Oklahoma may be located right in the middle of the country, but no longer is it a fly-over state. Oklahoma City is the largest city in the Sooner State and its recent population growth suggest a city on the verge. Flying into Oklahoma City and having a visit worth remembering has never been easier or more enjoyable. Why not rent out a car straight from the Will Rogers Airport?
A visit to Oklahoma City is a visit to America’s heartland. It is here that you will find BBQ, rodeo, and high school football, but also glorious outdoor attractions, historical monuments, and cultural goldmines. Start your visit with a tour of the revitalized downtown core, home to the Bricktown Entertainment district. Bricktown is a walkable neighborhood along the canal that hosts the cities best restaurants and bars, as well as numerous public art displays. Can you find them all? Make sure you do not miss the “Oklahoma! Bricktown Mural,” an ode to the great Broadway musical. Bricktown is also home to the Centennial Land Run Monument, the American Banjo Museum, and the Bricktown Brewery.
No visit of Oklahoma is complete without experiencing the cowboy and rodeo culture. The one and only National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is a must see as America’s foremost center on Western history, culture, art and memorabilia. More than 10 million visitors pass through this museum every year. The museum is a great place to learn more about how the West was won and about the culture that was born from those open plains. To get the full cowboy experience, plan on being in the city for the Oklahoma City Invitational Rodeo, where the country’s top tier riders compete every January.
Complete your trip to Oklahoma City with a stop at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, which commemorates the horrific 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A moving testament to the victims of the event, the Memorial and Museum also serve as a symbol for Oklahoma City’s resilience and re-invention.
Looking to include some outdoor fun for the whole family into your itinerary? Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens are rated one of the top three family friendly zoos in the country. Known for its “Great EscApe” exhibit, everyone in your family will love getting a front row seat to the orangutans, chimpanzees, and gorillas.
Getting in and around Oklahoma City is a cinch with your own rental car from Orbitz. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly sedan or a rough-and-tumble truck suitable for the rodeo, pre-order your ride with us at the airport and have it waiting for you to explore the Wild West.