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Attractions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
45th Infantry Division Museum - The museum displays World War II and Korean-era artillery, uniforms and firearms. You can also enjoy the outdoor military park with more than 40 military vehicles, aircraft and artillery. This is a great way to teach kids about the military and learn something yourself.
Oklahoma City Bricktown - The Bricktown Canal is one of Oklahoma City's most popular tourist destinations. Loosely modeled after San Antonio's River Walk, the canal is manmade and runs through the historic Bricktown district. There are restaurants and shops nearby and along the canal, but the real draw is the people watching.
Celebration Station - Celebration Stations game room features over one hundred video and redemption games. The batting cages are for all you baseball lovers. Bumper boats and Go Karts are fun and exciting. A fun place for all ages.
Earlywine Park - Get out and experience Oklahoma's beautiful weather at Earlywine Park. Families can spend the afternoon picnicking and playing on the playground. For sporting enthusiasts, a golf course, a tennis center and a soccer and softball field are located on the grounds. If you prefer solitary activities, suit up for a jog on the park's one-and-a-half mile trail.
Frontier City Theme Park - Bring the kids to this western-theme amusement park operated by Six Flags. There are 75 rides, shows, games and attractions, including four roller coasters. Let the wee ones play in Paul Bunyan's Tiny Timber Town, and visit the authentic 1880s western town.
Gaylord-Pickens Museum - The real draw of the Heritage Center is touring the Hefner Mansion. Built in 1917, the three-story residence retains all its old-fashioned charm and beauty. The facility includes a ballroom, antique furniture pieces, chapel and sprawling landscaped gardens. Visitors can also see the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, honoring state legends.
Hefner Lake and Park - Considered one of Oklahoma City's favorite parks, Hefner is always full of people out and about. There are playgrounds, picnic tables, soccer and softball fields, a golf course, and a nine-mile jogging and biking trail. Often, visitors just stop by to watch the colorful sailboats cruise along in Lake Hefner, which is adjacent to the park.
Martin Park Nature Center - Many animals make their homes in and around the various native plants in Martin Park. Birds, butterflies, squirrels, and deer are just a few of the animals in the park.
Myriad Botanical Gardens - See the zebra long-winged butterflies and the free-roaming lizards as well. Take a walk on the Adventure Trail. The trail winds under a 35-foot waterfall and up a vine-covered mountain. Outside, meander along pathways by streams with landscape indicative of northeast Oklahoma. Enjoy the sunken lake with Japanese koi and native Oklahoma fish.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of paintings, photographs and artifacts from the Old West. There is a life-size reproduction of a frontier town, a rodeo gallery, a cowboy gallery and a frontier soldier gallery. You will also see the largest collection of contemporary western artists, as well as the well-known paintings of Frederick Remington.
National Softball Hall of Fame - Everything you ever wanted to know about the game of softball, from its history to the greatest players to ever play the game, awaits you. Exhibits include players inducted into the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor. As the headquarters of the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball and the International Softball Federation, the venue hosts competitions throughout the season.
Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots - The 99s Museum chronicles the rich history of women aviators from Amelia Earhart to today's women of space. An extensive collection of artifacts belonging to Amelia include a pair of leather goggles, her "lucky" bracelet, one of her famous scarves and numerous other articles.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art - This modern art museum has more than 3,000 works from 19th- and 20th-century American artists. The highlight is a gallery that focuses on modern American art from the 1950s and 1960s, which includes work by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Indiana.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum - April 19, 1995 was one of the darkest days in Oklahoma City's history. On that day the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed. When you visit this memorial, you will see 168 empty chairs; one for each person killed. The most moving thing to see, however, is the part of the fence that has been left over from the makeshift memorial that stood here for five years. On it, you will see letters, photos, flowers and more left by survivors and visitors.
Oklahoma City Zoo - One of the ten best zoos in the United States, the Oklahoma City Zoo is home to more than 2,800 animals. The zoo offers nature classes, labs, tours and Zoomobiles for all ages. You can end the day with a show under the stars at the amphitheater.
Oklahoma History Center - Stories, spirits, triumphs and tragedy- the Oklahoma History Center is your opportunity to experience Oklahoma’s inspiring and adventurous past. Explore Smithsonian quality exhibits that bring to life the voice and visions of Oklahoma. Experience more than 50 topics and 2,000 artifacts reflecting Oklahoma’s inspiring and adventurous past.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History - A fun, educational experience for all ages. Over 4 billion years of Oklahoma’s natural history can be seen. Five galleries feature thousands of artifacts in 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating natural and cultural history of Oklahoma.
Science Museum Oklahoma - The Science Museum Oklahoma has more than 350 hands-on science exhibits to see for young and old alike. The Air and Space museum has one of the most complete collections of this type of memorabilia in the southwest. You can also visit the Planetarium or the Dome Theater, a dome screen theater that surrounds the audience.
Water Taxi - A great way to experience the new Bricktown Canal is via the Water Taxi service. The boats are flat-bottomed and are used by tourists and locals alike. The boat driver (ambassador) will discuss points of interest during your ride, and you can see everything there is to do on the Canal from the boat.
White Water Bay Water Park - To cool off, drop by White Water Bay, the city's favorite watering hole. Children have an area, called Kids Kove, and big kids can brave the more than 30 rides, including the Acapulco Cliff Dive, Bermuda Triangle and Cannonball Falls. For those not seeking a thrill, take a tranquil inner tube ride down the lazy river or just soak in the sun in a comfy beach chair.