Oklahoma City, or OKC as it’s often known, is a sunny city with many natural delights, including botanical gardens and a great zoo. If you’re visiting for a day stay and want ideas on what to do, give our pointers a look.
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Food – To slake your thirst, there’s Put a Cork in It and Water’s Edge wineries, and to whet your appetite there’s an assortment of culinary styles and venues, from the bar and grill at Whiskey Chicks to German restaurant Fassler Hall, Italian cuisine from Patrono, and hamburgers, TV sports and games at The Garage Burgers & Beer.
Myriad Gardens – Myriad Botanical Gardens is a great place to enjoy tranquil scenery amidst the urban jungle. The site includes formal gardens and a tropical conservatory, and is a great place to take a four-legged friend to visit the dog park.
Museums – Art aficionados will be interested in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which features exhibitions of artwork from around the world, as well as housing a cinema, library, and café. Other notable museums include Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Red Earth (native American artifacts), and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Family Fun – Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park is an amusement park with pay-as-you-go rides. It features a summer water park, batting cages, mini-golf and mini-bowling, and more. Fancy a walk on the wild side? Visit Oklahoma City Zoo and see its elephants, gorillas, lions, tigers, rare snow leopards, and more exotic residents. In addition to the animals, there are walking trails and shows.
Seven Fun Oklahoma City Facts
Living up to its name, Oklahoma City is the capital of and biggest city in the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City was settled in 1889.
Tinker Air Force Base, located in SE Oklahoma City, is the biggest military air depot in the USA.
The city averages more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Oklahoma City’s state capitol building is the only capitol in the USA that has a working oil well on its grounds.
The word “Oklahoma” comes from the Choctaw Language, and means “Land of the Red People”.
Oklahoma City is often known as OKC, but has other nicknames, including “The Big Friendly”.