Category: Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

A- Overview:
Tulsa, it takes you in – it is a city that surprises visitors with a feeling that is Southern, Eastern and Western all at once. Experience its cosmopolitan flavor, and be delighted in its small-town friendliness. Big enough to have everything, but small enough to make everyone feel right at home.

In Tulsa, visitors find everything from cowboys and classical ballet to art deco and arena football, rodeos, religion and rolling hills. A visit to Tulsa is a great opportunity to experience a delightful mix of rich culture, colorful history, terrific shopping, and lively nightlife.

If art is of interest, explore some of Tulsa’s nationally recognized museums such as the Gilcrease, which contains one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of fine art, artifacts, and archives of the American West. Or stroll through an Italian-style villa that was once home to a millionaire oilman and is now the renowned Philbrook Museum, filled with Italian renaissance art, ancient and classical pieces, and extensive Native American collections.

When the sun goes down in Tulsa, the city lights up with virtually any activity the visitor could image. Whether it’s a night at the opera, or a visit to one or more of the trendy bars of Brookside and the Brady District, there’s something for everyone. Get lucky at bingo or the horse races, laugh it up at a comedy club, cheer on a ball team, ride a roller coaster, feast at a four-star restaurant, or get messy at a barbecue joint. The choices are endless, and whatever the choice, the result is an experience to remember.

What gives Tulsa its distinctive flavor? Its distinctive mix of true southern charm, eastern elegance, and western flair. The city’s unique history plays a major role. Some of our native American ancestors, forced in the 1800s along a “trail of tears” from the southeastern United States to what is now eastern Oklahoma, brought Southern traditions along with their native culture. Visit the Creek Council Oak Tree, Tulsa’s birthplace, which still lives as a symbol of the settlers’ strong spirit. Under the tree, in 1836, the Lochapoka Creek Indians kindled a ceremonial fire using live coals they had carried from their Alabama homeland. It was there that they gathered to start a new life and to establish Tulsee Town.

African-Americans also brought Southern culture when they came to Tulsa to start new lives. Oklahoma was one of the first places in which they had a fair shot at the American dream. Land runs and freedmen allotments offered blacks the opportunity to quickly become land owners, farmers and businessmen. Tulsa’s Greenwood became known as the “Black Wall Street,” with shops bustling by day and clubs wailing blues and jazz by night. In 1921, Greenwood was also the site of one of the most infamous race riots in American history. Today, the Greenwood Cultural Center, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and the Mabel B. Little Heritage Center attest to the history of the district. Two major music festivals: Juneteenth on Greenwood and the Greenwood Jazz Festival in August fill the streets with food, people and soul.

Tulsa’s Western style was born when early settlers discovered that the city sat in some of the best cow country in the land. Many quickly became ranchers, and some of their descendants today are still working cowboys who actually have a reason to wear chaps and cowboy boots. Just north of Tulsa at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the buffalo still roam and visitors can look across the vast land and imagine being back in the Wild, Wild West.

In the early 1900s, the discovery of oil, and the dreams of those who came in search of it, fueled Tulsa. Many of the risk-takers—with names like Rockefeller, Skelly and Getty—came from places such as New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. They brought Eastern elegance and a taste of culture and refinement. Oil brought the wealth that turned Tulsa from a cow town to a cosmopolitan city with luxurious homes, extravagant hotels, and an appreciation for the arts.

Tulsa continues to grow and position itself as a “City For the Future”. Today, T-Town stands for Technology Town. The rusting old pipelines Tulsa pioneers built to take their black gold across the country now carry fiber-optic cable and transport data to fuel the Information Age.

Tulsa takes great pride in keeping itself clean and beautiful. Visitors will be impressed by its graceful, green, tree-lined neighborhoods. It’s fun to drive through the historic areas and look at the vintage oil barons’ mansions and dream of what it would be like to live there. It is the best time ever to visit Tulsa! Enjoy the clean air and beautiful city on the River Parks Trail, or get wild at the Tulsa Zoo. Hug a tree at the Oxley Nature Center or follow local tradition and kiss your sweetheart on the bridge at Woodward Park.

Wherever visitors go in Tulsa, it is sure to be a pleasant experience and one that won’t soon be forgotten. And, as the folks of Tulsa say, “We do take kindly to strangers here, and people don’t stay strangers for very long.”

B- City Information:
Population: 393,049

Elevation: 740 feet above sea level

Land Area: 182.6 square miles

Location: Located in the northeastern section of Oklahoma, approximately 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City on Interstate 44

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Tulsa, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles). Tulsa observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
36.0
41.6
51.0
60.4
68.9
77.6
83.0
81.8
73.2
62.2
49.4
39.5

High temperature (°F)
46.4
52.8
62.3
72.0
79.4
87.8
93.6
93.0
84.1
74.0
60.0
49.6

Low temperature (°F)
25.7
30.4
39.6
48.8
58.4
67.3
72.4
70.5
62.3
50.3
38.7
29.3

Precipitation (in)
1.6
2.0
3.6
3.9
6.0
4.7
2.9
2.8
4.8
4.0
3.5
2.4

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
7
8
9
11
9
6
7
7
7
6
7

Wind speed (mph)
10.3
10.7
11.9
11.9
10.6
9.9
9.3
8.8
9.1
9.6
10.3
10.1

Morning humidity (%)
78
76
75
77
85
85
81
82
85
82
80
79

Afternoon humidity (%)
63
59
56
55
62
63
57
56
62
57
61
63

Sunshine (%)
53
56
58
60
60
66
74
73
66
64
56
53

Days clear of clouds
10
9
9
8
8
9
13
13
12
14
11
10

Partly cloudy days
7
6
8
9
10
11
11
11
8
7
7
7

Cloudy days
14
13
14
13
13
10
7
7
10
10
12
13

Snowfall (in)
3.3
2.4
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.9

Local Seasons:

Summer is the busiest season as visitors come to the area when the weather is the warmest and the many outdoor attractions are available. Spring and fall are exceptionally nice as the temperatures reach into the 60’s and 70’s F during the day, affording visitors a great opportunity to experience many of the areas sites and attractions. Fall and winter evening temperatures drop into the 30’s. Winters are relatively mild with snow on occasion.

How to Get There:

By Air

Tulsa International Airport

7777 East Apache

Tulsa, OK 74158

918-838-5000

The airport is located just 10 minutes from most points in the city including downtown and the Port of Catoosa. It is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain international, regional and local carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service are available at the airport as well as at locations throughout the city.

By Car

From the southeast (Oklahoma City), Interstate 44 leads directly into the city. From the north and south, U.S. Highway 75 is the most convenient, and from the east and west, use Highway 412

By Train

Amtrak

317 South Detroit Street

Tulsa, OK 74120

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

317 S Detroit
Tulsa, OK 74120

918-584-4428

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do in the area, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car. In addition, Tulsa does have a convenient transit system.

Tulsa Transit

918-582-2100

Call for additional information

Tulsa Transit is a public trust of the City of Tulsa operating the local bus service in Tulsa, Jenks and Sand Springs. It also provides curb-to-curb transportation for persons with disabilities and the elderly through its Lift Program.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day, 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day, last Mon. in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Celebration Station
4518 E. Skelly Drive

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
918-493-3331

Summer hours: weekdays 10am.-11pm, weekends open until midnight. School year hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am – midnight; Sunday noon -9pm. Closed Christmas

Admission Charged
Race in go-carts, smash in bumper boats, play miniature golf. A ’50s-style diner and video arcade help keep the whole family happy.

Bell’s Amusement Park
3901 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-744-1991

Open weekends April, May and September; daily June through August. Group rates are available.

Admission charged
Scream out loud as you crest the top of Zingo, an authentic, old-fashioned wooden roller coaster. Log rides, Ferris wheel, bumper boats, midway games, lots of kiddy rides, and a putt-putt golf course make this park a favorite of Tulsa families and visitors alike.

Big Splash Water Park
4707 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7385

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

Admission charged

Cool off and have fun in the sun with seven-story-tall water slides, wave pool, float ride and children’s pool.

Discoveryland!

5529 S Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
Located five miles west of state Hwy 97 on West 41st Street (Sand Springs)
918.245.OKLA

Open early June – late August, Monday – Saturday. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Enjoy Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma at Discoveryland’s outdoor amphitheater, where cowboys race on stage astride real ponies. This is a timeless story filled with laughter, romance and drama as cowboys and ranchers settle Oklahoma’s wide open spaces. In addition, Oklahoma alternates performances with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, another award-winning, rollicking frontier musical. Before the shows, visitors can chow down at the cattleman’s ranch dinner, ride a pony, watch Native American dancing, or visit the Indian trading post where they will find Native American art, beadwork, crafts and jewelry. It’s fun for the whole family, and children with a parent get in free. Call for reservations in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the gate just prior to performance if available.

Fair Meadows
4609 E 21st St.

Tulsa, OK 74114

918-743-RACE

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Live horse racing on the Fair Meadows track during summer meets and Simulcast Racing from tracks around the nation in the state-of-the-art Simulcast Racing & Sports Bar.

Geoscience Center
8801 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74137
918-497-5555

Open Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 5pm. Tours scheduled by reservation, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2pm. Museum closed some holidays

Admission Free

This museum, sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, provides an introduction to geophysics and its value in our personal lives to students of all ages, including K-12 and university level. The museum offers an exciting introduction to science, specifically geophysics, and encourages young students to consider a career in geophysics.

Golf World
8101 S. Garnett Road (Broken Arrow)

Tulsa, OK 74012
918-252-9797

Open year-round, when the temperature is above 50 degrees. Monday – Friday, 1 – 10pm; Saturday, 10am – 10pm; Sunday, 1 – 8:30pm

Admission Charged
Get ready for the mini golf pro tour at Golf World! After visitors conquer the mini links, they can race a go-cart or compete with video games.

Oxley Nature Center
6700 Mohawk Blvd.
(Mohawk Park, north of Tulsa Zoo)

Tulsa, OK 74117
918-669-6644

Open year-round 8am – 5pm. Closed some holidays

Admission Free

Get up close and personal with nature on the trails that wind through this 800-acre wildlife sanctuary. Guided tours are available by appointment. The visitor center has hands-on exhibits of area plants and wildlife. Handicapped accessible.

Redbud Valley Nature Preserve

6700 Mohawk Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74117
918-669-6644

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8am – 5pm

Admission Free
The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is a place of quiet beauty and rugged scenery. On a one-mile trail, visitors will see plants and animals found nowhere else in northeastern Oklahoma. Go slowly, open the senses and enjoy the wonders of this unique place.

River City Tours
918-688-5345

Tours given April 1-October 31 (regular season) and weather permitting off-season. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
See Tulsa and the Arkansas River from a new perspective with this exciting airboat tour. Travel upriver to the Keystone Dam or downriver to the new Oklahoma Aquarium on the only craft capable of negotiating every part of Tulsa’s river. Tours can be custom designed. Tickets can be purchased at the River’s Edge Restaurant (19th and Riverside), or by contacting the tour company.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

7130 E Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115
918-834-9900

The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1 – 4pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is dedicated to preserving not just general aviation but Tulsa’s rich aviation history. Exhibits include an F-14 Tomcat, Bell 47-K helicopter, shuttle launch cockpit simulator, wind tunnel, and airplane simulator(s). Enjoy the computer-simulation lab and view several rare airplanes, including the Spartan C-3 biplane built in Tulsa in 1930 and purchased by W.G. Skelly when he began Spartan Aircraft Co. Also see the C-2 monoplane, a trainer used at Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
6421 E. 36th St. North (Mohawk Park)

Tulsa, OK 74115
918-669-6601

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas and the third Friday in June

Admission Charged
Ready to go on safari? At the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, visitors can trek through rain forests and climates cold enough for penguins—all in the space of an afternoon. Located on 78 acres within Tulsa’s Mohawk Park (the third largest municipal park in the country), the zoo displays nearly 1,500 animals (436 species), many of them rare and endangered. Watch animals in such exhibits as the Tropical Rain Forest, North American Living Museum, Elephant Encounter, Children’s Zoo, Animal Kingdom, Sea Lions, Bear and Cat Grottos, African Savanna and Aldabra Tortoises. A favorite stop is the Chimpanzee Connection, which allows up-close encounters with the zoo’s chimpanzee group.

Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
628 N. Country Club Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127

918-584-6654

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Closed major holidays.

Admission Charged

View more than 2,000 dolls, dollhouses, miniatures, and a delightful mechanical carnival.

Mac’s Antique Car Museum

1319 E. Fourth St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115

918-583-7400

Open Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5pm.

Admission Charged

Glimpse yesteryear through a collection of antique automobiles.

Greenwood Cultural Center

322 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120

918-596-1001

Call for tours and information. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday,

10am – 1pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

This center recognizes and honors Oklahoma jazz musicians, documenting and reserving

their works in jazz, blues, and gospel art forms. Includes a library, listening kiosks, and a

Hall of Fame pictorial gallery.

Gilcrease Museum
1400 Gilcrease Museum Road

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
918-596-2700

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Public tours daily at 2pm. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day

Admission Free, Donations Accepted
North American history comes alive at Gilcrease Museum, home of one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of art of the American West. Gilcrease Museum features more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 400 artists from colonial times to the present. See the rugged Old West in works by Remington, Russell, Catlin and Moran. Galleries include The American West, About Face: American Portraits, American Genre and Las Artes de Mexico. In addition, Gilcrease has extensive archival and anthropology collections spanning cultures through the 20th century.

The Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Road

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7941
Museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Thursday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

Formerly the home of oilman Waite Phillips, the Philbrook Museum of Art is an historic villa restored to preserve the grandeur of the 1920s. Nestled in one of Tulsa’s oldest neighborhoods, Philbrook exhibits more than 8,500 works of art, including Italian renaissance art, classical and Oriental pieces, and extensive Native American collections. As one of America’s Top 65 art museums, Philbrook’s Italian-style villa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was featured in the television series “America’s Castles.” In addition, Philbrook offers 23 acres of English-style formal gardens.

Nearby Attractions:

Cherokee Hills Resort & Casino
777 West Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
800-760-6700

The 41,000-square-foot facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Admission Free
Feeling lucky? Try your hand at high-stakes bingo, traditional bingo, electronic gaming and blackjack.

Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, Oklahoma 74037
918-296-FISH (3474)

Open year-round, 10am – 6pm, Tuesday until 9pm. Closed some major holidays. Admission Charged
With more than 200 exhibits and more than 1 million gallons of water, visitors can “sea” it all at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Visit this exciting new facility to see the many mysterious and wonderful creatures of the ocean that now make their home right here in Oklahoma. There’s also a collection devoted entirely to fishing tackle. Handicapped accessible.

Perryman Wrangler Ranch

11524 S Elwood Ave
Jenks, OK 74037-2046
918-299-2997
Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Mosey on down to the Perryman Ranch, part of the first ranch established by the pioneer Perryman family in 1896. Two hundred acres remain of the 250,000 acres originally operated by this frontier family. Visitors can pretend they are back in the Wild, Wild West and cheer on the good guys in staged outlaw shootouts, eat cowboy fare around a campfire, enjoy a hayride, and watch Native American dancers. Reservations required.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa and Arkansas River Historical Society Museum

5350 Cimarron Rd
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2291
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm. Closed some holidays

Admission Free
Visit the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, head of the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System that links Tulsa with the world and foreign ports by way of the Mississippi River and Port of New Orleans.

Blue Bell Creameries

8201 E Highway 51
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
918-258-5100
Tours are by appointment Monday – Friday and last 30-45 minutes

Admission Charged

Come see how the “Best Ice Cream In The Country” is made at Blue Bell Creameries. Visitors will view the Dry Storage area, Processing and the Production Departments through glass windows, and then watch a short video on the history of Blue Bell. A sample scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is served at the end of each tour.

Shopping:

Brookside
33rd to 52nd Streets on S. Peoria Ave.
This historic district, filled with quaint boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and trendy restaurants, turns into a neon avenue at night, with clubs and bars bringing out crowds for nightlife.

Cherry Street/15th Street District
15th Street east of S. Peoria Ave.
The Cherry Street area, redeveloped in the early 1980s, is known for architecture, antiques and fine dining. Gift shops and antiques, salons and a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market during the growing season make this area an interesting place to wander.

Jenk’s, America
Take a trip back in time while wandering the antique shops and tearooms in the heart of the Jenks downtown district. West of the Arkansas River on S. 96th Street, Jenks is fondly known as the Antiques and Crafts Capital of Oklahoma.

SouthRoads
41st Street and S. Yale Ave.
Browse at Barnes & Noble, or catch the latest flick at the AMC 20 movie theaters. Other stores include Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Office Max, Paper Warehouse and restaurant TGI Friday’s.

The Farm Shopping Center
51st Street and S. Sheridan Road
A little bit of country in the heart of town, this tree-lined center features a restored rustic barn and boardwalk-style walks between shops. More than 40 national, regional, and local retailers and an assortment of restaurants create a convenient shopping experience.

Utica Square
21st Street and S. Utica Ave.
Utica Square is a Tulsa original, offering shoppers a unique variety of upscale local and national retail shops and restaurants. This outdoor shopping center features 36 varieties of trees, meticulously designed flower beds, water fountains, English telephone booths, wrought iron benches and Old World tower clocks.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Bell’s Amusement Park
3901 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-744-1991

Hours: Open weekends April, May and September; daily June through August. Group rates are available.

Admission charged
Scream out loud as you crest the top of Zingo, an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster. Log rides, Ferris wheel, bumper boats, midway games, lots of kiddy rides, and a putt-putt golf course make this park a favorite of Tulsa families and visitors alike.

Big Splash Water Park
4707 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7385

Hours: Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

Admission charged

Cool off and have fun in the sun with seven-story-tall water slides, wave pool, float ride and children’s pool.

Discoveryland!

5529 S Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
Located five miles west of state Hwy 97 on West 41st Street (Sand Springs)
918-245-OKLA

Hours: Open early June – late August, Monday – Saturday. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Enjoy Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma at Discoveryland’s outdoor amphitheater, where cowboys race on stage astride real ponies. Enjoy a timeless story filled with laughter, romance and drama as cowboys and ranchers settle Oklahoma’s wide open spaces. In addition, Oklahoma alternates performances with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, another award-winning, rollicking frontier musical. Before the shows, visitors can chow down at the cattleman’s ranch dinner, ride a pony, watch Native American dancing, or visit the Indian trading post where they will find Native American art, beadwork, crafts and jewelry. It’s fun for the whole family, and children with a parent get in free. Call for reservations in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the gate just prior to performance if available.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

7130 E Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115
918-834-9900

Hours: The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 4pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is dedicated to preserving not just general aviation but Tulsa’s rich aviation history. Exhibits include an F-14 Tomcat, Bell 47-K helicopter, shuttle launch cockpit simulator, wind tunnel, and airplane simulators. Enjoy the computer-simulation lab and view several rare airplanes, including the Spartan C-3 biplane built in Tulsa in 1930 and purchased by W.G. Skelly when he began Spartan Aircraft Co. Also see the C-2 monoplane, a trainer used at Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
6421 E. 36th St. North (Mohawk Park)

Tulsa, OK 74115
918-669-6601

Hours: Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas and the third Friday in June

Admission Charged
Ready to go on safari? At the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, visitors can trek through rain forests and climates cold enough for penguins—all in the space of an afternoon. Located on 78 acres within Tulsa’s Mohawk Park (the third largest municipal park in the country), the zoo displays nearly 1,500 animals (436 species), many of them rare and endangered. Watch animals in such exhibits as the Tropical Rain Forest, North American Living Museum, Elephant Encounter, Children’s Zoo, Animal Kingdom, Sea Lions, Bear and Cat Grottos, African Savanna and Aldabra Tortoises. A favorite stop is the Chimpanzee Connection, which allows up-close encounters with the zoo’s chimpanzee group.

Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
628 N. Country Club Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127

918-584-6654

Hours: Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Closed major holidays.

Admission Charged

View more than 2,000 dolls, dollhouses, miniatures, and a delightful mechanical carnival.

Mac’s Antique Car Museum

1319 E. Fourth St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115

918-583-7400

Hours: Open Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5pm.

Admission Charged

Glimpse yesteryear through a collection of antique automobiles.

Nearby Attractions:

Perryman Wrangler Ranch

11524 S Elwood Ave
Jenks, OK 74037
918-299-2997
Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Mosey on down to the Perryman Ranch, part of the first ranch established by the pioneer Perryman family in 1896. Two hundred acres remain of the 250,000 acres originally operated by this frontier family. Visitors can pretend they are back in the Wild, Wild West and cheer on the good guys in staged outlaw shootouts, eat cowboy fare around a campfire, enjoy a hayride, and watch Native American dancers. Reservations required.

Blue Bell Creameries

8201 E Highway 51
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
918-258-5100
Hours: Tours are by appointment Monday – Friday and last 30-45 minutes

Admission Charged

Come see how the “Best Ice Cream In The Country” is made at Blue Bell Creameries. Visitors will view the Dry Storage area, Processing and the Production Departments through glass windows, and then watch a short video on the history of Blue Bell. A sample scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is served at the end of each tour.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

January

Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Held in early January

Location: Expo Center

918-838-3777

Call for additional information

Oklahoma Racers Auction & Trade Show
Held in early January

Location: Expo Square – Trade Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Longhorn Rodeo
Held in late January

Location: Expo Square – Pavilion
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show
Held in late January – early February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

February

Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show
Held in late January – early February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Mardi Gras
Held in early February

Location: Expo Square – Pavilion
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

KOTV Women’s Show
Held in mid February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

National Rod & Custom Car Show & Monster Trucks
Held in mid February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Indoor Fun Fair
Held in late February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

U. S. Team Roping
Held in late February

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Grand National Gun & Knife Show
Held in late February
918-744-1113

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center – Upper Level

Call for additional information

African Violet Society Show & Sale
Held in late February

Location: Tulsa Garden Center
918-746-5125

Call for additional information

March

Tulsa Indoor Fun Fair
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country Paint Horse Show
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Antiques Show
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Speedhorse Barrel Racing
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Home & Garden Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Indian Art Festival
Held in mid March

Location: Greenwood Cultural Center

918-838-3875
A showcase of fine art and tradition honoring the Spirit of the American Indian. Includes Art Market, American Indian food, Exhibition Dancing, Storytelling.

Splashbreak
Held in mid March

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium

918-296-3474
Looking for a spring break get-away? The Oklahoma Aquarium hosts activities to keep the young and the young at heart busy. Pollywog Plinko, Flipper Races, Three-legged Race, Marshmallow Diving, and Aquarium Scavenger Hunt are just a few activities. Prizes will be given out daily related to the activities. Wrapping up Splashbreak is the photo contest winners’ presentation.

Tulsa International Auto Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

April

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in early April

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country Rv, Boat & Super Show
Held in early April

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Women’s International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament
Held in mid April – June (not every year)

Location: Riverlanes Bowling Center
918-747-4001

Call to see if the event is being held in Tulsa this year
More than 42,500 WIBC members (8,500 teams) from around the globe come to Tulsa to participate in one of the largest women’s sporting events in the world for women.

May

Women’s International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament
Held in mid April – June (not every year)

Location: Riverlanes Bowling Center
918-747-4001

Call to see if the event is being held in Tulsa this year
More than 42,500 WIBC members (8,500 teams) from around the globe come to Tulsa to participate in one of the largest women’s sporting events in the world for women.

Tulsa International Mayfest
Held in mid May

Location: Downtown Tulsa – Main Mall

918-592-6435

Call for additional information

Palomino Memorial Day Horse Show
Held in late May

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

OK POA Regional Horse Show
Held in late May – early June

Location: Expo Square – North 7 Barn A Arenas
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

June

OK POA Regional Horse Show
Held in late May – early June

Location: Expo Square – North 7 Barn A Arenas
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Annifishary
Held in early June

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks
918-296-3474

Admission Charged
Birthday celebrations include carnival games, inflatable games and fishing at the ODWC/Zebco Casting Pond. All activities are included with paid admission.

Pinto World Championship Show
Held in mid June

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Trek Expo ’05
Held in mid June

Location: Expo Center – Upper Level

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

July

Youth Palomino World Show
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Admission Charged

Heart of Tulsa, Arts & Crafts Show
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
405-632-2652
An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa is one of the highest quality arts & crafts shows in the United States.

Palomino World Championships
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Arenas

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Holiday Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Held in late July

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

August

Powwow of Champions
Held in mid August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

National Snaffle Bit Breeders Championship Futurity
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena & Barn C Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country RV Show and Sale
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

September

American Miniature Horse Registry Nationals
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Greater Tulsa Antique Show
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa House Beautiful
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

October

Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in late October

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Hallowmarine
Held in late October

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474
Put on a costume and join the fun for a frightfully delightful evenings of excitement. Bring the kids for traditional trick-or-treating, Halloween games like octopus and jellyfish darts, pin the tail on the shark and of course the costume contest! Spooks of all ages will be terrified by the haunted sunken ship located at the shark exhibit.

November

Tulsa Area Cluster Dog Show
Held in early November

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tanksgiving
Held in mid – late November

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474

Admission Charged
To help support the Jenks Community Food Bank, guests bringing in any non-perishable food item will receive $1 off general admission.

December

Tulsa Farm Show
Held in early December

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

12 Days of Fishmas
Held in mid – late December

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474

Admission Charged
Guests visiting the Oklahoma Aquarium can celebrate the 12 Days of Fishmas. Activities or drawings are held each day and are included with paid admission.

AEP-PSO Christmas Parade of Lights
Held in early December

Location: Downtown Tulsa

918-583-2617

Call for additional information

Jingle Bell Run on Brookside
Held in early December

Location: 34th Street & Peoria

918-743-4526
1K fun run/walk & costume contest for all ages, strollers, and dogs on leashes.1K sanctioned road race starting at 34th & Peoria, then north through Woodward Park at 21st and back. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. 1K fun run/walk & costume parade contest starts at 9:00am; 5K run/walk starts at 9:30am.

Tulsa Holiday Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Held late December – early January

Location: Expo Square – Livestock & Barn Arenas

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Entertainment:

Theatres:

American Indian Theater Co.
322 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74120
918- 838-3875

Call for performance schedule

American Theatre Company, Inc.
3003 E. 56th St.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-747-9494

Call for performance schedule

Brady Theater
105 W. Brady St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-582-7239

Call for performance schedule

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

1800 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
918-258-0077

Call for performance schedule

Celebrity Attractions
7506 E. 91st St

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-477-7469

Call for additional information

Clark Theatre
11440 E. Admiral Place

Tulsa, OK 74166
918-669-6455

Heller Theatre
5328 S. Wheeling Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-746-5065

Call for performance schedule

Sapulpa Community Theater

124 S Water St
Sapulpa, OK 74066
918-227-2169

Call for performance schedule

Theatre Tulsa
207 N. Main St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-587-8402

Call for performance schedule

Tulsa Comedy Club
6906 S. Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74136
918-481-0558

Call for performance schedule

Tulsa Community College

10300 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-595-7777

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre
1381 Riverside Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127
918-587-5030

Call for performance schedule

Arts:

Walter Arts Center

Holland Hall
5666 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74137
918-481-1111

Call for additional information

LOOK – Light Opera Oklahoma
2210 S. Main St.

Tulsa, OK 74114
918-583-4267

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College
(VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education)
10300 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-595-7777

Call for additional information

Tulsa Ballet
4512 S. Peoria Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-749-6006

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Tulsa Opera, Inc.
1610 S. Boulder Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74119
918-587-4811

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
101 E. Third St.

Tulsa, OK 74101
918-596-7111

Call for additional information

Sports:

Tulsa Hurricane Football

631-GoTU (4688)

Call for schedule and additional information

University of Tulsa Athletic Schedules

600 S. College Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
918-631-3112

Golden Hurricane Basketball and all other TU Sports information!

Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

918-495-6400
Call for schedules (including basketball, soccer, baseball, and volleyball)

Tulsa Drillers

Profession Baseball

918-744-5901

Call for schedule and additional information

Tulsa Oilers Hockey

Professional Hockey

918 252-7825

Call for schedule and additional information

Tulsa Talons

Professional Arena Football

918-294-1000

Call for schedule and additional information

Hallet Motor Racing Circuit

Track Location, Hwy 99 & Cimarron Turnpike

918-583-1134

Call for race information

Fair Meadows

Live Horse Racing

918-743-7223

Call for additional information

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A- Overview:
“Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain,
And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.”.

What a fitting depiction Rodgers and Hammerstein penned for this truly remarkable city. Located directly in the center of the state, Oklahoma City stands as a modern marvel surrounded by the endless horizons of the Great Plains.

The city had an amazing beginning when a single gunshot was fired on April 22, 1889, signaling the opening of the territory to new settlement. A day later, this barren prairie was home to ten thousand settlers. In 1911, the capital was moved here and in 1928 oil was discovered, forever changing the city. Unfortunately, tragedy is part of its history as well. On April 19, 1995 a bomb killed 168 people at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today a museum stands to remember them and that tragic day.

Easily accessible, Oklahoma City sits at the intersection of two major Interstate highways: I-40 from the east/west, and I-35 from the north and south, making it a must stop location on any trip through the area. With the overall weather conditions varying year round, it is never boring. Will Rogers once quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.”

It’s not just the weather and history that make this city so appealing. There are a host of attractions, events, and things to do as well.

One of the most popular attractions for visitors and town folk as well is the Frontier City Theme Park. Here you can stroll through an authentic 1880s western town and enjoy rides, shows, games and attractions. Visitors can even experience the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. For those who like thrill rides, there are numerous roller coasters and water rapid rides as well.

If you prefer something a little less taxing, try Omniplex. Omniplex provides an adventure in discovery of new worlds and galaxies, exploration the sciences and arts, a chance to relive the past and peer into the future. The complex houses several museums, galleries, gardens, greenhouses and a planetarium, making this a must see attraction for the entire family.

Interesting museums are plentiful as well. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum depicts the true Western spirit of the past and the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier. This popular visitor attraction features a collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and the famous 18-foot sculpture by James Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail. Visitors of all ages enjoy an adventure into the Old West at this national memorial to the American cowboy.

There’s also the Governor’s Mansion, the Zoo, the Fire Fighters Museum and many more sites and events to occupy the visitor’s time, night or day.

Whatever the reason for visiting, this historic truly western city has great appeal. You may even see a cowboy on horseback tipping his hat to a passing lady. Oklahoma City is where the Old West meets the New West, with country style.

B- City Information:
Population: 506,132

Elevation: 1230 feet above sea level

Location: Located in the very center of Oklahoma, at the intersection of I-35 from

the north and south and I-40 from the east and west.

Land Area: 607.0 square miles

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Oklahoma City, its 1:00pm in

New York City and 10:00m in Los Angeles

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
36.7
42.2
50.9
59.7
68.5
76.8
82.0
81.2
73.2
62.0
48.9
39.5

High temperature (°F)
47.3
53.7
62.7
71.5
79.1
87.4
93.3
92.8
84.3
73.7
59.8
50.0

Low temperature (°F)
26.0
30.8
39.1
47.9
57.8
66.2
70.6
69.5
61.9
50.3
38.0
29.0

Precipitation (in)
1.3
1.6
2.9
3.1
5.4
4.6
2.8
2.6
3.8
3.6
2.2
1.9

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precip.
5
6
7
8
10
9
6
6
7
7
5
6

Wind speed (mph)
12.5
13.1
14.3
14.2
12.5
11.8
10.9
10.4
10.8
11.8
12.3
12.3

Morning humidity (%)
78
77
76
77
83
84
80
80
83
80
80
78

Afternoon humidity (%)
62
60
57
56
62
61
55
55
59
57
60
62

Sunshine (%)
60
60
65
68
66
75
79
79
72
70
61
58

Days clear of clouds
11
9
10
9
9
10
15
14
13
14
12
12

Partly cloudy days
6
7
8
8
10
11
10
10
8
7
7
6

Cloudy days
14
13
13
13
12
9
7
7
9
10
11
13

Snowfall (in)
3.2
2.4
1.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.9

Local Seasons:

Oklahoma’s weather reflects the transitional nature of its geography. Its climate is generally mild and humid. Due to the diverse terrain of the state, the weather changes frequently, so it is never boring! Will Rogers once quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change.”

Any time of year can be rewarding for a visit. With four distinct seasons, each one offers something interesting and unique. Summer tends to be the busiest season and is a great time to experience one or more of the exciting outdoor theme parks or take in one of the many events held during this time. In the fall, with the temperatures dropping to a cool, but comfortable range, it’s a good time to enjoy a sporting event, take a walk, or bicycle on one of the many trails located in the city’s parks or enjoy a good meal while watching nature change the unique surrounding scenery. Winter can be chilly but not uncomfortable, making it the perfect time to enjoy a good book by a roaring fire or a visit one of the many museums located in and around the city. While it does snow during this time, it rarely lasts long and makes the sights of the city even more beautiful. Spring brings a re-birth of nature and opens up a multitude of possibilities for each visitor. Oklahoma City is a year round city of fun and education.

How to Get There:

By Car:

Oklahoma City is conveniently located and easily accessible by car. It is located in the very middle of Oklahoma, at the intersection of I-35 from the north and south and I-40 from the east and west.

By Air:

Will Rogers World Airport

7100 Terminal Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

405-680-3200

The airport is served my many of the national airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Directions to the airport:

From the east or west: follow I-40 to EXIT 145, Meridan Avenue. Exit south and follow Meridian approximately 5 miles to the airport.

From the north via I-35: follow I-35 south to I-44. Take I-44 West to Exit 116B, Airport Road exit. (Approximately 15 miles). Follow Airport Road west to Meridan Avenue. Take the Meridian Avenue Southbound exit, and follow Meridian south approximately 1 mile to the airport.

From the south via I-35: Follow I-35 north to I-240 West. Follow I-240 west to I-44 (I-240 automatically merges with I-44 just west of May Avenue). Take Exit 116B, Airport Road, and exit on the left. Follow Airport Road west to Meridan Avenue. Take the Meridian Avenue Southbound exit and follow Meridian south approximately 1 mile to the airport.

From the southwest or northeast: Follow I-44 to Exit 116B, Airport Road exit. Follow Airport Road west to Meridan Avenue. Take the Meridian Avenue Southbound exit, and follow Meridian south approximately 1 mile to the airport.

By Train:

Amtrak

100 South E.K. Gaylord Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus:

Greyhound

427 W Sheridan Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-235-6425

Getting Around:

By far, the easiest way to get around is in a car. With such a variety of things to see and do, a car offers the greatest flexibility. There is also an excellent bus system as well as fleet of trolleys made with the visitor in mind. In addition, taxis are readily available.

Metro Transit Bus System

300 Southwest 7th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73109

405-235-RIDE

Trolley

The Oklahoma Spirit Trolleys travel throughout the downtown area on the Red & Blue Lines. They also tour the I-40/Meridian corridor on the Orange Line.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
City Arts Center

3000 General Pershing Blvd (Fairgrounds)

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-951-0000

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

City Arts Center is an arts education facility with spaces that change exhibits every 4-6 weeks.

Coles Garden

1415 NE 63rd St

Oklahoma, City, OK 73111

405-478-1529

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Admission Charged

Floral and sculpture garden across from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Frontier City Theme Park

11501 N I-35 Service Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73131

405-478-2412

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Stroll through an authentic 1880s western town and enjoy rides, shows, games and attractions. Experience the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral, and catch Frontier City’s six live shows. Enjoy thrilling coasters, the Renegade Rapids river raft ride, the perilous Tomahawk and MindBender, and the Mystery River Log Flume. There is big fun for little mavericks at Paul Bunyan’s Tiny Timber Town. Also, there are outdoor concerts by legendary artists as well as special events.

Governor’s Mansion

820 NE 23rd St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-521-921

Hours: Tours conducted on Wed. from 1pm – 3pm except holidays, March through November.

Admission Free

This stately mansion has been the official residence of Oklahoma’s Chief Executive since 1928. Designed by the same architectural firm that was chosen to design the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s mansion reflects the same Dutch Colonial style.

Harn Homestead Museum

313 NE 16th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405-235-4058

Hours: Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm

Admission Free
This historic homestead, claimed during the Great Land Run of 1889, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

45th Infantry Division Museum

2145 NE 36th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-5313

Hours: Tue. – Fri. 9:00 am – 4:15 pm; Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Admission Free

This famous museum depicts the military history of Oklahoma from its early beginnings to the present. It includes a fascinating display of memorabilia collected from Hitler’s apartment when captured by the 45th Infantry Division. A collection of over 200 original “Willie and Joe” cartoons are displayed in the Bill Mauldin Room. The museum contains displays of WWII and Korean Era artillery, original uniforms, firearms, dioramas and an outdoor military park with over 40 military vehicles, aircraft and artillery.

International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

120 N Robinson Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-235-5600

Hours: 10am-3pm Monday – Friday.

Admission Free

The Hall of Fame is located in downtown Oklahoma City in the First National Center’s concourse level. Oklahoma is home to Olympic gymnasts Shannon Miller, Bart Connor and Nadia Comenici, and is now the home of this fascinating hall of fame. Hundreds of photographs, Olympic medals, memorabilia, videos, uniforms, etc., some dating back to the 1932 games, are displayed.

Martin Park Nature Center

5000 W Memorial Road

Oklahoma City, OK 73142

405-755-0676

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission: Free.

A 140-acre protected natural wildlife area is home to dozens of indigenous mammals and 180 species of birds. Experience the unspoiled beauty of native grasses, shrubs and trees as you stroll along the 21/2 miles of wood-chip foot trails. Special guided nature hikes and weekend programs are available.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

100 Myriad Gardens

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-297-3995

Hours: 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday; noon – 6pm Sunday

Admission

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 17-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, with beautifully landscaped rolling hills surrounding a sunken lake. The centerpiece of the gardens is the seven-story Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, featuring a fascinating collection of palm trees, flowers and exotic plants from across the globe.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-478-2250

Hours: Year-round 9am – 5pm. Open seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Admission Charged

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum preserves the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier. This popular visitor attraction features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and the famous 18-foot sculpture, The End of the Trail. Visitors of all ages enjoy an adventure into the Old West at this national memorial to the American cowboy.

National Softball Hall of Fame

2801 NE 50th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-5266

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am – 4:30pm, Sat. 10am – 4pm, Sun. 11am – 4pm; Closed weekends November – March

Admission Charged

The National Softball Hall of Fame displays the colorful history of softball and its greatest players. Various facets of the sport including fast, slow, and modified pitch, umpires, youth and championship teams are featured, as well as those inducted into the Hall of Fame or Hall of Honor. The museum is housed in the headquarters complex of the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball and the International Softball Federation. The ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is regarded as the nation’s number one softball venue, and hosts national and world class competition throughout the season.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-236-3100

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Thursdays until 9pm; Sundays 1pm-5pm.

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center features numerous exhibition galleries, an education center, a 250-seat theater, and a cafe, store and library/resource center. Programs include world-class traveling exhibitions, comprehensive film programs and a variety of family activities. The commissioned 55 ft. signature sculpture by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly serves as a beacon for the museum and downtown.

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Center Museum

620 N Harvey Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-235-3313

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 1– 6pm.

Admission

The Oklahoma City National Memorial remembers those who lost their lives in the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building on April 19, 1995.

Oklahoma City Zoo

2101 NE 50th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-3344

Hours: May (Memorial Day) – September (Labor Day) 9am – 6pm daily; exhibit buildings close at 8pm. September – May 9am – 5pm daily; exhibit buildings close at dusk. Guests may always remain on grounds until dusk. The Zoo is closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma City Zoo features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection. The Zoo is home to over 1,500 of the world’s most exotic animals, including over 50 endangered or threatened species. Enjoy dramatic views of the world’s most exotic animals in naturalistic settings like Great EscApe, Cat Forest/Lion OverloOK and The Noble Aquatic Center.

Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

2716 NE 50th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-3440

Hours: Seven days a week, 10am – 4:30pm

Admission Charged

This museum features extraordinary turn-of-the-century fire engines that were once used in Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma’s first fire station is displayed along with specimens of firefighting equipment.

Oklahoma Heritage Center

201 NW 14th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

405-235-4458

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am – 5pm, Sun. 1pm – 5pm.

Admission Charged

The former residence of Judge Robert A Hefner’s family is open to the public. Elegant 1917 mansion contains Louis XVI furnishings, as well as collections of bells, canes, Meissen china, and fine art and tapestries. The original third-floor ballroom now houses Oklahoma Hall of Fame galleries, including portraits and biographies of famous Oklahomans. Also on premises are a library, chapel and formal gardens.

Omniplex

2100 NE 52nd St.

Oklahoma City, OK

405-602-OMNI

Hours: Winter (Day after Labor Day to day before Memorial Day): Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 6pm; and Sunday, 11am – 6pm; Summer (Memorial – Labor Day) Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 6pm; and Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Admission Charged

Omniplex is an adventure in discovering new worlds and galaxies, exploring the sciences and arts, reliving the past and peering into the future. The complex houses several museums, a planetarium, galleries, gardens and greenhouses. Several museums are located in the Omniplex, including the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum, Red Earth Indian Center, and the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, where you can experience fascinating exhibitions of some of the world’s most influential photographic artists. Separate admission is not required. Also open is the state’s first 70 mm IWERKS movie theater, the OmniDome!

Oklahoma Opry

404 W. Commerce St

Oklahoma City, OK 73109

405-32-8322

Hours: Regular Saturday night performances at 8:00 p.m.

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma Opry is one of the oldest country and gospel shows and has showcased performers such as Merle Haggard and Reba MacEntire.

Overholser Mansion

405 NW 15th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 2 – 4pm

Admission Charged

Overholser Mansion was the first mansion in Oklahoma City, built by early-day entrepreneur Henry Overholser. It is of late 19th century architecture with original furnishings and hand-painted, canvas-covered walls.

Remington Park Race Track

1 Remington Place

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-24-1000

Hours: Quarter Horse Racing begins in early April. Post Times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 6:30pm, Sundays & Mondays: 2:30pm CST. Thoroughbred Racing is Seasonal.

Admission Charged

State of the art racetrack, featuring world-class racing, restaurants and an arcade for kids.

State Capitol

2401 N Lincoln Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-521-3356

Hours: Open daily 8am – 4:30pm. Hourly tours.

Admission Free

A tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol is a must for any history buff. It is the only capitol with a working oil well on its grounds.

State Fair Park

500 Land Rush Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-948-6700

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma State Fair Park is one of the largest state fair park facilities in the country. Events held there include auto racing, rodeos, concerts, national horse shows and the annual State Fair of Oklahoma. There’s always something happening at the State Fair Park!

State Museum of History

2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-521-2491

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8am – 5pm.

Admission Free

Just across the street from the State Capitol, the State Museum of History presents a comprehensive historical overview of Oklahoma, from prehistoric times to oil field wildcatters and the space program. Interpretive exhibits, artifacts, original art, and special weekend programs provide an entertaining and informative experience. Unique exhibits include an original bison hide teepee, a Civil War cannon and wagon used in two land runs, Native American murals, historic quilts and much more.

Stockyards City

189 W Sheridan
Oklahoma City OK 73102
405-297-8912

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Oklahoma City’s Stockyards is one of the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world. Here you can see Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock. Cowtown offers a variety of shops from old time general stores and tack shops to western duds, jewelry and a 24-hour beef restaurant. Visitors can also attend livestock auctions held Monday through Tuesday.

Water Taxi of Oklahoma

115 E California Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-234-TAXI (8294)

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

The water taxi is one of the state’s most unique attractions on the Bricktown Canal. Water Taxi runs a continual service like a bus and visitors can board a Water Taxi every 10-15 minutes in either direction. All Water Taxi Ambassadors narrate points of interest along the way.

White Water Bay

3908 W Reno Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-943-9687

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information.

Admission Charged

There are over 30 water rides, slides, pools and activities at White Water Bay. Try Cannonball Falls, a slide that fires you into the water after a six-foot drop. Brave the waves in the Wave Pool or challenge the seven story Bermuda Triangle’s three water slides. There’s a four-person Big Kahuna raft ride, and a 65-foot freefall Acapulco Cliff Dive. For a more relaxing ride, float down the lazy Castaway Creek. For the children, there’s a Kids Kove soft-play area (with room for the parents, too.)

World of Wings Pigeon Center

2300 NE 63rd St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-478-5155

Hours: Tours on weekday afternoons, weekends by appointment.

Admission Free, donations accepted

A visit to Oklahoma City isn’t complete without a stop at the World of Wings Pigeon Center. This unique and beautiful place was built with the dream of honoring this bird for its contribution to religion and service in communication in peace and war. Take a tour of the museum and library, and see the birds while strolling the grounds.

World Organization of China Painters Museum

2641 NW 10th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-521-1234

Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Admission Free

This unique museum is the headquarters for the World Organization of China Painters. The center contains an outstanding collection of hand-painted china from around the world, along with a research library and classrooms for china painting instruction.

Nearby:

Express Ranches Clydesdale Center

12701 W. Wilshire Blvd

Yukon, OK 73099

Located 15 miles west of Oklahoma City

405-350-6404

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Admission Free

The Express Ranch is home to 14 beautiful Clydesdale horses, living in style in a renovated 1936 barn. Clydesdales weigh in at over 2,000 lbs, twice what a regular horse would weigh. The teams are used to promote a number of events, including the Children’s Miracle Network of Oklahoma. Also, one can view historical exhibits in a large loft area.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Frontier City Theme Park

11501 N I-35 Service Rd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73131

405-478-2412

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Stroll through an authentic 1880s western town and enjoy rides, shows, games and attractions. Experience the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral, and catch Frontier City’s six live shows. Enjoy thrilling coasters, the Renegade Rapids river raft ride, the perilous Tomahawk and MindBender, and the Mystery River Log Flume. There is big fun for little mavericks at Paul Bunyan’s Tiny Timber Town. Also, there are outdoor concerts by legendary artists as well as special events.

Governor’s Mansion

820 NE 23rd St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-521-921

Hours: Tours conducted on Wed. from 1-3pm except holidays, March through November.

Admission Free

This stately mansion has been the official residence of Oklahoma’s Chief Executive since 1928. Designed by the same architectural firm that was chosen to design the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s mansion reflects the same Dutch Colonial style.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-478-2250

Hours: Year-round 9am-5pm. Open seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Admission Charged

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum preserves the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier. This popular visitor attraction features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and the famous 18-foot sculpture, The End of the Trail. Visitors of all ages enjoy an adventure into the Old West at this national memorial to the American cowboy.

Oklahoma City Zoo

2101 NE 50th St.

Oklahoma City, Ok 73111

405-424-3344

Hours: May (Memorial Day) – September (Labor Day) 9am – 6pm daily; exhibit buildings close at 8pm. September – May, 9am – 5pm daily; exhibit buildings close at dusk. Guests may always remain on grounds until dusk. The Zoo is closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma City Zoo features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection. The Zoo is home to over 1,500 of the world’s most exotic animals, including over 50 endangered or threatened species. Enjoy dramatic views of the world’s most exotic animals in naturalistic settings like Great EscApe, Cat Forest/Lion Overlook and The Noble Aquatic Center.

Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

2716 NE 50th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-3440

Hours: Seven days a week, 10am – 4:30pm

Admission Charged

This museum features extraordinary turn-of-the-century fire engines that were once used in Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma’s first fire station is displayed along with specimens of firefighting equipment.

Omniplex

2100 NE 52nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-602-OMNI

Hours: Winter (Day after Labor Day to day before Memorial Day): Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 6pm; and Sunday, 11am – 6pm; Summer (Memorial – Labor Day) Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 6pm; and Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Admission Charged

Omniplex is an adventure in discovering new worlds and galaxies, exploring the sciences and arts, reliving the past and peering into the future. The complex houses several museums, a planetarium, galleries, gardens and greenhouses. Several museums are located in the Omniplex, including the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum, Red Earth Indian Center, and the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, where you can experience fascinating exhibitions of some of the world’s most influential photographic artists. Separate admission is not required. Also open is the state’s first 70 mm IWERKS movie theater, the OmniDome!

State Fair Park

500 Land Rush Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-948-6700

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma State Fair Park is one of the largest state fair park facilities in the country. Events held there include auto racing, rodeos, concerts, national horse shows and the annual State Fair of Oklahoma. There’s always something happening at the State Fair Park!

Water Taxi of Oklahoma

115 E. California Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-234-TAXI (8294)

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

The water taxi is one of the state’s most unique attractions on the Bricktown Canal. Water Taxi runs a continual service like a bus and visitors can board a Water Taxi every 10-15 minutes in either direction. All Water Taxi Ambassadors narrate points of interest along the way.

White Water Bay

3908 W. Reno Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-943-9687

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information.

Admission Charged

There are over 30 water rides, slides, pools and activities at White Water Bay. Try Cannonball Falls, a slide that fires you into the water after a six-foot drop. Brave the waves in the Wave Pool or challenge the seven story Bermuda Triangle’s three water slides. There’s a four-person Big Kahuna raft ride, and a 65-foot freefall Acapulco Cliff Dive. For a more relaxing ride, float down the lazy Castaway Creek. For the children, there’s a Kids Kove soft-play area (with room for the parents, too.)

Nearby:

Express Ranches Clydesdale Center

12701 W. Wilshire Blvd

Yukon, OK 73099

Located 15 miles west of Oklahoma City

405-350-6404

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Admission Free

The Express Ranch is home to 14 beautiful Clydesdale horses, living in style in a renovated 1936 barn. Clydesdales weigh in at over 2,000 lbs, twice what a regular horse would weigh. The teams are used to promote a number of events, including the Children’s Miracle Network of Oklahoma. Also, one can view historical exhibits in a large loft area.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Culture

Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra

428 W California, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Tickets: 405-842-5387

Hours: Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm

Call for concert schedule

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra presents a variety of classic, pop and family concerts featuring world-renowned musicians.

Ballet Oklahoma

7421 N Classen Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

405-843-9898

Ticket office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged

Ballet Oklahoma features contemporary dance productions under the direction and choreography of internationally famous artists, and also provides an excellent learning environment for dance students.

Stage Center

400 W Sheridan Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-270-4800

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged

Theatergoers can catch the latest performance of internationally award-winning theatrical productions at Stage Center.

Lyric Theatre

1727 NW 16th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

405-524-9310

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged

The Lyric Theatre produces classic and contemporary musicals featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites.

Canterbury Choral Society

428 W California Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

405-232-7464

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged

Enjoy the beautiful voices of this community chorus which presents regular performances of choral music.

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Oklahoma State Fair Grounds

3000 Pershing Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-951-0011

Hours: Box Office is open Tues-Fri 1-5pm

Call for schedule of performances

Admission Charged

The Children’s Theatre offers theatrical performances as well as children’s and teen classes. Past performances include Charlotte’s Web, The Hobbit, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Aladdin. Performance change monthly, so be sure to call for schedule.

Shakespeare In The Park

28 E Main St

Edmond, OK 73034 (13 miles from Oklahoma City)

405-340-1222

Call for schedule and location of performances. (Some productions are in Oklahoma City, others are in nearby Edmond)

Admission Charged

Experience the romance, the drama and the comedy of great literature! Past performances include Twelfth Night, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oklahoma Opry

404 W. Commerce

Oklahoma City, OK 73109

405-632-8322

Hours: Regular Saturday night performances at 8pm

Call for show information

Admission Charged

The Oklahoma Opry is one of the oldest country and gospel shows and has showcased performers such as Merle Haggard and Reba MacEntire.

Sports

University of Oklahoma Sooners (Football)

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
180 W Brooks

Norman, OK 73019

405-325-2424 or 800-456-4668

Hours of Athletics Ticket Office: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Admission Charged

Season runs September – November

Call for game schedule and tickets

Events

February

Black Heritage Celebration

Leadership Square

211 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-843-1427

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free

Various artists and musicians gather for a two day showcase of quality entertainment, food and exhibits. High school and grade schools participate, and an interesting and informative display of exciting black art and historical artifacts fill the Bank of America display case throughout the month of February.

24th Annual WinterTales Storytelling Festival
Stage Center Theatre
400 West Sheridan (downtown)

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

405-270-4800

Call for exact dates and workshop/storytelling schedule

Admission Charged

WinterTales Art of Storytelling is a three day festival that offers workshops to teach people how to tell great stories and also how to incorporate storytelling into everyday life. Children 4 and older can listen to entertaining tales told by master story-tellers.

March

Oklahoma City International Auto Show

State Fair Grounds

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

405-524-2626.

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Charged, Children 6 and under are free

Visitors will enjoy four buildings full of the latest models including 36 NEW Line-makes of cars, trucks, mini-vans, and sports-utility vehicles, as well as the futuristic concept cars. The Classic Cars of the 40’s & 50’s are also on display

April

Festival of the Arts

Myriad Botanical Gardens

301 W Reno Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-270-4848

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free

Featuring over 100 visual artists, the 6 day festival is one of the top fine arts festivals in the nation and draws over 700,000 people. There are performing arts stages as well as food booths and hands-on art activities for children.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Starting line is at the Oklahoma City National Memorial

620 N Harvey Ave

Oklahoma City, OK

405-235-3313 or 1-888-452-HOPE

Call for exact date and time

Fee Charged

Participants must be 16 years of age or older on race day

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF sanctioned event on a certified (OK-03019-BB) 26.2 mile single loop course. Participants have the opportunity to register for the full marathon, a half marathon, a relay marathon or a memorial walk. Also, there is a Kid’s Marathon for young athletes ages 11 & under (including physically and mentally challenged athletes) who have logged 25 miles run in 1 mile increments. All children will run the final 1.2 miles on race day and receive a special finisher’s medal. Come out and cheer the hard work of all the participants!

The Medieval Fair

Reaves Park
1700 Asp
Norman, OK 73072-6400 (Norman is 17 miles south of Oklahoma City on Interstate 35)

1-800-767-7260 or 405-366-8095

Call for exact dates and times

Admission Free

The Medieval Fair is a three day event filled with jugglers, jousting tournaments, belly dancers, elephant, camel and pony rides, tests of strength as well as having well over 100 arts and crafts booths.

May

Memorial Day Ceremony

45th Infantry Division Museum

2145 NE 36th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-5313

Hours: Call for exact date and time

Admission Free

This event pays tribute to the men and women who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and honors those who have paid the ultimate price in service to their country. Ceremony highlights include a helicopter flyover, massing the colors, patriotic music and distinguished guest speakers.

Irish Arts Oklahoma Feis

Trinity School Gym

1120 E Hefner Rd

Oklahoma City, OK

405-528-0239

Call for exact date and time

Admission Free

This uniquely Gaelic event is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. In beautiful embroidered costumes, young Irish step dancers compete for medals in various traditional Irish dance categories.

Paseo Arts Festival

Paseo Arts District
3000 N. Lee
Oklahoma City, OK. 73103

405-525-2688

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free
Held in the historic Paseo district, this little Spanish village is the home of Oklahoma City’s artist community. During this annual Memorial Day event, the streets are filled with 75 artist tents, a free children’s area and two stages of live entertainment.

Festa Rio

Myriad Gardens

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-752-5746

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free

Festa Rio is a Brazilian cultural festival celebrating Oklahoma City’s sister city relationship with Rio de Janeiro. Attractions will include Brazilian food, arts, crafts, sports and entertainment.

Summer

June

Juneteenth Bar-B-Que Cookoff

Metro Tech Center

1900 Springlake Dr

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-528-2342

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free

Contestants from across the state will compete for the title of “Master of the Pit” while other activities include live entertainment, arts, crafts, children’s games, table tournaments for adults, and more than 50 vendors offering cultural products, food and art.

Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival

1 Remington Pl

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-524-3800

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Free
This two day outdoor festival celebrates the musical contributions of jazz guitar legend, Charlie Christian, who grew up in Oklahoma City. The event features continuous music on two stages, arts & crafts, a children’s cultural tent, great food and a free health fair.

Summer Twilight Concerts

Water Stage, Myriad Botanical Gardens

301 W Reno

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-270-4848

Hours: Every Sunday evening during the summer, 6:30-8:30pm

Call for concert schedule and exact location (changes monthly)

Admission Free

A variety of music is featured at the Sunday evening concerts, ranging from top 40’s Dance music to blues and jazz, Americana and patriotic, rock, country and salsa. Families and picnics are encouraged.

September

Oklahoma State Fair

State Fair Arena

333 Gordon Cooper Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405-948-6704

Call for exact dates and hours (usually runs for 11 days)

Admission Charged

This gigantic state fair offers everything from family entertainment and educational exhibits to exciting competitions! From auto racing, truck pulls and rodeo riding to live concerts, band competitions, and “Disney on Ice”, there is always something to do or see at the fair. More than 100 rides, games and attractions are featured on the Oklahoma State Fair’s carnival midway!

Arts Festival Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Community College

7777 S May Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

405-682-7536

Call for exact dates and times, usually held the first weekend of September

Admission Free; Charge for parking

Five huge tents of fine art, crafts, children’s activities, culinary specialties, continuous live entertainment, and the Philharmonic with fireworks!

October

Haunt the Zoo for Halloween

Oklahoma City Zoo

2101 NE 50th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

405-424-3344

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Charged

Celebrating more than 15 years of Haunt the Zoo and one of the most spook-tacular events in town, the tradition continues with six nights of trick-or-treating fun.

FrightFest

Frontier City Theme Park

11501 N I 35 Service Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73131

405-478-2412

Hours: Usually held Fri 6pm-midnight, Sat 10:30am-midnight, Sun noon-10pm

Call for exact dates

Admission Charged

Visitors will have a hauntingly fun time at this annual Halloween bash. Scream your head off on your favorite thrill rides or at one of the many frightening attractions that fill the entire park. Brave the spooktacular Haunted House, and endure the wicked taunts of circus clowns gone mad, a fog-shrouded mausoleum of the dead and terrifying jungle snakes. Little goblins can skip their way around the Trick-or-Treat trail collecting yummy goodies.

Octoberfest

Frontier City Theme Park

11501 N I 35 Service Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73131

405-478-2412

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Charged
Enjoy all the thrills of Frontier City’s rides, shows and attractions combined with German food and lots of beer. The entire park is magically transformed into a festive, Bavarian celebration with singing, dancing and fun for the entire family. German bands will perform every Fri-Sun throughout the event.

Fall Festival

OSU-OKC Campus

John E. Kirkpatrick Horticulture Center

400 N Portland Ave

Oklahoma City, OK

405-945-3358

Hours: 8am-1pm

Call for exact date

Admission Free
Activities at the Fall Festival feature Oklahoma grown produce and Made in Oklahoma products, cooking demonstrations, door prizes and a vendor costume contest, along with a Tree Fest with representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry offering conservation tips and free trees.

November

OG & E Garden Lights

Myriad Botanical Gardens

301 W Reno

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-297-3995

Call for exact dates and hours

Admission Charged, (The Crystal Bridge offers free admission every Sunday during the holiday season. Call for additional information)
The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge are dressed to the nines as thousands of holiday lights illuminate everything from sidewalks to palm trees.

December

A Night Before Christmas Holiday Open House

National Cowboy Museum

1700 N.E. 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

405-278-2250

The museum’s turn-of-the-century Western town, Prosperity Junction, comes alive with historical characters, a school house cakewalk and choirs singing traditional Christmas music.

Opening Night (December 31)

Downtown

119 N Robinson

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Hours: 7:00pm to Midnight

Call for exact date and hours

Admission Charged

Family fun and fireworks come alive in this enormous New Year’s Eve celebration.