Best Places to Visit in Oklahoma City

Wondering what to see and do in Oklahoma City?

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Whether you’re visiting Oklahoma City on a week vacation, or side trip you’ll be glad to know that Oklahoma City boasts dozens of great attractions and interesting places you can visit. Below, you have a list of all the best and most popular attractions not to be missed when in town!

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is, without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Oklahoma City, especially if you’re interested in cowboy life! You can easily spend an entire morning seeing all the exhibitions and galleries such as the American Rodeo gallery, the Firearms gallery and the Native American gallery which boasts dozens of Native American items such as leather jackets, rugs, beaded bracelets and more.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum also boasts changing exhibits, regular and annual events such as the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival in late May where you’ll be able to enjoy fun activities, sample cowboy foods and enjoy entertainment Old Western style!

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art isn’t just a great tourist attraction in town, but also one of the best art museums in the US. If you’re fan of contemporary art, or art works in general this place should be a must on your Oklahoma City itinerary.
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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located right in the heart of the downtown area, and it’s another marvelous place where you can spend a nice time seeing beautiful exhibits such as blown glass works by the renowned Dale Chihuly.

Oklahoma City Memorial

The Oklahoma City Memorial is another popular attraction in town and one of the best places to visit in Oklahoma City to learn about the 1995 Oklahoma bombing.
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The memorial in itself is beautifully put together and it's an awe-inspiring site, particularly at night when the memorial is lit up.

The memorial is also a walk-in museum with lots of visuals and audio experiences and testimonials from survivors and witnesses.

Bricktown District

Bricktown District is the hub of the entertainment area in downtown, and it’s one of the best places to visit in Oklahoma City to enjoy a nice day and night out!
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You’ll find most of the city’s restaurants, bars and nightclubs here, as well as the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark where you can catch a game of baseball, and the Cox Convention Center where you can catch a game of indoor football and hockey. Two other popular attractions located in Bricktown District include:

American Banjo Museum

American Banjo Museum boasts many galleries and exhibits dedicated to the Native American banjo.

Bricktown Canal

Bricktown Canal is another of the city’s top attractions because of the water taxi that services the canal.
The water taxi is a great way to see most of Bricktown’s tourist attractions and learn about its history. The water taxi main dock is located below Mickey Mantle Drive across AT&T Bricktown.
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Regatta Park

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma City, you’ll want to add a visit to Regatta Park. You’ll be able to enjoy not only fun recreational activities like picnicking, cycling and walking, but also visit Chesapeake Boathouse where you can learn how to row!

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Botanical Gardens is another attraction located within the Bricktown District, and also one of the best places to visit in Oklahoma City to get away from the crowds.
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The Myriad Botanical Gardens is truly a great place to unwind, while marveling at stunning tropical plants from around the world.

Frontier City Theme Park‎

Visiting the Frontier City Theme Park‎ is another of the fun things to do in Oklahoma City with family and friends hands down!

The amusement park is located around 15 minutes drive north of downtown Oklahoma City and opens between the months of April and October. The park boasts both adults and kiddies rides, as well as cool shows and concerts.

Science Museum/ Oklahoma City Zoo

Both the Science Museum and Oklahoma City Zoo are located next door each other (nearby Lincoln Park), and are two of the best family attractions you can do in town, so be sure to add them to your list of best places to visit in Oklahoma City.

The Science Museum boasts interactive and educational exhibits for everyone to enjoy, as well as an IMAX theatre; while the Oklahoma City Zoo boasts an aquarium and herpatarium with lots of cool invertebrates on display like pythons and, even a giant anaconda!

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