Ask any local, and they’ll tell you why exploring OKC will open your mind to more than its mere existence. No offense intended toward the state capital’s storied cowboy legacy, but today, it’s the city’s arts and culture scenes, its inventive restaurants and unexpected hangouts, that are its defining characteristics.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!– Leonardo da Vinci
Savor food from a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef while enjoying a concert at The Jones Assembly.
Scale a former grain silo (and snag an Insta-worthy shot while you’re at it) at Summit (OKC).
Be inspired by your historic surroundings—and by the sound of a national recording act—at the newly renovated Tower Theatre.
And this list, of course, is only a starting point. Explore more Oklahoma City destinations here.
The Wheeler District is a burgeoning new area of OKC located just west of the Boathouse District. Featuring a grand Ferris Wheel, games, hammocks, food trucks and more, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with family and friends!
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.
The Jones Assembly is one of the most unique hangouts in OKC. Situated in an old Fred Jones manufacturing plant (right next door to the acclaimed 21c Museum Hotel in Film Row), The Jones offers incredible drinks and food served in an industrial-chic open-air atmosphere. And when it’s concert time, all the restaurant gear disappears to make room for the likes of Willie Nelson, Third Eye Blind or The Wallflowers.
For a relaxing downtown Oklahoma City experience, visit udånder, a Scandinavian-style spa offering an aromatherapy steam room, dry sauna, soaking tubs, specialty treatment rooms, and even a special spa package for the Adventure Road traveler. If you're in desperate need of an afternoon detox, udånder is the place for you.
Oenophiles won’t want to miss Waters Edge Winery in OKC’s Automobile Alley district! This family-owned winery offers handcrafted wines made from grapes gathered from across the world. Stop in Wednesday through Sunday for a tasting flight (no reservations required) or to snag a bottle of wine.
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.
Tower Theatre has been one of the crown jewels of Oklahoma City since 1931. Over the years, people from all across the state have sat in these historic seats for the debuts of “Cleopatra,” “The Sound of Music” and other cinematic classics. Today, the space acts as a premier concert space in the Uptown 23rd District and also screens both new and vintage films. Get ready for a jam-packed event season!
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