Oklahoma Things to Do

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Oklahoma Things to Do

  • OKC National Memorial and Museum

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The memorial grounds outside the museum are beautiful and extremely moving. The museum itself was difficult to get through emotionally but very well done. The conference room was intense and heart stopping. We are glad we went and could, in our small way, help keep the memory of everyone involved alive even if just by reading the names on the...

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  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

    Lawton Things to Do

    Just outside of Lawton is a magnificent 60,000 acre tract devoted to the preservation of wildlife. It includes a great many species of animal and plant life but the most popular and visible ones are the buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle and prarie dogs. Under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt the park was set aside in 1901. An early goal was to...

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  • Myriad Botanical Gardens

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The Myriad Botanical Gardens are unusual as botanical gardens go as they are contained in a huge glass enclosure. It's like walking through a space age hot house and on a cool wet day, it's like taking a welcomed trip to the tropics, even if that is where we had just left from about a week ago, from our home in Florida. It was a nice goodbye to...

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  • Oklahoma State Capitol

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    This stately mansion has been the official residence of Oklahoma's Chief Executive since 1928. Designed by the same architectural firm that was chosen to design the State Capitol Building, the Governor's mansion reflects the same Dutch Colonial style.

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  • Churches

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Though I didn't speak with any church officials, rumor has it that upwards of $3 million came from federal funds to renovate, repair and reconstruct the church. Throughout St Joseph's Cathedral, the stained glass is as dramatic, bright and dynamic as any you'll discover in Europe, all depicting key scenes and persons in Christian history. Every...

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  • Bricktown

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Bricktown is Oklahoma City's attempt at getting some of its luster back. In the era of the “land run” thousands of people flocked to the area as they were giving land away. For Europeans, it was perhaps the very foundation of the hope that America offered to a class of people that felt locked out of such things in their own countries. Bricktown was...

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  • National Cowboy Museum

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Visitors view art from Prix de West Purchase Award winners, the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation, as well as significant works by master artists such as Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt. Of the numerous heroic-sized works on display, visitors are most awed by James Earle Fraser's famous 18-foot sculpture,...

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  • Historic Buildings

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The 1903 Victorian home of Henry Overholser is located about 15 blocks north of the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Though I myself do not care much for its gaudy exterior, there are windows of French stained glass and Antwerp oak paneling inside the home. Tours: T-F, 10-4, Sa-Su 2-4 Fees: Adults, $3; Seniors, $2.50. Age 6-18, $1. Under 6, free.

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  • Museum of Art

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Surprisingly this museum holds the largest permanent collection of Dale Chihuly's art in the world. It began in 1999 when they commissioned him to do a memorial tower (in the photo) as the signature piece for the museum. They then held an exhibit of his work and raised the funds to purchase the entire collection. The Tower is 55 feet tall and...

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  • Oklahoma City Zoo

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The Zoo continues to promote its habitats and its wonderful collection of animals. While true, that some of the facilities appear to be forty years old, some of the compounds are new and meant to mimic the natural habitat as closely as possible. Viewing of most animals is close-up, and sometimes (as is the case with the cheetahs) you are divided...

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  • Omnidome

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Omniplex - OKC Not just your usual run of the mill glass case museum! If ypu're nto anything to do with space & aircraft i'd definately recommend this for at least a half day visit. We were very lucky to see Tom Stafford's Gemini 6 space capsule and an Apollo simulator that you can ride in. They also have a collection of Space suits and moon rock...

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  • Oklahoma History Center

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    This is a fairly new museum and is dedicated to the history of Oklahoma. If I were to criticize it at all, it would be that the variety of exhibits is almost too great, but it does cover the waterfront. Among the art works are many of Native American life done by Native Americans. There is also a section on the Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma and...

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  • Lake Hefner

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Robert C is often spotted coming & going from East Warf on his motorcycle. When the sun is shining its Ray Bans and smiles looking for friends and cold beer. If you dont know him, you will when you see him - introduce yourself!

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  • Stockyards City

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The Oklahoma City Stockyards are the largest stockyards in the world. For you city slickers a stockyard is a place where rancher go to bid on cattle. You can watch thousands of cows pass through the gates eager to become part of your next Big Mac and there are auctionsMonday through Wednesday. The room where the auction is is stinky but you get...

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  • Bass Pro Shop

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    I can't tell you how much I got a giggle out of this place because of the shere size of this place. Over 110,000 Sq Ft. of nothing but outdoor equipment you can buy to fit just about anything your going to take on in the sports world.....wow! It had lots of wonderful displays, a little arcade, firing range for guns and bow & arrows and so much...

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  • Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The Oklahoma Firefighters Museum Features extraordinary turn-of-the-century fire engines that were once used in Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma's first fire station is displayed in the Travelogue, along with the finest specimens of equipment anywhere. See The Oklahoma Firefighters Museum Travelogue

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  • Oklahoma City University

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Celebrating its 100th year in 2003, the Oklahoma City University campus houses one of three law schools in the state and one of the best fine arts colleges in mid-America. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, though many of its various buildings are strictly functional. The administration building and the...

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  • THE NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE ...

    OKLAHOMA Firstly.. I am not sure if I should have put this tip on the "Oklahoma City " page or not !!!but seeing that this is a "National Museum" and as such..is a significant part of this great State a Museum that also says so much about Oklahoma .SO....I have decided to put it here.. This wonderful Western Heritage Museum ...and I mean that in...

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  • Where the Buffalo Roam

    Get great fun exercise while hiking up the beautiful Elk Mountain of the Wichita mountains!! Glimpse the majestic plains as you climb ever higher, scaling rocks and walls of peeling granite, surrounded by the bountiful local wildlife. Buffalo, elk- take a look at Prairie Dog town :)! Best of all, there's no entry fee, and a wonderful visitor's...

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  • The Castle of Muskogee

    In May we stepped back in time to 1539 at The Castle of Muskogee's Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. We visit several of the shops. We ate at the newly built Italian Quarter, where they had some of the best pizza I have every had. While we ate we watched a magic show. Then we attended the living chess match. We got insulted by man that was in the...

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  • Twin Bridges State Park

    While on a cross-country road trip in August, 2005, I stopped and camped at this beautiful state park in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma. The park sits at the confluence of the Neosho and Spring Rivers and is especially popular with fishermen and boaters. The 63-acre park has 160 campsites, from modern to rustic. Other recreational ammenities...

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  • Old North Tower, Edmond

    This is the first building constructed in Oklahoma Territory for the purposes of higher education. Known then as the Territorial Normal School, its classes first assembled in a nearby Methodist church before this building rose on its present site in January 1893. This National Historic Site remains Edmond's most impressive historic building, and...

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  • Lake Texoma Resort

    Grew up around Lake Texoma area....there's plenty to see and do here!! Located just a few miles outside of Durant, OK.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Features/Facilities: 93,000 Lake Acres • 1,882 Park Acres • Resort Lodge • 67 Cottages • Bayview Lodge • 7 Meeting Rooms • Galley Restaurant • Waterfront Lounge • 4 Lake Huts • 3 Camping Areas, 517 Campsites •...

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  • Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City is a medium sized city that seems like a nice place. We spent one night there, and visited the History Center that is located across from the Capitol building ( see photo). We did not actually visit the Capitol building but I just took a photo of it, since it looked nice:)After going through some travel brochures at the hotel we were...

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  • Oklahoma History Center

    We spent an entire morning at the Oklahoma History Center, and it was well worth it! There are several different exhibits, all of them interesting. I enjoyed the Pioneer section the most, and the Native American section. The kids liked the current Rock'n Roll exhibit. The exhibits about the pioneers detailed Oklahoma history, and had a lot of stuff...

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  • Black Mesa Highest Point

    We were going to hike up Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma but stopped way short of the top because it was just too hot ( over 100 at 9 AM already) , dusty and dry. The area is really in the middle of nowhere, and takes a while to get to. It is in the far north-west corner of Oklahoma, right at the border with Colorado and New Mexico. The...

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  • FIRST, STOP AT THE WELCOME CENTER

    This large new Welcome center is near the northern border of Oklahoma along Interstate 35. They offer free coffee as well as maps and information. It makes a nice stop.CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE THE ACTUAL WELCOME CENTER BEHIND THE SIGN.

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  • Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium

    The Air & Space Museum itself is relatively small; it is just one large room that houses maybe a dozen planes & artifacts. If you are very into air & space I’m sure you will find it much more interesting than I did, but I was mostly there for the planetarium. The planetarium has several showings throughout the day; the one I saw was about...

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  • Tulsa: Utica Square Shopping and Lunch

    The area that is the most asthetically pleasing is Utica Square in Tulsa. The trees are huge and there are flowers everywhere. It has a neighborhood, laid back but classy feel to it. I liked going to the Utica Square area because not only do they have lots of browsing and restaurants but it is near other things to do if you like parks or driving...

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  • Woolaroc

    Museum & Wildlife PreserveNestled in the northern Osage hills of Oklahoma. This was the personal Ranch of Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum Company. The ranch is 3,700 acres and is home to bison, elk, longhorn cattle and other native and exotic wildlife.Woolaroc also has a museum on the grounds full of exciting western art, artifacts, Native...

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  • Turner Falls

    One of the most beautiful places on Earth. Located in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, this place is a major go-to place during the summer. Lots of swimming, laying out, and other activities. During the fall and winter, camping and hiking. But, the major attraction are the falls. The waterfall is absolutely magnificent. There is even an old...

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  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum

    Will Rogers is well known for his statement, "I never met a man I didn't like." And I doubt that there is a person anywhere who knows much about Will Rogers and doesn't like him - or at least his memory.Will Rogers just may be Oklahoma's all-time favorite son. He was born in a log cabin in Oologah, and buried in the family tomb, in a regal sunken...

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  • Fort Gibson Historic Site

    Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. It consists of a reconstructed frontier era fort which served from 1824 through 1890, both during the Indian wars and the War Between the States.During the time that Fort Gibson was an operating fort, Oklahoma was not a state but Indian Territory....

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  • Friends

    Turner Fall's is a great place to hang out with your friends. Here is a friend from South Africa along with myself in the yellow Brazil jersey. The other two guys also go to school with me!

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  • Turner Fall's

    Turner Fall's offers you a wide variety of options such as hiking, swimming, caving, or just hanging out with friends by your campsite.

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  • Geronimo's Grave, Fort Sill

    The Apache chief Geronimo lies near the most conspicuous marker in the Apache cemetery on the grounds of Fort Sill. His wife, offspring and near-relatives lie nearby. All that is required to access the military base is the presentation of a picture I.D. (your driver's license is sufficient) and a few miles of driving before reaching the Apache...

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  • Cowboy Hall Of Fame

    Traveler's should visit the Cowboy Hall Of Fame and the Bombing Memorial. They are AWESOME! Also visit the Fire Fighter's Museum and Omniplex, all are in Oklahoma City. The weather in the summer is great for water skiing on the lakes in Oklahoma. Be sure to view the Memorial Travelogue.

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  • Indian Culture

    The Cherokee Indian Tribe maintains the Cherokee Heritage Center, near Tahlequah, OK. It includes a the Cherokee National Museum and the Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village, where you can experience first hand how the Cherokees lived. If you want to attend a real Indian experience, there are several Indian pow-wows held all year long in Oklahoma- go to...

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  • Smell the Roses- Tulsa Rose Garden

    You can view more than 9,000 rose bushes at the Tulsa Rose Garden, which is supported by the Tulsa Garden Center, adjacent to Woodward Park at 21st & Peoria. If you have ever wondered what a specific rose looks like, or smells like, this is your opportunity to find out first hand.

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  • Tornado hunting

    You must see a tornado or severe thunderstorm whilst you laze around in the Mid West of America! Lets face it, they have some of the most spectacular weather conditions on earth!

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  • Citizens State Bank, Edmond

    Now serving as a kind of antique furniture store, the Citizen's Bank Building in the heart of historic downtown now graces the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed of local stone in October 1901, this grand building anchors the most important intersection in the old Edmond, where every corner is likewise embellished with a modern...

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  • Frank Phillips Home, Bartlesville

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Frank Phillips Home is supported mainly by the Frank Phillips Foundation. Under such solid footing the mansion asks only donations at the front door. As a true baron (the founder of Phillips 66), Frank Phillips slept in a "forest" room with three bearskin rugs upon which to rub his feet before...

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  • Nellie Johnstone #1, Bartlesville

    In Johnstone Park stands the so-called Nellie Johnstone #1, the first commercial oil well constructed in Oklahoma. The rig stands next to Caney Creek on Seminole territory in the 1870s, where oil was first discovered seeping into the river. It would take twenty-one years before Johnstone and others could obtain drililng rights from the Indians...

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  • Dewey Hotel, Dewey

    The Dewey Hotel was built in 1899 and has recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places (the sole listing for Dewey). Today, this three-story wonder remains the most prominent building in town, but over the years has seen a decline in health. Visitors are asked for donations (urgently needed) to preserve this structure, and flash...

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  • Arbuckles Wilderness

    Below is a copy from a tip on my Davis Page We had our doubts for a moment to drive into a safari in a rental car but decided to take the chance. There where some moments we thought the car was going to be dented but luckely that didn't happen.The Arbuckle wilderness consists of more then only a Safari. You can buy tickets for a few different...

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