Top 10 Things To Do in Oklahoma City
You have every reason for you and your family to pack your bags and fly or drive to Oklahoma City.
Famed for its cowboy culture, this capital city of the US State of Oklahoma promises you excellent museums, family-friendly theme parks and enchanting resorts and holiday facilities. These include:
1. Bricktown Entertainment District
You will get a lively entertainment, non-stop nightlife and exquisite dining at the famous Bricktown Entertainment District within the Oklahoma City’s re-developed downtown district.
You can take a water taxi on the winding Bricktown Canal to enjoy the goings-on along the area’s brick-lined streets, buy tickets for a family movie evening at Harkins Theatre, or party the night out at Bricktown hot spots, for instance, Coyote Ugly Saloon and TapWerks.
A family lunch or dinner in one of Oklahoma City’s fine dining outlets is awaiting you. For example, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse and The Mantel promises you elegant entrees and celebrity sightings. You can go to Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Café and Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant for a meal and a cup of coffee while seated outdoor overlooking the bustling activity along the canal.
You will listen to country music at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.
2. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
You can learn about American cowboy life at the world-acclaimed National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This globally famed museum hosts the prestigious Prix de West art exhibition besides boasting of a wide range of Western, Native American and frontier artifacts.
3. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
You will meet a dazzling 55-ft. tall Chihuly tower of curving, twisting and colorful glass as you enter. Once inside, you will enjoy international traveling exhibitions, 19th-century European art, Latin American paintings, modern sculpture and one of the largest collections of Dale Chihuly glass pieces in the world as you tour the museum’s galleries located on three floors. You will enjoy an independent film screening in the museum’s Noble Theater, and dine al fresco on French-fusion cuisine or classic high tea at the Museum Café.
4. Oklahoma City Zoo
The elephant habitat, Asian elephant calf Achara, which was born in 2014, tigers and lions are all waiting for you in one of the US’s top three family-friendly zoos.
Your children will enjoy the Children’s Zoo, featuring interactive touch areas, flamingos, climbing areas and even spider monkeys.
5. Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
You have a vast green space complete with tranquil streams, an interactive playground area for the kids, and live music from the gardens’ contemporary band shell, to enjoy.
6. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
You will learn everything about this painful event in the history of Oklahoma City, where the gruesome Timothy McVeigh’s April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City is immortalized. You will see the bomb-damaged artifacts, hear moving oral accounts and watch compelling video presentations.
7. Historic Stockyards City
You will come face-to-face with the cowboy culture in one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Entering through either the off South Agnew or the Exchange Landing from an Oklahoma River Cruise, you will get Western wear, Native American art, restaurants and Oklahoma’s cowboy rich history.
8. Oklahoma History Center
Here you will come to know the lives of Oklahoma oil barons, pioneers, American Indians and its famous citizens. You will enjoy exhibits, interactive installations and galleries full of artifacts, each expounding the history of Oklahoma and its people in this official state museum of history.
9. Frontier City & White Water Bay
If you want action-packed adventure, you are welcome. Your whole family will enjoy gravity-defying roller coasters, fast rides, and renegade water rapids. Diving into the City’s White Water Bay, floating down a winding river or a trip down the Mega Wedgie, a heart-stopping 277-ft.-long slide with a 64-ft. free fall will test your stamina.
10. Catch a Big-League Game
You can pick from a wide array of sports to enjoy. What about watching as the Oklahoma City Thunder take another team in the NBA at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City?
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