Whether you’re a natural-born athlete or prefer cheering from the stands, Oklahoma has more than enough options for feeling the rush of competition, from the greens to the diamond, the field to the river’s edge.
CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK
2 S Mickey Mantle Dr • Oklahoma City
With regular home games scheduled through September, you have plenty of chances to help root on the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Watching America’s favorite pastime is a quintessential summer experience for all ages.
NEARBY: American Banjo Museum, JJ’s Alley, Flower and Flour Coffee Shop, Bar Cicchetti, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
USA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME COMPLEX
2801 NE 50th St • Oklahoma City
Widely regarded as the Softball Capital of the World, the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex is one of the most exclusive halls in the nation, hosting elite competitions throughout the year. You can catch one all summer long, from the All-American Games to the Border Battle XII.
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
20 S Mickey Mantle Dr • Oklahoma City
Barry Sanders, Mickey Mantle, Shannon Miller, Troy Aikman: the best of the best in the world of athletics are honored in the Hall of Fame. The 10,000-square-foot museum offers free admission to the public and guided iPad tours for an interactive experience.
NEARBY: The Wedge Pizzeria, Bourbon St. Café, Paycom Center, Black Walnut, ARTSPACE at Untitled
WINSTAR GOLF CLUB & ACADEMY
10813 Pro Shop Road • Thackerville
There’s a challenge for every skill level on the lush greens of WinStar’s two championship 18-hole courses. Perfect your swing with the Academy’s PGA Tour Simulation studio, covered hitting bays and PGA Pros on standby. There’s over 350 acres of golfing action here.
200 SE 4th St • Oklahoma City
Take advantage of Summit’s expanded summer hours for climbing, yoga, TRX and more training classes through August. Where else can you get the thrill of climbing grain silos 90 feet in the air? Perfect for a morning climb before going inside during the hotter hours of the day.
OKC BOATHOUSE DISTRICT
725 S Lincoln Blvd • Oklahoma City
This unique destination offers thrill seekers rowing, skiing, zip lining, sliding, whitewater rafting and more. Don’t miss the 2022 World Paddlesport Festival and Red Bull Rapids in August and the Oklahoma Regatta Festival later in September.
RIVERSPORT ADVENTURES AT LAKE OVERHOLSER
3115 E Overholser Dr • Oklahoma City
Just south of the historic Route 66 Bridge, you’ll find a hub for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling and extreme stunts. Give RIVERSPORT’s free fall, extreme swing, climbing wall and double zip line a try this summer at Lake Overholser!
NEARBY: Route 66 Park Amphitheater, OKC Outlets, Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge
There’s no better feeling than a homerun, a hole-in-one or fun in the sun.
Regardless of your skill level, you’ll find a little challenge and a whole lot of serenity on the rolling hills and lush greens of the two championship 18-hole courses at WinStar World Casino Golf Club & Academy. And with the covered hitting bays, PGA Tour Simulation and practice studio at the WinStar Golf Academy, a great day of golf doesn’t hinge on a great day of weather.
One of the most exclusive halls in the nation, the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex is widely regarded as the Softball Capital of the World®. Four fields and a multitude of world-class amenities make for an unrivaled location to host elite softball competitions, including the World Cup of Softball, Border Battle, the USA Softball 18U GOLD National Championship and the USA Softball Slow Pitch Championship Series. USA teams that represent the nation in international competitions have even graced the OG&E Energy Field.
The best of the best in the world of athletics are honored at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, where visitors can pay homage to everyone from Barry Sanders and Mickey Mantle to Shannon Miller and Troy Aikman. The Hall of Fame also annually issues the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, one of the nation’s top collegiate sports honors, recognizing performance on the field as defensive backs, athletic ability and character.
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is the perfect place to remember the joy of falling in love with baseball for the first time. The ballpark, which opened in 1998, is home to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District stands apart as one of the most unique attractions in the region. Here, you can get out on the water on a kayak, canoe, dragon boat, stand-up paddle board and more, plus quick lessons on the dock mean you’re sure to have fun.
Summit’s Oklahoma City location provides the ultimate experience for thrill seekers from all around. Catering to both diehard climbers and novice adventurers, Summit’s grain silo structure makes it one of the most unique climbing gyms in the United States.
Lake Overholser is the quintessential city lake with country views, and now you don’t even have to travel downtown to enjoy RIVERSPORT Adventures. Stop by Lake Overholser for a climbing wall, a double zip line across the water, kayak/SUP rentals and more.
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