Top 10 Things to do in Oklahoma City, United States

February 17, 2018 Layne Dawes

With over 50 legendary attractions including the National Cowboy and Western Museum and the Myriad Botanical Gardens, plus world-class shopping, restaurants and hotels OKC, as it is affectionately known, is the ideal spot for a weekend of fun and reflection. Discover the sights and sounds of the Old West in Stockyards City, watch horse races at Remington Park, then have dinner and see a show in historic Bricktown. Designed to duplicate an 1800s frontier town, families will love the Frontier City Theme Park where visitors see an reenactment of the gun fight at the OK corral and ride thrilling roller coasters. On a more somber note, the site of the 1995 terrorist attack, known today as the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, are not to be missed.
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1. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-3032 +1 405-235-3313
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5 based on 4 reviews

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum stands as a symbol of strength in the wake of unspeakable violence. Visit the Memorial Museum to experience the brutality of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the tenderness of the response. Share our dream of a world without violence and terrorism.

Reviewed By SlowPoke59 - Apex, North Carolina

This is one of the best Memorials i have seen. It has been carefully laid out to really represent the victims. This was truly a heart breaking tragedy. From the times on the towers, the seats, the hand panted tiles and reflecting pools. It really hits yo when you read the spray painted message that was left by a first responder. I don't want to ruin it. This you have to experience on you own.

2. Max's Magic Theatre

8312 NW 118th St, 118th St,, Oklahoma City, OK 73162-1044 +1 612-386-6196
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5 based on 143 reviews

Max's Magic Theatre

Max's Magic Theatre - Where Impossible Happens! Max's Magic Theatre presents comedy, magic and mentalism performed by Max Krause and special guests select day and weekend evenings.

Reviewed By Megan H - Albuquerque, New Mexico

When you see Max's Magic Theater, you might decide to skip the performance and just go home. After all, Max's Magic Theater is squeezed between the Monte Vista Fire Station and Two Fools Tavern. The outside appearance hardly inspires confidence. Most signs say, "Lilly Barrack Jewelry." Patrons check in inside a tiny magic shop. The theater itself, while functional, is hardly impressive. Music is provided by a boom box sitting on a chair and the magician himself controls the lights. Since this little show is hidden away and poorly advertised, you might be one of only a handful of patrons in attendance. Don't lose confidence! Tony Comito is a delight.

Tony Comito is a seasoned performer and it shows. He begins the magic show by telling the story of how, as a young boy from Des Moines, Iowa, he traveled on a "magic bus" to see a show. He describes getting lost, connecting with an accomplished magician and his ensuing life of travel and adventure. As Mr. Comito tells his life story, he integrates a number of magic tricks-- many of which rely on sleight of hand.

There are no explosions, beautiful assistants or animals in Mr. Comito's show. The tricks are familiar and rely on rings, cards and cups. While you may have seen the tricks before, the real magic comes from the intimate setting. When patrons are two feet away from an unadorned magician, the tricks are all that more impressive. Tony Comito executes every trick flawlessly, involves every audience member and makes sure everybody has a great time.

3. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-7906 +1 405-478-2250
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

A massive museum known for its Western art.

Reviewed By Peter L - Taunton, United Kingdom

I am a great fan of the Old West and would rate this Museum alongside Buffalo Bills
Museum in Cody. Spent nearly four hours just wandering around, some of that time
trying to find out where exactly I was. Different displays around every corner. Did like
the section showing the cowboy stars in the television age, unusual.

4. Museum of Osteology

10301 S Sunnylane Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73160-9220 +1 405-814-0006
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5 based on 1 reviews

Museum of Osteology

The Museum of Osteology is "America's Only Skeleton Museum". The Museum of Osteology, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a unique educational experience. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square ft. museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom.

Reviewed By Gina M - Zephyrhills, Florida

Talk about unusual and off the beaten path -- come to the museum to see and touch skeletons from all species and sizes of animals (humans included). It is a ONE OF A KIND museum and should not be missed. You gotta love a place...MoreThank you Gina for your kind review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us.

5. Centennial Land Run Monument

200 Centennial Ave, South End of Bricktown Canal, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 +1 405-297-8912
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4.5 based on 395 reviews

Centennial Land Run Monument

Reviewed By Ginnie B - New Orleans, Louisiana

Very interesting monument! Really gives you the feel for the land run that began Oklahoma City! It is very close to Toby Keith's at Bricktown so worth stopping by to see this monument

6. Science Museum Oklahoma

2020 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-7103 +1 405-602-6664
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4.5 based on 852 reviews

Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma, the state's premier destination for family fun, houses more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences. Travel beyond the Milky Way in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, experience the explosive fun of Science Live, discover where the familiar meets the fantastical in CurioCity and beyond — the museum allows your inner-child to run wild!

Reviewed By Rusty B - Borger, Texas

This place is a great place to spend a half day with kids under the age 10. The museum has several interesting exhibit areas from a young kids area showing the science seen in carnivals, areas touching on space, light, physics, weather, health and even trains. The museum is spread out well and even has an area to grab something to eat and drink. Our son is 4 1/2 so he is still too young to understand fully what each exhibit is about. However there was enough hands on activities to keep him interested and allowed him to have a good time. Keep in mind this place is geared towards kids, so for teens and adults without kids visiting the next door zoo is a better way to spend the day.

7. 45th Infantry Division Museum

2145 NE 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-5396 +1 405-424-5313
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

45th Infantry Division Museum

Military museum with many items from World War II.

Reviewed By Brandy B

Wasn't expecting much, but was so surprised! Donations appreciated. The museum was kinda laid out funny and did have a bit of an "old" smell, but the contents were amazing! Several items taken from Hitler's apartment, great collection of guns, and several items I have not seen in previous military museums. Make this stop a priority. Allow at least 2 hours, more if you like to read about every exhibit. Could have easily spent half a day here.

8. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

2 S Mickey Mantle Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2433 +1 405-218-1000
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4.5 based on 313 reviews

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Reviewed By vcourtright - Roosevelt, Utah

Looks like a great facility. We didn't get to see a game while we were in town but would like to come back and be there for one. Had great statues around the area that were larger than life!

9. Oklahoma City Zoo

2000 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-7103 405-424-33
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Oklahoma City Zoo

This 110-acre zoo is often called a living museum.

Reviewed By DebbieDebb22 - Glenns Ferry

I have been to a few zoos during my travels, and I must say, that the animal enclosures here are absolutely wonderful. The habitats are most like the area they would live in the wild. I appreciate that, as do the animals.

10. American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424 +1 405-604-2793
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

American Banjo Museum

A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American Banjo Museum contains over 300 banjos on display and is the only museum of its type dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of America's native musical instrument - the banjo. An interpretive exhibit tells the evolution of the banjo from its humble roots in American slavery, to bluegrass, to folk and world music.

Reviewed By dbutler385 - Sussex, Wisconsin

After our visit to the National Memorial and Museum, we enjoyed a lighter experience at the American Banjo Museum, adjacent to Bricktown. If you like music, especially banjo music, you will enjoy this place immensely. It's an impressive attraction that features an abundance of banjos uniquely displayed for the public in glass cases. I especially enjoyed the extensive Roy Clark exhibit, which captures the greatness of the man and showcases his illustrious career. I also appreciated the small exhibit to legendary guitarist Les Paul, who was born just down the road from us. The museum, itself, is modern and clean, and includes two floors of exhibits. Admission is very reasonable, including a discount for seniors 55 and over. There is also a $2 off coupon in the OKC brochure. I would highly recommend this museum the next time you are in Oklahoma City.

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