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Midwest Road Trips

Oklahoma City Weekend Itinerary

Walk through the Myraid Botanical Garden and enjoy a tropical oasis. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

 

Head to Oklahoma City in Central Oklahoma for a weekend getaway with a focus on sports and outdoors along with the arts scene in OKC. See a ball game. Tour a Cowboy Museum. Reflect at the Memorial. Eat beef at every meal. Get all the details on what to do in Oklahoma City, including outdoor adventure or gardens to tour. Find where to stay in OKC and where to find the best steaks in Oklahoma City.

Friday Night

Catch a game if the OKC teams are in town or if not, head to Brickopolis.

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

From April until September, the Oklahoma City Dodgers play ball.

Located at 2 South Mickey Mantle Dr. Tickets required. Games played in the afternoons and evenings.

Chesapeake Energy Area 

Or see the Oklahoma Thunder NBA team dribble across the court. Games from October to April.

Located at 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets required. 

Brickopolis 

Find family entertainment in an indoor/outdoor venue. Find laser tag, an arcade, a climbing wall along with a buffet and bar. 

Located at 101 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.  Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Bricktown Water Taxi 

Take cruise down the bricktown’s canal on a open-air taxi.

Located at 111 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. Open seasonally, visit website for operating times and days.

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A trip to the National Cowboy Museum is a must. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Saturday 

Explore the Adventure District in downtown Oklahoma City. 

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 

Find art galleries displaying sculpture and western landscape art. Also find rodeo displays, like the cowboy boot displays and snippets of a thousand different types of barbed wire. Don’t miss the notable Oklahoma rodeo animal’s graves outside.  

Located at 1700 Northeast 63rd St. Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $12.50. students are $9.75 and kids 6 to 12 are $5.75

Oklahoma Railway Museum 

Explore the Oakwood Depot, then explore its collection of locomotives, passenger cars and freight cars. The ORM offers train rides twice a month. 

Located at 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for everyone. 

Train rides operate the first and third Saturdays of the month from April until September. Four train rides each Saturday starting at 9:15 a.m. Adult train tickets $12, kids 3 to 12 $5.

Science Museum Oklahoma

This facility includes 350,000 square feet with hands-on exhibits, including a Planetarium to explore. 

Located at 2020 Remington Place. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adult admission in $16.95 and kids (3 to 12) are $13.95.

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Pay respects to those lost at the Oklahoma City Bombing Site. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Sunday 

Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 

Start the morning with some quiet reflection. 

On  April 19, 1995, a box truck filled with fertilizer exploded in front of the Authur P. Murrah Federal Building. In total, 168 people died, including children staying in the building’s daycare.  

Located at NW 6th and Harvey Ave. Outdoor Memorial open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Free. 

Museum open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Adult admission is $15 and students 6 to 17 along with college students is $12.

Myriad Botanical Garden

Walk through native Oklahoma plants or see the lake and stair fountain where ducks swim. The gardens can be enjoyed at night with lots of decorative lighting. Find a free children’s garden with a playscape and water play areas. 

Located at 301 Reno Ave. Hours 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission to Crystal Bridge until end of March 2021 when it closes for lengthy renovation.

The Boathouse District.
The Boathouse District offers an adventure course along with a man-made white water course. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Riversport Adventures 

Located in the Boathouse District, find whitewater rafting and tubing, an adventure course and pump track (BMX riders) at Riversport Adventures. New for 2020 and returning for 2021–surfing and skiing.

Located at 800 Riversport Dr. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend until mid-August from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends only in mid-March to mid-May and mid-August until first of October. Admission

First Americans Museum

Opening Fall 2021, tour this facility dedicated to the 39 individual tribal nations in Oklahoma.

Located at 659 First Americans Blvd.

Where to Eat in Oklahoma City

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

When you walk into Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, it’s hard not to imagine John Wayne sitting at a table. It’s the kind of place.

Since Oklahoma is cattle country, the go-to item is beef. Served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get a tender steak cooked to order in a variety of sizes. Sample the house-made rolls and even the salad dressings are a signature item.

Open for breakfast, where diners order steak and eggs, or pancakes and omelettes. And don’t forget a cup of coffee in the Cattelemen’s mug.

Located at 1309 S. Agnew in the center of the historic stockyards of Oklahoma City. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

Enjoy a fine dining experience across the street from the ball field. Find a chef-created menu with a focus on beef though don’t miss the chef’s seafood appetizer for two featuring the best of the season.

Located at #7 Mickey Mantle Dr. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tucker’s Onion Burgers

Sample an Oklahoma original, the onion burger at Tucker’s Onion Burgers, conveniently located in the Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City’s airport).

Back in the Depression, grill cooks needed to stretch the ground beef so they started adding sliced onions to the patties and throwing them on the flat top. A legend was born. Though the burgers can be cooked without the onions.

Find another Tucker’s location at 324 NW 23rd St.

Where to Stay in Oklahoma City

Disclosure

Some locations were part of a sponsored media trip.

Head to Oklahoma City in Central Oklahoma for a weekend getaway with a focus on sports and outdoors along with the arts scene in OKC. See a ball game. Tour a Cowboy Museum. Reflect at the Memorial. Eat beef at every meal. Get all the details on what to do in Oklahoma City, including outdoor adventure or gardens to tour. Find where to stay in OKC and where to find the best steaks in Oklahoma City. #OKC #OklahomaCity
credit: Catherine Parker
Head to Oklahoma City in Central Oklahoma for a weekend getaway with a focus on sports and outdoors along with the arts scene in OKC. See a ball game. Tour a Cowboy Museum. Reflect at the Memorial. Eat beef at every meal. Get all the details on what to do in Oklahoma City, including outdoor adventure or gardens to tour. Find where to stay in OKC and where to find the best steaks in Oklahoma City. #OKC #Oklahoma
credit: Catherine Parker

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