, it's good to see tourism dollars back in this area and hopefully this will create more interest down here."
"Beautiful campground here. Many, many things to do. But we enjoy to just sit back and relax and watch the beautiful scenery."