Gallivanting around OKC with your best buds is even easier when you know where to go. Explore some of the best of Oklahoma City as identified by travel writers and start building out your OKC itinerary.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
A trip to Oklahoma City isn't complete without a visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Park Ranger John provides a detailed look at the Memorial Grounds and the Museum offering tips to get the most out of your visit in his guide. Come to remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived and those who were changed forever by the events of April 19, 1995.
From pedal boats and a roller skating rink to outdoor concerts and food trucks, Oklahoma City's newest urban park has something for everyone. Pride Journeys highlights Scissortail Park's amenities in his roundup of the best outdoor spaces in the Modern Frontier. Bring the whole group down for a day of fun in the sun!
RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures
The crowning glory of Oklahoma City's Boathouse District is without a doubt RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures. Where else can you go whitewater rafting, surfing, paddleboating and more in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a city? Kristin Luna of Camels & Chocolate features the adventures that await your group in her guide to RIVERSPORT.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
When Matt Long of LandLopers was designing the perfect day in Oklahoma City, he made sure to include time to explore the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. With one of the world's largest collections of Chihuly glass on display, the museum also boasts a diverse permanent collection featuring works from North America, Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on American art and postwar abstraction. Check the upcoming schedule for their Samuel Roberts Noble Theatre and make time to peruse the unique treasures at their gift shop, too!
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Named the No. 1 place to visit in Oklahoma City by Rovology, The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a must-visit for those building out a Modern Frontier itinerary. History and art lovers will marvel at the museum's vast collections of paintings, sculptures and more. Make sure to visit the museum's newest addition, Liichokoshkomo' which brings First American culture to life.
Conestoga Wagons and Teepees at Orr Family Farm
Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight adventure at Orr Family Farm! Stay in the historic Conestoga Wagons or Teepees. Get a peek inside the farm with The Gilmartin Girls' guide to a fall fun weekend in OKC. Sit around a campfire with a small group of close friends or your entire family and enjoy western-style camping in an unforgettable way.
Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Things are getting wild at the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens! Get up close and personal with grizzly bears, Galapagos tortoises, Indian rhinos, sea lions, flamingos and more thanks to the zoo's Wild Encounters offerings. Nicky with Little Family Adventure highlights why these encounters are perfect for groups (and COVID friendly!) in her guide to the OKC Zoo.
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