Labor Day

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Labor Day Adventure

Relax with a camping trip under the stars.

Watch as the sun sinks below the city skyline.

Take in the local sounds and flavors of a late-summer street festival.

It’s time to take advantage of the last few drops of summer. Crisp fall days are right around the corner, and with them come light jackets and fallen leaves, cool breezes and sun-soaked early evenings.

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.– Helen Hunt Jackson

Cheers to the Weekend

On this treasured long weekend ahead, seek adventure in Oklahoma, taking time to enjoy the fruits of your labor with family and friends. Whether you laze around a street festival, cheer on a bull rider or kick back at an outdoor concert, choose to sink fully into the present moment.

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.– Douglas Pagels

This Side of Paradise

Join in the dancing at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Labor Day Celebration.

Toast with a pint and live music in the beer garden at WestFest on Saturday, and take in an outdoor concert at Myriad Botanical Gardens on Sunday.

Get lost in the rough-riding action at WinStar World Casino & Resort’s Professional Bull Riders: Built Ford Tough Series.

Take advantage of free Mondays for kids at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Kick off thoroughbred season at Remington Park, finding yourself reeling with chances to win.

Get Going, Adventurer

Enjoy the freedom of the three days ahead. See you on Adventure Road.

 

Labor Day Destinations

WinStar World Casino and Resort is the biggest casino in the world, located at the Southern Gateway to Adventure Road. It’s home to more than you might believe – three hotel towers, 1500 luxurious hotel rooms, two pools, 27 holes of golf, a 3500-seat theatre and more games than anywhere in the world.

Lake Murray
Ardmore, OK

Beautiful Lake Murray is known for the clarity and color of its waters and its seemingly endless list of recreational opportunities. Framed by the thick forest of Murray State Park, this 100-foot-deep, spring-fed lake also houses a wide variety of birds, including the rare wintering bald eagle. Lake Murray is a popular destination for a variety of activities, including camping, swimming, hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, sailing, riding ATVs and more.

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.

For an exploration into Oklahoma's physical past, look no further than the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. It's one of the world's largest university-based natural history museums, containing roughly seven million objects. Be greeted by the world’s tallest dinosaur; the 40-foot-long neck and skull peek into the museum’s great hall. Don’t miss “The Clash of the Titans,” the museum’s centerpiece exhibit, featuring two dinosaurs in a battle to the death.

Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Remington Park
Oklahoma City, OK

When you have some of the nation's finest live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing, an incredible selection of diverse dining options, an action-packed casino, big promotions and giveaways, you’ve got a party that goes on and on. You’ve got Remington Park.

Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK

Western Avenue is one of the most diverse stretches in the city, combining upscale offerings with local, homey establishments that pay tribute to the area's roots. The first Thursday of each month plays host to Western Avenue On the Lawn, a family event featuring food trucks, kids' activities, movies and more. And in the fall, Western Avenue brings you Taste of Western, an annual festival that celebrates local art and culinary favorites.

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