Oklahoma Things to Do

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Oklahoma Things to Do

  • OKC National Memorial and Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    It's a long day to take in the museum, the reflecting pool, the gates, the fence, but there is more to be experienced at the Memorial. As you leave through what may have been the backdoor of the Murrah Building, there is a plaza that leads you to an intersection and a Catholic Church. Stop and enjoy the waterfall associated with the plaza, it can...

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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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  • Bricktown

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Churches

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    The walk through the Memorial with the reflecting pool and Field of Empty Chairs can be quite an emotionally draining experience, but the impact of spirituality on the survivors and rescuers seems to be ignored. More buildings than the Murrah and Record were damaged, for example, the Rectory of the church was destroyed. We suggest that the visitor...

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  • Myriad Botanical Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 the second Capitol building was built in 1910 after the capitol was moved from Guthrie. The building sits directly on top an oilfield, and the oil pumps can be seen across the street. The capitol is open to the public 7 days a week.

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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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  • Oklahoma City Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oklahoma City Things to Do

    Oklahoma City has a very nice zoo, a definite must see when visiting the city. The zoo has a large collection of African animals in large modern enclosures. The zoo sits along a scenic lake close to the Oklahoma science museum.

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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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  • 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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Museum of the Great Plains

    Sitting next door to the Commanche Museum, this larger museum tells a more comprehensive story of the region and its peoples. besides the indoor exhibits there is a recreated settlement fort and railroad depot.

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  • Commanche National Museum

    This small free museum in Lawton tells the cultural heritage of the Commanche people who once roamed New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma but settled on reservations here after there defeat. The museum is very interesting and well kept.

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  • Wichita Mountains National Wildlife...

    These low mountains north of Lawton are home to an amazing amount if wildlife, including buffalos, prairie dogs, turkey and deer. There are as many miles of hiking trails as you could care to hike. The hike up Elk Mountain is especially recommended.

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  • Ouachita National Forest

    These mountains are on the border with Arkansas, and are the highest peaks in the area. There are a lot of hiking opportunities along the aptly named Talimena scenic drive that goes from Mena , Arkansas to Talimena, Ok.

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  • Turner Falls State Park

    Excellent small waterfall with a pond for swimming below. The park also has lots of hiking trails. Above the waterfall is a series of rapids.

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  • Chickasaw Cultural Center

    Great site with outdoor recreation of a traditional village, performances and a museum. The café serves traditional Chickasaw food

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  • Oklahoma City

    The state capital and Oklahoma's biggest city has a lot to offer from museums to bike trails to world class dining.

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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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