One Day in Oklahoma City
Begin the morning at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to experience the legacy of the American West. With More than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts, it is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Western art in the world with artists such as Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. The museum complex also contains Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century western town reproduction, a gallery dedicated to western performers, American cowboy and rodeos. (1.5 hours)
Enjoy lunch at an Oklahoma City favorite, Vast, located on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower. Feast on beautiful views and excellent food at the Daily Table, or grab a box lunch from Kamps 1910 Café and have lunch in the Myriad Gardens. For a hearty lunch of steaks and homemade yeast rolls, dine at the historic Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Stockyards City.
Arrive at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the 168 lives lost, and those that were changed forever, by the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Wander the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial with the Field of Empty Chairs, the Gates of Time, Reflecting Pool and Survivor Tree. Enter the 50,000-square-foot interactive learning museum to hear the story of tragedy and its aftermath through the voices, images and artifacts of survivors, family members and rescue workers. (Allow 2 hours)
Upon booking your tour with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, inquire about the “First Person” experience.
Before enjoying your dinner for the evening, jump on a Bricktown Water Taxi, and learn more about Bricktown. This former warehouse district is now Oklahoma City’s most popular entertainment and dining area. The tour takes your group along the Bricktown Water Canal while a Water Taxi Ambassador narrates history and points of interest along the way. Don’t miss the bronze statues of the Centennial Land Run Monument. (Allow 50 minutes for taxi ride). After your ride, enjoy dinner at such local favorites as Charleston's, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill or Bricktown Brewery, or try many other Oklahoma City group-friendly restaurants outside of the Bricktown area.