There’s nothing like exploring an energized city, gazing at landmarks and uncovering local treasures. Around each corner lies something to be discovered.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.– Robert Louis Stevenson
These beautiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictures, maps hung upon the walls of memory to brighten at times…they saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.– John Muir
Stare in wonder at the 55-foot-tall Chihuly Glass tower at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Don your best boots and Stetson for a live cattle auction at Stockyards City.
Stroll through the colorful galleries and boutiques of Paseo Arts District.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner and shaken martini in Automobile Alley.
Uncover the jazz roots of the swinging Deep Deuce District.
Stand under the monumental Survivor Tree, honoring the lost souls and lives changed at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Dust the notoriously red Oklahoma dirt off your heels, and just get going.
Stockyards City lets you experience the old-time spirit of the American West in the middle of modern-day Oklahoma. Enjoy shopping for a new pair of boots, take in some country music, witness a live cattle auction, or take in a meal at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, an Oklahoma City favorite for over 100 years and recognized by both “Bon Appetit” and “Southern Living” magazines.
In the 1930s, Oklahoma City's Film Row was a hotbed of cinematic happenings, with film exchanges from major Hollywood studios like Warner Brothers, Paramount and MGM calling the area home. Today, Film Row still stays true to its creative roots and is a thriving center of artistry, design and local entrepreneurship.
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.
If it's entertainment you're looking for, then there's no better place than Bricktown. This former warehouse district now features the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a mile-long canal with water taxis and dozens of restaurants, clubs and venues.
Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce district, a hotbed of jazz music and African-American culture in the mid-20th century, has since transformed into a true downtown neighborhood of restaurants, late night hot spots, retail shops, art galleries and more. Paying tribute to the area's roots, the annual Deep Deuce Music Festival features renowned jazz and blues bands and local performing and visual artists.
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.
This breathtaking memorial honors the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Inside the Museum, walk through the events of, and response following, that fateful morning, and leave knowing the world holds far more good than bad. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, from the Survivor Tree to the Reflecting Pool to the 168 empty chairs in memory of the fallen, is a moving piece of American History that must be experienced.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Neighborhoods, Automobile Alley, once known for its abundance of car dealerships, is now an upscale, urban district featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shops and more.
Located just north of downtown Oklahoma City, Midtown is home to a diverse collection of restaurants, residences, businesses and more. It’s one of the coolest places in the city to live, work and play, with new offerings popping up often.
The Paseo area was developed in 1929 as the first shopping district in the state, and gradually became home to local artists and musicians. Today, the Paseo's Spanish revival buildings are home to 22 galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Be sure to visit for First Friday, the Paseo's monthly art walk, featuring dozens of artists and several opening receptions held in participating district galleries. The Paseo Arts Festival is also held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, combining art, food, music and family fun.
Witness the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art and artifacts that preserve the history and cultures of the American West. Be sure to check out the variety of works by renowned American artist Frederic Remington, as well as the massive “End of the Trail” sculpture that greets visitors upon arrival.
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