Oklahoma City is the Crossroads of America as Interstates 40 and 35 bisect the city turning Oklahoma City into a hub of activity. The capital of Oklahoma is a growing city that has only gotten better with age and though it has had more than its fair share of tragedies and heartbreaks it bounces back bigger, better, and stronger each time. It is a city that has lots to offer from a downtown entertainment district, colorful history, culture, and thanks to the Oklahoma City Thunder a place on the national stage.
Top 10 Things to do or see in Oklahoma City
An 18-acre 215,000 square-foot museum dedicated to the colorful history of Oklahoma. From Native Americans to oil barons the Oklahoma History Museum showcases the unique story that only Oklahoma can tell. For more information visit their website at http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/
The 45th Infantry Division Museum houses a large collection of military artifacts that is free for the public to see. They have over 200 original Bill Mauldin Cartoons, a nice assortment of military vehicles and aircraft, and one of the largest collections of military firearms in the nation. Click here to check out their website for more information.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located in downtown Oklahoma City housed in a unique building it displays a variety of plants from around the world. The garden is divided up into two main themed areas that showcase both wet- and dry-climate tropical plants. For more information visit their website at http://www.myriadgardens.org/
Science Museum of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s only science museum that is also an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. This Science Museum has a little bit of everything and is a great place for the young and those that are young at heart. Highlights include aviation and space area, an interactive tinkering garage, the world’s tallest spiral slide, and many more things that will satisfy your need for science. For more information visit their website at http://www.sciencemuseumok.org/explore.htm
The Museum of Osteology is one of the more unique museum experiences a person could ever have. What started out as a young boy’s hobby has turned into one of the best attractions in the city the Museum of Osteology features displays of skeletons of over 300 different species of animals from all over the world. Click here to check out their website for more information.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is an up and coming zoo having added several new exhibits over the last couple of years and more in the pipeline in the future. It is a large zoo at 119 acres and is home to more than 2,000 animals. For more information visit their website at http://www.okczoo.com/
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has more than 28,000 Western and American Indian artifacts, art, and memorabilia. This 200,000 square-foot museum is the go to place to see what it was like to be a cowboy. Check out their website by clicking here.
3. Catch a Thunder Game
If you want to see a professional sport played in front of some of the loudest fans in world then this is place to go. The atmosphere for a thunder game is not matched by many places and the passion the fans show makes catching a Thunder game a unique experience. For more information about the Thunder visit their website at http://www.nba.com/thunder/
2. Bricktown Entertainment District
What was once the old broken down warehouse district has been transformed into the best entertainment and dining district in the state. You can take a cruise on a water taxi, do some shopping at Bass Pro Shop, choose from a dozen restaurants, or check out the local nightlife. To see all of what the Bricktown Entertainment District has to offer visit their website at http://www.bricktownokc.com/
1. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is a memorial that honors all who were affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The memorial is a strong reminder of just how much of an impact domestic and international terrorism can have on our lives and all good people in this world need to take a stand against evil. To see their website for more information you can click here.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 things to do or see in Oklahoma City. Like any top 10 list they are subject to opinion so please give us yours and let us know what you think of our list, is there anything that you think we should not have put on our list and what would you replace it with by leaving a comment. To find out more about the other things the Oklahoma City area has to offer visit http://www.visitokc.com/
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