For a parent, there’s no greater pleasure than seeing your child’s face marked with pure joy – witnessing the sense of wonder that comes from discovering something different in a brand new place.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.– Marcel Proust
A family road trip is a time-honored tradition, one marked with smiles and silliness, togetherness and exploration. You may not realize it in the moment, but it’s experiences like these you’ll cherish for years to come.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.– Nicolas Chamfort
Meet an enormous baby elephant, the newest addition to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Pretend to be a space explorer or world-class inventor at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Hit the batting cages or mini golf course at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park.
Take a stroll through Myriad Botanical Gardens, feeding the ducks and appreciating the blooming colors, lush greenery and fresh air all around.
Pack up the car and hit the road. Memories are waiting to be made.
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.
Chickasaw Country in south-central Oklahoma is filled with native culture, water and wide open spaces. Go fishing, boating, skiing or swimming. Try your hand at gaming at WinStar World Casino, the World’s largest casino. Go camping, zip lining, golfing or riding – on horseback or an ATV. Shop until you drop. Go to a spa or winery. Relax. Gaze at the stars. You’re in Chickasaw Country.
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.
Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, located in Ada, Oklahoma, is one of the area's most popular entertainment attractions, offering bowling, lazer tag, miniature golf, batting cages and countless arcade games.
Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park is an action-packed escape with fun for the whole family. Located in Norman, the entertainment facility offers speedway go-karts, bumper cars, a climbing wall, batting cages, mini golf, a full-service arcade and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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