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Five Not-to-be-Missed OKC Experiences

posted by: Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn & Conference Center on: July 21, 2018 11:42:26 PM
photo by: Brandon Watts on Flickr

With both a nod to the past and a wink to the future, Oklahoma City shows itself as a progressive city that honours its authentic roots. Whether you have a couple of days or a week to explore this city, you have a lot to pack in as Oklahoma City is full of worthwhile places to explore and things to eat. We’ve identified five not-to-be-missed OKC experiences for your list.
 
  1. Bricktown – Known as the City’s entertainment and dining district, Bricktown is stacked with eateries, brew pubs, nightclubs and shops. The pedestrian canal area is well worth exploring and provides access to the Oklahoma Land Run Monument – an in-progress sculpture featuring 45 courageous figures racing to claim homesteads. If you’re a fan of the craft beer scene, be sure to check out TapWerks Ale House and Café for a cool one – you can choose from 212 taps and over 100 bottled beers. The GPSmycity free audio walking tour of downtown includes the Bricktown area, and specifically TapWerks, so it’s a great option to consider when exploring this area.
  2. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Oklahoma City boldly embraces its western roots, and so a visit to this ode to the American West’s people, places and history is a must. Plan to spend up to a half-day at this comprehensive museum that includes not just cowboy artifacts, but also a replica turn-of-the-century town. With an interactive section for kids and several exhibits showcasing Native American art and culture, there’s truly something for everyone in this archival exploration of the west.
  3. Food Trucks – A force within the North American culinary scene today, food trucks are serving up some of the most ground-breaking, eclectic food around. In Oklahoma City, Bleu Garten is a purpose-developed haven for food trucks. Located in the midtown area, and with a rotation of food trucks for constant variety, this venue includes a licensed park where you can enjoy your food truck offering with an adult beverage. In addition to the Bleu Garten area, we also suggest you check out the Holey Roller – a donut food truck/trailer that serves up must-try donuts made with the finest of ingredients so that you can feel good about indulging.
  4. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum– A truly stunning memorial to those who lost their lives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, this Memorial with reflecting pool includes multiple sections (10 chapters) – each telling a story about what happened when on April 19, 1995, domestic terrorism took the lives of 168 people and injured 680 more.
  5. The Wheeler Ferris Wheel – While this ferris wheel operates through the day, we think it really shines at night. Offering views of the river and downtown, each gondola can house up to six adults. At a very reasonable $6/person/ride, we can’t think of a better value to get a lay of the land in OKC.

The Best Western Saddleback is conveniently located in close proximity to Bricktown (six miles) and Oklahoma City’s major attractions. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to ferry guests between the Oklohoma City Airport and the hotel, and to locations within three miles of the property. For a very reasonable $5, the shuttle will also take guests to locations within eight miles of the hotel – making it easy to get out and enjoy all of the charm and fun OKC has to offer.
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