Oklahoma City is where southern charm meets the metropolitan landscape, a city through which a brief foray will reveal the unexpected around every corner.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.– Robert Louis Stevenson
Take Adventure Road straight to its northernmost point, and open your soul to Oklahoma City. From the reverberating SkyDance Bridge to the ever-expanding skyline, from the red roads of Bricktown to the kickback atmosphere of Midtown, discover a capital city that has reinvented itself.
These beautiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictures, maps hung upon the walls of memory to brighten at times…they saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.– John Muir
See how history and modernity intertwine on Automobile Alley.
Gaze into the reflecting pool at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, stopping to remember how a single second in time can truly change everything.
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Stockyards City lets you experience the old-time spirit of the American West in the middle of modern-day Oklahoma. Enjoy shopping for a new pair of boots, take in some country music, witness a live cattle auction, or take in a meal at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, an Oklahoma City favorite for over 100 years and recognized by both “Bon Appetit” and “Southern Living” magazines.
Home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Chesapeake Energy Arena seats over 18,000 people and is one of the most popular venues in the state for sports, concerts, conventions and other forms of live entertainment, welcoming over one million guests each year.
If it's entertainment you're looking for, then there's no better place than Bricktown. This former warehouse district now features the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a mile-long canal with water taxis and dozens of restaurants, clubs and venues.
The Skirvin Hilton is a high-end, historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Built in 1901, this landmark establishment has welcomed some of the world's most influential individuals, from politicians to actors to athletes, and continues to keep the community in the lap of luxury. Sip a signature cocktail at The Skirvin's Red Piano Lounge, or enjoy a succulent steak at the hotel's Park Avenue Grill.
Constructed in 1937 in an art deco style, the Civic Center Music Hall is now Oklahoma City's premier performing arts facility. The building features three theatres, a grand reception hall and multiple suites. Whether you're interested in opera, comedy, the symphony, musical theater or ballet, the Civic Center has a show for you.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
This breathtaking Memorial honors the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. From the Survivor Tree to the Reflecting Pool to the 168 empty chairs in memory of the fallen, this Memorial is a moving piece of American History that must be experienced. In the Museum, walk through the events of and response following that fateful morning, and leave knowing the world holds far more good than bad.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Neighborhoods, Automobile Alley, once known for its abundance of car dealerships, is now an upscale, urban district featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shops and more. Be sure to visit on the third Thursday of the month for Auto Alley Shop Hop, Automobile Alley’s monthly street festival.
Located just north of downtown Oklahoma City, Midtown is home to a diverse collection of restaurants, residences, businesses and more. It’s one of the coolest places in the city to live, work and play, with new offerings popping up often.
The Plaza District is a budding area in Oklahoma City that continues to evolve through revitalization efforts, with some of the most popular restaurants, bars and retail spaces calling it home. The area also hosts Live! on the Plaza on the 2nd Friday of each month, where live music and fresh food abounds, as well as the Plaza District Festival in the fall.
Through major revitalization efforts, Uptown 23rd has become one of Oklahoma City's premier business, arts and entertainment districts. Visitors to 23rd St. will be greeted by the historic Tower Theater's neon sign, beckoning them into an array of locally-owned restaurants, bars and eclectic boutiques that especially buzz with activity once the sun sets.
The Paseo area was developed in 1929 as the first shopping district in the state, and gradually became home to local artists and musicians. Today, the Paseo's Spanish revival buildings are home to 22 galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Be sure to visit for First Friday, the Paseo's monthly art walk, featuring dozens of artists and several opening receptions held in participating district galleries. The Paseo Arts Festival is also held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, combining art, food, music and family fun.
History buffs shouldn’t miss the 215,000-square-foot Oklahoma History Center. Situated on 18 acres in Oklahoma City, this learning center displays over 2,000 artifacts exploring Oklahoma’s unique heritage, from the state’s rich Native American culture to the land run days to the thriving present day.
Witness the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art and artifacts that preserve the history and cultures of the American West. Be sure to check out the variety of works by renowned American artist Frederic Remington, as well as the massive “End of the Trail” sculpture that greets visitors upon arrival.
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