Since it is a 30 hour drive from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area to Bend, Oregon I am interested in possible historical sites or places to see along our way to make the car ride more enjoyable. We have two teenagers, 13 (girl) & 17(boy), with us so we will likely need to stop to stretch our legs a few times. We will be stopping at least once over night before getting to Bend, but we haven't decided where we will stop yet. We are taking the route that takes us through KS to get there. Any tips or suggestions of things to see or places to stop would be appreciated.
Also, we have never made this trip before. So, we are not sure exactly what we HAVE to see while we are in Bend or on the coast. We have just really wanted to see the northwest part of the country so we decided to make the trip. We are leaving either June 19 or 20 and have a cabin rented in Bend for seven nights starting on June 22 through June 29. We would love to see the coast while we are there. My husband saw, online, there are tidal pools and other neat things to explore on the coast so we are interested in whether this should be a day trip or should be plan on staying at least one night on the coast? We are not opposed to adding a day to our trip in order to do this. We also love exploring and being outside. However, we are not avid hikers, so anything we do needs to likely be kept to novice level. We want to keep things as easy on the budget as possible, too. We are interested in outdoor activities as well as historical sites.