O K L A H O M A C I T Y
Oklahoma City is the state’s largest city and state capital. Thanks to a citywide revitalization effort, downtown Oklahoma City now boasts the nation's premier minor league ballpark and a canal that flows beside choice restaurants, shops and quaint cafes in the historic Bricktown (www.bricktownokc.com) entertainment district. There’s a fleet of water taxis (visit bricktownwatertaxi website) that provide tours on the mile-
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
is the ideal place to visit for a family outing. Having tripled in size over the past seven years and experienced a name change (was formerly known as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame), this sprawling complex features several major exhibition galleries, a life-
For a great family day out where you will find everything and anything under one roof, look no further than the OmniPlex (www.omniplex.org), a massive complex that features hands-
The Orr Family Farm
The Orr Family Farm in Moore is one of the most family friendly attractions in Oklahoma. The enthusiasm of the founder Dr Glenn Orr is infectious; he drives the train (a third size replica of the United States first transcontinental locomotive), guides you around the farm on his hay wagon telling stories all the way, and together with his family organizes special fun events for all the family. Don’t miss the Amaze’n Maze, an innovative construction that allows the route to be changed every week.
At the Oklahoma Firefighter’s Museum ( http://www.osfa.info/museum/ ) children can see turn-
After your climb, relax and enjoy a meal in one of the many great family restaurants
in Bricktown Entertainment District.
The Spaghetti Warehouse
( http://www.meatballs.com/ )
The spaghetti Warehouse is a perennial family favorite with its fun seating arrangements ranging from brass beds to inside a trolley car. Coach’s is also a great place for the family, make sure you get a table with a view of the Bricktown Ball Park.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
At the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the outdoor grounds are a poignant tribute to those who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing. The museum is designed to touch those of all ages and leave them with a lasting appreciation for the spirit of hope that exists among mankind and draws us together in times of tragedy. In a special children’s area, kids can get hands on with the memorial in ways designed just for them and leave messages for other kids about their experience. The exhibits and displays are quite graphic and some families may find this a little too upsetting.
For a fun day out visit the Frontier City Theme Park ( http://www.frontiercity.com/ ) where you can stroll through an authentic 1880's western town and enjoy over 75 rides, shows, games and attractions. There’s lots going on here including the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral, six live shows, exciting rollercoasters, Renegade Rapids river raft ride, the perilous Time Warp, and the Mystery River Log Flume. For younger members of the family there’s Paul Bunyan's Tiny Timber Town, with rides specially designed for little buckaroos. Outdoor concerts by legendary music artists and fireworks displays are also featured and visitors can also attend special events like SportsFest, KidsFest, Oktoberfest and Fright Fest.
For something different explore Stockyards City ( http://www.stockyardscity.org ), the site of the world's largest stock and feeder cattle market that caters to cowboys and ranchers with western gear, clothing and outfitter shops. On Monday and Tuesday mornings, visitors can sit in on the live cattle auctions. Don't miss a stop at the Cattlemen’s Steak House http://www.cattlemensrestaurant.com/ an Oklahoma tradition since 1910, its name is as legendary as its steaks.
The Oklahoma City Zoo ( http://www.okczoo.com/ ) with more than 2,100 of the world’s most exotic animals exhibited throughout 110 lushly planted acres, is one of the top zoological parks in the nation. The several special exhibits include the Cat Forest/Lion Overlook, Great EscApe, the Noble Aquatic Center, Butterfly Garden, Island Life, and a canine exhibit featuring hyenas, wolves, and African wild dogs. In addition to these exhibits, kids will find plenty of other interesting inhabitants including all-
Holiday Inn Oklahoma City Airport
The hotel is ideally located close to the airport and car hire depots. This is a good base to explore Oklahoma City and all its attractions. They have good facilities, including a swimming pool.
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Cattlemen’s Steak House
The Cattlemen's is known not only for its unique history, but also for its terrific food -
visit Cattlemen's Steak House Oklahoma City at : http://www.cattlemensrestaurant.com