Oklahoma City Visitor's Guide

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OKLAHOMA CITY 2021 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

THE MODERN

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ABOUT OKC

Welcome to the Modern Frontier!

Consider this your official invitation to experience the energy, excitement and welcoming spirit of Oklahoma City – a city open to all. What better way to learn about our great city than first-hand from locals? We’ve gathered a handful of OKC movers and shakers to share their perspectives on what makes OKC the place they’ve chosen to live, work and play in year-round.

Check out the Modern Frontier playlist on Spotify where our locals shared their favorite tunes to crank up as you explore OKC.

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BRENDA HERNANDEZ

DAVID HOLT

Tango PR’s friendly, passionate and reliable Vice President and Co-founder

Husband, Father, OKC Thunder fan – and also worth noting – Mayor of OKC

KELLI PAYNE

JABEE

Oklahoma National Stockyards President and one of OKC’s most outgoing and creative forces

Musician, Business-owner, Emmy winner and passionate community advocate

JAMES PEPPER HENRY (JPH)

LANCE MCDANIEL

Director/CEO of the First Americans Museum who is always coming and going

Independent filmmaker that brings positivity, enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit to everything he touches

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How do you describe OKC to someone who hasn’t been here before? JABEE: The Greatest most unique place on earth! LANCE: When you visit Oklahoma City, expect the unexpected. We have invested billions of tax dollars to create parks, sidewalks, street cars, boathouses, senior wellness centers and all the amenities of a modern city looking toward the future. MAYOR HOLT: First, Oklahoma City is an incredibly diverse city where 60 percent of our residents under the age of 18 are non-white. That diversity is driven by large African American, Latino, Vietnamese and Native American communities. I would also add that we offer a unique combination you can’t find anywhere else. As America’s 25th-most populous city, we have all the amenities of a big city but with friendly people and none of the hassles you’d find in similarsized cities.

KELLI: You certainly won’t find friendlier folks than right here in Oklahoma! With the many unique businesses and districts in our city, there is something for everyone. We truly celebrate our rich heritage melded with our diversity and look forward to a prosperous future here in Oklahoma City! BRENDA: I am from California and most of my friends and family thought I lived out in the country, with horses and cows in my backyard. I love to share about all the exciting events happening in our city, the coffee shops and restaurants I love to visit, and about all the incredible new developments that are happening. Many can’t believe there is so much to do and that so much is happening in what they thought was a small town. JPH: Visitors don’t realize what great museums we have including the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, OKC Museum of Art, the soon-to-be First Americans Museum, and my personal favorite – the American Banjo Museum.

What OKC spot do you like to show off when you host out-of-town guests? JPH: Martin Park Nature Center & Trail and the Myriad Botanical Gardens – we have great parks in OKC JABEE: The East Side and restaurants LANCE: Scissortail Park and The Jones Assembly KELLI: The Stockyards, of course! MAYOR HOLT: Downtown by Streetcar BRENDA: Downtown OKC and Bricktown are two of the places I love to show off. We like catching an OKC Dodgers baseball game, Thunder basketball game or just enjoy some time at the beautiful Myriad Gardens and our new Scissortail Park.

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LANCE: I love to hang out in the Paseo District – Oklahoma City’s original arts district – with its awesome restaurants, bars and art galleries. KELLI: The patio at McClintock’s Saloon is a wonderful hidden gem in the Stockyards City district. BRENDA: I love supporting our local districts, especially Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill and the Plaza District. The food from the familyowned businesses found in these districts is my favorite! JABEE: My favorite place to hang is Trappy Hour at Ice Event Center and Grill. JPH: I like to hang out at Lake Overholser and watch the sunset, and get my joe at Red Cup – one of the best local coffee houses. MAYOR HOLT: Capitol Hill

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Oklahoma City embodies the Modern Frontier – what does that mean to you? BRENDA: We are a growing, culturally diverse community with a strong heritage. People are coming from all parts of the country and calling OKC home because of the endless possibilities found here, because they feel welcomed and able to contribute to the growth of our city. KELLI: Since the Stockyards was founded shortly after statehood, I believe it was truly the ‘Frontier’ when established. To think that we are celebrating 110 years of business, but to see the modern technology and growth of Oklahoma City is really exciting! We can support our rich history while celebrating the diversity of our wonderful city!

JPH: The Modern Frontier is about advancing ideas, technology and inclusivity, and Oklahoma City is the premier place on the southern plains where these things are happening. MAYOR HOLT: Just like when Indigenous people called this place home and then later when the city was founded by an influx of settlers, you can still be whatever you want to be in Oklahoma City. There is no barrier to entry if you want to contribute to this city’s future. LANCE: Oklahoma City is a land of opportunity. If you have a great idea and are willing to work hard, you will find yourself surrounded by people who want you to succeed and are willing to invest in your success.

As evident in these diverse local perspectives, there’s not just one way to experience quintessential OKC. This Visitor Guide serves as an introduction to the many attractions, neighborhood districts, cultural flavors and other varied experiences you’ll find across the city. Oklahoma City embraces its roots and continues to define its own future. Here, you’ll be welcomed with authenticity and overflowing kindness as you discover the heritage, vision and resiliency that lives on in the Oklahoma City of today.

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Produced by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. Every effort has been made to maintain the accuracy of information presented in this guide. No responsibility is assumed for errors, changes or omissions. Please call in advance to verify information. We wish to thank and acknowledge the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the museums, attractions, events and industry partners who provided photographs for use in the Visitors Guide.

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Welcome to the Modern Frontier #SeeOKC

To-Do 11 Must See in OKC 2 2 Route 66 2 5 State Capitol 2 6 Outdoor Guide 3 0 Quirky, Hidden Gems 3 2 Sports

OKC Districts 3 6 A Guide to OKC’s

Districts 4 0 Locally Loved

Drinks & Dining 43 47 47 48 50

Food Around the World Black-owned Restaurants Patio Dining As Seen on TV Craft Brew: Local Coffee & Beer

Explore Like A Local 5 2 What’s New

& Coming Soon 5 4 Arts 61 Shopping

Resources 6 6 Unique Lodging 70 Hotels 76 Getting Here & Getting Around

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Must See in OKC Whether you’re planning a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on vacation, we’ve got you covered with these kid-approved adventures and experiences that are unique to OKC. Many of these attractions host special events and activities throughout the year, so before you come, check VisitOKC.com for event details, hours of operation, coupons and more.

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4 5 T H I N FA N T R Y D I V I S I O N M U S E U M Dedicated to the soldiers of the US Army’s 45th Infantry Division, the museum has a massive collection of weapons, military utility vehicles, aircraft and armored cavalry pieces, with exhibits indoors and out. The 45th was a unit of the Oklahoma National Guard that served in WWII and the Korean War. Much of the focus is on the unit’s role in securing Hitler’s bunker at the end of WWII.

AMERICAN BANJO MUSEUM As much an art exhibit as a tribute to the classic bluegrass, folk and Americana instrument, the museum has a large collection of banjos, including representative examples throughout history. Famous musicians are profiled, and rotating exhibitions feature wellknown musicians, singer-songwriters and even the art of banjo decoration. 12

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BLUE ZOO AQUARIUM Boasting such aquatic life as sharks, eels, jellyfish, seahorses and an octopus, Blue Zoo OKC has more than 200 species of marine life. With an emphasis on education, Blue Zoo combines fun, interactive experiences with an opportunity to learn about animals from all over the world. Located in Quail Springs Mall, guests can touch and feed stingrays, birds, reptiles and more.


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B R I C KO P O L I S The variety of options at Brickopolis Entertainment – a downtown event center and play park – virtually guarantees that every member of the family will have something to do. A sprawling campus right on the Bricktown Canal includes miniature golf, a kids’ climbing wall, laser tag, aeroball junior and an arcade. A pizza buffet is also onsite.

B R I C K TO W N WAT E R TA X I As a popular Bricktown attraction for more than 20 years, the water taxi takes visitors down the Bricktown Canal at a leisurely pace, while the guide narrates the history of the canal and the surrounding businesses. You can rent a private cruise, or even join a dinner cruise.

CENTENNIAL LAND RUN MONUMENT Created by Native artist and multiple award winner Paul Moore, the monument is 45 figures depicting participants in the 1889 opening of the Unassigned Lands. Built to larger-than-life scale, the sculptures sprawl and meander along the southern edge of Bricktown, narrating a variety of stories with posture, expressions and circumstances. Rather than create static poses, Moore imbued his sculptures with energy and emotion.

FA C T O R Y O B S C U R A Part art gallery, part immersive experience, Factory Obscura in the Womb building – previously occupied by Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne – will be many things when the creative team is done with all the stages. The first permanent experience is Mix-Tape, a multisensory homage to and modern application of the old school mixtapes, those old cassettes that were thematic collections of favorite songs. The creators describe it as a mixture of visuals, sounds, textures and interactivity.

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FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM The museum shares space with the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, and while they are the historical focus, the museum also has exhibits on the London Fire Brigade, firefighter patches and restored firetrucks. It is also home to a large collection of firefighting gear that dates back to the mid-18th century.

FIRST AMERICANS MUSEUM Opening in Fall 2021 along the Oklahoma River, the First Americans Museum shares cultural diversity, history, art and contributions of the First Americans. Visitors can experience the collective histories of Oklahoma’s 39 distinctive First American Nations through immersive family-friendly activities, a full-service restaurant featuring unique Native inspired cuisine, a museum store highlighting authentic handmade items by premiere First American artists, and an outdoor cultural park where the plains, prairies and wetlands converge.

FRONTIER CITY AND HURRICANE HARBOR The metro’s two Six Flags’ amusement parks are located on nearly opposite ends of the city. The Hurricane Harbor water park is a great way to beat the summer heat, with pools, a lazy river, water slides, spray cannons and inner tubes – even a family-sized tube. Frontier City includes roller coasters, bumper cars, a kids’ train, mine car ride and a ton of other options for thrill-seekers of all ages.

HARN HOMESTEAD This historic farm and homestead operates now as a venue and education center to introduce guests to the realities of pioneer life lived by the men, women and children who settled Oklahoma after the Land Run. The house and property belonged to William Fremont Harn, a land commissioner appointed by President Benjamin Harrison. Tours are available, and hands-on activities include barn and garden work, as well as household chores.

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LAKES HEFNER, OVERHOLSER AND STA N L E Y D R A P E R Oklahoma City is home to three public lakes, all of which provide opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, and in the case of Hefner, kitesurfing and sailing. Make sure you have an Oklahoma license for fishing before you toss out a line, though. Hefner has a boat house with kayak rentals, and all three have ramps where you can get your own watercraft into the lake.

MUSEUM OF O ST E O LO GY A museum dedicated to bones. Why not? The museum has hundreds of skeletons, as well as a large collection of skulls. The primary purpose is for education, of course, which is why they also have hands-on exhibits mixed in.

MY R I A D GA R D E N S One of the local favorites on this list, you’ll find the downtown crowd dancing in the gardens, walking dogs, sharing a picnic, listening to free concerts and enjoying the beauty of this 17-acre urban botanical garden. The Crystal Bridge Conservatory will close for renovation in spring and re-open the following year with a new array of electrifying plants, but the outdoor grounds of the gardens still allow for year-round exploring. The plants are seasonal, and in many cases indigenous, so there is always something green or vibrant happening with the flora. A sunken pond attracts waterfowl of all sorts, but you’ll especially see ducks and geese, and the water is stocked with koi.

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NATIONAL CO WBOY & W E ST E R N H E R I TAG E M U S E U M More than an homage to the cowboy spirit of the West, this wildly popular destination houses some of the world’s most beautiful Western and Westerninspired art. A full-scale Western town is located inside the museum, and one entire hall is dedicated to wagons, including the chuck wagon, or as the museum puts it, the original food truck. A new outdoor educational experience called Liichokoshkomo’ (Chickasaw for “Let’s Play!”) brings to life diverse stories of the West with interactive fun. Real cowboys, movie cowboys and television cowboys all share space in this premier institution.

OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART The striking Dale Chihuly piece hanging in the foyer is an indication that there are awe-inspiring discoveries inside the MOA. The ground floor is typically reserved for traveling or special exhibits while the second floor houses a selection of the museum’s permanent collection, including a piece from former President Barack Obama’s portraitist Kehinde Wiley. The third floor contains the museum’s large-form modern art pieces, as well as a beautiful collection of other Chihuly glass pieces. 16

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OKL AHOMA CIT Y NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM This space is sacred ground for Oklahoma City residents, especially those who were here for the horrific events of 1995. Built as a tribute to “those who were killed, those who survived, and those who were changed forever,” the National Memorial has become a profound statement of the resolve, hope and community spirit that grew after the Murrah Bombing. Designed to be seen by day and by night – they truly are different experiences – the grounds also house the Memorial Museum, a project to educate the public about the bombing, its impact and the resiliency of hope.


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OKLAHOMA CIT Y ZOO The innovative approach to zoo design continues to improve the lives of the animals and the experience of the guests. The zoo has spent millions of dollars building new habitats for many of the animals, creating a livable environment that is as similar to their native habitat as possible. The newest installment of this process is Sanctuary Asia, which started with the massive elephant habitat, and now includes red pandas, rhinos, raccoon dogs, komodo dragons and other animals.

OKL AHOMA CONTEMPORARY The beautiful new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on the north edge of Automobile Alley certainly displays plenty of art, but the mission of Oklahoma Contemporary has always been multifaceted. Visitors can find free, groundbreaking exhibitions from international, national and local artists, plus large-scale, public sculptures and installations in Campbell Art Park. Programs include musical and theatrical performances, artist talks and demonstrations, workshops and more. Enjoy hands-on experiences in the Learning Gallery, Studio School or youth camp. Round out a visit by eating in the café or shopping in their uniquely curated store.

O K L A H O M A H A L L O F FA M E Located in the historic and classically styled Mid-Continent Life Insurance building, the Gaylord-Pickens Museum tells the story of Oklahoma by telling the stories of great Oklahomans. The museum contains portraits of Hall of Fame inductees, as well as collections of documents that tell their stories. A “makerspace” encourages hands-on activities, and the entire structure is designed to be an immersive, educational experience.

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OKL AHOMA HISTORY CENTER This 18-acre complex is a well-designed, multisensory experience that tells the story of Oklahoma via five galleries in a 215,000-squarefoot space with audio, visual and computerassisted activities to share a diverse collection of Oklahoma perspectives. More than 2,000 artifacts are contained in the center, including Native American and military artifacts, photographs, textiles and machinery.

OKL AHOMA NATIONAL S T O C K YA R D S The world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market is located in the Stockyards City district of Oklahoma City. Operating since 1910, the stockyards have been a vital part of local culture and national trade. Cattle auctions take place every Monday and Tuesday and are open to the public.

O K L A H O M A R A I LW AY MUSEUM The collection at the ORM is impressive: four operating locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, a steam engine and even a fully reconstructed train depot. The collection is designed to educate the public about the role of trains in the development of Oklahoma and the U.S., and those operable locomotives pull passengers on the first and third Saturday of every month.

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O K L A H O M A STAT E CAPITOL Native American artist and former state politician Enoch Kelly Haney crafted the 17-foot tall, 6,000-pount bronze sculpture “The Guardian” atop the State Capitol. Haney’s statue is one of many reasons people come to see the capitol: Classical architectural style, the stunning rotunda, rotating art exhibits and even the bronzes on the Capitol grounds. It’s not just a building for the state’s politics; it’s a work of art in its own right.

O R R FA M I LY FA R M This family-friendly agri-tainment destination includes a variety of rides, seasonal activities and educational experiences. Take a ride on the fourlane zip line, saddle up for a pony ride or pan for real gemstones in the Neal Simpson mine. Guests can also enjoy petting and feeding barn animals, and fall activities such as hayrides, a pumpkin patch and giant corn maze.

P L A Z A WA L L S What do you do with alleyways? Make art in them, of course. The Plaza District allows a rotating group of muralists to turn some of their would-be unsightly alley walls into beautiful works of art. Artists are given a ton of creative freedom, which means an eclectic mix of themes, colors, subjects and styles.

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RIVERSPORT Located in the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River, Riversport offerings include a zip line across the river, a surfing simulator, stand-up paddleboards, kakaying, sky trail, play areas for kids and Riversport Rapids, featuring Class II-IV whitewater rafting. Age restrictions apply. Day passes are available for families and individuals.

SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA Nearly every local has a story about spending time as a kid at Science Museum Oklahoma. The museum makes science interactive and fun. The 350,000-square-foot space includes a theater for demonstrations, art gallery, and most importantly, hands-on activities that teach kids (and adults) about weather, electromagnetism, optics and just about any sciencey thing you can imagine

S C I S S O R T A I L PA R K OKC’s newest park, the first phase of this 70-acre urban oasis is open and continues to grow with a second phase opening in 2022, extending from the core of downtown Oklahoma City to the shore of the Oklahoma River. Every detail is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. Features include ornamental gardens and woodlands, a lake and boathouse, children’s playground, grand promenade, water features, outdoor roller rink, an enclosed dog park, interactive fountain, dining options and much more. 20

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Route 66 Oklahoma boasts more than 400 drivable miles of Route 66 – more than any other state – and Oklahoma City serves as a center point along this stretch of famous highway.

In OKC, travelers find a mix of historic and modern experiences along the route. Here are just a handful to mark on your map:

Milk Bottle Building 2426 N. CLASSEN BLVD.

Squeezed into a tiny piece of land on a busy city thoroughfare, this tiny brick building was built in 1930. Around 1948, its crowning glory was added – a giant metal milk bottle perched on top. Over the years, the bottle has been painted to advertise various dairy businesses, meanwhile the building has served as a grocery store, fruit stand and sandwich shop.

Tower Theatre 425 N.W. 23RD ST.

The historic Tower Theatre opened in 1937 and is one of Oklahoma City’s last original movie houses with an intact auditorium and iconic neon marquee. In 2017, Tower Theatre was reimagined as a live music, movie and event venue in the heart of the Uptown 23rd District.

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Classen Inn

820 N. CLASSEN BLVD. Built in 1963 and renovated in 2020, Classen Inn is the perfect mix of funkiness, swagger and fun. This updated superette is a bright spot for sojourners looking for a unique lodging experience that fits the Mother Road vibe.


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Gold Dome Building 1112 N.W. 23RD ST.

This geodesic dome was built in 1958 and originally served as a bank. It was the fifth geodesic dome constructed in the world, using 625 individual panels to create the landmark building. Route 66 travelers and mid-century modern enthusiasts love the unique architecture.

Ann’s Chicken Fry House 4106 N.W. 39TH ST.

This diner may have 50’s-themed décor and nostalgic memorabilia, but it continues serving up the tastiest American grub such as chicken-fried steak, fried okra, peach cobbler and a bevy of other comfort foods. Just look for the pink Cadillac sitting outside.

Lake Overholser Bridge

NORTH OVERHOLSER DRIVE, HALF A MILE WEST OF COUNCIL ROAD

Built in 1924, this bridge boasted a unique design for the time, using the latest steel truss technology and combining a variety of trusses in unusual ways. The Overholser Bridge lost its official association with Route 66 in 1958, when a new highway section and wider bridge was built to the north, but its size, symmetry and long-time service as part of old Route 66, solidified it as a Mother Road landmark.

Cheever’s Café 2409 N. HUDSON AVE

This stylish Art Deco building served as the Cheever family’s flower shop during Route 66’s heyday, but is now one of OKC’s most beloved restaurants. Cheever’s Café specializes in American cuisine with Southwest influences with a variety of sublime prime steaks, seafood and salads. For more Route 66 inspiration, maps and itinerary ideas, go to VisitOKC.com.

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Oklahoma State Capitol Building A tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol is a must for any history or art buff. Built in 1917, the Greco-Roman structure was topped with a dome in 2002 and houses murals and paintings of Oklahoma’s history. It’s also the only state capitol in the U.S. surrounded by working oil wells. One of the active wells is named Petunia #1 because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed on the capitol complex.

Oklahoma’s Capitol is unique among state capitol buildings for the amount of artwork adorning its hallways and rotunda, and beautifying its grounds. Two significant collections of artwork at the Capitol are managed by the Oklahoma Arts Council – the Capitol Art Collection and the State Art Collection.

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HARN HOMESTEAD 1721 N. Lincoln Blvd

OKLAHOMA BLACK MUSEUM & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 4701 N. Lincoln Blvd

Comprising the Capitol Art Collection are more than 100 permanent sculptures, murals and paintings located throughout the Capitol’s hallways and rotunda, and on the Capitol grounds. In addition to enriching a historic civic space, the

collection provides visitors and students a unique and engaging way to learn about Oklahoma’s history through the events, people and land depicted in the works. The Oklahoma Veterans Memorial is located outside on the north side of the capitol complex. Four walls depict scenes of World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars, along with a bronze statue of “The Big Guy” who stands eight and a half feet tall on a three-and-a-half-foot pedestal. His bronze face has the features of a Native American, and he wears the gear of a Vietnam soldier.

The Capitol Building is currently undergoing renovations, so call the Welcome Center at (405) 521-3356 ahead of a visit for the latest updates. The enhanced ADAaccessible east entrance is now open and the rotundas are slated to open in early 2021, with the full project scheduled for completion in 2022. Open Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours conducted Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call to schedule. Admission is free. The Welcome Center also has a brochure for self-guided tours.

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Get Outside From manicured gardens to wildflowers or urban trails to watersports, OKC has plenty of ways to play outside. With an average of 235 days of sunshine annually, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation options year-round. We’ve gathered a few ways you can get back to nature while never leaving the city.

While it may seem counterintuitive that Oklahoma City is a destination for water-based sports, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s USRowing National High Performance Center being located in OKC’s Boathouse District is just one example of the surprising watersports you’ll find here. Situated along the Oklahoma River, the Boathouse District is home to Riversport Adventures, which includes stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, canoes, surfing (yes, you read that right), zip lines and the Riversport Rapids. Featuring Class II-IV rafting, kayaking and canoeing, the Riversport Rapids is open to various skill levels, but children must be at least eight-years of age, and 16 to go Big Water Rafting. Surfers of all skill levels (42” and taller) can also catch a wave at Surf OKC. Day passes are available for individuals and families for all of Riversport’s activities. Additionally, bike and running trails along the river are open and free to the public. The Boathouse District trails and river lead directly to the Lake Overholser Boathouse, with even more outdoor activities, like a climbing wall, and easy access to Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, as well as SUP and kayak rentals on site. Lake Hefner has its own boathouse as well, but the water is a little too choppy for SUPs. Kayaking is available, though, as are trails for biking, running, in-line skating or a casual walk to take in a sunset. The lake features sailing and kitesurfing, as well one of the state’s largest public golf courses.

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Speaking of golf, OKC boasts five public golf courses with varying degrees of difficulty. They are distributed through all quadrants of the city, so finding one near where you’re staying is easy. Earlywine has two courses, with the north course being more difficult, and James E. Stewart is a short three miles from downtown.

If skateboarding or BMX is more your thing, the metro features three skate parks, including Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park, with an 11-foot half pipe, a 10-foot over-vert pocket, a street course and bowl course. Bring your own safety gear; it’s required. For the serious biker or runner, Oklahoma City has a network of ten interconnected trails that lead to nearly every part of the city, a total of 80 miles of non-motorized trails. An interactive map is available at okc.gov to help you plan your outing.

Sometimes just being close to nature is enough. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge on the far west side of the metro is adjacent to Lake Overholser and features a thousand acres of hiking, fishing, bird watching and exploring. Whitetail deer, beaver, egrets, cormorants and hundreds of species of migratory birds and waterfowl move through Stinchcomb regularly.

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Scissortail Park is OKC’s newest urban park. The 36-acre Upper Park offers a variety of engaging experiences, including ornamental gardens and woodlands, a 3.7-acre lake with pedal boats, canoes and kayaks, a children’s playground and interactive sprayground, seasonal roller rink, dog park, picnic grove, restaurant, performance stage and great lawn. The Park’s second phase will extend from the core of downtown to the shore of the Oklahoma River, making it a 70-acre urban oasis by 2022.

The Myriad Gardens, our 17-acre public park in downtown, is home to beautiful plants from all over the world, plus seasonal water features, Mo’s Carousel, mixed media art and outdoor fun for all ages. Year-round programming includes local and regional musical acts, yoga, Zumba and a wide variety of workshops and tours.

Wheeler Park, on the southern bank of the Oklahoma River, is known for its iconic Ferris wheel, but is also a great place to hang out, have a picnic, kick back in a hammock or grab some food from one of the frequent food trucks that show up.

Will Rogers Park & Gardens is a year-round favorite for gardeners and horticulturalists alike. Located in one of the city’s oldest parks, the 30-acre garden houses a formal rose garden, conservatory, color garden with seasonal blossoms, arboretum and exhibition center. VISITOKC .COM

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QUIRKY HIDDEN GEMS

Some people just don’t like the conventional way of seeing a city: famous landmarks, popular restaurants, historic buildings, shopping districts and high-energy night spots. If you’re inclined to kilter off the traditional path, try these quirky diversions for an unexpected side to OKC.

Wheeler Ferris Wheel

Museum of Osteology

The Wheeler District is home to the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. After being purchased on eBay in 2008, over $1 million was invested to refresh and refurbish the Wheel. Overlooking the downtown skyline, the Wheeler Ferris Wheel stands 100 feet above the South bank of the Oklahoma River and is open seasonally with a variety of ticket and pass options.

Going here means you can check the “education” box on your itinerary. The collection contains more than 300 skeletons and 400 skulls. Don’t worry, there’s a hands-on section, too.

Plaza Walls Looking for an Instagram-worthy photo op? Plaza Walls is a curated, rotating mural project in the Plaza District. Murals change annually during the Plaza District Festival.

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99s Museum of Women Pilots One of the best stories you’ve never heard, chronicled in Atlas Obscura and other publications, is the history of this women’s pilot group that included Amelia Earhart. One floor is dedicated to women pilots who were groundbreakers in other ways, like the first African American female pilot, Bessie Coleman.

The American Pigeon Museum In addition to a collection of live birds, the museum has amassed enough pigeon-related artifacts to curate several permanent exhibits. Learn about the role pigeons played in wartime—the museum was originally dedicated to the noble homing pigeon, after all. Other exhibits include the passenger pigeon timeline and a history of pigeon racing.

45th Infantry Division Museum This military organization is famous for many reasons, but mostly it’s because they actually were the first American unit in Hitler’s bunker. The museum contains a large collection of WWII artifacts, including Hitler’s mirror. The outside grounds are dedicated to a huge collection of military vehicles, artillery and aircraft.

World Organization of China Painters While an organizational headquarters in purpose, the facility also contains a stunning collection of painted porcelain from around the world in the Porcelain Art Museum.


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American Banjo Museum This Bricktown museum contains hundreds of banjos from the instrument’s storied history, and rotating exhibits featuring famous musicians. The most surprising thing about this museum is how incredibly beautiful these instruments can be.

OKC Rattlesnake Museum Located in Stockyards City, it’s a short walk from the famous Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. The museum features all of Oklahoma’s venomous snakes, a selection of rattlesnakes from across the U.S., venomous lizards and even more exotic snakes from outside the U.S.

The Boom This LGBTQ+ inclusive dinner theatre and nightclub hosts a variety of musical and comedy productions, monthly drag bingo, a weekly trivia night and a hilarious Sunday Gospel Brunch.

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a private collection, is now a museum featuring exhibits and memorabilia about the industry and craftsmanship of horse shoeing.

Live Cattle Auction The Oklahoma National Stockyards hosts live cattle auctions nearly every week, and they are open to the public. It’s kind of like going to a horse show; sometimes you do things just for the experience—and the Instagram photo.

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Fan Zone We take our sports pretty seriously here in OKC. And while the Oklahoma City Thunder have certainly captured our hearts, our passion for sports doesn’t end with basketball season. Not by a long shot. From softball bats and soccer to paddlesports, sports fans can experience world-class athleticism in a variety of venues.

O KC T H U N D E R B A S K E T B A L L Oklahoma City’s passionate commitment to the Thunder is well publicized. Since their inaugural 200809 season, the team has made the playoffs regularly and even competed for an NBA Championship. The Thunder play at Chesapeake Energy Arena, located in the heart of downtown, and Thunder gear is readily available at the Thunder shop inside the arena pre-game, but the store is also open Monday through Saturday.

E N E R GY F C Futbol is on the rise in Oklahoma City. The world’s most popular sport continues to generate a large enthusiastic following in OKC, and the object of fan affections is Energy FC. The Energy is part of the USL, the second tier of American soccer, and has been a development network for MLS players since 2013. The Energy play at Taft Stadium, but the team store at 1001 N. Broadway Ave. (in Automobile Alley) is the best place to find officially licensed merchandise anytime.

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The Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is a hot spot for urban recreation. It is also an official U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site and home of the OKC National High Performance Center for both rowing and canoe/kayak. Be a spectator at several events throughout the year, such as the Stars and Stripes River Festival in June and the Oklahoma Regatta Festival in October.

The Oklahoma City Dodgers’ – the Triple-A affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers – celebrate opening day in April. With approximately 70 home games each season, there are plenty of chances to catch the team in action at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The team hosts a season full of specialty nights, promotions, and group or single ticket packages. The team store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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USA SOFTBALL & N C A A W O M E N ’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES OKC is proud to be the home of USA Softball, the National Governing Body of softball in the U.S. In addition to hosting tournaments at various levels throughout the year, every May, the NCAA Women’s College World Series plays in OKC. The annual event, hosted at the recently expanded Hall of Fame Stadium, brings thousands of visitors, fans and athletes to the city for seven days of fast-paced championship softball. This is a topnotch, family friendly sporting event with national media, a festival atmosphere and incredible athletic competition. VISITOKC .COM

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From America’s birth to modern Bluegrass... experience America’s instrument...the Banjo... at the American Banjo Museum

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OKC’s Districts In terms of geographic size, Oklahoma City spans 625 square miles, making it the 8th largest city per square mile in the U.S. But you don’t have to worry about getting lost in the expanse, our 14 districts offer a glimpse at life like a local, with eclectic architecture, tons of diverse dining and unique experiences influenced by each district’s personality and history.

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Located in northeast OKC at the crossroads of I-35 and I-44, the Adventure District is home to many can’t-miss museums and attractions. You’ll find plenty of ways to entertain the whole family, plus indoor and outdoor experiences that pack year-round fun. You won’t believe how many different types of memorable activities you’ll find all within a two-mile radius.

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ARTS DISTRIC T Equal parts historic and revitalized, the Arts District – including Film Row – is home to many of OKC’s major venues for visual and performing arts, as well as a mix of artistic businesses, locally-owned restaurants, street art and galleries, plus swoon-worthy Art Deco architecture details throughout the district.

ASIAN DISTRICT Local foodies know that OKC’s Asian District is where you’ll find incredible food and cultural experiences. An influx of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s created a hub now known for its Asian fusion cuisine. Here you’ll find some of the best Asian restaurants, including authentic Vietnamese food that rivals any found this side of the Pacific. This district also hosts popular food tours and festivals.

AUTOMOBILE ALLEY Located north of downtown along Broadway Avenue, Automobile Alley was originally home to the city’s car dealerships, a fact that is immortalized in the neon signs that still hang from its original buildings. The past and present combine to make this district effortlessly cool with great shopping, dining, modern art museums and nightlife options.

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BOATHOUSE DISTRIC T Whether you want to train like an Olympian or just have some fun, the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is specifically designed for outdoor recreation. It’s the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for rowing and canoe/kayak, but also has an ever-growing list of other activities and hosts numerous regattas and waterfront events throughout the year.

BRICKTO WN Just a short walk or streetcar ride from downtown hotels, event venues and attractions, this former warehouse district is filled with restaurants, nightlife and family friendly entertainment options. From taking a water taxi ride along the Bricktown Canal to catching an Oklahoma City Dodger’s baseball game, Bricktown is a well-established entertainment district with a variety of hotel options easily within walking distance of all kinds of fun.

CITY CENTER Marked by the skyscrapers that form Oklahoma City’s skyline, City Center includes the hustle and bustle of downtown mixed with several must-see urban destinations such as the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Discover everything from urban parks to public art, splurge-worthy dining and even unexpected places like the Underground, a network of tunnels that connects a large part of this district while housing restaurants, businesses and art installations.

DEEP DEUCE Located just north of Bricktown, this district was the heart of OKC’s AfricanAmerican neighborhood in the 1920s and 30s, and during that time the district was known for its incredible jazz music. Music legends Jimmy Rushing and Charlie Christian both called Deep Deuce home, as did Ralph Ellison, the author of Invisible Man. Today you’ll find hip cocktail lounges, whiskey bars and dining options ranging from upscale to creative takes on comfort food.

MIDTO WN Midtown’s mix of local restaurants, neighborhood pubs, unique shops and historic homes make it a great place to experience the best of OKC’s urban renaissance. This walkable district is buzzing at all times of day. Nightlife options range from retro-chic cocktail lounges to upbeat beer halls, including one with a bowling alley and another with live music and food trucks parked outside. Indie boutiques sell trendy clothing and designer home decor. 38

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Known for its eclectic art galleries (many attached to working artists’ studios) and shops, as well as distinctive Spanish Revival architecture, the Paseo Arts District has a bohemian vibe that will instantly charm you. Situated around a curvy, treelined street, visitors love exploring the more than 20 galleries, plus shops, bars and equally creative thriving food scene all by foot.

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PLAZA DISTRICT If you’re the sort that likes to check out the hip and happening, you’ll find it in the Plaza District; an enclave of locally-owned shops, neighborhood bars, funand-funky restaurants, plus the quirkiest mix of patrons and proprietors that unabashedly display their love for individuality and for this city. This district is also anchored by the nationally-renowned Lyric on the Plaza Theatre.

S T O C K YA R D S C I T Y Home to a number of shops specializing in all things Western, you can outfit an entire ranch (cattle included) or just find a new pair of boots and enjoy a great steak in Stockyards City. It is home to the Oklahoma National Stockyards, the world’s largest feeder and stocker cattle market, where live cattle auctions take place every Monday and Tuesday and are open to the public.

UP TO WN 23RD Home to one of the newest neighborhood revitalizations in OKC, the Uptown 23rd District blends modern amenities with historic charm. Uptown is located along historic Route 66 with many iconic landmarks such as the Tower Theatre, Gold Dome and Oklahoma City University’s gothic towers. Locals love this district’s ever-growing list of restaurants, eclectic boutiques, diverse live music scene, street art and more.

W E S T E R N AV E N U E From upscale to accessible, contemporary to antique, the Western Avenue district has a little bit of everything. You’ll find local dives where making friends comes easily, chic shops along Classen Curve and one-of-a-kind food and wares that give you a taste of OKC’s local flavor in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Beyond OKC’s thriving districts, are a few other noteworthy neighborhoods or entertainment zones that have established themselves with locals and may offer just the experience you’re looking to explore.

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Located on 39th Street west of Pennsylvania and stretching to Youngs, this area is part of historic Route 66 and in the 1970s became known as The Strip, of which it is still affectionately known. Today, it’s home to 45 locally owned businesses, thriving LGBTQ+ nightlife and the annual OKC Pride Festival. OKC’s premier LGBTQ+ and ally resort since 1968 – Hotel Habana – has changed its name to the District Hotel and is seeing exciting renovations. From Sunday Gospel Brunch to glitzy nightclubs, there’s something going on every day of the week.

Historic Capitol Hill This business district, which was established prior to Oklahoma Statehood, offers a glimpse back in time with historic buildings and classic facades from the early 1900s. Located just south of downtown on SW 25th Street between Walker and Broadway Avenue, the area is home to numerous restaurants, local shops and the award-winning outdoor festival, Fiestas de las Americas. Numerous revitalization projects are underway, from the restoration of Yale Theater to community events hosted by Calle Dos Cinco, it’s exciting to see this historic area get reborn.

research, academia, and more – it’s a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and community growth. The area encompasses about 1.3 square miles east of downtown – roughly between NE 13-16th Streets to the north and NE 4th to the south and Robinson and Lottie Avenues to the west and east. It’s the heart of the city’s bioscience sector, where many institutions conduct groundbreaking research and foster innovation. This area of OKC is one to watch as they have big plans for vibrant community spaces and events. and iFly, leading outdoor outfitting retailer Cabela’s, an event space and a unique collection of restaurants and retailers — all connected by miles of pedestrian trails and expansive green spaces.

Innovation District As OKC’s newest emerging area, the Innovation District brings together the greatest minds for collaboration, yielding world-changing results. Home to internationally-acclaimed organizations spanning diverse sectors – health, energy, aerospace, technology,

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Wheeler District This burgeoning area of OKC is located just west of the Boathouse District. Its main attraction is the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel (purchased on eBay in 2008), but Wheeler Riverfront Plaza also offers hammocks, games, concessions, a seating area and goodies like t-shirts and prints. Food trucks, a brewery, cycling events and a summer music series have quickly helped make this urban neighborhood a happening hotspot.

Chisholm Creek This mixed-use development has no shortage of dining, entertainment and shopping options. Located on W. Memorial Road between Pennsylvania Ave. and Western Ave., this 190acre complex features distinctive entertainment venues such as Top Golf

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Food Around the World in OKC Oklahoma’s origin story is steeped in unique cultures and traditions. This complex history chronicles a series of national and international events that brought a range of new cultures to Oklahoma City through the decades and created a multicultural hub that fuses traditions and flavors.

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There are no less than thirty nationalities and ethnicities making traditional foods in the metro, an astounding number for a city famous for chicken-fried steak and onion burgers. Gun Izakaya

Historians trace the first influx of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants to the 1890s, and their presence in the state has made staples like hummus, tabouli, cabbage rolls and falafel part of the Oklahoma diet for generations. Greg Gawey, the owner of Jamil’s Steakhouse near the Oklahoma Capitol, said when the oil boom went bust, his family got into the hospitality business. “The prosperity that came from the end of WWII led to growth in the community, and many Lebanese people went to get medical and professional degrees, but a lot of us stayed in the hospitality business,” Gawey said. Where once there were dozens of Lebanese steakhouses around the state, now there are three, and Jamil’s proudly carries on the tradition of serving steaks, ribs and burgers accompanied by tabouli, hummus and cabbage rolls. “We’ll even do baba ganoush by special request,” Gawey said. Others in the Lebanese community started small groceries or delis with diners attached. As with any immigrant community, food becomes a taste of home, and when 44

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the food is good and others are invited to the table, word spreads. That is abundantly clear in Oklahoma City’s Mexican and Latin American eateries. Gringo tacos abound in the metro, but so too do taco trucks, taquerias, restaurants that specialize in cuisine from Oaxaca, Jalisco and Sonora, Colombian food, Peruvian, and of course, Brazil. Ana Paixao Davis started introducing Brazilian staples like feijoada and xin-xin to her restaurant once a week in 1994. As the popularity of the food grew, she

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moved to a larger location in Midtown in 2005. “At first, all anyone knew about Latin American food was TexMex,” Davis said. “That’s why I started with once a week. I introduced dishes from Brazil’s five regions, and people loved the food.” Café do Brazil is now a favorite destination for brunch, as well, and so the completion of the acculturation – the adopting of a new culture without losing the former – is complete when a so-called ethnic food becomes part of a cultural ritual like brunch. Add great music and a full bar, and you have a breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner spot that’s enhanced by a rooftop bar. Oklahoma City kitchens would likely collapse without all the expertise and professionalism of our Guatemalan cooks, but very few restaurants tried to serve Guatemalan food. Luidgi Del Cid and his family own Café Kacao, the first Guatemalan restaurant that made the transition to serving a predominantly non-Guatemalan clientele. The Classen Boulevard restaurant is so popular now, you’ll often see groups of people standing in the parking lot, waiting for a table.


The black beans are still on the menu, and plantains accompany several dishes. Motulenos, Cochinita Pibil, Tikal and Tecpan are on the menu, but so are burritos, omelets and chilaquiles. The family has another restaurant, Antigua, just down the road. Locals, it seems, cannot get enough Guatemalan food. Nor can we get enough Vietnamese food. Vietnamese refugees landed in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, just three hours east of OKC after the fall of Saigon. Many of them made their way to Oklahoma, and our bustling Asian District is a direct result. Ba Luong’s family owns and operates a large grocery business, Super Cao Nguyen, in the district, and many of the restaurants rely on the store for specialty items. “When my parents moved here in 1979, there were a couple of pho restaurants, but nothing that locals would have known how to navigate,” Luong said. “We’re getting ready for a new Szechuan place now, and a new karaoke bar, and we’ve had three Chinese noodle houses move here or are in the works. The district is growing and options are expanding because of the growth of the city.”

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“Kacao was my mother’s dream,” Del Cid says. “She wanted to emphasize Guatemalan staples like black beans and plantains, but we’ve learned to create a fusion of sorts over the years. Dishes that are authentically Guatemalan – those that came from the time before the Columbian invasion – don’t’ move as well, so we’ve taken input from diners and tweaked things.”

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James Beard Award in 2020 for his work in Goro. How did she know Japanese food – not just sushi – would work in Oklahoma City? “I didn’t know,” she says, “but I trusted Jeff. We do a good job of taking his various styles – Laotian, Japanese and American – and making them approachable. Things like using a chicken broth for ramen instead of the

traditional pork, because Oklahomans get chicken-noodle soup.” Latin American, Middle Eastern, East Asian, Mexican, European and even North African – our food scene is incredibly diverse, reflecting a modernday population who came here with great hope for the opportunity to own their business, gather their friends and family, and share home around a table.

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The growth isn’t just happening in the Asian District. Rachel Cope, founder of 84 Hospitality, has Goro Ramen and Izakaya in the Paseo Arts District. In fact, her executive chef, Jeff Chanchaleune, was nominated for a VISITOKC .COM

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Honestly, you could stop at every taqueria on SW 29th and enjoy $2 tacos, and you’d be forever in love with OKC. La Tropicana is easy because it’s between the main taqueria districts, it’s brand new and it’s full service. Get the tacos dorados and extra green sauce.

For brunch, get the divorciados, and for dinner, the feijoada.

CHINA Northern Noodle House The dumplings are handmade, so don’t pass on them, and then pick your favorite noodle bowl.

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Szechuan Bistro Features spicy Szechuan peppercorns in many dishes, so just pick “Szechuan style” from the menu options for an authentic and spicy experience.

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Sheesh Mahal The menu is seasonal the rest of the way, but it’s classic French.

G U AT E M A L A Café Kacao

Sheesh Mahal is a halal restaurant that happens to make the best Indian and Pakistani food in the city. Green chicken is a must, but vegetarian options are plentiful and stellar.

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Start with the empanadas! Ask for extra aji verde (the salsa), and save some for the sobrebarriga and rice.

No matter what, you’ll need more green sauce, and the black bean puree is insanely good. For an authentic rustic breakfast, motulenos, but for the meat lover, cochinita pibil.

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Beef, lamb or chicken – it’s impossible to go wrong, and they have a ton of vegetarian options, too. Be adventurous and eat with your hands.

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So much to love here, and the ramens are very popular, including the vegan, but you should never leave without trying the catfish kara age and a skewer of chicken hearts.

Growing up in Vietnam, comfort food is thit kho to, clay pot pork. Try it at Lido, and it’ll be your new comfort food.

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Owner James Vu goes slightly off traditional with his bibimbapp, but the kalbi tacos are exactly what you’re expecting, and it’s all delicious.

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La Baguette Bistro The Buthion brothers, including Chef Alain, have been making brilliant French cuisine for more than 40 years. Get the duck, and enjoy the stellar wine list.

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It’s all about the hashwa: seasoned beef, slivered almonds, perfectly cooked rice. Magic.

Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine An OKC institution for decades, they’ve expanded the menu over the years beyond favorites like falafel, hummus and kabobs, to include Italy and North Africa, with lamb tagine, lamb ossobucco and chicken Bandari.

VII Asian Bistro Pho, get the pho. Or if you like spicy, bun bo hue.

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DISCOVER OKC’S BLACK-OWNED RESTAURANTS

Oklahoma City’s support of Blackowned and operated eateries continues to rise. The second annual OKC Black Restaurant Weeks, a city-wide celebration of Black-owned restaurants, chefs and food trucks organized by OKC Black Eats, is set to take place in February. Beyond this month-long event, visitors and locals can enjoy great fare from Black Culinarians year-round. The OKC Black

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Eats Lifestyle and Leisure Directors also create socially responsible events and experiences throughout the year. Visitors to OKC are often surprised by the variety of menu options. With 65+ Blackowned restaurants in the metro, diners can enjoy vegetarian/vegan, fresh-press juice, traditional Soul Food, Caribbean, Ethiopian, desserts and barbecue.

Oklahoma City offers a variety of grand patio spaces that are bound to make you request outdoor seating. The Pump Bar is one of the most popular patios in the metro. While it’s better known as a bar and hangout, the former gas station features a small food menu, including locally famous tater tots. If it’s drinks you want, the view of downtown from O Bar’s rooftop patio is impossible to beat. The bar sits atop the Ambassador Hotel in Midtown and many of the city’s best bartenders have spent time at this craft cocktail destination. At Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes in Midtown, the patio seats an equal number of guests as the inside, so it’s usually busy with diners. The bar puts out stellar cocktails and thanks to the outdoor fire place, it’s even fun and cozy on chilly evenings. From southwestern comfort food to bar bites, Lake Hefner’s East Warf is a

If you eat at a great local place, be sure to snap a photo and post it to your social media. It’s a simple way to highlight restaurants and build awareness. Get more destination dining inspiration at VisitOKC.com or follow @okcblackeats on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

popular spot for outdoor dining and recreational activities of all kinds. Catch some of the city’s most glorious sunsets and indulge in a variety of local fare while enjoying the view. The rooftop patio at Social Capital overlooks Scissortail Park and is a craft beer destination that serves up cocktails, wine, over 120 draft beers, house-made ice cream and delicious fare. Guyutes features amazing rooftop patio views and a fun-filled menu of pizza, wraps, salads and vegan-friendly dishes, along with a variety of specialty drinks, beer, ciders and a handful of wine options. Featuring an impressively large, wideopen space with a retractable roof, The Jones Assembly offers a novel atmosphere with two unique patio experiences, two bars, wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted cocktails and a happening music scene. VISITOKC .COM

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Destination Dining: As Seen on TV Answering the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” can be a daily struggle. Next time you’re in OKC, we’ve got all your meals covered, whether you’re in the mood for barbeque, onion burgers or a fare so good it’s considered destination dining. We’ve made it easy by gathering Oklahoma City’s "As Seen on TV" restaurants. From Man V. Food to Cupcake Wars, these neighborhood eateries have been in the limelight and are worth adding to your OKC bucket list.

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Step into OKC’s oldest restaurant, opened in 1910, for some true cowboy cuisine. For starters, try lamb fries like Adam Richman on Man V. Food. If you’re unsure what they are, just think Rocky Mountain Oysters, but instead of cows, think sheep. For the main course, Guy Fieri tried the Peppercorn Steak, but the best steak on the menu is always the Blue Ribbon. It’s USDA Prime beef, and it comes with sides. FLORENCE’S Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIns and Dives Guy Fieri came to try the fried ribs, but left wishing he’d had the chicken neck bones, too. Florence Jones Kemp is now 89, and she’s been working at her restaurant since it opened in 1952. Florence’s daughter Victoria Kemp is now the operating partner and soul food is still the heart of the menu. If it’s pear pie day, don’t leave without it.

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Green Goodies won their episode of “Cupcake Wars” for their lemonpomegranate, hazelnut-vanilla bean, chipotle-dark chocolate, and dark chocolate coconut caramel cupcakes and for a good reason. This shop offers vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and classic cupcakes, and you honestly can’t tell a difference because they are all so good. You can stop in their store at Classen Curve and grab a cupcake (or two) and also enjoy a light lunch or frozen yogurt while you’re there.

For some unforgettable soul food, Mama E’s is where you want to go. From chicken and waffles to golden fried catfish to creamy, rich mac ‘n’ cheese, you can’t go wrong here. And, yes, you’re going to want the greens. LEO’S BARBECUE Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIn and Dives This hidden gem of a barbecue joint, which used to be an old gas station, has been serving up delicious barbecue


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since 1974. It’s made a name for itself with its delicious ribs and tasty barbecue sauces. A bonus of eating at Leo’s – you get a free slice of strawberry-banana cake with every meal! NIC’S GRILL Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIn and Dives Nic’s Grill is an Oklahoma City staple, serving up some of the best burgers in the state. The massive burger is served over house-made curly fries. Get there before opening to stand in line, because this 15-seat diner fills up fast. Nic's also offers mouthwatering daily specials that you won’t want to miss.

THE SAUCEE SICILIAN Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIns and Dives This popular food truck turned brick-andmortar serves Neapolitan-style pizzas and delicious meatballs. It’s certainly a popular spot for locals, but the food doesn’t need propping up: it’s stellar. For the meatlover, the Noto pie is where it’s at: famous meatballs, spicy soppressata, garlic, basil and red sauce. Mama! STONE SISTERS PIZZA Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIns and Dives Get any pie with the spelt crust. Honestly, we’d eat the flavorful, nutty

crust by itself. They also have cauliflower and gluten-free crust options and the Stone Sisters source ingredients locally to ensure the freshest ingredients. Try the specialty pies – the Bossy Big Sister is loaded with meat, Lovera’s Caciocavera cheese, and penne pasta. Yes, pasta. Try it! Good news: for dessert, the brownies are gluten-free. CHICK N BEER Featured on: Food Network’s Diners, DriveIns and Dives Wings, wings and more wings! The genius of this Uptown 23rd eatery is the sauces – and the gluten-free wingettes, made with potato flour. The flavors range from gochujang to spicy Szechuan and even root beer bbq, with some traditional sauces mixed in, like salt and pepper and lemon-pepper, but be adventurous! For your side, try the beer battered fried cauliflower, spicy fries or the roasted shishito peppers. Follow VisitOKC’s Insider’s Guide blog for the latest food scene news.

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Craft Brews in OKC Oklahoma City’s craft coffee and beer scenes are booming and have expanded over the years. Some iconic craft brews have stood the test of time and continue to be a favorite for both visitors and locals alike. No matter what beverage you choose, there are many delicious and diverse styles of craft brews to enjoy throughout the city.

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Bomb! - Imperial Stout................................................................................................... Prairie Artisan Ales Rusty Kiltpin - Scottish Ale.................................................................................. Angry Scotsman Brewing Golden One - Belgian-Style Blonde Ale ............................................................................. Anthem Brewing Blues Berry Ale - Fruit Beer........................................................................................... Bricktown Brewery F5 - IPA..................................................................................................................................COOP Ale Works Tenkiller Pilsner - American Pilsner.............................................................................. Elk Valley Brewing Neon Sunshine - Belgian Wit...................................................................................... Stonecloud Brewing Crew - Kölsch..............................................................................................................................Twisted Spike 401K - Cream Ale.................................................................................................................... Vanessa House Passion Fruit Tart - Sour Ale............................................................................................ Lively Beerworks Everything Rhymes With Orange - IPA.............................................................. Roughtail Brewing Co.

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Sweet Potato Pie Latte.................................................................................. Brew Brother Coffee Sparkling Cold Brew........................................................................... Elemental Coffee Roasters Lavender Latte................................................................................ Eôté Coffee Shop + Roastery Gilbralter.................................................................................................Coffee Slingers Roasters Cereal Milk Latte....................................................................................................Culture Coffee Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cold Brew............................................ Zero Tolerance Coffee & Chocolate Espresso Cream Soda.............................................................................................. Clarity Coffee Dirty Chai Latte...................................................................................................... The Last Drop Raspberry Decadence Latte...................................................................................... The Red Cup Flat White............................................................................................... Classen Coffee Company Nutella Latte............................................................................................................... Café Kacao 50

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What’s New & Coming Soon

OKC is booming with new construction and expansion all across the metro area. As of press time, here’s a snapshot of what we expect to open in 2021: A new $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center is opening in January 2021. With 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 30,000-square-foot ballroom and 45,000 square feet of additional space paired with a prime location near the OKC Streetcar, Scissortail Park and the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Also scheduled to open in January, a new 605-room Omni Hotel will serve as the headquarter hotel of the new convention center, providing an additional 78,000 square feet of meeting and event space, plus multiple dining outlets, a full-service spa and more. 52

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Oklahoma City will be the second location for a growing bar and restaurant concept with a furry fan base. Opening in 2021, Bar K will be the first commercial development in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River – featuring a bar, fast-casual dining for both owners and pets and two dog parks; one inside and one outside. The two-acre site also showcases an area called Petfinder Park where pet adoption agencies can bring dogs in need of a home. Once First Americans Museum is completed in fall 2021, it will be an epic indoor/outdoor adventure for the entire family. Experience one-of-akind exhibits, participate in hands-on educational programs, hear first-hand accounts in the theaters and watch cultural demonstrations celebrating the collective histories and contemporary

cultural expressions of Oklahoma’s original peoples. Explore the outdoor cultural park where the plains, prairies and wetlands converge. Enjoy an intimate connection with the natural environment such as earth, wind, water and fire used to interpret American Indian perspectives. Coming to downtown in fall 2021, the all-new Red Earth Art Center will reopen in the south lobby of the renovated BancFirst Tower. Featuring permanent and rotating American Indian fine art, this expanded gallery will showcase paintings, sculpture, pottery and basketry. Red Earth will also offer unique, Native-made gifts and art in their new retail space adjacent to the gallery. Will Rogers World Airport continues to modernize and expand with a terminal renovation project


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expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021. Greeting lounges will replace previous security checkpoints, providing a comfortable place for family, friends and colleagues to wait for passengers. A new observation area overlooking the airfield, facing south, will be available for anyone who wants to come out and watch airline operations. For outbound travelers, the most notable change will be a consolidated checkpoint and town square in the newly constructed portions of the terminal building. In this expansive new space, terrazzo art designs from Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad will welcome passengers pre- and post-security. Dedicated lanes will be included in the new checkpoint for persons with disabilities and for TSA PreCheck passengers. Other

exciting features include four additional airline gates and room for more retail/ concession offerings. Since its opening in 1988, the Crystal Bridge Conservatory has remained the centerpiece of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of tropical and desert plants within 13,000 square feet and divided into two distinct climates: wet and dry. The Crystal Bridge Conservatory will close for renovation in spring 2021 and a grand re-opening is expected to take place in 2022. Renovations will include the interior conservatory spaces designed to enhance visitor engagement with a more diverse plant collection, interactive educational exhibits, improved ADA accessibility and a museum-quality gift shop.

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Art Scene

Since day one, residents of the Modern Frontier have embraced a long history of doing things our own way. This innovative and creative spirit is illustrated in our passion for the arts. You don’t have to go far to see how artists are leaving their mark on Oklahoma City’s cultural landscape. From the classically trained to the wildly inventive, our city is home to pioneering thinkers, doers and creators.

FA C TO R Y O B S C U R A If you are looking for a completely out-of-this-world experiential immersion, then visiting Factory Obscura is a must. There is nothing else quite like it. This hands-on exhibition is meant to take you into another dimension, one that uses all your senses. Factory Obscura will spark a sense of wonder through new media environments of sights, sounds and all the feels. The current iteration, MixTape, is the first permanent installation of its kind in OKC. Housed in the iconic Womb gallery, Factory Obscura is not just an expression of love to the community, but also built by the community itself. Full-time artists work with an army of volunteers to create an immersive environment accessible for all to enjoy.

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You can find several awe-inspiring museum experiences throughout OKC. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is legendary and a great place to start. As America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture, it is a Mecca for visitors world-wide. Their annual Prix de West invitational art exhibit draws works from the historical to the contemporary and is billed as “North America’s top Western art happening.” The museum also offers exquisite exhibits showcasing not only cowboy life, but Native American culture as well.

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As one of the crown jewels of Automobile Alley, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center provides a space for all to come and experience contemporary art, encounter new ideas and explore creative potential. With free exhibitions and related programming, the OK Contemporary encourages artistic expressions in all its forms. In the hustle and bustle of downtown, you can find the beloved Oklahoma City Museum of Art. As one of the region’s leading arts institutions, this museum offers visitors the opportunity to see a vast cross section of artists, movements and mediums with their annual exhibitions. Their ever-growing permanent collection boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass. Alongside the museum is the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater where you can catch screenings of some of the best international, independent and documentary films. Just a few blocks away, you can find 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City. Seamlessly integrated into this high-end luxury hotel is a sleek, modern art museum that is free and open to the public 365 days a year. With 14,000 square feet of exhibition space and a rotating exhibition schedule, 21c offers up what’s fresh in contemporary art. Coming to downtown in fall 2021, the Red Earth Art Center will reopen in the south lobby of the renovated BancFirst Tower. This new and expanded gallery space will feature American Indian fine art, including paintings, sculpture, pottery and basketry. Red Earth will also operate a one-of-akind gift shop adjacent to the gallery.

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ST R E ET A RT New compositions and the freshest works can be found just around the corner, literally. The explosion of street art in OKC over the last several years has drawn local and top international street artists. Murals bring professional caliber art to the masses on the sides of towering parking garages, across the facades of entire buildings or even masterfully scrawled along back alleys. While beautiful street art can be found throughout the districts, the most dynamic grouping of these street masters’ works is located on the Plaza Walls. This rotating mural project spanning across 5,160 square feet is longer than a football field, features more than 25 artists and has effectively established the first mural district in the state. The Plaza Walls are nestled behind the businesses on 16th Street in the Plaza District and change each year.

ST U D I O A RT I ST S While almost every district across the city is home to practicing studio artists, nowhere in the metro are there more studio artists and artist galleries concentrated in one place than in the Paseo Arts District. Here you can meet and interact with artists in their studios and galleries. You can even score some of your own studio time through one of the many classes available across a variety of mediums. The Paseo Arts & Creativity Center serves as a working studio for several artists throughout the metro, in addition to being a gallery for juried exhibitions by Oklahoma artists. Exploring the more than 20 galleries housed in the district’s iconic Spanish Revival architecture is a sure way to get your own creative juices flowing. Diving into a First Friday Gallery Walk is the best way to soak in the Paseo vibe. Be inundated by art, music and the aroma of culinary arts as they overflow into the streets as most of the studios, galleries and restaurants stay open late on the first Friday of every month.

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Art and exhibition spaces are thriving in OKC, providing their own personal take on a more intimate art encounter. Each brings their own combinations of unique experiences, including hands on workshops, art education, live performances and of course, masterfully curated exhibitions.

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The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center continues to play a vital role in developing OKC’s visual art landscape through accessible and affordable arts programming and education. They offer studio school classes and workshops as well as hands-on activities and early childhood studio classes. Blazing their own path, the Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) gallery is positioned in the heart of Film Row in the Arts District. IAO shifts focus to experimental pioneers of the creative community. Creating a space and a voice for those who color-outside-the-lines is the pulse of IAO, and it comes through in their exhibitions. The Chickasaw Nation boasts Exhibit C in the heart of Bricktown. This gallery and retail space exhibits and sells work by Native American artists and artisans. Exhibit C provides access to authentic elements of expression by Native American artists from across the state. Be sure to check out “The Council” a mural by Eric Tippconnic of the Comanche Nation on the side of their space in the old Candy Factory building. In the historic Deep Deuce district, you can find ARTSPACE at Untitled. With a passion for engaging with their community in a collaborative, creative experience, visitors discover unique ways to delve into the arts. Whether through jazz sessions, community gatherings, workshops or their one-of-a-kind exhibitions, ARTSPACE is always looking for new ways to connect the creative community with the greater community in which it dwells.

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FESTIVALS

Beyond the visual arts, OKC has plenty to offer. For lovers of the performing arts, there are several ways to experience our city.

OKC loves a good party. Add some great food and drinks, and you really have our attention. It goes without saying, festivals are in our wheelhouse. Here are some of the most popular art-based festivities that both locals and visitors flock to each year.

OKC Broadway brings top-quality performances and nationally touring musicals to our city. Catch your favorite classic musical in the historic Civic Center Music Hall located in the heart of the Arts District. The lavish Art Deco architecture of the venue adds a certain ambiance to the experience. In 1924, the city’s first professional orchestra was formed. Following in their footsteps and carrying on the tradition, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic was created in 1988. Since then, they, too, have called the Civic Center Music Hall home as they bring nationally acclaimed orchestral music to the city and beyond. Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre can be found in OKC’s own Lyric Theatre. Providing classic and contemporary plays and musicals, the caliber of their theatrical productions are on par with those on Broadway. With productions held at both the Civic Center Music Hall downtown and the smaller Plaza Theatre in the Plaza District, Lyric offers the benefits of small and large performances. Catching a rendition of a Shakespeare play against the backdrop of a world-class botanical garden is quite a new experience for most. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park offers performances in the warmer months at the Water Stage in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. In the cooler months, you can catch showings out of their intimate 70-seat venue in the Paseo Arts District. Either way, their bold, imaginative retelling of the classics is entertaining to all.

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FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS This is the big one. Check out performing, visual and culinary artists from all over the country. This kid-friendly and accessible festival has been an OKC icon since 1967.

PASEO ARTS FESTIVAL Artists from all over converge in the heart of the Paseo Arts District. This tight-knit creative community puts their own spin on everything. Expect good food, art, live music and plenty of chill.

STEAMROLLER FESTIVAL The ARTSPACE at Untitled brings us heavy metal printmaking at its finest. Dozens of giant wood block prints are inked and pressed by an actual steamroller. Each enormous print is then proudly displayed along the outer facade of the building for the festivalgoers to enjoy.

DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL In 20 years, deadCenter grew from a one night screening of local short films into a global indie film phenomenon. Held at venues across the city, it is a celebration of OKC as well.

PLAZA DISTRICT FESTIVAL & PLAZA WALLS What started as a celebration of the comeback of the revitalized Plaza District, the Plaza District Festival draws a crowd from all over the world. The weekend festival celebrates Oklahoma’s performing artists, visual artists and musicians. The annual Plaza Walls Mural Expo happens simultaneously and invites visitors to watch as artists from around the world paint new murals in the district.

PRIX DE WEST One of the premier Western art exhibitions and sales in the world is held annually at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. From contemporary sculptures to oversized landscape paintings, Prix de West has it all.

RED EARTH PARADE & FALLFEST Red Earth is possibly one of the most uniquely OKC festivals which celebrates Native American culture. Taking place at Myriad Botanical Gardens, the parade and festival invites all to learn about First Americans’ traditions, art and history while honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


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Local Shopping Guide In OKC, you’ll find many locally-owned shops across the metro with a myriad of clothing, accessories, household furnishings, artwork and souvenirs that you’ll want to take home with you. From quirky independent boutiques to highend retailers, here are a few spots to check out on your next Oklahoma City shopping spree.

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Shop Small PA I N T E D D O O R Tucked into OKC’s historic Bricktown Entertainment District, Painted Door Gift Boutique is a treasure trove of hand-selected boutique clothing, kitchen wares and gift items that you won’t find anywhere else. They are known for their impeccable service and stylish gift wrap, ensuring your shopping experience will have you coming back again soon.

DNA G ALLERIES Focusing on Oklahoma artists and artisans, DNA Galleries is located in the revitalized Plaza District. Pick up locally-made apparel or a pair of socks to represent Oklahoma City wherever your travels take you, or take home a piece of artwork from the gallery’s rotating exhibitions featuring the works of local artists.

PLENT Y MERC ANTILE If you’re looking for gifts that are sustainably sourced, Plenty Mercantile is the place. They curate common household items, swanky OKC trinkets and a wide variety of mindfully sourced keepsakes that are eco-friendly. Stop by the flagship store in Automobile Alley or head to the new location in Chisholm Creek to find the perfect gift or souvenir to commemorate your visit. 62

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Located on the north side of OKC, Blue Seven is known for its eclectic urban style. You can find stylish leather accessories, uniquely illustrated paper goods, delectable candles, made in OKC t-shirts for the whole family and everything in-between.

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L A N G STO N ’S W E ST E R N W E A R Discover cowboy couture in the historic Stockyards City at Langston’s Western Wear. With everything from cowboy hats to cowboy boots, Langston’s has been specializing in western goods for more than 100 years and has grown into one of the top independent and locally-owned western stores in the United States.

SH O P G O O D Shop Good is a family-owned and operated business in Automobile Alley specializing in small-batch, hand-printed tee shirts with original designs and solid craftsmanship. The community-oriented business collaborates with local artists to design eco-friendly apparel for both kids and adults. From Tiger King to Oklahoma City Thunder-themed tee shirts, there’s something for everyone.

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Shop Big Alongside Oklahoma City’s robust directory of locallyowned and locally-loved retail spots, you’ll find several shopping malls throughout the metro area, including the OKC Outlets, which is home to more than 80 stores with major brands. There are also two large indoor malls, Penn Square Mall which is centrally located and Quail Springs Mall in the northern side of OKC. For the upscale shopper, head on over to Classen Curve to discover a unique selection of trendy shops and services or Chisholm Creek, a pedestrianfriendly mixed-use development. All feature national department stores and fashions for the whole family. No matter which retailer you choose, you’ll encounter Oklahoma’s hospitality where shopkeepers greet you with a smile, and if they don’t have what you are looking for, they will send you somewhere that does.

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DISCOVER BRICKTOW N Conveniently located on the Bricktown Canal in the heart of Bricktown, next to Bass Pro Shops and across from the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. 400 E Reno Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (405) 601-1700 | Marriott.com/OKCBT

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Unique Lodging Experiences

Classic architecture. Period details. Undeniable charm. Travel back in time to the golden era of travel and experience Oklahoma City’s hospitality in one of its historic hotels, or spend a night beneath the stars at one of the most unique lodging venues in the region. An overnight stay at these one-of-a-kind accommodations is an OKC must-do.

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21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City is a 135-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. Located in the Arts District along Film Row, 21c occupies the historic Ford Motor Company assembly plant. Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and creativity. During your stay, be on the lookout for the iconic purple penguins. The museum itself is free and open to the public 365 days a year with guided tours offered twice a week. Relax and enjoy a romantic stay at the Ambassador Hotel. The upscale, art deco hotel offers a unique experience with its distinct décor and architecture. With only 54 rooms, the chic boutique hotel will make you feel right at home. Guests can also take advantage of the on-site restaurant, Café Cuveé, or head to the rooftop bar for one of the best views of the downtown skyline. One of the most unique spots to rest your head in OKC is at Orr Family Farm. Guests at the farm can choose between two glamping experiences— spending the night in a Conestoga Wagon or Teepee. Enjoy a night under the stars in a canvas-covered wagon or

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teepee complete with campfire s’mores and exclusive farm access. No roughing it here! Each campsite offers a private bathroom and shower, deluxe Marriott mattresses with bedding, temperaturecontrols, picnic tables, a charcoal grill and a fire pit. Lodging at Orr Family Farm is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma and surrounding areas, offering a refreshing break under the open sky without leaving OKC.

20th century. The recent renovations on the picturesque motor motel have breathed life back into the space. Its nostalgic design is bold and captures the original retro vibe of the property. The on-site Superette provides guests with easy access to snacks, knick-knacks and tasty beverages. In any direction, you’re just a short walk away from thriving art scenes, live music, neighborhood pubs and a variety of culinary experiences.

Elevated design meets comfort at the Classen Inn Superette. Built in 1963, the building is inspired by geometry and space-infused designs of the early-to-mid

The Bradford House is a 36-room hidden gem offering modern amenities, thoughtful design details and completely re-imagines what true hospitality can be. Set on a tranquil, residential street in Oklahoma City, the Bradford House is a place where guests are invited to enjoy the luxury of respite and be enchanted by curiosity and intrigue. Overnight guests and visitors can mingle in the shared living areas, cozy up with a good book in the cafe, or enjoy a delicious drink on the wraparound porch. Book a room and stay awhile – you'll be happy you did.

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Built in 1910, the Colcord Hotel is stylish and posh – offering top-notch service and amenities to guests. The


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Whether you’re just passing through Oklahoma City for the night or leisurely exploring more in depth, there are several unique Airbnb properties throughout the city that will welcome you in with open arms. From an adorable tiny home in Midtown to a mid-century modern apartment in the Plaza District, your getaway to OKC is bound to be memorable. With more than 300 properties in OKC, Airbnbs are affordable, charming and an overall great option if you’re looking to experience the city like a local.

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hotel is conveniently located just steps away from live music venues, Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park. FLINT, an upscale casual restaurant and lounge located on the ground floor of the hotel, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Located in the hub of downtown OKC, the Skirvin Hilton is a sophisticated and glamorous hotel where guests are enveloped in a world of luxury. Since

its opening in 1911, the restored hotel has seen a stream of famous world figures, NBA players, movie stars and oil barons as guests throughout the years. The Skirvin Hilton features a classic grill restaurant serving American and Southern dishes, in addition to a dapper cocktail bar with live jazz. Oklahoma City is conveniently located at the crossroads of America, making it a perfect road trip destination.

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BRICKTOWN / DOWNTOWN / MIDTOWN 21c Museum Hotel 900 W. Main St. (405) 982-6900 (888) 831-7077 $$$ · 135 rooms

Colcord Hotel 15 N. Robinson Ave. (405) 601-4300 (866) 781-3800 $$$ · 99 rooms

AC Hotel Oklahoma City Bricktown 411 E. Sheridan Ave. (405) 605-1555 (888) 236-2427 $$$ · 142 rooms

Comfort Inn & Suites OKC Near Bricktown 1809 E. Reno Ave. (405) 609-6651 (800) 760-7718 $ · 90 rooms

Aloft Oklahoma City DowntownBricktown 209 N. Walnut Ave. (405) 605-2100 (866) 716-8143 $$ · 134 rooms

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson OKC Bricktown 931 E. Reno Ave. (405) 900-5441 (800) 830-5222 $$ · 107 rooms

Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection 1200 N. Walker Ave. (405) 600-6200 (888) 236-2427 $$$ · 54 rooms

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 2 W. Reno Ave. (405) 232-2290 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 225 rooms

Candlewood Suites Bricktown 933 E. Reno Ave. (405) 605-1110 (877) 226-3539 $$ · 97 rooms Classen Inn 820 N. Classen Blvd. (405) 429-7500 (800) 225-5652 $$ · 17 rooms

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Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown / Medical Center 741 N. Phillips Ave. (405) 239-3900 (800) 225-5652 $$$ · 195 rooms

Fairfield Inn & Suites Oklahoma City Downtown 10 SW 4th St. (405) 604-5050 405-604-5050 $$$ · 133 rooms

Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Bricktown 20 Russell M. Perry Ave. (405) 702-4028 (888) 591-1234 $$$ · 134 rooms

Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City - Bricktown 300 E. Sheridan Ave. (405) 232-3600 (800) HAMPTON $$$ · 200 rooms

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel 100 W. Oklahoma City Blvd. (405) 438-6500 (888) 444-6664 $$$ · 605 rooms

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown 328 E. Sheridan Ave. (405) 270-0588 (877) STAYHGI $$ · 155 rooms

Renaissance Oklahoma City 10 N. Broadway Ave. (405) 228-8000 (800) 468-3571 $$$ · 311 rooms

Holiday Inn Express & Suites OKC Downtown Bricktown 101 E. Main St. (405) 778-8100 800-HOLIDAY $$$ · 124 rooms Homewood Suites Oklahoma City Bricktown 328 E. Sheridan Ave (405) 232-3200 800-CALL-HOME $$ · 100 rooms

Residence Inn Downtown / Bricktown 400 E. Reno Ave. (405) 601-1700 (888) 236-2427 $$ · 151 rooms Sheraton Hotel Oklahoma City Downtown 1 N. Broadway Ave. (405) 235-2780 (800) 325-3535 $$$ · 396 rooms

Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City 1 Park Ave. (405) 272-3040 (800) HILTONS $$$ · 225 rooms Sleep Inn & Suites Bricktown 929 E. Reno Ave. (405) 600-7868 (877) 424-6423 $ · 95 rooms Springhill Suites OKC Downtown / Bricktown 600 E. Sheridan Ave. (405) 601-6206 (888) 236-2427 $$ · 124 rooms Staybridge Suites OKC Bricktown 120 S. Lincoln Blvd. (405) 602-8830 (888) 233-9450 $$ · 103 rooms The Grandison Inn at Maney Park Bed & Breakfast 1200 N. Shartel Ave. (405) 232-8778 (888) 799-4667 $$$ · 8 rooms


America’s Best Value Inn 12001 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-0400 (888) 315-2378 $ · 60 rooms

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Bricktown 1750 E. Reno Ave. (405) 278-7250 (877) 424-6423 $ · 80 rooms

Holiday Inn Express & Suites OKC North 12013 Holland St. (405) 608-8008 (888) 233-9450 $$ · 78 rooms

Baymont Inn & Suites 4625 NE 120th St. (405) 478-7282 (877) 424-6423 $ · 59 rooms

Economy Inn 12005 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-9292 $ · 70 rooms

Lincoln Inn Express Hotel & Suites 5405 N. Lincoln Blvd. (405) 528-7563 (800) 687-5170 $$ · 92 rooms

Clarion Inn & Suites Convention Center Near Bricktown 2001 E. Reno Ave. (405) 595-5030 (405) 595-5030 $ · 150 rooms

Executive Inn - Bryant 7412 N. Bryant Ave. (405) 478-0205 $ · 42 rooms

Days Inn Oklahoma City North 12013 N. 1-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-2554 (888) 440-2021 $ · 73 rooms

Hampton Inn OKC Northeast 11820 N. I-35 Service Rd (405) 608-2744 (800) HAMPTON $$ · 72 rooms Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North 6200 N. Robinson Ave. (405) 286-4777 888-HOLIDAY $$ · 145 rooms

Medical Inn 1117 NE 13th St. (405) 232-0404 (800) 800-8000 $ · 25 rooms Motel 6 Bricktown 1800 E. Reno Ave. (405) 235-4531 $ · 84 rooms Motel 6 Oklahoma City North Frontier City 12121 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-4030 (800) 466-8356 $ · 99 rooms

Oxford Inn 5301 N. Lincoln Blvd. (405) 605-0206 $ · 35 rooms OYO Hotel OKC Northeast 11900 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 395-2022 $ · 60 rooms Park Hill Inn and Suites (Knight’s Inn Oklahoma City Remington Park) 1400 NE 63rd St. (405) 478-5221 $ · 50 rooms

Sleep Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North 12024 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-9898 (877) 424-6423 $ · 69 rooms

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Super 8 Oklahoma City Frontier City 11935 N. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 478-8288 (888) 454-3213 $ · 48 rooms

Remington Inn 6000 N. Bryant Ave. (405) 478-3200 $ · 40 rooms Rusty Gables Guest Lodge & Gallery 3800 NE 50th St. (405) 424-1015 $$$ · 8 rooms Information is subject to change. Check VisitOKC.com for the latest info.

NORTHWEST Avid Hotel OKCQuail Springs 2700 NW 138th St. (405) 608-0900 (888) 233-9450 $$$ · 87 rooms Baymont Inn & Suites Oklahoma City 13500 Plaza Terr. (405) 752-7070 (800) HAMPTON $$ · 62 rooms

Best Western Plus Memorial Inn & Suites 1301 W. Memorial Rd. (405) 286-5199 (800) 780-7234 $$ · 60 rooms

Budget Inn of Oklahoma City 4017 NW 39th Expy (405) 947-0038 (800) 421-4656 $ · 113 rooms

Comfort Inn at Founders Tower 5704 Mosteller Dr. (405) 810-1100 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 60 rooms

Bradford House 1235 NW 38th St. (405) 451-3693 $$ · 36 rooms

Comfort Inn & Suites Quail Springs 13501 N. Highland Park Blvd. (405) 286-2700 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 68 rooms

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson NW Expressway 3141 NW Expy (405) 843-2002 (800) 596-2375 $$ · 79 rooms

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, at Quail Springs, Oklahoma City 3518 W. Memorial Rd. (405) 286-3555 (888)288-8889 $$ · 95 rooms Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City North 13511 Highland Park Blvd. (405) 418-4000 (800) 236-2427 $$$ · 110 rooms

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Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Northwest 1515 NW Expy (405) 848-0808 (800) 217-9905 $$$ · 122 rooms

Fairfield Inn Oklahoma City Quail Springs North 13520 Plaza Terr. (405) 755-8686 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 63 rooms

Holiday Inn Quail Springs 13800 Quail Springs Parkway (405) 286-9393 (800) 315-2621 $$ · 109 rooms

OYO Townhouse Oklahoma City-Penn Square 2810 NW Expy (405)848-1500 (800) 315-2621 $ · 75 rooms

Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City Quail Springs 2740 NW 138th St. (405) 286-3800 (800) 225-1237 $$$ · 106 rooms

Days Inn Oklahoma City Northwest 2801 NW 39th St. (405) 946-0741 (888) 440-2021 $ · 117 rooms

Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Quail Springs 3117 NW 137th St. (405) 418-8448 (800) 368-7764 $$ · 118 rooms

Home2 Suites by Hilton Quail Springs 5500 NW 135th St. (405) 792-2420 (877)-6Home02 $$ · 89 rooms

Radisson 2945 NW Expy (405) 848-4811 (877) 270-1393 $$$ · 163 rooms

Super 8 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Northwest 2821 NW 39th Expy (405) 942-9170 (800) 454-3213 $ · 60 rooms

Hampton Inn & Suites OKC Quail Springs 5400 NW 135th St. (405) 603-4123 $$ · 100 rooms

Home2 Suites NW Expressway 4110 NW Expy (405) 608-6094 (877)-6Home02 $$ · 103 rooms

District Hotel 3233 NW Expy (405) 528-2221 $$ · 175 rooms Embassy Suites by Hilton OKC NW 3233 NW Expy (405) 842-6633 (800) EMBASSY $$$ · 354 rooms Executive Inn Expressway 6410 NW Expy (405) 728-9913 $ · 41 rooms Extended Stay America Oklahoma City NW Expressway 2720 NW Expy (405) 942-7441 (800) 804-3724 $ · 110 rooms Extended Stay Oklahoma City Northwest 4811 NW Expy (405) 722-2802 (800) 804-3724 $ · 71 rooms

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Hampton Inn Oklahoma City Northwest 3022 NW Expy (405) 947-0953 (800) HAMPTON $$ · 97 rooms Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Midtown 2809 NW Expy (405) 607-4000 (800) HILTONS $$$ · 107 rooms Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City North Quail Springs 3201 NW 137th St. (405) 752-5200 (800) HILTONS $$ · 113 rooms Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City Northwest 3520 NW 135th St. (405) 751-8900 (800) 315-2621 $$ · 92 rooms

Hospitality Inn 3709 NW 39th St. (405) 942-7730 $ · 90 rooms Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Northwest 1511 NW Expy (405) 840-5557 (888) 492-8847 $$$ · 79 rooms La Quinta Inn & Suites Oklahoma City NW Expressway 4829 NW Expy (405) 773-5575 (800) 753-3757 $$ · 119 rooms La Quinta Inn & Suites Oklahoma City Quail Springs 3003 W. Memorial Rd. (405) 755-7000 (800) 753-3757 $$ · 96 rooms

Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel 6300 Waterford Blvd. (405) 848-4782 (800) 236-2427 $$$ · 196 rooms Residence Inn NW Expressway 3151 NW Expy (405) 605-6666 (855) 516-1090 $$$ · 105 rooms Residence Inn Oklahoma City North/Quail Springs 13900 McAuley Blvd. (405) 286-1020 (855) 516-1090 $$$ · 106 rooms Sleep Inn & Suites Oklahoma City Northwest 5200 N. Classen Circle (405) 286-5400 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 69 rooms SpringHill Suites Oklahoma City Quail Springs 3201 W. Memorial Rd. (405) 749-1595 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 128 rooms

Sure Stay PLUS 6101 N. Santa Fe Ave. (405) 780-7234 (800) 369-7223 $$ · 96 rooms Tru by Hilton NW Expressway 4100 NW Expy (405)286-0407 (844) Tru-You8 $$ · 86 rooms WoodSpring Suites OKC Northwest 3800 N. I-44 Service Rd. (405) 917-6300 (844) 974-6835 $$$ · 120 rooms


Best Western Plus Executive Residency Oklahoma City I-35 4750 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 763-5002 (800) 780-7234 $$ · 71 rooms Comfort Inn & Suites I-35 South 4800 S. I-35 (405) 605-3363 $ · 67 rooms Courtesy Inn South 1307 SE 44th St. (405) 672-4533 $ · 62 rooms Days Inn Oklahoma City/Moore 8217 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 606-2222 (888) 440-2021 $ · 91 rooms

Days Inn South 2616 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 677-0521 (888) 440-2021 $$ · 142 rooms Executive Inn - South 3501 S. Prospect Ave. (405) 672-1193 $ · 40 rooms Holiday Inn Express & Suites (I-35 & SE 15) 1629 S. Prospect Ave. (405) 602-6611 888-HOLIDAY $$ · 81 rooms Motel 6 Oklahoma City 2727 W. I-44 Service Rd. (405) 948-8000 (800) 466-8356 $ · 60 rooms

Motel 6 Oklahoma City 1337 SE 44th St. (405) 601-3977 (800) 466-8356 $ · 60 rooms Orr Family Farm 14400 S. Western Ave. (405) 799-3276 $$$ · 13 rooms Residence Inn Oklahoma City South 1111 E. I-240 Service Rd. (405) 634-9696 $$$ · 90 rooms Studio 6 Oklahoma City 3850 S. Prospect Ave. (405) 601-7070 (800) 466-8356 $ · 60 rooms

Sunset Inn & Suites 8315 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 631-8661 (800) 337-0550 $ · 90 rooms

WoodSpring Suites OKC Southeast 4112 E. I-240 Service Rd. (405) 619-9495 $$$ · 104 rooms

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Super 8 Oklahoma City 3852 S. Prospect Ave. (405) 601-5600 $ · 72 rooms Wingate By Wyndham OKC South 1101 E. I-240 Service Rd. (405) 634-9595 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 99 rooms

Information is subject to change. Check VisitOKC.com for the latest info.

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SOUTHWEST America’s Best Value Inn - Oklahoma City/Yukon 321 N. Mustang Rd. (405) 324-1000 (888) 315-2378 $ · 104 rooms

Best Western Saddleback Inn and Conference Center 4300 SW 3rd St. (405) 947-7000 (800) 228-3903 $$$ · 223 rooms

America’s Best Value Inn and Suites WestOklahoma City 4602 Enterprise Way (405) 949-0855 (888) 315-2378 $$ · 39 rooms

Biltmore Hotel 401 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 947-7681 (800) 522-6620 $$ · 367 rooms

AmericInn Oklahoma City Airport 1905 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 682-2080 $$ · 134 rooms Avid Hotel OKC Airport 4621 SW 15th St. (405) 609-3442 $$ · 87 rooms Baymont Inn & Suites Oklahoma City Airport 4240 I-40 W. Service Rd. (405) 943-4400 (800) 337-0550 $ · 50 rooms Best Western Plus Barsana Hotel & Suites 7701 C.A. Henderson Blvd. (405) 601-1200 (800) 780-7234 $$ · 64 rooms Best Western PLUS Yukon 11440 W. I-40 Service Rd. (405) 265-2995 (877) 429-4795 $$ · 68 rooms

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Comfort Suites Airport 1100 S. Meridian (623) 207-7601 $ · 82 rooms

Econo Inn & Suites Oklahoma City West 8200 W. I-40 (405) 787-7051 (877) 424-6423 $ · 107 rooms

Comfort Suites Fairgrounds 4220 W. I-40 Service Rd. (405) 943-2700 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 54 rooms

Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport 1815 S. Meridian Ave. (405)-682-6000 (800) EMBASSY $$$ · 236 rooms

Budget Inn & Suites 3300 SW 29th St. (405) 685-6651 $

Comfort Suites Oklahoma City/Yukon 11424 NW 4th St. (405) 577-6500 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 72 rooms

Cambridge Inn Oklahoma City Airport 7400 S. May Ave. (405) 682-4521 $ · 72 rooms

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Oklahoma City Airport 2415 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 605-8300 $$ · 102 rooms

Candlewood Suites Oklahoma City 4400 River Park Dr. (405) 680-8770 (877) 660-8543 $$ · 122 rooms Clarion Inn & Suites 4400 Highline Blvd. (405) 948-3366 $$ · 84 rooms Comfort Inn & Suites West I-40 5921 SW 8th St. (405) 470-7676 (877) 424-6423 $$ · 89 rooms Comfort Inn South I-240 7601 C.A. Henderson Blvd. (405) 631-3111 (877) 424-6423 $ · 68 rooms

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Airport 4301 Highline Blvd. (405) 946-6500 (800) 228-9290 $$ · 149 rooms Days Inn Oklahoma City West 504 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 942-8294 (888) 440-2021 $ · 127 rooms Doubletree by Hilton - OKC Airport 4410 SW 19th St. (405) 688-3300 (877) 424-6423 $$$ · 134 rooms

Extended Stay America Oklahoma City Airport 4820 W. Reno Ave. (405) 948-4443 (800) 804-3724 $ · 101 rooms Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oklahoma City Airport 4521 SW 15th St. (405) 604-3223 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 110 rooms

Hampton Inn Airport 4333 SW 15th (405) 604-8000 $$ · 103 rooms Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Airport 801 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 942-1400 (800) HILTONS $$ · 161 rooms Holiday Inn Airport 4401 SW 15th St. (405) 601-7272 (800) 315-2621 $$ · 147 rooms Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-240 7817 S. Walker (405) 606-8811 888-HOLIDAY $$ · 75 rooms Holiday Inn Express & Suites OKC Airport 4501 SW 15th St. (405) 609-6690 $$ · 88 rooms

Four Points by Sheraton 4708 W. I-40 Service Rd. (405) 605-0511 $$$ · 96 rooms

Home2 Suites OKC Airport 4311 SW 15th. St. (405) 604-5439 $$ · 115 rooms

Governor’s Suites Hotel 2308 S. Meridian (405) 682-5299 (888) 819-7575 $$ · 50 rooms

Home2 Suites OKC South 1001 Straka Terr. (405) 536-4663 (844) 594-9224 $$ · 84 rooms

Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City South 920 SW 77th St. (405) 602-3400 (800) HAMPTON $$$ · 90 rooms

Homewood Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City West 6920 W. Reno Ave. (405) 789-3600 800-CALL-HOME $$$ · 90 rooms


Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Airport 1818 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 682-3900 (888) 492-8847 $$$ · 126 rooms La Quinta Inn Oklahoma City Airport 808 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 702-7720 (800) 753-3757 $ · 168 rooms Meridian Inn 1224 S. Meridian Ave. (405)948-7294 (888) 670-2958 $ · 100 rooms Microtel Inn & Suites OKC 624 S. MacArthur Blvd. (405)942-0011 (888) 771-7171 $ · 56 rooms

Motel 6 Oklahoma City Airport 820 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 946-6662 (800) 466-8356 $ · 128 rooms Oak Tree Inn & Suites 1200 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 943-7800 $ · 145 rooms Quality Inn Oklahoma City Airport 6300 Terminal Dr. (405) 681-3500 $$ · 117 rooms

Red Roof Inn and Suites 7800 C.A. Henderson Blvd. (405) 632-6666 (877) 424-6423 $ · 149 rooms

Sonesta ES Suites Oklahoma City 4361 W. Reno Ave. (405) 942-4500 (800) SONESTA $ · 136 rooms

Red Roof Inn Oklahoma City Airport-Fairgrounds 309 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 947-8777 (800) RED-ROOF $ · 91 rooms

SpringHill Suites Oklahoma City Airport 510 S. MacArthur Blvd. (405) 604-0200 (800) 236-2427 $$ · 100 rooms

Residence Inn Airport 804 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 546-7665 $$ · 106 rooms

Radisson Hotel OKC Airport 4716 W. I-40 Service Rd. (405) 601-0062 $$ · 104 rooms

Rodeway Inn & Suites Oklahoma City 321 S. Rockwell Ave. (405) 787-1350 (877) 424-6423 $ · 125 rooms

Ramada Oklahoma City Airport 2200 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 681-9000 (888) 288-4982 $ · 97 rooms

Sleep Inn Oklahoma City 4620 W. Enterprise Way (405) 200-1655 $ · 56 rooms

Traveler’s Inn & Suites 820 S. MacArthur Blvd. (405) 478-2888 $ · 70 rooms

Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City 4411 SW 15th St. (405) 429-4400 (800) 225-1237 $$ · 103 rooms Super 8 Motel Oklahoma City Airport 311 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 947-7801 (800) 454-3213 $ · 77 rooms TownePlace Suites Airport 4601 SW 15th (405) 600-9988 $$ · 97 rooms

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Howard Johnson Express Oklahoma City Airport 400 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 943-9841 (888) 637-4861 $ · 96 rooms

Tru by Hilton 802 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 609-3955 $$ · 86 rooms Wingate by Wyndham Oklahoma City 2001 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 682-3600 (877) 999-3223 $$ · 99 rooms WoodSpring Suites 4300 W. I-40 Service Rd. (405) 945-2255 (844) 974-6835 $$ · 124 rooms Wyndham Garden Hotel Oklahoma City 2101 S. Meridian Ave. (405) 685-4000 (877) 999-3223 $$ · 244 rooms

Information is subject to change. Check VisitOKC.com for the latest info.

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TRAVEL BY TRAIN Amtrak service via Oklahoma’s Heartland Flyer runs a 418-mile round trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, daily, with stops along the way in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore and Gainesville, Texas. The train arrives in OKC at the historic Santa Fe Depot, which is in the heart of downtown on the western edge of the Bricktown Entertainment District. Visit heartlandflyer.com to learn more.

TRAVEL BY AIR Will Rogers World Airport offers nonstop air service to many U.S. destinations. See a list at flyokc.com. Airlines Servicing OKC

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GETTING AROUND EMBARK provides fixed-route public bus service 7 days a week in Oklahoma City, and service Monday – Friday in Midwest City and express bus service to Norman. Late night service is offered 7 p.m. – midnight weekdays on certain routes. Oklahoma City bus routes radiate from the Downtown Transit Center, which has a comfortable, climatecontrolled waiting area, vending machines, restrooms and a covered boarding area. Schedules and trip planning assistance are available at the Transit center and online. 420 NW 5th St, OKC, OK 73103 – embarkok.com Circ is a quick and convenient way to get around Downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown. Service runs every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to Midnight, Monday -

Saturday. An EMBARK transit service; 405-235-7433, embarkok.com

tokentransit.com or through your favorite app store just search for Token Transit.

OKC Streetcar provides convenient access to Oklahoma City’s downtown districts. There are two Loops Downtown Loop operating every day and the Bricktown Loop operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Service operates approximately every 15 minutes Monday –Thursday from 6 a.m.-Midnight, Fridays from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m., and Sundays 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. An EMBARK transit service; 405-235-7433, okcstreetcar.com

For downtown metered parking, download the Flowbird app to pay your parking meter straight from your phone. Find more information and to download the app, visit parkingokc.com

Mobile Fare Payment pre-purchase your Streetcar fares with the EMBARK mobile fare payment app. Available at

ADA Services are also available to visitors who qualify. Contact EMBARK at 405-235-7433 to learn more. Ride OKC offers insight into the unique history, art, architecture, craft beer and local food in downtown Oklahoma City with lively bike tours and rental options. To learn more, visit rideokc.com or call 405-309-9696.

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SACRED Ground

Common GROUND # 1 of 123 Things

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Oklahoma City – July 2020

A visit to the Memorial Museum is grounded in hope and healing. It’s where a community came together to lift each other up. And where we’re always Looking Back and Thinking Forward. Watch the story unfold through new exhibits, galleries, theaters, touchscreens and augmented reality ... and realize the lessons learned are as relevant today as ever. Downtown OKC • 1 Mile N of Convention Center & Scissortail Park Museum Entrance at 6th & Harvey • Free Parking with Paid Admission Affiliate of the National Park Service • National Register of Historic Places

MemorialMuseum.com 620 N. Harvey Ave, OKC 405-235-3313



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