Things to Do in Oklahoma City

Visit the ‘Modern Frontier’. Located in the south region of the United States and the largest city in the state, Oklahoma City is known for its diverse culture, architecture, legendary musicians, spooklights, working oil wells, wooded mountains, flat plains and more. With our unique cowboy culture and bustling metropolis, there’s no shortage of places to visit during your stay in our city.

Oklahoma City Attractions

Also referred to as the OKC, there is never a shortage when it comes to places to visit in Oklahoma City. From the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Oklahoma City Zoo, Bricktown, and the OKC Outlets Mall to exciting NBA basketball games and the stunning Myriad Botanical Gardens – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Founded in 1955, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s main destination if you want to learn about Western art, culture, and history. The museum collects and preserves an internationally recognized collection of Western artifacts and art and then exhibits it for the public to experience, educate and enjoy.

Oklahoma City Zoo

Explore the wild at the Oklahoma City Zoo. From wild encounters and educational tours to conservation, amazing events and fun family friendly activities, the Oklahoma City Zoo is a place all ages can enjoy while visiting with some extraordinary animals.

Stockyards Main Street

Known as a historical society in Oklahoma City and a place that is a must-do when you are in the city, the Stockyards Main Street is situated west of the city and across the river, south from the downtown area. The area is home to many Western-style shops, the world’s biggest stocker and feeder cattle market and the Oklahoma National Stockyards.

Myriad Gardens

Located on the corner of Reno and Robinson Streets, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a lush escape right in downtown Oklahoma City. Home to thick landscaped areas that surround a sunken lake, the gardens offer fun activities throughout the year. Don’t miss out on Pumpkinville, skating at the Devon Ice Rink, the Children’s Garden Festival, and a ride on Mo’s Carousel.

Science Museum of Oklahoma

Families will love a visit to the Science Museum of Oklahoma where they can see exotic gardens, explore Curiocity, see a mind-blowing art experience at smART Space and more!

Oklahoma City National Memorial

This historic memorial was built for quiet reflection and to honor the first responders, victims, and survivors affected by the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19th, 1995 with the following goal:

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.

Oklahoma History Center

The Oklahoma History Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a 215,000 square-foot learning center that allows visitors to explore Oklahoma’s unique history of aviation, heritage, commerce, culture, geology, and transportation.

Route 66

Home to over 400 miles of Route 66, Oklahoma’s stretch of the “Mother Road” is filled with charming towns and fun attractions to explore. Don’t miss the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton before or after your trip down the road.