Family 2016

Oklahoma City Zoo

Family Adventure

Float on a canal boat in the heart of the big city.

Watch the kids scream in glee as a giraffe eats right out of their hands.

Kick your feet in the water, appreciating the small things on a weekend away at the lake.

Remember when schedules were freer, when packing up the kids for a spontaneous weekend away didn’t seem like such an impossibility? It’s time to take a break from routine; join us in reviving the ideal of the classic family road trip.

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.– Guillaume Apollinaire

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Let Adventure Road be your guiding light on a getaway full of smiles and discovery, where the notion of “just driving through” is a way of the past. Oklahoma will be a destination you and the family will return to again and again, so start exploring.

We shall not cease from exploration. And at the end, of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.– T.S. Eliot

Miles of Smiles

Get lost exploring Myriad Botanical Gardens, named one of the best urban parks in the world.

Introduce the kids to ancient crafts for the modern era at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Stop in for a round of putt putt or laser tag at the award-winning HeyDay Entertainment.

Cross your fingers a foul ball will come your way at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Revel in the smiles on your kids’ faces, watching them experience the wonder of discovering something new at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Summer Fun

A family road trip never goes out of style.


Family Destinations

Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini Golf
Ardmore, OK
Limited Services Available

Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf offers family-friendly fun for visitors of all ages. After an action-packed day of kayaking or hanging out on a party barge, relax with a refreshing sno-cone and a quick game on the 18-hole miniature golf course.

The Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Ardmore, OK
Limited Services Available

In 1970, Ethel Goddard established the Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in honor of her late husband. Today, the center serves to provide cultural experiences and arts education for aspiring artists and performers of all ages.

Chosen CNN’s top travel destination for Oklahoma in 2014, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. Come celebrate, embrace and share the heritage that binds the Chickasaw Nation together.

Bedré Café
Sulphur, OK
Limited Services Available

Bedré Café, situated in The Artesian Hotel in downtown Sulphur, is a 1950s-style diner that serves made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate. Bedré Café is a great place to bring the family for a delicious American meal in a fun environment.

Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, the Toy & Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the art and sculpting of action figures. Founded in 2005, the accredited museum features over 13,000 action figures, as well as hundreds of drawings from some of Oklahoma's most famous cartoonists in the Oklahoma Cartoonist Collection.

HeyDay Entertainment (Norman)
Norman, OK
Limited Services Available

HeyDay Entertainment in Norman, Oklahoma, has it all, from laser tag and bowling to mini golf and a ropes course. There's even a 21+ upstairs area featuring pool tables, HD TVs and drinks of all varieties.

OKC Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, OK

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.

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.

Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
Limited Services Available

The Myriad Botanical Gardens act as a lush, landscaped oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently remodeled gardens’ 17 acres draw everyone from concert goers to families to those just looking to enjoy the natural environment.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City, OK
Limited Services Available

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.

Science Museum Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Limited Services Available

With more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences plus daily planetarium and Science Live shows, the smART Space art galleries, a botanical garden and more, Science Museum Oklahoma continues its mission to enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science.

Oklahoma City Zoo
Oklahoma City, OK
Limited Services Available

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the southwest and is one of only seven zoos in the entire country with the distinction of being a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM) as both a living museum and a botanical garden.

Oklahoma Railway Museum
Oklahoma City, OK
Limited Services Available

Located just minutes from I-35, the Oklahoma Railway Museum is a fun, outdoor attraction for locomotive lovers of all ages. Featuring freight cars, passenger cars, a real steam engine and a variety of railroad equipment and memorabilia, there's something for everyone at this free museum.

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