If you are looking for a great place to visit, look no further then beautiful, Oklahoma City. This article will tell you five of the best things to do in this fabulous city. Have fun!
Oklahoma State Capitol The state capitol building is located at 2300 N Lincoln Blvd and it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and closed on Sundays. It was built in 1917 with three major domes that represent Indian culture and artistry. You can find many art objects made by artists who were hired as part of President Herbert Hoover’s public works campaign during the Great Depression. This historic landmark has been visited many presidents such as Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
Oklahoma City National Memorial The Oklahoma City National Memorial is located at 415 N Harvey Ave and it is open 24 hours a day all year long. It was built to commemorate the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in downtown Oklahoma City which also destroyed or damaged 300 other buildings within a 16 block radius. There are two reflecting pools covering 168 feet that represent the number of lives lost as well as a museum with all sorts of artifacts from this sad tragic event. You can find many items such as toys, clothing, books and personal memorabilia on display for visitors to see what life was like before this terrible tragedy occurred. Also there are bronze statues representing grief, healing and reconciliation throughout the memorial. It is very well done and beautifully painted with many flowers surrounding it to make the area look like a park.
International Stockyards The International Stockyards is located at 700 S Washington St and they are open Monday through Saturday Daily from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm. This livestock facility was established in 1909 by Joseph G Spence for cattle, sheep and hogs trading as well as buying and selling of feeder cattle. If you are into animals then this place is worth checking out since it still has the feel of what its like to be in an old west town having horse drawn wagons roaming around on dirt roads as well as cowboys riding horses and herding cattle all over the place.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located at 1700 NE 63rd St and it is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This museum features western art, history and legends of the American West that began back in 1937 with one room at the National Hall of State building. It has since grown bigger to include a library featuring all types of western books/literature. There are exhibits and galleries dedicated to artists like Charles M Russell as well as having rotating exhibits making it fun for visitors to see different things during each visit.
Oklahoma City Zoo The Oklahoma City Zoo is located at 2101 NE 50th St and they are open every day except Christmas from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm. This is a great place to come for families with children as well as adults. It has over 2,000 animals of different types and it houses the largest number of elephants in one location as well as having African lions, Amur tigers and many other exotic species throughout its zoo.
Oklahoma City has many more exciting places to visit such as the Science Museum Oklahoma which is located at 2100 NE 52nd St and they are open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. For those who like shopping there are many great stores to choose from such as Penn Square Mall located at 1901 NW Expressway that features stores such as Dillards, Macy’s, JCPenny and Sears among others that can be found here.