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Oklahoma City is ready to welcome you with some classic country charm and charming hospitality. Make yourself at home in the city by exploring some of Oklahoma’s rich art and culture exhibits, or bring out the adventurer in you with a visit to theme parks, zoological gardens, and wild water parks. Do not forget that Route 66 runs through this beautiful state, making Oklahoma City the perfect starting point for an epic road trip
Begin your visit in the Wild West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and be immersed in Western history, art, and culture for a few hours. Over 10 million visitors walk through the halls of the museum each year and it does not disappoint. With collections ranging from classic to contemporary Western art, from artists such a Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, there is plenty to keep visitors in awe. A highlight is the stunning sculpture by James Earle Fraser, entitled The End of the Trail.
On the museum grounds, you can also wander the landscaped gardens while the kids play in the specially designed playground called Cowboy Corral. In case that is not enough art to satisfy your appetite, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art houses collections from over five centuries of European and American art, from the nineteenth to twenty-first century, and has the world’s largest collection of glass sculpture by famous artist Dale Chihuly. Take a tour and fall in love with new arts on your visit.
After a day of art appreciation, why not visit Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens for a more adventurous day of exploration? The living museum and botanical garden has over 1,400 animal species, a new state-of-the-art animal hospital and works hard on the conservation of rare and engaged animals all over the world. Tour the park and catch some time with zoo keepers at giraffe, flamingo, and elephant feeding times and get up close with the Wild Encounters events with grizzly bears and sea lions.
Frontier City is for the real ‘wild at hearts.’ It is an amusement park that is bound to get your adrenaline pumping. High pitched screams will surely escape you on their thrilling rides. Alternatively, hit the water park in the summer months and cool down in White Water Bay. With late night openings and ‘Dive-in Movie’ nights, this water park is making waves in the Oklahoma area.
Of course, no visit to Oklahoma City can be complete without a road trip down the iconic Route 66. Hit the open road on over 400 miles of highway through Oklahoma State. It is the longest drivable stretch of Route 66. You will have a great road trip, seeing charming country towns, a classic roadside diner, and some pretty quirky motels and drive-thru theaters along the way.
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