Whether you’re in town for a visit or a long-time local, there are plenty of new & beautiful places to capture the moment with only a phone in hand. Check out our top 12 most “Instagramable Spots in OKC.”
1. The Myriad Gardens
What could be more picturesque than 15 acres of floral abundance? Pair that with the gorgeous Crystal Bridge, covered by over 3,000 glass panels, and you’re transported to Tropical Wet/Dry zones to experience more exotic foliage. Seasonal activities abound at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, so no matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something to ‘gram year-round.
2. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
One of the most beautiful places in OKC, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum inspires awe and reverence from every angle. Try showing up at sunrise or sunset for incredible natural light and serene views.
3. OKC Murals
Public art has been popping up all over the city and our insta-feeds are loving it! Check out a few of our favorites: Grains Across the Plains by several local artists (1920 N Broadway Ave), Royal Tones (1225 N Kate Ave) by Marcus Muse, Keep Oklahoma Friendly (Bleu Garten) by Dusty Gilpin, Plaza Walls (Plaza District) by more than 25 artists, the Bricktown Okctopus by Jack Fowler (429 E California Ave) and Fortune Favors The Brave (4416 N Western Ave) by Julie “Juuri” Robertson.
4. The Collective
Oklahoma City’s first food hall is nothing short of a dream. The Collective Kitchens + Cocktails is a gathering place that features 11 kitchens, a 40-foot bar and an expansive rooftop patio with a perfect view of downtown as the backdrop. Each dining area is complete with contemporary furniture and accents of velvet and gold for a touch of lux.
5. Skydance Bridge and Scissortail Park
Designed by Hans Butzer, the Skydance Bridge soars over Scissortail Park and pays homage to the Oklahoma state bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. The bridge lights up at night for evening photo ops and its unique & modern design pairs well with the ever-growing city skyline in the background. The bridge also connects the upper and lower (opening in spring 2021) sections of Scissortail Park—OKC’s new 40-acre urban oasis that features lush flower gardens, tree-lined walkways, an outdoor concert stage, a lake, a roller rink and much more.
6. The Jones Assembly
This OKC entertainment destination is the perfect place to snap a selfie that will be nothing short of profile worthy. Clink glasses on the outdoor patio trimmed with macramé & succulents or move indoors to the main dining or intimate lounge. No matter where you sit, it’s bound to be a photo-worthy spot at The Jones Assembly.
7. Boathouse District
If you’re in OKC, the Boathouse District needs to be on your list. The modern architecture that makes up the separate boathouses provides a perfect backdrop all by itself. During the warmer months, you can catch the action & energy of Riversport Adventures in the background. Perhaps the sun reflecting off the water as you canoe your way down the Oklahoma River is more your style. No matter where you pose, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep your camera roll full.
8. Wheeler District
Nothing says “Instagram” quite light a giant Ferris wheel and the Wheeler District does not disappoint. Take a selfie while relaxing in one of the many hammocks, play corn hole with your friends or get perfect downtown views from atop the Wheeler Ferris Wheel. Don’t forget to snap a few pics in front of the giant OKC sculpture to complete the collage.
9. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has a dynamic range of picturesque exhibitions, including one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass. Explore the museum’s newest exhibit "POP Power from Warhol to Koons" or head up to the rooftop for an uninterrupted view of OKC’s skyline.
10. Factory Obscura
Take a step into the 80s at Factory Obscura’s “Mix-Tape” and find immersive art experiences at every glance. The walls are lined with moveable shapes, so you can create your own background esthetic. The vibrant, quirky atmosphere makes for the perfect insta-worthy photo. Trust us when we say you need this in your feed.
11. Lake Hefner
Catch some of the city’s most glorious sunsets (and some waves) at Lake Hefner. Surrounded by local restaurants, Lake Hefner also offers a variety of outdoor dining options to indulge while enjoying the view. Make sure to stop by the Lake Hefner lighthouse for a photo-op.
12. Classen Inn
Classen Inn Superette just got a facelift. The recent renovation on this 1962 motor motel has breathed life back into the picturesque space. Its nostalgic design is bold and captures the original retro vibe of the quirky property. Stop by for a quick photo-op or book a room and stay awhile.