Need a quick break from an all-day conference? OKC offers various opportunities for group outings and gatherings at no cost and many of the city’s best sights and destinations are located in or near the urban core, which means you don’t have to stray too far from the conference room.

We’ve rounded up all there is to do at no cost to you—here are 20 free activities and attractions you can enjoy in OKC this spring without breaking the bank.

45th Infantry


1. Explore the rotating and permanent exhibits at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Admission to the museum is always free but be sure to reserve a time slot before you visit. 

2. Be inspired by Oklahoma athletes and learn about sports history at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.

3. The 45th Infantry Division Museum is dedicated to Oklahoma military history with a focus on World War II. It houses the country’s third-largest collection of historic U.S. military firearms.

4. There was a time when people traveled by railroad. At the Oklahoma Railway Museum, you can see railroad equipment from that time including locomotives, passenger and motor cars. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday.

5. National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum is the place to learn about the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, and umpires.

6. Located outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial stands on the now-sacred ground where the events of April 19, 1995, unfolded. 

7. Featuring a selection of rattlesnakes, venomous snakes and lizards of Oklahoma, the OKC Rattlesnake Museum offers a safe opportunity to view these amazing animals up close.

8. Explore the diverse and authentic pieces of artwork created by First American artists in Bricktown at Exhibit C Native Gallery & Gifts.


Man in front of the Grains Across the Plains mural in OKC

Outdoor Fun

9. For outdoor mural viewing, the Plaza Walls project in the Plaza District makes for a great spot for an art walk. Visit this blog to discover OKC's most Instagramable spots. 

10. Stroll through Automobile Alley and be on the lookout for Factory Obscura at Mix-Tape--a quirky, brightly painted building with an interactive boom box that is visible from the street. It has large, working buttons and can be played with 24/7. 

11. Scissortail Park is a growing urban oasis extending the core of downtown OKC to the shore of the Oklahoma River. The park offers endless opportunities to roam, exercise, relax, play and enjoy. The children’s areas invite imagination and exploration with opportunities to climb, crawl, jump, splash and spin. 

12. The outdoor grounds of the Myriad Gardens are free and open to the public daily for strolling. Bring a mat, water and an open mind and enjoy Yoga in the Gardens every Tuesday and Saturday.

13. Martin Park Nature Center is a 144-acre nature reserve in NW OKC with maintained hiking trails, a nature-themed playground and a visitor center with live animals. 

14. Will Rogers Gardens is a city park and educational center offering family-friendly workshops and classes on gardening and horticulture.

15. For the adventurous groups, the Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park offers a bowl and street course skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders of all skill levels. For beginning and intermediate skateboarders and skaters, Route 66 Skate Court and South Lakes Skate Court provide rails, slides, and above-ground ramps.