For a different type of Easter celebration consider a trip to Lawton, Okla., to see the Easter Pageant in the Holy City of the Wichitas.
The pageant started in 1926 with just a few people on Easter morning, and has been growing since that time. The Wichita mountains around Lawton reminded a pastor there of the countryside around Israel where Jesus lived, which was in inspiration for starting the pageant.
They have built a stone city on one side of the mountain, and people sit on the other side to watch the performance.
Performances are set for 8:30 p.m., on March 23 and 30. The show is put on by volunteers and more than 100 people from the area participate. They tell the entire story of Jesus, from birth, to crucifixion to resurrection, during the pageant.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The center is open year round for tours. You may become a citizen of the Holy City for a donation and you will receive a certificate. There is a gift shop on the grounds.
Lawton is about 250 miles south of Wichita, Kansas, so you might have to get a room in Lawton.