Things to do in Oklahoma City

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Things to Do in Oklahoma City

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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN813 contributions
    We just went to the memorial and not the museum. It happen to be the afternoon after the annual memorial run. So very moving and it brought tears to my eyes seeing the chairs and the runner bibs, metals and flowers on the chairs. A beautiful memorial!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Trish W
    McMurray, PA909 contributions
    This is such a well done and spacious museum depicting the cowboy and western life and Art. We spent nearly 3 hours here and enjoyed every minute. I loved the rodeo section and was surprised to be so overwhelmed by the beautiful art work depicting the cowboy era. I am not a Big fan of art museums but I could have spent a full hour in the C M Russell hall. The vivid color of his paintings really brings them to life. There are so many halls, you need the map to make sure you see it all. The outside depiction of Indian dwellings and cliff dwellings were extremely well done. If you are anywhere near Oklahoma City, this museum is a must do! And a big shout out to the 87 yr-old coyboy from Chicago who was so helpful today!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Richard K
    3 contributions
    This is a beautiful zoo. We have visited several times and never been disappointed. The paths are surprisingly shady but would suggest visiting in the morning when the residents are more active and more visible. We were able to observe animals in most habitats. The large mammal exhibits are particularly impressive. Plan to spend at least three hours here. This is a big zoo with miles of paths. We bought tram tickets and think they are well worth the extra expense. Highly recommended.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN813 contributions
    We enjoyed our time here. It's a beautiful area and a very neat concept. Reminds me of the Riverwalk in San Antoino. Unfortunately, the water taxi's weren't running due to to the winds so we weren't able to do that but we were able to walk along the waterway. Lot of resturants around.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Kelly
    5 contributions
    Fantastic children’s museum!!! My 7 & 8 year olds LOVED this museum stop on our trip from Illinois to New Mexico. This was the best childrens museum we’ve ever been to! So many hands on exhibits to explore!
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Elizabeth R
    1 contribution
    There you are, cruising through the exhibits, each one more fascinating than the next. Rhinoceros? Check. Buffalo? Check. Primates? Check. Cyclops? WHAT. You are now standing in front of a massive, blocky skull as big as a man's torso. The long nose partially conceals the mandible, but on each side you see a grin lined with giant, shiny teeth - the flat kind used for crushing food in a powerful jaw. You look for the eyes and are startled see what appears to be two empty sockets that have merged in the middle of the forehead like a double yolk egg in a frying pan. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew this creature well: it is Cyclops, maker of thunderbolts, eater of people. Of course, they'd never seen one alive, just its skull and a few other bones, but it's easy to see how the story started. You half believe it yourself - even though you are clever enough to read the exhibit card explaining that this is actually an elephant.

    After that, you might see everything else in a different light. You will soon discover sea dragons (orca), fairies (bumblebee bat), and unicorns (African gazelle). Stand before the mighty hartebeest, and you'll wonder if he would meet you at a crossroads to make a deal at midnight. Suddenly mermaids (manatee) and vampires (flying fox) don't seem so far-fetched.

    Now take a moment with the early hominids. Can you believe you are standing in the presence of Lucy? Not the real one, of course, but an extraordinarily fine reproduction truly worthy of an osteology museum. She is tiny, this mother of Eden. Next to her is the skull of Australopithecus, said to be the ancestor of modern yeti, yowie, and Sasquatch. What wonders of the natural world are yet to be discovered?

    You examine the large bird exhibit: ostrich, emu, and cassuary skeletons are shown in their natural environment among tall reeds and grass. These are birds, yes; but they are undeniably dinosaurs. They make you think of the vestigial bones in the whale floating over your head right now, and they make you feel humble to think of our human place in the long, fascinating tale of life on Earth.

    On the way out, you'll be glad you left time for the gift shop. You'll probably wish you had more money, because EVERYTHING in here is AMAZING! It's a science geek's dream, and you'll feel like a kid again surrounded by real fossils, geodes, and mosasaur teeth. There are tons of fun books and games for kids, plus reproduction dinosaur teeth, quirky Bigfoot things, and assorted souvenir keychains, T-shirts, and the like. Don't feel bad about buying that ammonite fossil you've always wanted - do it for science.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Jim S
    45 contributions
    Nice visit, but unfortunately the Crystal bridge was closed. A great place to walk, stretch your legs, and enjoy the flora.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN813 contributions
    We didn't not expect this monumet to be as big or as cool as it was. SO glad we went and saw the larger than life statutes. Very well done!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • QuirkyDrivenLife
    Midwest City, OK762 contributions
    It’s always beautiful to drive or walk around the lake. Great restaurants with patio dining and wonderful views, especially if you’re lucky enough to capture a spectacular sunset.

    It’s hard to believe something so splendid is smack dab in the middle of the city. I love watching the sailboats and the lighthouse always makes the perfect backdrop for gorgeous photographs.

    Lake Hefner is a great place to unwind, people watch or take in nature’s beauty ranging from flowers to animals. The more adventurous will love walking, running or biking around the entire lake. Plenty of people also fish on the lake so make sure you have permit before you do so. 👍🏻 🎣 ☀️ 🏃‍♀️ ⛵️
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • HNBISOFF
    Bedford, Texas918 contributions
    The museum was excellent. The Oklahoma Art Museum is the site of Chihuly Permanent Exhibit of his glass in the United States. Just step back, relax and tour this wonderful Museum and view Chihuly masterpieces. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Jim S
    45 contributions
    Nice ballpark, but the attendance was poor. So many little "special" seating areas breaks up the feel of the ballpark.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Lynda E
    4 contributions
    We've been to this FREE museum multiple times and there's always something interesting we missed on our last visit. The outdoor exhibits are all well done and great for the youngsters. The older folks will appreciate the detail with which the inside exhibits are presented from the WWII room which holds horrid images of a concentration camp in Nazi Germany to the authentic weapons from the previous 5-6 wars.
    It's an amazing place to visit but, there are exhibits that are not fit for young people under a certain age. They are way too graphic for young minds.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Krista Y
    Frisco, TX158 contributions
    Nice arena. We went for a Thunder game and had stayed at the Courtyard next door so everything was so easy! Lots of fast dining options.
    Written 13 December 2021
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  • ellenbee56
    Bechtelsville, PA491 contributions
    My husband and I recently drove from our home in southeastern PA to OKC to spend a week learning about OK’s history, settlement, flora & fauna, etc. We always seek out state museums to visit when exploring a state that is new to us; as it happens, this museum is one of the best state history museums we have visited in all our travels.

    We enjoyed all the galleries here, including OK’s native peoples (including the fruitful efforts of missionaries to spread Christianity among them), OK’s air & space involvement, and the exhibits about the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma!” and the 1950s Kitchen (which wasn’t too long before our time). Our favorite gallery was Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in OK. It was interesting to learn about the state’s attainment of wealth and advancements following WWII and to learn about the many successful business ventures and industrial leaders from OK.

    All in all, we spent just over two full hours here, exploring at a leisurely pace; it was time well spent. This museum is housed in a beautiful, large building and was easy to find; plentiful free parking was provided. The third-floor café was not open, but vending machines were available, as were tables & chairs, so I think you could “brown-bag” it. There are some items to see outside, but we skipped those since our time was short.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Tom P
    Fort Lauderdale, FL24 contributions
    Gorgeous mansion,Next time I come I’m going to actually take a tour today I just drove by and photographed it.
    Written 26 March 2022
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