Things to do in Oklahoma City
There are plenty of fun things to do in Oklahoma city. The capital of the state of Oklahoma is particularly rich in its western heritage. The city offers many museums related to culture, history.
Fun things to do in Oklahoma City
Western enthusiasts should visit the National Cowboy and Western heritage museum. Its collection includes objects from the Native American times (historical cowboy equipment, original fire guns, etc) to contemporary western-related pop art.
On Broadway Avenue an American Indian Culture Center and Museum is located, but country music fans can visit the Banjo Museum. There are several military-related museums in Oklahoma City- 35th Infantry Division Museum, 99′s Museum of Women Pilots and others. The spirit of the history of the city can be also emotionally sensed at the OKC National Memorial. There are also some scientific museums in the city – Oklahoma Science museum has exhibitions related to space and aviation. The museum also includes a theatre for IMAX format movies and the Photography Hall of Fame.
Art lovers are advised to visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but contemporary artwork can be found in Deep Deuce district in the downtown where a non-profit art center called [ArtSpace] at Untitled is located. Entrance in this particular gallery is for free.
Many choices for music and theatre fans too – opera or Broadway fans, for example, can attend the performances of Oklahoma City Ballet or touring concert bands at Civic Center Music Hall – a newly renovated art deco style building. A lot of the leading theatre companies of the city are located at the Stage Center for the Performing Arts. Other theaters include Poteet Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, and Lyric Theatre.
One of the cities top tourist attractions is Bricktown – an entertainment district that attracts its visitors with an amazing atmosphere of the warehouses built by the canals along which water taxis are driving. Some fantastic landscapes and trails can be also experienced in one of the best zoos in the US – the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Sports fans can sense the local sports spirit at Chesapeake Energy Arena where the local NBA team “The Thunder” has its games. Baseball fans can watch some games of Oklahoma RedHawks at the Bricktown Ballpark, known by the locals as “The Brick”.
Speaking of catering, most of the visitors are advised to try some fine steak at the local steakhouses – Mickey Mantle’s or Cattlemen’s are just few to mention.
Overall, the Oklahoma City is a great place for getting acquainted with the American roots, cultural heritage and sports traditions.